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The hunt for the next big thing

Usually, when discussing what the next big thing in factual/unscripted programming will be, the party line is to say “If I knew that, I wouldn’t tell anyone.” In one of ...
December 12, 2012

Usually, when discussing what the next big thing in factual/unscripted programming will be, the party line is to say “If I knew that, I wouldn’t tell anyone.” In one of the Realscreen Summit’s marquee sessions featuring some of the cream of the crop in factual production, we aim to find out what trends in non-fiction fare are on fire, which are bubbling under the surface and waiting to explode, and which are fizzling out. What genres, sub-genres and hybrids are networks and prodcos betting on to take factual/unscripted programming into 2013 and beyond?

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David Lyle
CEO
National Geographic Channels US

Thom Beers
CEO
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA)

Nick Curwin
Chief Executive
The Garden Productions

Eden Gaha
President
Shine America

Chris Grant
CEO
Electus

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About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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