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Murray, McKillop join TV Academy’s reality group

Bunim/Murray co-founder Jonathan Murray (pictured) and A&E/Bio Channel exec VP of programming David McKillop have been elected as the inaugural governors for the Academy of Television Arts and Science's newly-formed Reality Programming Peer Group.
August 14, 2012

Bunim/Murray Productions co-founder Jonathan Murray (pictured) and A&E/Bio Channel exec VP of programming David McKillop have been elected as the inaugural governors for the Academy of Television of Arts and Science’s newly-formed Reality Programming Peer Group.

The veteran reality producers will serve terms ending in December 2013 and December 2012, respectively.

Earlier this year, the Academy decided to create a group for reality producers and rename the Nonfiction Programming Peer Group as the Documentary Programming Peer Group, in recognition of the differences in production processes between the two genres.

Historically, reality and documentary makers have been a part of the same groups. Mark Samels and Dan Birman will continue as governors of the documentary group. Additionally, the TV Academy elected actor Lily Tomlin as governor of its performer’s peer group. She will replace the late Kathryn Joosten, who passed away in June.

Her term will end in December of this year.

 

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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