New documentaries from Nick Broomfield (pictured), Laura Nix, Ethan Hawke, Joshua Oppenheimer and Lixin Fan are set to screen at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, alongside three titles from Cannes.
Ahead of its global debut on TLC this Sunday (July 27), realscreen talks to Discovery Networks International exec Jon Sechrist about TLC’s Escaping Alaska (pictured) and the northern stereotypes he hopes the series will debunk.
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Commissioners from UK nets including the BBC, ITV and Sky will converge at the inaugural Realscreen London in October, where they will join a host of their U.S. counterparts. (Pictured: ITV’s Richard Klein)
XES execs Nancy Tellem (pictured) and Jordan Levin will stay on to complete the original programming that is already in production, but the division will close down, amid 18,000 job cuts at parent company Microsoft.
The third annual Realscreen Factual Entertainment Forum, held last month in Santa Monica, brought together broadcast and cable executives, producers, agents and other stakeholders in the reality TV/factual entertainment industry for inspiration, discussion about the current state of reality TV and, of course, networking.