Documentary Business

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Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival: Dan Salerno Reports from Germany

For five days in September, the Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival takes over the small fishing village of Eckernförde, Germany, inviting filmmakers, industry professionals, and wildlife-loving audiences from across the region. Industry veteran Dan Salerno attended on behalf of Documentary Business, and shares his takeaways. by Dan Salerno With no physical movie theaters, Eckernförde transforms its […]

Meet the Experts at MIPCOM: Conversations about managing rights with Wendy Bernfeld (Rights Stuff) & Peter Worsley (Altitude Rights)

I’m excited to moderate two MIPCOM Meet The Executive conversations. Sharing their expertise are WENDY BERNFELD (Rights Stuff, NL) and PETER WORSLEY (Altitude Rights, UK). Wendy’s topic: “How to Navigate SVOD, AVOD & FAST Options & Rights for Your Documentary“.) Peter’s topic: “The Music Documentary Challenge: Keeping the Peace Between Producers, Estate Stakeholders & Commissioners.)

What French Viewers Like About Documentaries. CNC Study Highlights at Sunny Side

France, Germany and other European documentary economies offer funding opportunities that feel distant to U.S. producers. An ambitious deep study by the CNC, France’s media regulator, helps us better understand how French consumers relate to the documentary genre. The study was commissioned for France’s Year of the Documentary and was presented at Sunny Side of

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Sundance 2023 and Beyond – Stark Realities, Golden Opportunities, by Peter Broderick

Peter Broderick’s latest Distribution Bulletin sparked lots of soul-searching about the state of the documentary sector. Peter is a highly regarded, veteran distribution strategist, senior consultant, and friend of this masthead. He writes that this year’s “Sundance revealed that the Golden Age of major sales and numerous acquisitions is over for documentary filmmakers.” He explains that

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

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Sixty Years of MIP’s. Only Reiner Moritz attended every one

Reiner Moritz is the only delegate who has attended very MIPTV and MIPCOM market since its launch in Lyon in 1963. He has been such a generous cheerleader for my various consulting and publishing activities — as he has for generations of buyers and sellers, particularly for specialists in the Arts and Music genres. Here