DIGITAL / TV
From revitalized and rebooted game shows to crime show sprees across networks, the business of unscripted entertainment received a thorough examination at Realscreen West in Santa Monica last week. Here’s a look at the event’s highlights. (Pictured: Realscreen Awards host Phil Keoghan)
FILM / TV
Parts Unknown presenter Anthony Bourdain, Food Network’s Chopped and documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (pictured) were among the top winners at the Realscreen Awards in Santa Monica on Thursday (June 9).
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Original Productions’ founder Thom Beers (pictured) is reuniting with former Original president and EP Jeff Conroy, and teaming up with digital media exec Sarah Bernard to create a multi-platform prodco, realscreen can reveal.
In today’s ‘Extra,’ CTV is to immortalize September 10 in Canada In A Day, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution promotes David Smyth and ORF-Enterprise and Maramedia ink a copro deal. (Pictured: Life In A Day)
Ahead of BBC America’s premiere of the eight-part series The Hunt, EP Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey tell realscreen how they used unique approaches to get a closer look at the predator-prey relationship.
Doc makers invited to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ ranks include filmmakers Joshua Oppenheimer (pictured, left), Dawn Porter (right), Asif Kapadia and Kirsten Johnson.