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Six years since its inception as realscreen’s Factual Entertainment Forum, Realscreen West has indisputably become the West Coast’s most important and valuable unscripted entertainment conference. Last year’s sold-out event attracted 875 delegates ...
April 3, 2014

Six years since its inception as realscreen’s Factual Entertainment Forum, Realscreen West has indisputably become the West Coast’s most important and valuable unscripted entertainment conference. Last year’s sold-out event attracted 875 delegates from around the globe for two days of panels, pitching and networking. Over 200 of those in attendance were buyers of unscripted programming and deals were certainly done!

Here is a preview of some of the content you can expect at this year’s event:

Refreshing Reality

Is unscripted programming in the grips of a “creative crisis,” as suggested during a top-level panel session at the Realscreen Summit this past January? Has scripted programming become the prime domain for exciting and game-changing television? And if so, how can unscripted get its groove back? Here, top programmers, producers and others in the unscripted content business examine the root causes of the issue with an eye towards inspiring the innovation that great unscripted content – and its audiences – thrive upon.

The Grass is Always Greener…



Who better to provide an accurate and candid depiction of the unscripted content industry than someone who has been on both sides of the fence – buyer, and seller? This session brings together network executives and producers who have each held positions in both ballparks to provide an insight into how the business really runs, from both vantage points. Get the full picture and hear what lessons can be learned from each side of the network/prodco equation.

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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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