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Realscreen’s year-end survey: Annie Roney, Ro*co Films

As the year draws to a close, realscreen has quizzed figures from across the factual spectrum for their 2014 highlights, lowlights, reflections and future aspirations. Here, Ro*co Films founder Annie Roney (pictured) offers her take.
December 17, 2014

As the year draws to a close, realscreen has quizzed figures from across the factual spectrum for their 2014 highlights, lowlights, reflections and future aspirations. Here, Ro*co Films founder Annie Roney (pictured) offers her take.

My favorite documentary film of the past year was:

Particle Fever.

I never thought they’d make a program about:

Particle physics.

The program/series/doc people will still be talking about five years from now is:

Particle Fever.

In 18 months, no one will be talking about:

The 2014 Oscar shortlist.

The most positive development in the non-fiction content industry in 2014 was:

Netflix expanding into the rest of the world.

The most troubling development in the non-fiction content industry in 2014 was:

Also Netflix expanding into the rest of the world.

The idea I wish I thought of from this past year was:

Hiring [Sundance Film Festival programmer] Hussain Currimbhoy.

The idea I’m most glad that I had this year was:

Launching [community screening service] Simple Cinema.

If 2014 taught me one thing, it was:

If you don’t do it, no one else will.

The buzzword I don’t want to hear in 2015:

“Impact.”

My New Year’s resolution for 2015 is:

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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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