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The hunt for the next big thing

Usually, when discussing what the next big thing in factual/unscripted programming will be, the party line is to say “If I knew that, I wouldn’t tell anyone.” In one of ...
December 12, 2012

Usually, when discussing what the next big thing in factual/unscripted programming will be, the party line is to say “If I knew that, I wouldn’t tell anyone.” In one of the Realscreen Summit’s marquee sessions featuring some of the cream of the crop in factual production, we aim to find out what trends in non-fiction fare are on fire, which are bubbling under the surface and waiting to explode, and which are fizzling out. What genres, sub-genres and hybrids are networks and prodcos betting on to take factual/unscripted programming into 2013 and beyond?

MODERATOR:

David Lyle
CEO
National Geographic Channels US

Thom Beers
CEO
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA)

Nick Curwin
Chief Executive
The Garden Productions

Eden Gaha
President
Shine America

Chris Grant
CEO
Electus

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About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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