MIAMI, FL (January 17, 2017) – NATPE, the leading global marketplace and resource of television and platform executives, revealed the winners for the 3rd Annual NATPE Reality Breakthrough Awards. The winners were announced on the first day of the annual conference at a special luncheon ceremony hosted by Bob Saget at the Fontainebleau Resort.
The NATPE Reality Breakthrough Awards are designed to honor programs and people that “broke through the clutter” in the preceding year, as well as becoming part of the cultural conversation and generally altering the expectations of what constitutes a reality program. Growing upon the 2016 NATPE Reality Breakthrough Awards, the 2017 Awards offered an additional four categories and awarded the winners in the following nine categories: Documentary, Docusoap, Factual Entertainment, Game Shows, Reality Competition, Reality Hosts, Reality Personalities, Structured Reality, and Unstructured Reality.
The 3rd Annual NATPE Reality Breakthrough Awards Winners:
O.J.: Made in America
Chrisley Knows Best
Best FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best GAME SHOW
Hollywood Game Night
Best REALITY COMPETITION
Best REALITY HOST
Best REALITY PERSONALITY
Best STRUCTURED REALITY
Best UNSTRUCTURED REALITY
The Blue Ribbon Panel of Judges:
Brett Hansen, Partner, Head of Alternative Television at United Talent Agency (UTA)
Chachi Senior, SVP, Original Programming at Spike TV
Corie Henson, EVP, Alternative Entertainment at 20th Century Fox Television Distribution
David Gross, Agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Denise Contis, EVP, Development and Production at Discovery
Eliot Goldberg, SVP of Nonfiction and Alternative Programming at AMC and SundanceTV
Jenny Groom, SVP, Alternative Programming & Development at NBCUniversal
Josh Pyatt, Partner at WME Entertainment
Lauren Gellert, EVP, Development & Original Programming at WEtv
Michael Bloom, SVP, Unscripted and Specials at TNT/TBS
Michael Kagan, Head of International Television and Media at ICM Partners
Nina Diaz, EVP and Head of Reality at VH1
Rob Mills, SVP, Alternative Series, Specials and Late Night at ABC Television Network
Rod Aissa, EVP, Original Programming and Development at Oxygen Media
Russ McCarroll, SVP, Development and Programming at History
Sean Zeid, Head of Domestic Alternative Television at Paradigm Talent Agency
Todd Christopher, Partner, Chief Strategy Officer at The Gersh Agency
More info regarding the awards can be found on the conference website at NATPE Reality.
With more than 350 global companies exhibiting and 1,100 buyers from Europe, Latin America, Asia and North America, NATPE attracts over 5,000 senior executives from every corner of the industry. This year, the NATPE Conference will have a new look and theme – “Be A Part of It” – where top creatives and executives from across production, advertising, distribution, music and more gather for the three full days of high-level deal-making, panels, networking, parties and meetups. NATPE is the first of the year content-driven show and a must-attend event for content distributors and platforms. More details on conference programming, including confirmed speakers, can be found at www.natpe.com.
Celebrating 54 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.
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