MONDAY, JANUARY 28 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 31
SHERATON NEW ORLEANS
Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2019

Session

The Doc Boom: Can It Last?

Thursday, January 31, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fuse 2

It seems like the stars have truly aligned for the documentary genre, with the premium content craze bringing more cable nets to the space, major SVODs still on the hunt for great stories to drive subscriptions, and yes, even success at the box office for a select few. But as many veteran doc-makers know, it’s a cyclical business, and feast can turn to famine, and boom to bust, once a hit from another genre (hello, reality TV) crashes into the zeitgeist and cools commissioners’ enthusiasm. Here, established and newer documentarians as well as those who buy and shop their work, discuss the genre’s current hot status, what’s behind it from a content and cultural perspective, and offer their takes on how to keep documentary on the upswing.

Moderating:


Barry Walsh
Editor & Content Director
Brunico Communications Ltd.


Featuring:


Rachel Brill
SVP, Head of Unscripted Programming
Epix

Adam Hawkins
U.S. Creative Director
Raw TV

Richard Klein
Head of Documentaries
Plimsoll Productions

Amanda Spain
Documentary Producer
Giving Voice Films

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