Unscripted

Nonfiction Producers Association adds three members

Half Yard Productions, Park Slope Productions and Stephen David Entertainment have joined the Nonfiction Producers Association, bringing the 14-month-old industry group's membership to 37. (Pictured: SDE's The Men Who Built America)
September 29, 2015

Three more production companies have joined the Nonfiction Producers Association (NPA).

The addition of Half Yard Productions (Say Yes to the Dress), Park Slope Productions (Alaskan Bush People) and Stephen David Entertainment (The Men Who Built America, pictured) brings the trade group’s membership to 37 companies.

Founded in July 2014 with eight members, the organization aims to foster best practices in non-fiction television production and serve as a resource for prodcos and their employees. It had grown to 34 members by the spring and now, according to the NPA, its membership represents more than half of all unscripted content that airs on U.S. broadcast and cable nets, international broadcasters and digital platforms.

“In just the few months since I joined the NPA, it’s been truly inspiring to see so many of the industry’s top producers of non-fiction content express interest in joining this diverse and entrepreneurial group,” said general manager John Ford in a statement. “Even as the industry continues to evolve, producers like Half Yard, Park Slope and Stephen David exemplify why unscripted entertainment will continue to grow and thrive.”

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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