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STAR CHASERS OF SENEGAL: Indie producer’s Terra Mater Studios / NOVA copro. A Case Study for MIPCOM

Independent producer / director Ruth Berry creates for Terra Mater Studios and PBS’s NOVA series, a fast-track special that navigates the many cultural challenges to successful field production in Africa while revealing that space exploration is for everyone – not just for the wealthiest countries. Watch our MIPCOM 2022 Coproduction Case Study panel here. THE …

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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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MIPDoc Coverage: Streamers, post-pandemic demand & star names boost factual market

MIPTV and MIPDoc are making an exciting live return after a two-year Covid break. Its such a welcome, inspiring experience to spend time with friends and colleagues, kickstarting new projects and learning from recent ones. Covid accelerated the radical structural change wrought by the shift to streaming since we last “mipped” in Cannes in 2019. …

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New York WILD Film Festival: Award for Minna Dufton’s BIG vs SMALL on Saturday April 9.

The New York WILD Film Festival is packed with great viewing from adventure exploration to pure wildlife and conservation. NY WILD runs from April 1 to 9. Below are links to the program. And to the trailer. Award I will be accepting an award for Finnish fiilmmaker Minna Dufton. Her documentary BIG vs SMALL that tells …

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Happy Holidays from Stockholm: Wrapping up 2021. Excited about 2022!

  Wishing my friends and colleagues a happy holiday season from Stockholm! Our family is gathering in Uppsala for Christmas; its the first time that we’re all together since 2019! For 2022, I’m excited about providing you with more analysis and context, particularly covering how the revolutionary shift from channels to streamers is impacting documentary …

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Afghanistan in Documentaries: Sunny Side’s Story of the Month. Plus: Is Barack Obama a celebrity-fixated documentary producer?

Essential Afghan Documentaries – War boosters & critics: 15 key documentaries about Afghanistan, From ‘Taxi to the Dark Side’ to ‘Hell and Back Again‘ // Variety ‘Pat Tillman‘ and other films both critical and supportive of the war // Washington Post Art Workers in France Mobilize to Help Afghan Creators // Artnet Women journalists fear brutal Taliban // Vice Director’s escape from …

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PBS Strategy in the Streaming Era: Meet Sylvia Bugg, PBS Chief Programming Executive & General Manager at Sunny Side of the Doc

Sylvia Bugg is PBS‘s highly-respected Chief Programming Executive & General Manager, General Audience Programming. Sylvia shares her strategy and program highlights in our engaging Meet the Executive session for Sunny Side of the Doc. Watch the Session: Key Themes I begin by asking Sylvia how PBS is adapting to the streaming era. She references clips …

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Discovery Documentaries: SVP Howard Swartz reveals “The docs we’re looking for!”

Howard Swartz is the Senior Vice President Docs and Specials, Factual Networks & Streaming, for Discovery. For Sunny Side of the Doc‘s Meet the Executive session, he joined Peter Hamilton to share Discovery’s documentary strategy and key buckets. Following are session highlights, including clips of several projects that reveal Howard’s priorities. MISSION & STRATEGY What …

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