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The business of unscripted never has been more challenged as new hits are as scarce as Kardashians at a TED conference — but these super producers buck the trend, commanding influence and, in many instances, nine-figure deals.
Arthur Smith ranked # 8 of the 30, his American Ninja Warrior is becoming more and more of a summer flagship at NBC — its boosted ratings led to an extended run this past summer — and Smith also can boast 21 projects across cable and broadcast occupying more than 200 hours of unscripted airtime in 2014.
The Reality Player sounds off on who he would like to do a docuseries about, his top 3 dream reality tv dinner guests and what he be doing if he weren’t working in unscripted TV.
? I’D LOVE TO CREATE A DOCUSERIES ABOUT
? TOP 3 DREAM REALITY TV DINNER GUESTS
Sarah Palin, Mike Tyson and the Property Brothers
? IF I WEREN’T WORKING IN UNSCRIPTED TV, I’D BE
A broken man who creates the world’s only combination wood-fired pizza joint/Pilates studio and moonlights as an NFL handicapper.