Documentary Business

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Cord-cutting: How Serious? What Does it Mean for Channels and Producers?

Are U.S. multichannel subscribers cutting the cord in such numbers that programmers and producers should be concerned for the long term? Analysts of our sector were recently whipped into a bit of a frenzy by the release of two studies: SNL Kagan reported that the U.S. industry lost 119,000 subscribers in the 3rd quarter 2010, […]

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

3D Comes to Dresden: Where to Next?

Two panels on 3D fundamentals and trends were among the highlights of the terrific program at the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) in Dresden . Following are our session notes and Takeaways And don’t miss our earlier ground-breaking analysis of 3D Budgets from Hoff Productions (SF/NY) Discovery 3D Channel Sarah Hume Vice President

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U.S. Channels: Where are the Producers Located? 2/2

PIN-POINTING THE GREEN LIGHTS 2/2 Last week, we published our sensitivity analysis of the locations of producers who are suppliers to U.S. Factual networks. Following are the findings 7 more of the 25+ channels that we surveyed: Methodology We reviewed Upfront and other new programming announcements for 2010/2111 We tracked down the locations of the cited

U.S. Channels: Where are the Producers? 1/2

PIN-POINTING THE GREEN LIGHTS Where can you find the suppliers to U.S. Factual networks? New York? LA? London? Are there other centers of development and production? Are there different sourcing practices amongst: Established channels and digi-nets? Documentary and Reality channels? These questions matter: For networks: Where should you locate LBA, Development and other resources? For producers:

Sarah Palin’s Alaska: Peaked? Discovery’s China Government Deal: Hmmm!

Sarah Palin’s Alaska: Context and Takeaways Approximately 4.96 million people watched the Sunday-night premiere of TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new reality-television show that depicts the former Alaska governor and her family exploring their home state. Ms. Palin’s audience was the most-watched program debut in TLC history, according to early Nielsen Co. data provided by

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Oprah’s Documentary Club Picks Three More: How Many Slots Left? What are they Paying?

OWN The Oprah Winfrey Network announced the acquisition of three documentary films for Oprah’s Documentary Film Club One Lucky Elephant follows circus producer David Balding as he struggles to find a nurturing home for his beloved orphaned baby African elephant. The film was ten years in the making 65 Redroses captures the spirit of a