Whatever you want to call it—reality TV, docu-series, docu-soap—unscripted television is being watched by more people around the globe than ever. With this popularity has come a new breed of storytellers,
DOC's policy point person analyzes how TV makes money, even on the internet. Guess who's paying? Filmmakers: read and weep.
As the dot-com boom explodes and the digital revolution takes over, how will broadcasters adapt or, more likely, leave independents behind?
A good story department is a military operation, led by the showrunner(s) who carries the vision of the series.