StoryScout 2024

Documentary Business

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Public Television

Case Study: Globe Trekker’s Business Model for a Deficit-financed Public TV Series (2/2)

This is part 2 of a two-part post on Globe Trekker, the leading PBS Travel series created by Pilot Productions’ Ian Cross. Last week:  Globe Trekker’s history, distribution and  audience This post: the business model and Takeaways. REVENUES Public TV Revenue Model Stations are given programs for free or for a comparatively low license fee The producer sells

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NEH (U.S.) Awards Grants for Documentaries

NEH Bridging Cultures Through Film Grants Awarded By Michael Rose The first round of documentary filmmaker recipients of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) new Bridging Cultures through Film initiative were announced today.  “They were made, for a total of $1,116,715– three for development, and two for production of documentary films,” said

PBS Gets the Jitters: Rumble or Earthquake in LA?

The PBS system has championed the documentary for forty years. PBS factual strands and slots have provided opportunities for hundreds of thousands of professionals from across the television value chain and in dozens of countries.   Coming on top of a decline in viewing, an aging audience and the loss of corporate sponsors, the system is absorbing