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Creative Unscripted: The Golden Era Of Prestige Factual Content

Monday, June 12, 2017
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Between Making a Murderer, The Jinx, and Planet Earth our industry is seeing a boom in beautifully produced, long-form, engaging storytelling in the factual realm. Due to increased budgets, advances in technology, and growing audience curiosity, unscripted content is gaining traction on the critical and mass appeal of traditional drama and comedy programming. Learn from producers and broadcasters of leading non-fiction content as they discuss the current appetite for prestige factual programming, where this genre is going in the coming year, and how you could find great success with your productions.


Bill Brioux
TV Columnist
The Canadian Press


Vanessa Case
SVP Studio, VICE Canada
Blue Ant Media

Jonathan Sinclair
EVP, Programing & Development
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

Igal Svet
VP of Production and Development for Documentaries & Specials
National Geographic Channels

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?


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