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NPA town hall looks to explore state of unscripted

The Nonfiction Producers Association (NPA) is looking to explore the state of unscripted in an open forum. To that end, the association — a professional body founded in 2014 to serve ...
May 17, 2017

The Nonfiction Producers Association (NPA) is looking to explore the state of unscripted in an open forum.

To that end, the association — a professional body founded in 2014 to serve the non-fiction TV business — will hold its first town hall on June 5 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. The event is open to both members and non-members.

The producers-only forum is meant to provide an opportunity for producers at all levels to come together as a community to ask questions and participate in a discussion on industry issues, concerns and explore the current state of unscripted.

John Ford, NPA general manager, will moderate the discussion. He will be accompanied by a panel of industry execs from unscripted production companies.

“The NPA was formed nearly three years ago as a trade organization to support and convey the strength and value of our industry, and to offer a point of view on industry issues and challenges; but it has evolved as a true fellowship and resource for producers at nearly every level,” said Ford in a statement. “Having gone from eight member companies to now 60, we feel the time is right for a forum in which many different voices in unscripted can be heard, and to come together as a creative community to explore current challenges and solutions in a time of great change, but also great opportunity.”

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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