Documentary Business

Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

Funding a Documentary

Takeaways from the Cannes Market: MIPCOM 2012 (#1)

1. Here Comes Asia Let’s imagine you could stroll along the Croisette during MIPCOM 1992, blink, and find yourself in the same spot during MIPCOM 2012. What would you notice first? The amazing rise of the Asian delegations, particularly China and the other BRICs and Little BRICs And the end of total world domination by […]

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Sunnyside of the Doc Takeaways: Giant Screen Doc Grosses $126 million, China Local TV Explosion, Smithsonian Channel Presents, ‘SongbirdSOS’ Takes Prize!

Sunnyside of the Doc keeps a steady focus on the global documentary market. This year, 1,600+ delegates packed a thriving conference center. There were lots of really valuable workshops and pitch sessions. And La Rochelle is a very compatible location for conversation, relaxed access to decision-makers, and deal-making. Here are my Takeaways from SSD 2012.

Success Frameworks for China’s Factual Market: # 1, The Four Primary Filters for a Reality TV Concept

Welcome to ‘DocumentaryTelevision.com/Chinese‘. Why ‘…/Chinese’? Consider this chart:   Sources: CCTV, Nielsen, BARB China’s huge scale and rapid economic growth have propelled its television industry light years beyond Mao’s ‘People’s Daily’. Documentary channels are flourishing in the regions as well as the national – CCTV – level. They are hungry for content-driven story-telling that seems quaint

Documentary Film Funds: Their Missions. How to Find Them! (Part 2 of 2) Outside North America

We continue our analysis by the Sundance Institute‘s Senior Consultant for its Documentary Program, Bruni Burres, of the opportunities to secure funding from foundations and film initiatives. This week: Sources outside North America By Bruni Burres Select International Documentary Funds Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation To date, Britdoc grants have enabled over 60 influential documentary films

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