- Who are the key documentary buyers worldwide?
- What programs and series do they want?
- How can you reach them?
260 decision-makers / 137 companies / 36 countries
The expanded and updated Sunny Side of the Doc Guide to Documentary Decision Makers is available to download now through January 31, 2023 for $99.95.
Our Guide helps producers and industry professionals to find buyers.
Targeting these key decision makers is the highest priority for producers: the Guide helps you understand what buyers want as you develop your concepts and then create strategies for your pitches.
For each decision maker, we list:
- Channel / Company profile
- Contact information for most
- Job Description
- Strand Profile
- Duration of programs
The Guide identifies how many hours the buyers commission and acquire each year.
Who are the Decision Makers?
The Guide was prepared by the team behind Sunny Side of the Doc 2022.
- Sunny Side is a hub for network buyers, co-production partners and funders.
- These are the leaders of the global market for documentaries and unscripted series and specials.
Which countries are represented?
Our Guide features the most comprehensive list of programming decision-makers in Europe’s largest markets, with France and Germany sending the most active delegations.
UK, USA, Japan, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, Canada, Qatar, Belgium, Netherlands, Brazil, Australia and Singapore are among the 36 countries that send the buyers to Sunny Side.
Their decision makers are listed in the Guide.
Our Guide to Decision Makers also features 51 Cultural Stakeholders — these are the international cultural institutions and museums that support immersive documentary experiences through co-creation, liaisons and grants.
Buyers can also access as a bonus our invaluable Sellers Guide, listing 80+ production companies and distributors who are candidates to partner with producers.
Peter Hamilton’s Documentary Business is Sunny Side‘s content and publishing partner, and offers the valuable Guide to members of the documentary community who were unable to enjoy Sunny Side in beautiful La Rochelle in June.
The Guide format follows the ZDF Germany profile for Imke Meier: