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Every RealScreen Plus poses a topical poll question to our readers. Here are some of your thoughts:
November 1, 2001

Every RealScreen Plus poses a topical poll question to our readers. Here are some of your thoughts:

Doc-makers native to a region are best equipped to tell that area’s stories.

No 66.2% Yes 33.8%

Is there more money available for docs?

More sources, less money 41.5%

More sources, more money 12.2%

Fewer sources, less money 12.2%

Sources? Money? 34.1%

What’s the biggest hindrance to historical

films about untapped regions?

Broadcaster apathy 38.1%

Producer apathy 23.8%

Funding 14.3%

Access to footage 9.5%

None of the above 4.3%

The only way footage houses will get online, and survive, is to consolidate.

False 60.9% True 39.1%

Should governments exert greater control over broadcast standards and ownership rules?

No 62.9% Yes 37.1%

Is it beneficial for producers to attend MIP?

Yes 76.5% No 23.5%

Has the abundance of specialty channels helped or hindered creativity?

Helped 75.0% Hindered 25.0%

Is the market for kids’ factual growing?

Yes 66.7% No 33.3%

Have the events of Sept. 11 affected your decision to attend upcoming industry events?

Absolutely not 51.8% Only in the short term 39.2% Definitely yes 9.0%

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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