Sunny Side of the Doc | 19-22 June 2023

Documentary Business

Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc


Select List, 1986-Present

Global Projects

CBS Corp
Discovery Communications Inc
A+E Networks
Landmark Communications
National Geographic Society
NBC News
Weather Channel
Scripps Networks
Sesame Workshop International
Smithsonian Networks
Blue Ant Media


BBC – Americas
Booz.Allen & Hamilton
Alliance Atlantis Communications
CBC Canada
Discovery Channel
KQED San Francisco
National Geographic Channel
NBC News
Public Radio International
Rainbow Networks
Rodale Press
Sundance Institute
Travel Channel
WETA Washington
WNET New York

Europe & Middle East

Discovery Europe
Enterprise Ireland
RAI Italy
TM3 Germany
Travel Europe
WDR Cologne

Asia & Australasia

IMDA Singapore
ABC Australia
Beijing Television Networks
Discovery International
Natural History New Zealand

Non Profits

I work with leading non-profits on their business development efforts. A frequent assignment is to create an “enterprises” strategy that successfully leverages the client’s media rights and their access to stories without compromising their core mission, assets and non-profit status.
Rockefeller Foundation
National Geographic Society
Sesame Workshop
Dalio Foundation
Soros Foundation
Vulcan Foundation
Wildlife Conservation Society
ATFT South Africa
Associated Universities, Inc.


Government agencies engage Peter Hamilton Consultants Inc to develop and help implement policies that expand the local production and distribution platforms, and to gain access to international markets. Clients have included:
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Enterprise Ireland
MDA Singapore
Screen Australia
dti South Africa
Manitoba Province

Family Foundations

Private philanthropies decide to fund documentaries on topics that advance their mission, but the family members discover that they lack vital knowledge of the television and theatrical distribution landscape. I provide them with detailed information on the scale of the opportunity, including the key risk factors. I share the underlying business practices in the documentary field, including budget benchmarks, standard terms with producers, international and educational licensing deals, and in securing online distribution with Amazon and Netflix. I typically introduce the client to my network of network executives, expert attorneys, production budget managers, distributors, press agents and more.