The producers of NBC’s The Island, History’s Alone and Animal Planet’s 100 Miles from Nowhere (pictured) talk to realscreen about the challenges of handing cameras to their principals and producing self-shot series from a safe distance.
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The husband and wife producing team behind History’s massive docudrama miniseries The Bible and scores of other projects will take part in a special keynote conversation at Realscreen West on June 1.
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With reality ratings slumping, documentaries are back in vogue. Execs from U.S. networks and streaming services discuss their reasons for bringing big docs and blue chip projects to their slates.
In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for Channel 4′s Dogs: Their Secret Lives (pictured) and two from Investigation Discovery.
More than 150 markets, including China, Australia, Canada and India, have acquired the ITV competition series (pictured) from distributor Electus International.
Canadian broadcaster CBC has revealed its slate for the 2015-16 season with factual series commissions including the stand up-themed Still Standing and airport-focused Hello Goodbye, along with doc strand ‘First Hand.’ (Pictured: Still Standing host Jonny Harris)
Tammy Zohar, most recently vice president of pilot and series production at MTV, will be coordinating membership on behalf of the organization at the June 1 meeting.