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Sweet Spots: U.S. Factual Networks’ Production Cost Benchmarks 2014

Production Cost Benchmarks for U.S. Factual Networks

  • What do 30 channels pay for programs?
  • For documentaries? And reality series?
  • Is our commissioning team paying more or less than our competition?
  • Do preferred producers earn a premium?
  • Does my pitch fall in the budget sweet spot for my target network? interviewed dozens of executives and producers to create a unique source of proprietary information about network budgets

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Webinar: Getting to Greenlight: Five Key Success Factors for Non-fiction Producers

In’s first Webinar with my special guest, veteran U.S. programmer Ed Hersh, I cover strategies and tactics for improving a producer's chances of success in navigating the network development process. And we'll explore how networks develop concepts from the pitches, through green light to transmission… and what YOU can do make sure you're pitching the right way.

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CASE STUDY E-BOOK: Ten Documentary & Reality Projects

Ten Case Studies document key moments in the successful creation of unscripted films and television programs.

We cover concept development, the pitch, the network evaluation process, financing and deal-making, broadcast and theatrical exhibition, and the after-market.

Our Case Studies address both U.S. and international projects, including Australia and Europe. They include hit television series and theatrical films.

Our Case Study 10-pack is a valuable resource for producers, network executives, hopeful new entrants to careers in the nonfiction industry, and students.

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Production Budget Template for a Documentary Special, 2014 Edition

By Elizabeth Ventura

Elizabeth is a Senior Consultant in Production Management with years of experience working on documentary and nonficton budgets for US and international networks. Her comprehensive production budget package saves producers time and uncertainty by immediately establishing professional credibility with network production managers. The package includes 35 account categories and many special features, including an Assumptions page and a Schedule Template.

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Diary of a U.S. Reality Network Program Development Executive

Veteran Development Executive Stephen Harris Describes How U.S. Networks Commission Factual Programs

A How-to for producers on improving their chances of scheduling pitch meetings with commissioners, and then winning green lights for their concepts.
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China’s Documentary Market: Development, Coproduction and Sales

What are the key success and risk factors involved in approaching the Chinese market? Our interview-based white paper provides valuable data and key contacts.

  • Four major networks and several emerging players
  • China’s leading syndicator of nonfiction series and specials

The data includes:

  • Channel Profiles
  • Takeaways & Analysis
  • Interview notes
  • And more…

Receive regular updates after MIPCOM and the major markets.
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Consulting Services

We will review your project and provide an initial assessment with recommended Next Steps.

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