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Documentary Production by Peter Hamilton. Peter’s expertise is documentary production, documentary budgets, documentary funding & how to make a documentary.

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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TRUE ROYALTY: The Netflix for “super-engaged Royals fans”. A Podcast with CEO Gregor Angus (Republished)

Queen Elizabeth‘s passing reminded me of our 2019 coverage of TRUE ROYALTY, the ‘mega-niche’ streamer for “the 150M people worldwide who are Royal super-fans.” TRUE ROYALTY now carries a library of “450+ constantly-refreshed quality titles about Royalty today, around the world and throughout history.” First published, October 2019 TRUE ROYALTY is a London-based subscription video …

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Streamers Spend on Music Documentaries. Big Stars. Unique Access. Sky High Budgets. $25 Milllion for Billy Eilish

You’d have to look hard to find a more compatible pair than the Music documentary and the streaming ecosystem. The genre relies on the celebrity artist and is therefore pre-sold to an intense fan base that crosses borders, delivering on the streamers’ global ambitions. The market leaders can spend big on Music: $25 million by …

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Cannes Film Festival: Documentary Takeaways with Veteran Sales Agent Jan Rofekamp. Podcast

JAN ROFEKAMP is the highly-respected, veteran documentary distributor and consultant who has led sales agent FILMS TRANSIT INTERNATIONAL since 1982, overseeing more than 500 documentaries. Jan attended the post-Covid 2022 edition of the giant CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. He shares his Takeaways on what happened at Cannes, and what it reveals about the state of the …

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MIPTV & MIPDoc Unpacked: Serendipity rediscovered in Cannes… and more Takeaways with Dan Salerno. Podcast

Veteran programming strategist Dan Salerno reports on highlights of attending last week’s MIPTV / MIPDoc market & conference in Cannes. We both loved being back at a LIVE event where business benefits flowed from both planned and spontaneous meetings. Listen to our MIPTV / MIPDoc Takeaways Peter Hamilton · MIPTV 2022: Serendipity in Cannes … …

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The Sundance Documentary Economy: $848 Million Spent by Producers Who Miss Out

A Sundance Film Festival award lags only behind an Oscar nomination as a measure of success for documentarians. But what are the odds that a U.S. or international documentary will earn a slot on the Sundance program? Is $848 million really the total spent on all those submissions that missed out? Read on for my …

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Executive Producers: What do they do?? A podcast with Love Nature’s James Manfull

What are the responsibilities and workload of an executive producer for a wildlife coproduction intended for a global audience?? James Manfull is the EP for Love Nature, and in a previous life a producer for Nat Geo’s Natural History Unit. James shares his day-to-day responsibilities– from concept evaluation to delivery — as the EP of …

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