How to Tell True Stories: Narrative vs. Documentary

Mar 9, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

How do filmmakers decide what stories deserve to be told and in what medium (narrative vs. documentary)? In the last few years, the industry has seen a spike in true stories inspiring the films and series that we see on screen. In this panel, the audience will hear from industry leaders Charlotte Koh (Lionsgate), Prentice Penny (A Penny For Your Thoughts Entertainment), and Bryn Mooser (XTR and Documentary+) on how to determine the best medium (narrative vs. documentary) to make the most impactful, creative, and respectful adaptation of delicate subject matter.

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Charlotte Koh


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Prentice Penny

A Penny For Your Thoughts Entertainment

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