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Factual Entertainment Forum preview: Bravo’s Cori Abraham

As the upcoming realscreen event, Factual Entertainment Forum: The Real Deal edges closer, look for profiles on realscreen.com on some of the top speakers appearing at the inaugural reality-centric one day conference. Today, we take a closer look at Bravo's VP, development and original programming, Cori Abraham.
April 1, 2009

Cori Abraham joined Bravo in 2004, developing and executive producing shows like Work Out, Top Design and comedy stand-up specials. She was promoted from director of development and production to VP development and original programming, where she oversees Bravo’s East and West Coast development teams and is responsible for all of Bravo’s development, including over 30 pilots and casting. Abraham’s keen eye for developing and producing addictive programming can be seen in some of Bravo’s key programming, like Emmy-winning Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List and Hey Paula.

Prior to joining Bravo, Abraham was director of development and executive producer at VH1, where she oversaw creative and production logistics and assessed pitches. Her VH1 credits include the series Totally Obsessed and True Spin, as well as the specials Driven Presents: Stage Moms, and Bootcamp: Showgirls. Abraham also served as director of comedy development at FX.

At FEF on May 20, Abraham will take part in the ‘Reality Roundtable’ session that takes the temperature of reality TV and forecasts where the genre is headed. Other panelists taking part are Howard T. Owens, managing director, co-head of domestic television and head of digital at Reveille; Rob Sharenow SVP non-fiction and alternative programming at A&E Network; Pierre Brogan, an agent for Creative Artists Agency and John Saade, SVP alternative series, specials and late night programming at ABC Entertainment. For more information and up-to-date speaker info, visit www.factualentertainment.com.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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