Loading…
Westdoc has ended
View analytic
Monday, September 10 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
What's the Future of History?

Log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Is the well told historical documentary dead, replaced by “new” history of pawn shops and river monsters?  What channels still appreciate and more importantly, license traditional historical documentaries?  Is this genre of programming still viable?  Have all the good stories been told and are now just being repeated in 3-D with animation?  Let industry experts tell you where this important genre is headed.

Moderated by Peter Hamilton


Speakers
avatar for Harrison Engle

Harrison Engle

Director/Producer
With more than 80 films to his credit, Harrison has directed documentaries and dramatic films for nearly every broadcast and cable network, often dealing with .   history, biography and the arts.  Amongst his credits are THE LOST KENNEDY HOME MOVIES (History, 2011), THE INDOMITABLE... Read More →
avatar for Bill Gardner

Bill Gardner

Director, General Audience Programming, PBS
Bill Gardner is a recent addition to the PBS Programming team, where he oversees historical, cultural, current and world events, natural history and science programming from development through broadcast. Before joining PBS he was executive producer at Discovery Studios, where... Read More →
avatar for Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton

Publisher, DocumentaryTelevision.com
Peter Hamilton is the publisher of DocumentaryTelevision.com, the influential industry e-newsletter that addresses the business of the Factual television business. His New York-based firm Peter Hamilton Consultants helps media professionals to create and implement their business... Read More →
avatar for James Moll

James Moll

Filmmaker
James Moll’s work as a documentary filmmaker has earned him an Oscar, two Emmys and a Grammy.  A protégé of Steven Spielberg, James has directed, produced and edited such films as the sports adventure RUNNING THE SAHARA, executive produced by Matt Damon; and his Oscar winning... Read More →
avatar for Jane Root

Jane Root

Founder & Chief Executive, Nutopia
Jane Root is Chief Executive of Nutopia, a production company committed to thinking big and creating some of the most ambitious and ground breaking television in the world.   In the first year of its life Nutopia created a new kind of television the ‘mega doc’ – huge scale... Read More →


Monday September 10, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Theater 10