The fifth annual edition of realscreen‘s Global 100, in which we celebrate the companies making what our readers deem to be the best work in non-fiction film and television, is now online.
As with past years, this time around we asked readers to send along the titles of the film and television projects that stood out for them in 2009. We also widened the net somewhat by asking broadcasters to let us know which programs were among their top-rated of the year, and by asking those who voted to consider each non-fiction genre when submitting their input. The intention behind all of this was to arrive at a more diversified list, both in terms of specialty and nationality. We’re hoping that this approach will encourage more of our international readers to let us know about the work inspiring them in their regions, and the teams behind it.
Also, as in past years, while we continue to exclude in-house production arms of companies whose main business is broadcasting, there are companies within the list that have ties to, or are owned by larger media entities. On a case-by-case basis, we evaluated such companies according to their production output, whether we deemed them to be suitably independent in terms of producing for other media outlets, and of course, according to your input.
Okay, enough preamble.
Here’s the list. Thanks to everyone who contributed input and thanks to the companies listed for making content that counted for our readers in 2009.