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Tackling the “constructed” conundrum

It’s been called various things over the course of its history – hybrid reality, constructed reality, and among its critics, terms that aren’t suitable for a family publication. But as ...
December 10, 2012

It’s been called various things over the course of its history – hybrid reality, constructed reality, and among its critics, terms that aren’t suitable for a family publication. But as proponents and producers are quick to point out, the numbers for constructed reality hits don’t lie. So if audiences don’t seem to care about a little bit (or a lot) of “construction,” what’s the harm? In what promises to be a great debate, expertly moderated by NHNZ’s Phil Fairclough, the closing session at the Realscreen Summit will examine “the ‘constructed’ conundrum,” taking a look at how the genre fares internationally, and how much audiences – and producers – are really concerned about the blurring of the lines between reality and drama.

MODERATOR:
Phil Fairclough

EVP Development and Exec Producer
NHNZ

Simon Andreae
SVP Development & Production, West Coast
Discovery Channel

Howard T. Owens
President
National Geographic Channels

Nicholas Rigg
President
Leopard Films USA

Eric Schotz
President & CEO
LMNO Productions

Robert Sharenow
EVP Programming
Lifetime Networks

Ruth Wrigley
Group Entertainment and Format Executive
ALL3MEDIA International

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About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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