The LOST Kennedy Home Movies – Unlocking an Archival Treasure for History U.S.

Today is John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, which we recognize by republishing our “Lost Kennedy Home Movies Case Study” which was originally published on another anniversary, November 22, 2013. ‘The LOST Kennedy Home Movies’ is a History U.S. special that captures our lasting fascination with the Kennedy’s. It is a reminder on a harsh anniversary, that …

Coproduction: A Growing Trend in Factual. MIPDOC Panel Preview

I’m looking forward to MIPDoc, and particularly to the Coproduction Summit and the SVOD panel. Here is the Agenda: MIPDOC COPRODUCTION SUMMIT Sunday, 2 April 8.45      Fire-Side Chat with David Royle, Executive Vice President, Programming & Production, Smithsonian Networks, USA 9.05      Roundtable discussion 9.20      Panel Discussion / Market evolution when it …

“Who The F*@% Is Frank Zappa?” $1.1 Mn Pledged. Kickstarter Documentary Record Smashed

Kickstarter smashed its record for the documentary category when 8,688 backers pledged $1,126,036. The campaign? “Frank Zappa is one of the strangest, most amazing and influential figures of our era, but his definitive story has never been told. Now, for the first time ever, the Zappas have given us complete, unrestricted access to the contents …

Inmigración 411: A Timely Spanish-language Public Television Series On Immigration Law

In 2008, I was retained to develop programming strategy for HITN-TV, a Spanish-language public television network located in Brooklyn’s historic Navy Yard. The recommendation:  Create low-cost, primetime series that respond to the urgent information needs of around 50 million U.S. Latinos. Immigration was the no-brainer as topic #1. With super-scarce resources, we went on to …

Science Congress Takeaway #3. LIVE! Leads ‘What’s the Buzz!’ Cab/Sat Model Looks Fragile

What’s The Buzz? LIVE! The famous session that covers the year’s editorial trends led off with safariLIVE, the Nat Geo Wild daily feed from Kruger National Park. We covered safariLIVE in a panel at Wildscreen in October. It’s a groundbreaking brand-builder for Nat Geo Wild that also attracts new viewers on Facebook. The immiediacy and authenticity …