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Facebook Watch Delivers A Half Billion Views For Factual Producer. A Podcast with Sam Barcroft

Sam Barcroft has built a pioneering production company that is successfully adapting to the new digital content universe. He describes Barcroft Media‘s strategy of servicing traditional channels, SVOD services like Netflix, and the new digital platforms like Facebook. Facebook Watch is a Winner: Barcroft is an early and enthusiastic production partner for Facebook Watch. Launched …

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Low-cost Documentary Shorts Are a Revolutionary New Tool in U.S. Democratic Party Campaigns

The wave of upsets by outsider candidates in this year’s Democratic Party pre-selection battles is being fuelled by a new format: the online documentary short. These mini-documentaries tell gripping, emotional stories about the candidate’s struggles and values. The cost can be as low as $20,000: a fraction of the budget for a typical TV spot. …

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ITV Studios to ‘Pawn Stars’ Producer: “You’re worth US$450 Million!”

Leftfield Pictures was launched in 2007, backed by a stake of $20,000. That valuation now rounds up to US$ half a billion! We have been covering ‘the rise and rise’ of Leftfield. Our aim was to establish the narrative for a hit series. And identify the Key Success Factors for Reality TV producers and programmers. …

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Video: Frontiers in Archive: “MLK Assassination” / Smithsonian Case Study, MIPDoc 2013

We recorded two short interviews on the fly in Cannes at MIPDoc. New Frontiers in Archive: Case Study – ‘MLK The Assassination Tapes’ #1 Peabody Award winning producer Tom Jennings describes the challenges of clearing the MLK archive.   New Frontiers in Archive: Case Study – ‘MLK The Assassination Tapes’ #2 Smithsonian Channel EVP David …

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Industry Leader Interviews, AIDC 2013

AIDC Bites are short interviews recorded on the fly by Sean Elliott at the 2013 Australian International Documentary Conference. AIDC Bites #1 – The Importance of Character Steve Burns, Rollercoaster Road Productions Suzi Taylor, Fingerprint Productions AIDC Bites #2 – The Perfect Pitch Pat Ferns, Ferns Productions AIDC Bites #3 – Trends in China Steven …

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