The Funding Workshop – MIPDoc 2013
The Smithsonian Channel’s Do’s & Don’ts for Getting the Right Partners on Board
David Royle, EVP Programming & Production, Smithsonian Networks, USA
Moderator: Peter Hamilton
David shares his programming team’s strategies for developing three tiers of programs: Signature ‘tent pole’ specials (‘Titanboa’); Prime time Specials & Series (‘The Shot Felt Around the World’; ‘Treasures Decoded’); and Popular Formats (‘L.A. Frock Stars’).
Note to file: ‘The Shot’ is a production of Pittsburgh’s Steeltown Entertainment, a valued client. It captures Jonas Salk’s struggle to develop his polio vaccine. Bill Gates is interviewed in the film. Stephanie Dangel and Peter Hamilton are co-Executive Producers