NETFLIX 2023: What You Need To Know Now!

Documentary Business

Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

Guide to 260 Documentary Decision Makers by Sunny Side of the Doc


Our unique Sunny Side Decision Makers Guide provides information about buyers that producers need to know now!

  • Which channels worldwide buy documentaries, specials and series?
  • Who are the key decision-makers?
  • What are they looking for?
  • How you can reach them!

The Sunny Side Decision Makers Guide features:

  • 260 buyers
  • 36 countries
  • 51 cultural stakeholders
  • Plus: our Sellers Guide Bonus!

Now offered to the documentary and unscripted community who were unable to attend Sunny Side 2022. Download now!

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  • 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.

The Data
For each decision maker, we list:

  • Name
  • Photo
  • 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:

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