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The “Constructed” Conundrum

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



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.

Moderating:


Phil Fairclough
Managing Director
NHNZ

Speaking:


Jeff Collins
President
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Joe Livecchi
SVP, Development
Country Music Television (CMT)

Howard T. Owens
President
National Geographic Channels

Eric Schotz
President & CEO
LMNO Productions

Sarah Weidman
SVP, Original Programming and Development
Style Network

Ruth Wrigley
Director of Entertainment & Formats
ALL3MEDIA International

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