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Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

The Great Contraction and the Business of Non-Fiction: PGA Member Webinar

I’m delighted to join the PGA’s Documentary & Non-Fiction Committee as a featured speaker with UTA’s Kellen Alberstone at our Live webinar exploring the state of the unscripted economy.

The Great Contraction and the Business of Non-Fiction.
Tuesday, January 16 at 2:00 PM PST | 5:00 PM EST.
Moderator: David Scott.
(An exclusive live webinar for members of the Producers Guild of America.)
PGA Members: Register Here.

Topics include:

  • The state of the non-fiction marketplace.
  • Why the “contraction”? Why now?
  • How is the shift from cable to streaming affecting non-fiction storytelling?
  • What are the problems producers need to think about and solve?
  • Who is buying and what are they looking for?

My Key PPT Slide

Thanks to PGA session producer Trevor Smith and moderator David Scott. Also facilitating production of the webinar have been Kemi Jackson, Sara Bernstein, Ellyn Vander Wyden, Megan Chao, John Epley and Mica Bernhard.


About the Panelists

Kellen Alberstone | United Talent Agency (Documentary Group and Unscripted Television)
Kellen Alberstone is an agent in UTA’s unscripted television division, where she helps spearhead the company’s efforts in the documentary space. She provides 360-degree representation of documentary filmmakers by helping build and grow their production companies, businesses and more. Additionally, she acts as a bridge between non-fiction and various divisions—from bringing traditional narrative talent into documentaries, to helping transition documentary storytellers into other mediums, and facilitating creative and forward thinking- partnerships with UTA’s Media Rights and Audio clients. She works with many of the company’s key clients, including Maclain and Chapman Way and Stardust Frames, Erin Lee Carr and Carr Lot Productions, Brian Lazarte and James Lee Hernandez and Fun Meter, Alex Gibney and Jigsaw Productions, Ross Dinerstein and Campfire Studios, Rachel Dretzin, Barak Goodman and John Maggio and Ark Media, Tiller Russell and Tillerman Films, Mike Tollin and Mandalay Sports Media, Malala Yousafzai and Extracurricular, Stacey Abrams and Sage Works Productions, Los Angeles Times Studios, The Boston Globe, and Wondery.

Peter Hamilton | Documentary Business 

My focus is on the business of unscripted programs for industry-leading clients that include platforms, channels, producers, governments, non-profits and investors. A former CBS exec, I was educated at UPenn/Wharton (MBA) and UMelbourne. My credits include productions for Smithsonian and BBC with Bill Gates and David Attenborough. I recently co-EP’d Jacob Steinberg’s Season of the Osprey for PBS Nature and Love Nature. Documentary Business  is my “indispensable” weekly newsletter. Peter Hamilton Consultants Inc is based in New York.


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