Beth Fraikorn is Head of Alternative Content at Breakthrough Entertainment – one of Canada’s largest independent production and distribution companies. In today’s episode, she explores some of the biggest trends in nonfiction content and how it stacks up against its scripted counterparts. Topics include a contrarian view on how much traditional broadcasting has really changed in the digital era, how content is improving communication across the world, and much more.

Topics include:

  • Why broadcasters are more open to funded content
  • Creating traditional programming that feels like streaming
  • How social media can make content more attractive to broadcasters
  • Why TV channels still have defined brands
  • Why violence in programming is out of control

As Head of Alternative Content, USA, Beth Fraikorn handles business development and production activities in nonfiction for the US market as well as exploring strategic partnerships with US independent production companies, broadcasters and digital providers.

Beth has a well-rounded career in both production and distribution and has applied her strategies with companies such as Disney, NHK and Time-Life. She has worked on and placed television series with NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, Disney, Discovery Channels, Scripps and PBS. Beth was the former President of Compulsion Entertainment and founded Remarkable Content Group. Beth is a National EMMY recipient, has been a judge for the EMMYs, PGA and the NAACP. She is also Co-Chair, Non-fiction and Documentary Committee, Producers Guild of America East.

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