There’s no question that the television industry is competitive, and it can be hard for a small prodco to break through the noise and find its niche. In ‘Small Companies, Big Ideas’, realscreen chats with some indie prodcos who’ve innovated and thrived, showing the unscripted world that sometimes the best things come in small packages.
This edition features Los Angeles-based Joke Productions. Founded by wife and husband team Joke Fincioen (pictured, right) and Biagio Messina (left), the indie has produced a wealth of unscripted content, ranging from CNN/HLN’s recent Unmasking a Killer (focused on the Golden State Killer) and Oxygen’s Three Days to Live, to lighter fare such as VH1′s Scream Queens. They served as co-EPs and show runners on Beauty and the Geek for The CW, and also worked on