Documentary Business

Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

New Industry Trends series with Pact kicks off with Ed Hersh’s exploration of the True Crime boom

Pact UK press release, December 2022.

Pact has teamed up with Documentary BusinessPeter Hamilton to present Industry Trends, a new Pact Growth Accelerator series exploring key industry trends in handy bite-sized chunks.

The first episode, which is now live, shines a spotlight on the True Crime boom and features StoryCentric Founder Ed Hersh, who advises networks and producers on their development, pitching and storytelling strategies with a special focus on True Crime.

During the episode, Peter and Ed unpack the latest trends in the seemingly unlimited appetite for true crime programming on every platform. They discuss how the definition of the genre is expanding and what producers need to know before pitching True Crime ideas.

Watch the 20-minute episode here.*

Coming Up

Pact members can look forward to new episodes dropping regularly, with upcoming editions set to explore Channels and their Streamers: Programming Strategies Under the Micoscope, How Streaming Math Drives Production Cuts, and U.S. Audience Trends.

Pact members will be able to view all episodes on the Pact Growth Accelerator.

“Peter is an expert in his field so it’s great to be able to share his knowledge and insights – as well as those of his guests – in this new series for Pact members.”
Dawn McCarthy-Simpson, Pact, the UK producers’ association

“This is such a game-changing time for all video professionals, and I’m thrilled that Pact will share my takeaways on the opportunities and challenges faced by UK producers.” Peter Hamilton, Documentary Business