Terra Mater - Star Chasers on Senegal

Documentary Business

Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

Search Results for: pawn stars

The ‘Pawn Stars’ Reality Boom: Leftfield Pictures Snapshot, 2012. How Many Hours? Channels? What’s Next?

…ecame Pawn Stars was first switched on in the back of a Vegas van in 2008. Pawn Stars is now History Channel’s breakout hit show: It ranks #1 in 2012 amongst all U.S. cable non-fiction series, followed by Jersey Shore. And last time I checked, it averages nearly 5.6 million viewers. That Las Vegas van was driven by emerging New York-based producer, Leftfield Pictures In 2007, before Pawn Stars, Leftfield produced 1 television hour. This year: more…

COVID-19 Recovery: Picking the ‘Pawn Stars’ of the Coronavirus Recession? A Case Study

…t Montgomery responded to the call during a trip to Las Vegas, and the hit Pawn Stars was born. Pawn Stars led a post-GFC wave of thrifty and buck-for-nothing cable shows, like Storage Wars. Years later, Leftfield was acquired at a valuation of around $450 million. Case Study I covered the rise and rise of Pawn Stars in great depth in a series of posts. We also recorded a Pawn Stars webinar for the New York State Bar Association that was produced…

The State of the Single Doc Economy. 5 Takeaways from IFP’s Independent Film Week

…ised of the Executive Producer, Agent and Network Programming Executive of Pawn Stars. The panel will discuss the key decisions made in the process of creating, producing and launching cable television’s #1 reality series. Panelists Brent Montgomery, Executive Producer, Leftfield Pictures Mary Donahue, Executive Producer, A&E Television Rob Miller, Agent, Peleton Entertainment Moderator Peter Hamilton, DocumentaryTelevision.com Wednesday October 1…

Netflix 2023 What You Need To Know Now


Memo to Reality Talent Hopefuls: No “Bingo!” from Network Deals. How to Blow a Pitch at History! China Doc Boom?

…ducer, History Channel Brent Montgomery, Leftfield Pictures and creator of Pawn Stars Rob Miller, Peleton Entertainment, Leftfield’s agent This week, we complete out coverage of the panel discussion: 6. Q&A. The Deal: The Work-for-Hire Model vs. Producers Retaining Rights (10:34) Can producers evolve beyond the work-for-hire model? Who retains rights? Rob Miller describes some of the financial challenges of the co-production model. http://www.yout…

Memo to Reality Talent Hopefuls: No BINGO! from Networks / China Doc Boom?

…ducer, History Channel Brent Montgomery, Leftfield Pictures and creator of Pawn Stars Rob Miller, Peleton Entertainment, Leftfield’s agent This week, we complete out coverage of the panel discussion: 6. Q&A. The Deal: The Work-for-Hire Model vs. Producers Retaining Rights (10:34) Can producers evolve beyond the work-for-hire model? Who retains rights? Rob Miller describes some of the financial challenges of the co-production model. http://www.yout…

‘Pawn Stars’ 4/4: Leftfield Puts Casting Under a Microscope

…d its History Channel hit Pawn Stars: Leftfield’s hard slog to Vegas (1/4) Pawn Stars: Concept, Talent, Sizzle, Pitch, Green Light and Hit (2/4) After Pawn Stars: A Structure, Doors Open, Renewals, Pitches, Green Lights. What Next? ——————————– How did you come to place such importance on the Casting? “I had worked on several seasons of Blind Date “Every day, I’d watch casting tapes of dates. In my mind, I’d rank them on a 1-10 scale “If Casting ha…


DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: 34 CASE STUDIES – A new resource packed with valuable detail and strategic Takeaways

…l) Reality & Lifestyle Pawn Stars Under the Microscope: The Rise & Rise of Pawn Stars and Leftfield Pictures: Concept, Talent, Sizzle Tape, Pitch, Green Light, HIT!! Leftfield Pictures After Pawn Stars: A Structure, Doors Open, Renewals, Pitches, Green Lights. What Next? Leftfield Pictures, 2007-2014 Snapshot: Episodes, Hours, Networks Pawn Stars: Leftfield Puts Casting Under a Microscope Pawn Stars: The Inside Story Ten Negotiation Secrets of the…

Leftfield Entertainment: The Snapshot After the Acquisition, 2014 (1 of 2)

…sitions: Diversified Leftfield’s output beyond the Male demo’s targeted by Pawn Stars. Brought solid relationships with new sets of buyers, particularly at channels like Discovery’s ID that are gaining viewers despite an overall stagnant market. And provided Leftfield with significant scale in a rapidly consolidating industry where smaller producers are finding it harder to get access to buyers and to sell shows. Here is our post-acquisition Leftf…