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Documentary Business

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Documentary Landscape: Year-End Snapshot. A Pact Webinar with Dan Salerno

I spend many hours in conversation with veteran programming executive Dan Salerno interrogating the industry data and charts that land on our desks. We always ask ourselves: What does the data reveal for factual producers? Today’s webinar recaptures the spirit of those conversations by exploring the trends revealed by six slides. This is episode #9

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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

Nat Geo & Disney+: How They Balance Programming Strategies. A Pact Webinar

Nat Geo is a legendary brand for documentary filmmakers and viewers. But how is the Nat Geo channel evolving, now that it belongs to the Disney family and is a subsidiary brand to Disney+? Veteran programming executive Dan Salerno answers this question and more in our most recent webinar. Latest: Nat Geo Wild Loses Subscribers Following

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

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WB Discovery’s ID Network Orders Originals. Pact Webinar with Dan Salerno

Warner Brothers’ ID: Investigation Discovery network is actively ordering new originals. While many legacy channels are cutting back on their commissions, ID‘s strategy is relatively unchanged in the streaming era. What is ID buying? Veteran programming executive Dan Salerno, answers this question and more in our latest webinar. This is episode #7 in a series on

Reelz Explodes into the Top-Tier of U.S. Networks. How They Did It! A Pact Webinar

Reelz is currently the most-watched U.S. entertainment network on Fridays and Saturdays. It has not just grown, but exploded into a top-tier service — and in a matter of weeks! Veteran programming executive and respected senior consultant Dan Salerno continues his unique, deeply-researched strategic analysis of U.S. network schedules. How does the success of On