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Next Gen Execs – Next Gen Ideas

Real-Time Reality Social media plays a big role in the marketing equation, providing awareness and discovery for a series. Unscripted shows are taking this social engagement to the next level, allowing ...
May 6, 2014

Real-Time Reality

Social media plays a big role in the marketing equation, providing awareness and discovery for a series. Unscripted shows are taking this social engagement to the next level, allowing audiences to get in on the action of their favorite series in real-time. Does the international success of formats such as Rising Star point towards a trend on the rise? Here, we’ll explore the innovative trends and technologies impacting unscripted programming by both driving increased engagement and inspiring fresh ideas within the genre.

 


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Shira Lazar – Co-Founder, Host and Executive Producer, What’s Trending
Eli Holzman – President, All3Media America
Brant Pinvidic – President, Eyeworks USA
Jesse Redniss – Chief Strategy Officer, Spredfast
Alon Shtruzman – CEO, Keshet International

Raised on Reality: Next Gen Talk Unscripted

For the first time, individuals who were raised on reality programming are entering the industry as executives and shaping the present and immediate future of unscripted. As television networks and online platforms clamor for new ideas and the next big thing, how do these “Next Gen” execs want to change the formula and shake up the status quo?


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Chachi Senior – CEO, Ardaban
Monica Austin – SVP Business & Brand Development, Shine America
Oliver Bogner – Executive Producer, Bogner Entertainment
Charlie Ebersol – President, The Company
Tom Leach – President, Founder, Media RED
Geno McDermott – CEO, Blackfin
Jack Osbourne – Executive Producer, Schweet Entertainment

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About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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