StoryScout 2024

Documentary Business

Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

Who are the documentary buyers? What do they want? How many? Deal highlights and more

Twelve documentary buyers and producers reveal what drives their decisions.

  • Each commissioner is driven by a particular strategy, pipeline and budget ‘sweet spot’.
  • Each producer describes a unique path from concept through funding and production to distribution.

Since 2010, the mission of my Documentary Business newsletter has been to reveal how these individual production pathways and commissioner’s strategies combine to form our ever-evolving Unscripted industry.

In this post, I’ve recapped my 2020 interviews with buyers and recent Case Studies of notable productions.


Documentary Buyers: What Do They Want?

For dozens more buyer contacts, don’t miss the invaluable SUNNY SIDE DECISION MAKER’S GUIDE, my SWEET SPOTS guide to 31 U.S. networks.


Documentary Productions: Case Studies & Podcasts

Thanks to…

  • Our partner Sunny Side of the Doc for unique video coverage of the buying strategies of channels and platforms.
  • And our sponsor for our invaluable Case Studies of archive-based productions. ad