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The triumphs and challenges in the talent equation

These days, producers are spending more time – and money - on casting and finding characters that pop than on development, signaling a marked change in the evolution of unscripted production. ...
May 2, 2012

These days, producers are spending more time – and money - on casting and finding characters that pop than on development, signaling a marked change in the evolution of unscripted production. You’ll hear it from every network with reality on its schedule - “We want big characters!” So how do you find them, how do you negotiate their deals, and how do you keep everybody happy?

Listen in on the Characters Count session to hear about the triumphs and challenges inherent in the talent equation.

   

Mary Donahue

Vice President,
Development & Programming
History

Robyn Kass
President & Founder
Kassting Inc.

 

     

Rob Lee

President & Founder
Bayonne Entertainment

Jonathan Murray
Chairman
Bunim/Murray Productions

Andrew Strauser

Senior Director Talent
Development and Casting
TLC

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About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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