It’s that time of year again, to look back at the past 12 months, assess the highs and the lows, and maybe make a quip or two while doing so. Look for more from our annual year-end survey here at Realscreen.com and in our upcoming January/February issue. We continue our look at the year that was with Stephanie Drachkovitch, president and co-founder of 44 Blue Productions.
My favorite factual program/series (or feature documentary) of 2019 was:
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
I never thought they’d make a program about:
Pimples or toes.
The program/series/doc people will be talking about in five years is:
Queer Eye will still be making the world a better place!
The best factual content I’ve seen online in 2019 was:
Impeachment hearings—as a former boss of mine would say, “the highest and best use” of television’s power to reach millions.
The most positive development in the non-fiction/unscripted content industry this past year was:
Streamers taking risks on concepts that basic cable would not, hopefully compelling basic cable to do the same!
The most troubling development in the non-fiction/unscripted content industry this past year was:
Programming and greenlight decisions still being made by committee—”the room.”
The idea I wish I thought of was:
The idea I’m happiest to have had in 2019 was:
44 Blue community volunteer day.
If 2019 taught me one thing it was:
Trust your instincts.
The buzzword I don’t want to hear in 2020 is:
Two buzzwords: “bucket” and “premium.”
My New Year’s resolution for 2020 is:
Less email and more personal contact.