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True Crime and Investigation 2024


Theme Festival - True Crime and Investigation


Everyone loves true crime and investigation series. We take a look at some of the biggest brands in this area of programming to uncover series that can deliver audiences for broadcasters looking for support in this area of the schedule.

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Is true crime escaping the industry downturn?


Having bucked the trend for declining cable audiences, the ever-buzzy true crime genre seems to have developed a level of immunity to the ailments afflicting the US and UK businesses.


Sara Kozak spent 17 years commissioning non-fiction content in the US, so is better placed than most to declare: “We’re fucked.”

Upon launching her new consultancy, Hudson House Media, the experienced executive told C21: “I wish I had some clever mantra on how to survive the current crappy situation that many fine creatives find themselves in right now, but I don’t. So I asked a renowned documentarian, one of the finest filmmakers I know, for his take. He was succinct: ‘We’re fucked.’