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For those who might think that in 2013 it was business as usual in the unscripted/non-fiction television world, let’s recap: millions watched on TV and online as a dude jumped ...
December 19, 2013

For those who might think that in 2013 it was business as usual in the unscripted/non-fiction television world, let’s recap: millions watched on TV and online as a dude jumped out of a capsule hovering 24 miles above the earth; social media buzz about a program featuring a prehistoric mega-shark practically broke the Internet; and a few fellows with big, big beards (no, not ZZ Top) are now the stars of the biggest non-fiction series on cable to date. And that’s all just the tip of the iceberg.

This session brings together top network execs and producers to discuss and dissect the top trends in unscripted/non-fiction content as well as offer some insight into what might be in store for the year ahead. And in the spirit of the interactive age, delegates will be able to email or Tweet questions, comments and observations to our illustrious panel and add their voices (or up to 140 well-chosen characters) to the conversation.

Phil Fairclough

EVP, Development & Production

NHNZ
MODERATOR

Thom Beers

CEO

FremantleMedia North America

Majorie Kaplan
Group President

Animal Planet, Science Channel & Velocity

Brent Montgomery
CEO

Leftfield Entertainment

Jonathan Murray
Chairman
Bunim/Murray Productions

Howard T. Owens
President

National Geographic Channels

Robert Sharenow
EVP & General Manager

Lifetime

Click here to register online or contact Joel Pinto at 416-408-2300 x483.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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