Changes might be afoot with the TV Academy's treatment of reality and nonfiction programming, Brian Lowry of Variety exclusively reports.
Bowing to the shifting TV landscape, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is seeking to amend its bylaws to create a new reality-TV peer group.
The proposal, which would require approval from the board of governors, would split the existing non-fiction peer group into two branches: Reality TV, representing those who work in that field; and what would be renamed ''non-fiction documentary programming.'' The academy currently consists of 28 peer groups, representing everything from animators and art directors to title design and writers. ...
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