MIPDoc: Gédéon’s “Sagrada Familia: Gaudi’s Challenge” Case Study. Coming Soon

At the MIPDoc Coproduction Summit, Gédéon Programmes‘ Stéphane Millière revealed the development, the deal, and the ground-breaking CGI solutions employed to deliver Sagrada Familia: Gaudi’s Challenge. I will share and expand on Stéphane’s video presentation later this month. Intro: In my introduction to his presentation, I wrote: “Stéphane’s work is important for its creative merit and for …

MIPDoc Coverage: Streamers, post-pandemic demand & star names boost factual market

MIPTV and MIPDoc are making an exciting live return after a two-year Covid break. Its such a welcome, inspiring experience to spend time with friends and colleagues, kickstarting new projects and learning from recent ones. Covid accelerated the radical structural change wrought by the shift to streaming since we last “mipped” in Cannes in 2019. …

The Sundance Documentary Economy: $848 Million Spent by Producers Who Miss Out

A Sundance Film Festival award lags only behind an Oscar nomination as a measure of success for documentarians. But what are the odds that a U.S. or international documentary will earn a slot on the Sundance program? Is $848 million really the total spent on all those submissions that missed out? Read on for my …

LAST DAYS!! Global Pitch Call for Projects. Submissions close on January 5

The Global Pitch by Sunny Side of the Doc will be held on February 22 & 23, 2022. The aim of the two-day online pitching session is to facilitate the international financing and co-production of projects focusing on Women’s Voices. 100+ Decision-makers The Global Pitch is a unique opportunity for 12 selected projects to reach …

Happy Holidays from Stockholm: Wrapping up 2021. Excited about 2022!

  Wishing my friends and colleagues a happy holiday season from Stockholm! Our family is gathering in Uppsala for Christmas; its the first time that we’re all together since 2019! For 2022, I’m excited about providing you with more analysis and context, particularly covering how the revolutionary shift from channels to streamers is impacting documentary …

GZ DOC Panel: Global Factual Content Summit: 2021 VOD Platforms & Festivals

What are the key demand trends in the documentary sector across platforms, and how are the festivals responding? That was the ambitious topic for this morning’s recording of an engaging panel for the upcoming Guangzho International Documentary Film Festival 2021. China had almost fallen off my radar after many years of deep involvement in the …