Creating hit shows that can spawn franchises demands sharp creative, producing prowess and talent able to connect with audiences and drive social conversation. Whether focused on celebrities with built-in brands and fans bases, or unknowns whose stories and personas propel them to fame, today’s biggest reality and non-fiction hits require teamwork and partnership between producers and talent. In this session, producer-talent pairs discuss the process of creating their hits, what it takes to keep them in the zeitgeist season after season, and the challenges that often come with success.
Michael O’Connell – Senior Writer, The Hollywood Reporter
Gregory Henry – Co-President, Lucky 8 TV
Reza Farahan – Cast Member, THE SHAHS OF SUNSET/YOURS, MINE OR OURS, Bravo
Monalisa Johnson – Cast Member, 60 DAYS IN
Steven Weinstock – President & CEO, True Entertainment and Original Media
Lucilla D’Agostino – EVP of Current Programming & Development, Sirens Media
Dolores Catania – Talent, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY, Bravo
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