In 1997, when realscreen magazine launched, it billed itself as the source for info “about the business of docs, infomags and lifestyle programming.” Today, what falls under the non-fiction umbrella is a much wider scope of programming, ranging from factual entertainment formats to “capital D” documentary and a lot of captivating content in-between.
Non-fiction programming is becoming more of a staple for broadcasters and cable nets internationally, and it’s not only a TV phenomenon - a majority of the new niche channels coming to YouTube will be delivering non-fiction content. So now that we’re in this “golden age,” what next? What created this wave, and how long will it last?
The Golden Age of Non-Fiction promises a frank discussion on how non-fiction found its groove, and how producers and programmers can keep it hot.
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|Bertram van Munster