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The Great Contraction and the Business of Non-Fiction: PGA Member Webinar

I’m delighted to join the PGA’s Documentary & Non-Fiction Committee as a featured speaker with UTA’s Kellen Alberstone at our Live webinar exploring the state of the unscripted economy. The Great Contraction and the Business of Non-Fiction. Tuesday, January 16 at 2:00 PM PST | 5:00 PM EST. Moderator: David Scott. (An exclusive live webinar […]

Sundance 2024: $887 Million Spent on Docs That Missed Out??

A Sundance Film Festival award lags only behind an Oscar nomination as a measure of success for documentarians. 1.9%! Are those really the odds that a documentary will earn a slot on the Sundance program? $887 million! Did producers spend close to a billion dollars on all those submissions that missed out? Here is my 2024 update

Docsville: 3 Months Free!! The streaming home for indie docs. Subscribe Now and Save!

Docsville is the true streaming destination for documentary viewers worldwide. They are now inviting YOU to join this innovative streaming community for independent, thought-provoking and inspiring documentary films! For a limited time, Documentary Business readers can now enjoy a free 3-month subscription to Docsville where you can access all of their compelling documentary content from

Netflix 2024: What You Need To Know Now!


Congress ’23 Heads to Seattle, November 28–December 1, 2023

  This year, the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) takes place from November 28 to December 1 in Seattle, Washington. The host sponsor is National Geographic. Congress ’23 promises a dynamic lineup featuring thought-provoking sessions with key decision-makers from around the world—creating a unique opportunity for science and factual producers, digital producers,

AI for Documentary Filmmakers: What Makes ChatGPT Tick? – A 2-part Webinar with Philip Shane

Veteran Sundance award-winning filmmaker and AI expert Philip Shane takes us back to the basics with ChatGPT, explains AI’s analytical capabilities, and shares how the two are contributing to the documentary production process. His message: “ChatGPT is a partner, not an employee.” ChatGPT has recently been updated and it’s now able to create visual art, in addition to

Docsville: The Streaming Home for Amazing Indie Documentaries

Docsville is the real streaming destination for independent, thought-provoking and inspiring global documentary films. Docsville is designed for viewers who are looking to better understand our world and the key challenges of our time. Its curated offering spans the climate crisis to racism & inequality, true crime and inspiring personal stories. Docsville is your home

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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.)

AI for Documentary Filmmakers: Rapid Advances in the Spotlight. My Webinar with Philip Shane

Veteran Sundance award-winning filmmaker and AI expert Philip Shane highlights recent advances in CHATGPT’s capabilities and how they are contributing to the documentary production process. His message: “Learn about AI! Your knowledge is essential to grappling with the issues of today.” Watch here (15 min) Timecode 1:00 ChatGPT’s new text-upload and analysis feature, “Code Interpreter.” 3:00 Exploring ChatGPT’s refined