The Nonfiction Producers Association (NPA) is looking to explore the state of unscripted in an open forum.
To that end, the association — a professional body founded in 2014 to serve the non-fiction TV business — will hold its first town hall on June 5 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. The event is open to both members and non-members.
The producers-only forum is meant to provide an opportunity for producers at all levels to come together as a community to ask questions and participate in a discussion on industry issues, concerns and explore the current state of unscripted.
John Ford, NPA general manager, will moderate the discussion. He will be accompanied by a panel of industry execs from unscripted production companies.
“The NPA was formed nearly three years ago as a trade organization to support and convey the strength and value of our industry, and to offer a point of view on industry issues and challenges; but it has evolved as a true fellowship and resource for producers at nearly every level,” said Ford in a statement. “Having gone from eight member companies to now 60, we feel the time is right for a forum in which many different voices in unscripted can be heard, and to come together as a creative community to explore current challenges and solutions in a time of great change, but also great opportunity.”