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TRUE CRIME BOOM: “Where’s OUR Quiet on Set?” by StoryCentric’s Ed Hersh

By Ed Hersh, StoryCentric, New York. The popularity of True Crime programming across all platforms — broadcast, cable, streaming, and podcasting — continues to defy gravity. Peter reported just last month that True Crime dominates all other genres in terms of net added programs on four of the Big 5 major streaming platforms. And of

True Crime: The Boom Continues. What’s Breaking Through?

The True Crime boom continues. And evolves. Ampere Analysis‘ findings presented at the recent MIPDOC capture how True Crime (in light blue) dominates all other genres in net added programs on four of the Big 5 major streaming platforms. And ID‘s disturbing Nickelodeon expose Quiet On Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV dominated minutes

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On the Road Again in ’24. Takeaways from NATPE and Realscreen Summit

The 2024 Conference season kicked off in earnest in January with back-to-back-to-back events in Miami (NATPE) and New Orleans (Realscreen). Producers, distributors, and content platforms all gathered once again to network and pitch as our industry tries to steady itself coming out of a challenging 2023. Cactus Tree Entertainment President Liz Levenson and True North’s

Congress ’23 Heads to Seattle, November 28–December 1, 2023

  This year, the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) takes place from November 28 to December 1 in Seattle, Washington. The host sponsor is National Geographic. Congress ’23 promises a dynamic lineup featuring thought-provoking sessions with key decision-makers from around the world—creating a unique opportunity for science and factual producers, digital producers,

The True Crime Boom: What’s Hot in 2023?

The True Crime genre boom continues. What kinds of stories do the streamers prefer? Who gets the greenlights? Does your project fit the market? With seventeen projects from Hulu, Netflix, Max, Showtime, Peacock and ID, we continue Camran Shealy‘s survey of the genre. Previous True Crime Posts Part 1 includes The Tinder Swindler.  Part 2

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Reelz Explodes into the Top-Tier of U.S. Networks. How They Did It! A Pact Webinar

Reelz is currently the most-watched U.S. entertainment network on Fridays and Saturdays. It has not just grown, but exploded into a top-tier service — and in a matter of weeks! Veteran programming executive and respected senior consultant Dan Salerno continues his unique, deeply-researched strategic analysis of U.S. network schedules. How does the success of On

Juan Carlos I: Downfall of a King. Interview with Producer Christian Beetz

Christian Beetz reveals in this interview and in our detailed case study how Berlin-based Gebrueder Beetz developed, funded and delivered his €2.5 Mn, 4-part docu-series that sheds new light on the former King’s notorious personal life and dramatic abdication. Watch here (20 min)   Read our Case Study Juan Carlos I: Money, Sex, Power and