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Monsters of factual kick off 2013 Summit

To set the inspirational tone for the sessions at this year’s Realscreen Summit, we’ve gathered together the producers behind several of unscripted television’s most enduring hits and recent ratings smashes ...
January 14, 2013

To set the inspirational tone for the sessions at this year’s Realscreen Summit, we’ve gathered together the producers behind several of unscripted television’s most enduring hits and recent ratings smashes to share the stories behind their successes. Hear how the producers behind such modern classics as Top Chef, Jersey Shore and Deadliest Catch developed their game-changing ideas, overcame challenges, and created series that would transform television. And hear their tips on how to potentially follow in their footsteps and successfully navigate the wilds of the factual television world.



MODERATOR
Frances Berwick

President

Bravo & Style Media


Thom Beers

CEO
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA)


Dan Cutforth
Founding Partner
Magical Elves


Jane Lipsitz
Founding Partner
Magical Elves

 



SallyAnn Salsano
President
495 Productions
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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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