Behind Jury Duty: Controlling chaos

Behind Jury Duty: Controlling chaos

Behind Jury Duty: Controlling chaos

With Jury Duty being one of the most buzz-worthy reality series this year, you now have a unique chance to dive deep into the show as creator Lee Eisenberg attends Copenhagen TV Festival this summer.

Jury Duty offers a unique peek into the inner workings of a jury trial in the US, but with a minor twist - juror Ronald Gladden, a solar contractor from San Diego, remains unaware that his jury duty summons is not official, and that everyone in the courtroom, except him, is an actor.

In this session, we'll delve into the complexities of blending reality and hidden-camera sitcom, as Lee Eisenberg shares his insights into the creation of Jury Duty. What is the key to crafting a comedy format that is warm, optimistic, and avoids punching down? And how does one maintain control over a show where anything can happen, and the unexpected lurks around every corner?

Eisenberg will shed light on these questions, sharing his learnings and discussing the challenges of maintaining control while embracing spontaneity and unpredictability. Join us as Lee Eisenberg takes us on his journey of merging comedy and narrative into a seamless blend of entertainment, set within a courtroom where anything can happen.