Documentary + Unscripted Streaming Site


Deadline on Monday launched its streaming site for Contenders Television: Documentary + Unscripted, showing off the full panels of all 20 shows that participated in Saturday’s all-day showcase of the year’s best in nonfiction, unscripted and late-night programming as Emmy season ramps up.

Click here for the streaming site.

This year’s panel lineup featured a load of shows that have been generating zeitgeist-y buzz, including Gypsy Rose Blanchard joining the conversation with the EPs for The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, the filmmakers behind Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, the producers behind this year’s Oscars, and the creatives behind late-night staples Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Daily Show.

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The documentary field was also well-repped, featuring filmmakers Ron Howard (Jim Henson Idea Man) Roger Ross Williams (The Super Models), Morgan Neville (Steve! (Martin) A Documentary in 2 Pieces) Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss (Girls State), Kirk Fraser (Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story), Gelilia Bekele and Armani Ortiz (Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story) and Christopher Burke and Tim Rummel (For Love and Life: No Ordinary Journey) among those joining in.

Also appearing on panels were the creatives behind the docuseries Where Is Wendy Williams?, the nature series Queens, and deep-dive The Dynasty: New England Patriots. The unscripted lineup, meanwhile, included conversations with key creatives and stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I Can See Your Voice, Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test, Squid Game: The Challenge and The Traitors.

Networks, studios and streamers who took part this year: ABC, Apple TV+, Comedy Central, Disney+, Fox, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MTV Entertainment Studios, Peacock, Prime Video, National Geographic and Netflix.

The weekend’s Contenders TV: Doc + Unscripted comes on the heels of Deadline’s Contenders Television, the in-person event April 13-14 at the DGA Theater where 35 shows participated in front of a packed house of TV Academy and guild voters. Click here for that streaming site.

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