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Morgan Spurlock to speak at Realscreen West

The acclaimed and irreverent documentarian (Super Size Me, Comic Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope) will take the stage at realscreen's upcoming factual entertainment conference in Santa Monica to discuss his latest projects, and his experiences in the burgeoning world of producing and distributing content for the Web.
May 17, 2012

Documentarian, satirist, chat show host and online content creator Morgan Spurlock will be joining hundreds of delegates in Santa Monica for the upcoming Realscreen West conference.

Spurlock will speak at the event’s opening session on May 30 in a wide-ranging conversation that will touch on the experiences behind making acclaimed works such as Super Size Me, recent projects such as POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and Mansome, and his growing stable of Web projects, including the Yahoo! series Failure Club and A Day in the Life for Hulu.

Spurlock is also one of the co-founders of Cinelan, a documentary shorts company designed to provide stand-alone, episodic content from a global network of top documentary-makers. He also recently co-founded a commercials production company, Warpaint, which will feature doc-makers such as Liz Garbus as well as narrative filmmakers on its roster.

The Academy Award-nominated writer/director/producer recently signed a first-look deal for his production company, Warrior Poets, with FremantleMedia Enterprises, through which the¬†commercial arm of FremantleMedia will shop the aforementioned Web series to various international broadcast outlets, as well as Morgan Spurlock’s New Britannia.

The 10-episode series, which recently premiered on Sky Atlantic in the UK, features Spurlock and guests dissecting the differences between British and American culture.

Jeff Tahler, FremantleMedia Enterprises’ senior VP of acquisitions and development, will also join the conversation to discuss the partnership.

Realscreen West hits Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar on May 30 and 31. For more information, visit west.realscreen.com.

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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