Jon Kramer, the CEO of Rive Gauche Television, talks to TV Real about how his company’s non-scripted offering breaks through the noise in the factual space.
Arriving on the scene more than two decades ago, Rive Gauche Television has amassed a portfolio of 2,200-plus hours of non-scripted programming ranging from documentaries and reality series to true-crime titles, travel shows and more. Some of its heavy-hitters include Homicide Hunter and Cesar Millan’s Dog Whisperer. “Rive Gauche likes to push the envelope,” says the company’s CEO, Jon Kramer.
One series that catches viewers’—and broadcasters’—attention worldwide by doing just that is My Strange Addiction. The show documents the stories of individuals battling obsessive behaviors that threaten to take over their lives such as eating toilet paper or chalk, picking their scabs or bleaching their skin. The program even follows someone who is addicted to sleeping with a blow dryer.
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Crissy Campbell and her friend Dawn Donaldson were murdered by Sam Strange
Nightmare Next Door explores the case of two teen girls who went missing overnight from the town of Grass Valley, Cal.
16-year-old Dawn Donaldson and her best Friend Crissy Campbell disappeared one night and rumors flew of abduction and runaways as detectives desperately tried to track them down.
Sadly they had been brutally murdered by 20-year-old local man Sam Strange and their bodies dumped by the side of the road in nearby woods.
Strange has always maintained his innocence and said he did dispose of the bodies but only because the real perpetrators threatened his family.
However, the sledgehammer and axe used to kill the girls were from his garage and his
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I was deciding between a fruit cup and a brownie in a New York convention center on a recent Saturday afternoon when a willowy, white-haired woman in a jean skirt, bright pink tee and chunky glasses began dancing to the canned music. She eventually positioned herself near a merchandise table that was offering t-shirts for 25 bucks and bobbleheads for not much less.
It was the midway point of IDCon, a sort of Comic Con for true crime TV buffs, and the woman’s pink shirt had the convention’s logo emblazoned across its center. This was a real fan, I thought. I’d been talking with a bunch of these people all afternoon, trying to understand why roughly 200 of them were compelled to set aside much of their Saturday listening to B-list television personalities talk about murderous entertainment.
I introduced myself, but just when I was about to turn on my voice
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