Canadian documentary production is facing its steepest decline in volume in almost a decade, according to a report from The Documentary Organization of Canada.
Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing (pictured) continued its run of festival award wins by picking up the Special Jury Prize in Sheffield, while Roger Ross Williams’ God Loves Uganda took the Youth Jury Award.
The BBC has promised it will continue to produce and air big-budget, blue-chip natural history series such as Frozen Planet (pictured), Life, Africa and Planet Earth, following a UK report suggesting that its multimillion dollar coproduction partnership with Discovery is coming to an end.
Sundance Channel’s Push Girls (pictured) and A&E’s Duck Dynasty tied for the Best Reality Series prize at the third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
Execs from H2, Destination America, Disney Channel and the soon-to-launch Esquire Network discussed their commissioning needs and target demos during the ‘Amping Up Unscripted’ session at Realscreen West.