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STAR CHASERS OF SENEGAL: Indie producer’s Terra Mater Studios / NOVA copro. A MIPCOM Case Study

Independent producer / director Ruth Berry creates for Terra Mater Studios and PBS’s NOVA series, a fast-track special that navigates the many cultural challenges to successful field production in Africa while revealing that space exploration is for everyone – not just for the wealthiest countries. Watch our MIPCOM 2022 Coproduction Case Study panel video here. …

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Reality TV Executive Producer Reveals How They Find Stars: ‘High Stakes’

Newsweek‘s Shannon Power interviewed me about the secret sauce of successful Reality TV talent. Here is Shannon’s very worthwhile report: By Shannon Power Reprinted from Newsweek, November 23, 2022. Reality television has given us some of the biggest names in entertainment, from the Kardashians (Keeping Up With the Kardashians) to Kelly Clarkson (American Idol) and even Harry Styles …

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S4C honors Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney for their docuseries at Wales’ World Cup sendoff on Broadway

Monday’s sold out and jam-packed Wales to the World celebration was without a doubt my funnest nite of 2022. S4C, the Welsh-language broadcaster was our host at Manhattan’s Sony Theater. Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney were the delighted honorees for their support of Welsh football. The American super-star actors had purchased struggling Wrexham Football Club …

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Nat Geo & Disney+: What Do They Want? And Not! Read their ‘Unscripted Creative Brief, October 2022’

Nat Geo / Disney+ released their UNSCRIPTED CREATIVE BRIEF October 2022.  The #2 global streamer is “significantly broadening our editorial lens,” New opportunities can be discerned from this very useful guide to Nat Geo’s program priorities. It captures the language used by decision-makers, the pitches they want to hear… and the ones that are a waste …

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Congress ’22: Inspiration & Connection in Glasgow. SOLD OUT!

  Congress is SOLD OUT! Register on the waiting list here: registration@wcsfp.com. We’re one month away from the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers‘ 30th anniversary event! Congress ’22 will take place in Glasgow from November 28 to December 1. It is made possible with the generous support of host sponsor BBC Studios Productions and signature partners …

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NEW!! How to Reach 260 Documentary Decision Makers by Sunny Side of the Doc

Our unique Sunny Side Decision Makers Guide provides information about buyers that producers need to know now! Which channels worldwide buy documentaries, specials and series? Who are the key decision-makers? What are they looking for? How you can reach them! Buy and download now! Price: $99.95 The Sunny Side Decision Makers Guide features: 260 buyers …

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David Attenborough’s Lasting Power #2: FROZEN PLANET II ices competition

Dominating the Competition A second UK audience snapshot, this one for the week starting 26 September, captures the enduring dominance across all Factual sub-genres of Attenborough’s brand of Natural History event programming. FROZEN PLANET 2 doubles the next most viewed program in the factual category. Top Ten UK Factual Week of September 26, 2022 (BARB) …

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David Attenborough’s Lasting Power: UK Natural History Ratings Snapshot, 2018-22

As my tribute to David Attenborough‘s incomparable career, and as a conversation piece for delegates at Wildscreen, below is a five-year snapshot of BARB UK audience data for the Natural History genre. The shows are for BBC1, ranked by ‘000’s for highest single eps in series.  Title Date Share ‘000’s SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET 10/27/2019 39.81% …

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