Sunnyside of the Doc: Access, Networking and Valuable Information!

Sunnyside offers access to decision-makers, networking events, and a full program of panels on key trends in nonfiction television — all in a compatible seaside city. A feature of SSD 2013 will be the attendance by a full delegation of documentary channels and producers from China. This is an important accomplishment for festival director Yves Jeanneau. I will moderate …

NEW!! International Documentary Buyers’ Guide 2013. Available Now!!

What Do the Channels Want? The International Documentary Buyers’ Guide answers these questions: Which channels worldwide buy documentaries and specials? How many do they buy? What are their dedicated slots? What are they looking for? What are their filters? And: Are the buyers open to international partnerships? Who are the key contacts? How can you reach them? …

Manitoba: A Skilled Production Community Backed by Generous Tax Credits

Manitoba enjoys a highly-skilled production community that is backed by Canada’s most generous tax credit system. Manitoba’s advantages came to our attention when we worked with the province’s leading non-fiction producers in the lead up to Real Screen 2013. Here is a practical user’s guide to Manitoba’s industry – its structures, benefits and talent. KEY …

MIPDoc Takeaways: Access for Vancouver’s LaDiDa Media / Latest on China’s CCTV-9 Documentary Channel and the ‘Pivot’ to Europe

Canada’s LaDiDa Media Sylvie Peltier is president of LaDiDa Media, an experienced Vancouver-based factual producer who has been working with Canadian channels. Sylvie decided to expand her horizons by attending MIPDoc. She was looking for international pre-buys and co-productions, as well as for opportunities to refresh her Canadian contacts.  Sylvie engaged us to help develop and …

Takeaways from AIDC: The Australian International Documentary Conference

 1.       Planning: Unlike convict-stained Sydney, Adelaide was founded in the 1830’s as a planned colony, a utopia for English gentry in a distant land. You can feel those original vibes to this day:  In Adelaide, and in Sydney! AIDC picked up on Adelaide’s ‘model planning’ theme.  It was an excellently administered conference, with: Solid and …