As 2017 drew to a close, realscreen offered industry professionals from around the globe the chance to sound off about the year that was by taking part in our annual year-end reader’s survey. Over the course of this week, and in the upcoming print edition of realscreen, we’ll be featuring some of your responses.
Next up: Dan Cesareo, founder and president of Big Fish Entertainment.
My favorite factual program/series/feature documentary of 2017 was:
The latest season of Chef’s Table or Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond on Netflix.
I never thought they’d make a program about:
Sending people undercover to prison for 60 days, or finding people that would want to go in the first place.
The program/series/doc people will be talking about in five years is:
I can’t say my own show…so, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
The best factual content I’ve seen online this year was:
Vice’s Charlottesville: Race and Terror.
The most positive development in the non-fiction content industry this past year was:
Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Apple and other digital players buying more non-fiction programming than ever.
The most troubling development in the non-fiction content industry this past year was:
The decline of cable ratings and development cycles getting longer and longer.
The idea I wish I thought of:
Shark Tank. I watch it every week with my daughter.
The idea I’m happiest to have had this year was:
Pushing deeper into the live space.
If 2017 taught me one thing it was:
Patience pays off.
The buzzword I don’t want to hear in 2018 is:
My New Year’s resolution for 2018 is:
To continue to have patience.