Provoke – A Current Affair (1991-1993)

Alexander Davidis invited me to write the script for this film that repositioned what was once the hottest, if most controversial, syndicated news show. Over time, a tsunami of criticism had eroded A Current Affair’s credibility and the show was seriously at risk of being cancelled.

This film, created for station managers and TV executives, not only saved the show, it gave it a previously unimagined relevance. Cut into 30 second spots, it reengaged its former audience and brought them back.

Toward that end, Davidis’ dynamic direction and editing created a style that would be shamelessly copied by almost every leading news organization for the next decade.

Provoke – A Current Affair (1991-1993)