What is a documentary? DocumentaryTelevision.com is the leading resource for documentaries & documentary producers. Peter Hamilton directs Peter Hamilton Consultants where he helps his clients to understand ‘What is a documentary?’ His website for documentaries DocumentaryTelevision.com helps documentary producers successfully develop, produce and market documentary ideas.
Peter Hamilton, Documentary Expert
Peter Hamilton’s clients since 1987 have included leading buyers of documentaries, including Discovery Communications, A+E Networks, Smithsonian Channel, NBC, BBC, Scripps Networks, Weather Channel, ABC Australia, Singapore’s Media Development Authority, and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Foundation. Notably, he developed the business plan for Discovery International, now a $12Bn enterprise.
For established players and newcomers, Peter Hamilton assesses concepts, undertakes market studies, creates business plans, identifies partners, develops marketing and distribution strategies, and actively contributes to their successful implementation. His firm has helped plan and launch dozens of factual networks worldwide.
Peter Hamilton is a former CBS executive who earlier earned his MBA at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent speaker at leading media industry events, including MIPDoc, Real Screen, Sunnyside of the Doc, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Hot Docs, Westdoc, Science & Factual Producers’ Congress and AIDC.
What is a Documentary?
Peter Hamilton’s documentary workshops focus on business strategy for network executives and producers, most recently at the Sorbonne University for a Colloquium of French industry leaders.
His ‘indispensable’ e-newsletter DocumentaryTelevision.com is the leader amongst documentary websites and it serves network executives, producers and industry professionals by providing current information about deals and trends.
Peter Hamilton has authored several books that are valued by industry professionals and students, including the classic Off-Hollywood: The Making and Marketing of Independent Films(David Rosen, co-author, in association with The Sundance Institute and the Independent Feature Project).
About Peter Hamilton, DocumentaryTelevision.com
Peter Hamilton publishes DocumentaryTelevision.com, a TV industry newsletter on how to produce a documentary TV special and reality television series. His expertise is unscripted TV, the documentary budget, funding a documentary, selling a documentary, and how to make a documentary.