Next on Westdoc Online: An Insider’s Guide to Working with National Geographic Channel


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Last Updated: May 21, 2018 4:00 pm GMT
(Hollywood, CA--May 21, 2018) The next episode of Westdoc Online focuses on the business of working with National Geographic Channel, featuring an exclusive interview with Vice President of Development Charlie Parsons.

Charlie Parsons is Vice President of Development for the National Geographic Channel, responsible for developing new projects, discovering new talent and serving as one of the network’s main points of contact for the global production community. Since joining the Channel in 2010, Parsons has developed popular series “Doomsday Preppers”, “Inside Combat Rescue”, “Mars” and “One Strange Rock”, as well as the global natural history event “Earth Live”. He developed the Emmy Award winning Special “Space Dive”,as well as the Emmy Award winning feature doc “LA 92”. He also served as an Executive Producer on the network’s most watched program in history, the Emmy nominated three-hour movie event “Killing Jesus”, as well as the second and third most watched programs, “Killing Kennedy”—also Emmy nominated for Outstanding Television Movie—and “Killing Lincoln”, respectively.

Episodes of Westdoc Online are available free on, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Apple TV and Roku (via the Boxcast Channel). Episodes are published every other Wednesday at 9:30am Pacific time.

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About Westdoc Online
Founded in 2009, the original Westdoc Conference was an annual, three day get together in Hollywood, hailed as the “go-to” conference for the Documentary and Reality communities. It offered unparalleled access to senior network executives, program buyers and top production companies and had an exciting all day "PitchFest." Filmmakers came from around the world. Westdoc Online takes some of the best elements of the original conference and brings them to viewers free with an international online live internet broadcast — no travel, no TSA, no hotel, and no conference pass needed. Through the use of livestreaming and video conferencing technology, Westdoc Online presents a series of conversations with the most compelling producers, directors, executive and network programmers, commissioning editors, festival directors, and techies from around the world. Westdoc Online airs every other Wednesday at 9:30am Pacific time. For more information about past and future episodes, visit


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