Deadline extended for Global 100 nominations

You now have until Monday, February 9, 2015 to cast your vote for realscreen's annual listing of the top independent prodcos working in non-fiction today.
February 3, 2015

It is time once again to select the Global 100, realscreen‘s annual listing of the top production companies working in factual and documentary television and film as named by you, members of the non-fiction entertainment industry.

If you would like to contribute by sending us your input, you now have until Monday, February 9, 2015 to do so.

As with previous years, this year we’re asking you to submit your own personal lists of the docs and factual/unscripted programs that you believe were the most innovative, original, best executed and just plain best productions of 2014, and the production companies behind them. If you don’t know the prodcos behind the projects, fear not as we will do the research and track them down.

Input is also directly solicited from various sectors of the non-fiction and unscripted entertainment industry by the realscreen team.

In order to make the list more representative of both the wide range of production companies creating top quality work around the world and the range of subject matter covered by non-fiction prodcos, we would like you to submit what you think were the best pieces of work from the past year in the following categories:

Factual Entertainment/Unscripted



Music, Arts and Culture

Political, Social and Religious

Science & Nature

We feel that asking you to consider these categories when casting your nominations will help us compile a list that will be truly diverse, both from an international and topical perspective. The results will be published in the March/April 2015 issue of realscreen (just in time for MIPTV).

Send your nominations in to Adam Benzine at, Manori Ravindran at, Kevin Ritchie at and editor/content director Barry Walsh at If you are nominating a prodco, please state a project or two that your choice produced over the past year, as well as news of any significant commissions, hires, or other news. And feel free to include any comments about your choice, and the projects they were behind, as we’d like to include industry commentary concerning the work of the past year within the report.

As always, thanks for your input.

(Illustration by Matthew Daley)

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 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.