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On the heels of a hugely successful Realscreen Summit, the realscreen team is back to work planning and programming the next must-attend event for anyone involved in the production, distribution ...
February 14, 2012

On the heels of a hugely successful Realscreen Summit, the realscreen team is back to work planning and programming the next must-attend event for anyone involved in the production, distribution or broadcasting of reality television and factual entertainment fare – Realscreen West: The Factual Entertainment Forum. The conference takes place at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica on May 30th & 31st, 2012.

Formerly known as realscreen’s Factual Entertainment Forum, Realscreen West is now in its fourth year and  is designed to bring stakeholders in the reality TV/factual entertainment industry together for a day and half of inspiration, discussion about the current state of reality/factual TV and where it’s going, and of course, networking.  We’ll be maximizing the networking and learning experience, and will once again be offering Speed Pitching,  30 Minutes With and Agent One-on-One sessions to registered delegates.

The conference includes the presentation of realscreen’s Factual Entertainment Awards on May 30th, when we will pay tribute to outstanding content that entertains and engages audiences around the world.  Submissions for the awards are now closed and entries are being prepped for judging.

David McKillop, executive vice president of programming for A&E Network; Jonathan Murray, chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions; and Brent Montgomery, owner and executive producer at Leftfield Pictures, will be part of the advisory board for the 2012 edition of Realscreen West. More board members are to be announced soon.

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About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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