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3 top reasons BBC’s ‘Storyville’ should continue as is

Jan Rofekamp, President and CEO, Films Transit International [Canada]
October 1, 2007

Jan Rofekamp, President and CEO, Films Transit International [Canada]
Every strong, important public broadcaster should have a primetime slot for filmmaker-driven documentary programming. The ‘Storyville’ strand is helping to keep the documentary world alive.

Eugene Jarecki, Director of Why We Fight [USA]
Beyond any outcry over the loss of such a vital contributor to our public discourse, it would also simply be a bad business decision to lose ‘Storyville’ or, more importantly, one of its best and brightest, Nick Fraser.

Don Edkins, Documentary Filmmaker, Steps [South Africa]
To have a major international coproduction strand’s budget cut by half is something that will have a huge effect on some of the best documentaries that are made at the moment.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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