Documentary Business

Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

ITV Studios to ‘Pawn Stars’ Producer: “You’re worth US$450 Million!”

Leftfield Pictures was launched in 2007, backed by a stake of $20,000.

  • That valuation now rounds up to US$ half a billion!

We have been covering ‘the rise and rise’ of Leftfield.

  • Our aim was to establish the narrative for a hit series.
  • And identify the Key Success Factors for Reality TV producers and programmers.

The Secret Sauce:

Leftfield Pipeline


Source: LE (December, 2013)

Video Panel

  • Our NYS Bar Association Panel focused on how the Pawn Stars concept was conceived, developed and delivered.
  • Our free videos capture the contributions by History’s programming execs, the Leftfield team, and super-agent Robert Miller.

The Sizzle Reel

Here is the famous Pawn Stars sizzle reel!


  • Congrats, and thanks to Leftfield’s Brent Montgomery for the access and insights that he so generously shared along the way.
  • And also to Peleton Entertainment’s Robert Miller, History’s Mary Donohue and many others who have been important contributors to Leftfield’s success, and who shared their experiences.


Coming Soon

  • Is this a bubble?
  • Or what?

NEW!…………………….SWEET SPOTS 2014-15………………………….NEW!
Production and Acquisition Cost Benchmarks for U.S. Factual Networks

  • What do 30+ US channels pay for programs?
  • For docs? And reality?
  • For Signature, Standard and ‘Bargain-basement?
  • Is our commissioning team paying more or less than the competition?
  • Do preferred producers earn a premium?
  • Does my pitch fall in the budget sweet spot for my target network?
  • Which programs are being promoted at the 2014 Upfronts?

We interview dozens of executives and producers to create a unique source of proprietary information about network budgets for commissions and copro’s.

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