TV Real Festival Sets True-Crime Panel


The TV Real Festival, running from June 18 to 20, will feature a panel with GRB Media Ranch’s Sophie Ferron, Woodcut Media’s Kate Beal and TVF International’s Poppy McAlister discussing the ever-popular true-crime genre. You can sign up for your free registration here.

Ferron is the co-principal and president of GRB Media Ranch. Beal serves as chair of the Association of True Crime Producers and is also the founder and CEO of Woodcut Media. McAlister is head of TVF International. During their panel, they will talk about the keys to standing out in such a crowded genre, balancing the entertainment factor with the sensitive nature of the subjects and the ethical considerations that go into making true-crime programs.

They join the previously announced roster: Warner Bros. Discovery’s Kathleen Finch, documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter, classicist Mary Beard, NBCUniversal Entertainment’s Corie Henson and Rachel Smith, Snowman Productions’ Michael von Würden, BossaNova’s Paul Heaney, Off the Fence’s Bo Stehmeier, Fremantle’s Vasha Wallace, BBC Studios’ André Renaud, Banijay’s James Townley, All3Media International’s Nick Smith, Albatross World Sales’ Anne Olzmann, ORF-Enterprise’s Armin Luttenberger, Terra Mater Studios’ Berend Dreier, PBS Distribution’s Joe Barrett, Ampere’s Fred Black, ZDF Studios’ Nikolas Hülbusch, Autentic’s Dr. Patrick Hörl, Blue Ant Media’s Jamie Schouela and Cineflix Rights’ Mike Gould.

A three-day must-attend virtual event taking place a week prior to Sunny Side of the Doc and NATPE Budapest, the inaugural edition of the TV Real Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the world of unscripted, from lifestyle, factual entertainment and docs to non-scripted entertainment and game-show formats. It will be streamed live and available on-demand on

Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the TV Real Festival is FREE. ONLY those registered will receive access to our Exclusive White Paper, featuring key intel from the event in a compact, easy-to-digest format. To register, please go here.