What does Jersey Shore producer Sally Ann Salsano really think of Snooki and the gang? Why has cable wholeheartedly embraced nonscripted programming? And which reality executive just loves to curse?
Find out all this and more in Mediaweek TV’s highlights package from the Hollywood Radio & Television Society’s newsmaker luncheon panel entitled Unscripted on Cable: The State of the Business.
Moderated by Chris Harrison, host of ABC’s The Bachelor, the event took place in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 21.
Guests featured on the panel (left to right in video below):
Chris Harrison: moderator, host of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette
Thom Beers, CEO of Original Pictures, executive producer, Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Monster Garage and Black Gold
Mark Cronin, co-owner of 51 Minds Entertainment, executive producer, Flavor of Love, For the Love of Ray J and Rock of Love with Bret Michaels
Jason Goldberg, co-founder/CEO of Katalyst, co-creator/executive producer, Punk’d, Beauty and the Geek and True Beauty
Sally Ann Salsano, founder and president of 495 Productions, executive producer, Jersey Shore, Tool Academy and Disaster Date
Craig Piligian, founder of Pilgrim Films & Television, executive producer, launch of Survivor, American Chopper, Dirty Jobs and The Ultimate Fighter
Randy Jackson, founder of Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment, executive producer, Randy Jackson Presents: America ’s Best Dance Crew
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