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RAPTORS: Indie Producer Matt Hamilton’s Copro for Terra Mater Studios and PBS Nature. A Case Study for MIPDOC ’24

Independent producer / director Matt Hamilton created for Terra Mater Studios and PBS’s NATURE series, a superb two-parter that reveals the magnificent world of raptors to a global audience. For our RAPTORS Case Study, I connected with Vienna-based Sabine Holzer, Head of Specialist Factual, Terra Mater Studios,  Nature’s Executive Producer Fred Kaufman, and Matt Hamilton.

MIPDOC ’24: Co-Production Case Study, Meet the Expert Sessions, and Dawn Porter’s Keynote

The 26th International Documentary and Factual Co-Production Market & Screenings is back again this year during a dedicated weekend ahead of MIPTV. Gathering the international doc & factual community, MIPDOC offers 2 days of networking, screenings, pitch, and conferences. I produced the inspiring Co-production Case Study and two Meet the Expert sessions, and helped arrange

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Gold Award for STAR CHASERS OF SENEGAL from Terra Mater Studios & NOVA

STAR CHASERS OF SENEGAL has won the American Association for the Advancement of Science‘s prestigious Gold Award in the Video In-Depth category. A NOVA documentary from Terra Mater Studios for PBS, the AAAS award-winner traces the heritage and future of African astronomy through the eyes of a visionary Senegalese astronomer trying to spur the establishment

NATIVE AMERICA Season 2 rolls out on PBS. Catch up on our Season 1 Case Study

Native America, Season 2 is rolling out now on PBS. Watch the Trailer: Season 1: 17 Year Timeline: Providence Pictures’ Gary Glassman revealed the production story of Season 1  in our detailed Case Study. Read: The Development History of NATIVE AMERICA, a $3-4 million Signature PBS Series (October, 2018) Listen to Gary’s account of the

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Juan Carlos I: “Bad King” Docu-Series Wins at Berlin. Case Study Update

The four-part Sky Original docuseries Juan Carlos: Downfall Of The King was named Best Docu-series 2023 at the Berlin TV Series Festival. We covered in detail how Beetz Bros created their €2.5 Mn production: Here is my revealing Case Study. And my interview (20′) with producer Christian Beetz. Producer and co-writer Christian Beetz, co-director Anne von Petersdorff The jury

Juan Carlos I: Downfall of a King. Interview with Producer Christian Beetz

Christian Beetz reveals in this interview and in our detailed case study how Berlin-based Gebrueder Beetz developed, funded and delivered his €2.5 Mn, 4-part docu-series that sheds new light on the former King’s notorious personal life and dramatic abdication. Watch here (20 min)   Read our Case Study Juan Carlos I: Money, Sex, Power and