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Beers, Berman, Cutforth and Saade talk awards

At long last, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has created a Reality Peer Group, which has changed the voting process to assure that reality Academy members play a ...
May 7, 2013

At long last, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has created a Reality Peer Group, which has changed the voting process to assure that reality Academy members play a more significant role in selecting the Emmys awarded in the Reality and Reality Competition categories. So with the Emmys out to recognize a wider scope of reality programming, and with established kudos such as our own Realscreen Awards recognizing the myriad sub-genres within the ever-expanding world of reality, how and why does a show pick up such props from peers? What roles do ratings, buzz, production pizzazz and yes, bucks spent on campaigns play in getting the chance to make that well-crafted acceptance speech? Find out from members of reality’s A-list what shows they think should get their due, and peek behind the curtain to find out how they got the hard-earned props that their shows have deserved over the years.

Props Shop kicks off the fifth edition of Realscreen West, which is quickly reaching capacity. Well over 600 delegates from around the world are already registered to attend the pre-eminent conference for producers, broadcasters and distributors of unscripted fare on the West Coast. The two-day conference takes place at the fabulous Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, June 5 & 6 and includes admission to the Realscreen Awards  where we’ll pay tribute to outstanding content that entertains and engages audiences around the world.





Thom Beers


CEO

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA)

Gail Berman


Co-owner and Founding Partner

BermanBraun


Dan Cutforth

Founding Partner

Magical Elves Productions




Sharon Levy


EVP, Original Series

SPIKE TV

John Saade


EVP, Alternative Series

ABC Entertainment Group
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About The Author
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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