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NAKED – Generation Gender: How a topical Canadian-German Coproduction Happened! Watch my MIPCOM Case Study Panel

Three of the decision-makers who created the topical docuseries NAKED – Generation Gender shared their inside stories at MIPCOM 2022 in Cannes. This German-Canadian copro takes a daring look at the biological factors and cultural forces that impact our expression of gender at every stage of our lives. On my Unscripted International Coproduction Case Study …

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MIPCOM Case Studies. Three Revealing International Copro’s. Wednesday, October 19

Producers and decision-makers attending MIPCOM will be inspired to learn from three sets of documentary insiders how their very different projects stood above the competition and won the backing of their funding and distribution partners. We will track each production team’s step-by-step process from “big idea” to delivery! I’m producing and moderating the triple Case …

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Netflix Subscribers: Democrats or Republicans? Plus more charts on the demographics of U.S. streamers

A random email blast from streaming promoter KillTheCableBill revealed lots of fascinating data about the streamers – their subscribers and their economics. The Netflix breakdown by political party is a favorite: What does it mean? Demographics Cable subscribers are found more in U.S. counties and households that are characterized by lower income, but above poverty. …

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Documentary Decision-makers Guide. New and Updated from Sunny Side. 260 Buyers. 42 Countries! Save $69.95!!!

Who are key documentary buyers worldwide? What programs and series do they want? How can you reach them? 260 decision-makers / 137 companies / 42 countries   The expanded and updated Sunny Side of the Doc Guide to Documentary Decision Makers is now available for $99.95. That’s a 33% instant savings of $50 off the regular …

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INSIDE WUHAN: A short-turnaround, undercover investigative documentary from Canada: Case Study

INSIDE WUHAN is a Case Study in how hard times bring out innovation and flexibility from filmmakers. The producer/ director Craig Thompson discusses his 22-minute, short turnaround special, commissioned by CTV-Canada’s W5 and produced by Ballinran Entertainment and White Pine Pictures. Tagline INSIDE WUHAN is an undercover documentary that foreshadows a world under quarantine and …

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Canadian Factual Production in the Streaming Era: 2020 Outlook & Trends with Stephen Ellis. Podcast

How is Canada’s documentary sector navigating the Netflix Era? I turned to Stephen Ellis who I first met in the ‘Eighties when he was a high-volume program supplier to my client, the fledgling Discovery Channel. Stephen was CEO of Ellis Entertainment which he sold in 2011 after 47 years in the business. He is now …

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Sue Dando shares her programming strategy for CBC-Canada’s The Nature of Things, in its 59th season. A Podcast from Sunny Side of the Doc

Sue Dando has been the head of The Nature of Things, CBC Television’s flagship documentary science and nature series, for seven years. The strand is one of the most successful television series in the world: it is now heading into its 59th season. Sue shared her strategy and commissioning process at Sunny Side’s Science-themed Meet The …

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The Development History of NATIVE AMERICA, a $3-4 million Signature PBS Series. A Case Study

NATIVE AMERICA is a premium PBS series that explores the world created by America’s first peoples. It describes their foundational belief systems that synthesize science and spirituality. The 4-part series captures the incredible diversity of the expressions of these beliefs across North, Central and South America. Providence Pictures’ President and Executive Producer/Director, Gary Glassman was preparing …

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