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Digital Production Buzz – December 6, 2018

This week on The BuZZ we turn to the evolving role of producers and the state of production today. How are producers coping with changes in audience, technology, budgets and clients? Tonight, three experienced producers share their views of production from the inside.

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Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Bob Bain, David Tillman, JJ Kelley and James DeRuvo.

  • Producing: The Challenge of Change
  • The Evolving Role of Producer
  • Producing Docs in a World of “Fake News”
  • The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week


Producing: The Challenge of Change

Bob Bain
Bob Bain, Executive Producer, Bob Bain Productions, Inc.
Tonight, we are looking at producing during an era of change. Certainly, no one knows that better than Bob Bain, Executive Producer of Bob Bain Productions. With over 20 years of experience as a Producer of live awards shows under his belt, Bob shares his thoughts on what’s driving our industry today.


The Evolving Role of Producer

David Tillman
David Tillman, Documentary Producer/Editor, Website
With ten years of experience producing documentaries, tonight we talk with David Tillman about his latest projects and how the role of Producer has evolved over the past five years.


Producing Docs in a World of “Fake News”

J.J. Kelley
J.J. Kelley, Senior Producer and Correspondent, National Geographic
In this era of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” what’s it like producing documentaries for major networks? Tonight, J.J. Kelley, Emmy-nominated director and correspondent, and senior producer at “Explorer” for National Geographic, shares his thoughts on the challenges.



The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, doddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief at doddleNEWS, has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James presents our weekly doddleNEWS Update.
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