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The “Constructed” Conundrum

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

It's been called various things over the course of its history - hybrid reality, constructed reality, and among its critics, terms that aren't suitable for a family publication. But as proponents and producers are quick to point out, the numbers for constructed reality hits don't lie. So if audiences don't seem to care about a little bit (or a lot) of "construction," what's the harm? This debate will examine "the 'constructed' conundrum," taking a look at how the genre fares internationally, and how much audiences – and producers – are really concerned about the blurring of the lines between reality and drama.


Phil Fairclough
Managing Director


Jeff Collins
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Joseph Livecchi
Country Music Television (CMT)

Howard T. Owens
Founder & Co-CEO
National Geographic Channels

Eric Schotz
President & CEO
LMNO Productions

Sarah Weidman
SVP, Original Programming and Development
Style Network

Ruth Wrigley
Creative Director
ALL3MEDIA International