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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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Category:’s valuable offer features 10 of our original and proprietary Case Studies.

  • How to use crowd-funding for your doc or reality project?
  • Explore several relevant co-pro models?
  • What can you learn from the meteoric rise of the producer of Pawn Stars?
  • How to execute an archive-based program?
  • Analysis of how major networks commission programs?
  • And more! interviewed dozens of executives and producers to create a unique source of proprietary information about a wide variety of industry topics.


10 unique Case Studies:

  • 2016 Obama’s America: A Theatrical Distribution Case Study
  • An Aussie/ABBA Love Doc: A Case Study in ‘How Local Can Trump Global’
  • Dino Stampede: An ABC Commission Triggers a Cascade of Benefits
  • Cosmic Shore: A Blue Chip Science Case Study from Japan
  • The Rise and Rise Leftfield Entertainment, producer of Pawn Stars
  • A Producer at Risk: Siberian Ice Breaker Case Study
  • The LOST Kennedy Home Movies: A History Archive Case Study
  • Globe Trekker: How a Deficit-financed Series Became a Winner
  • Plimpton! A Crowd-funding & Kickstarter Case Study
  • Left Turn Films: A Case Study of Success with Kickstarter & Crowd-Funding


  • 113 Pages of detailed Research
  • Compelling Takeaways to help you succeed now
  • Graphs and Tables for Quick Analysis
  • Numerous links to additional resources
  • And much more!

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