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How to Pitch & Sell Your Project. A&E, #3/3. “Seven Key Takeaways”

Part 3/3 Click here for Part 1/3.: A day in the life of a developer, and more  Click here for Part 2/3: A&E’s four filters: “Death is the ultimate high stakes”, and even more By Erin Essenmacher A&E director of Development Stephen Harris spoke at Silverdocs and WIFV panels that were moderated by editor Peter […]

Preferred Vendors: Multiple Commissions / Multiple Networks. Why?

This week, we ask three questions: Which producers are getting the repeat commissions? Who gets commissions from multiple U.S. networks? And why? The Data We created lists of producers who earned commissions for new and returning programs from Discovery Networks, including the digi-nets, as well as AETN and Nat Geo Channels. Our sources were: Upfront press

Fair Use: Expanding Opportunities for Documentarians

Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment, under some circumstances. It is a basic part of copyright law in the U.S., but had fallen into disuse because of lack of clarity around what was safe to use. Since the Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use was