It’s Pitch Season! Your Prep Work for Sundance, History Makers and Real Screen (Part 1 / 2)

Attending these conferences and markets is valuable, but it doesn’t come cheap for most of us.

So how can you make the most from your investment?

Here are highlights from our pipeline of weekly Case Studies, reports and commentaries that will help you get in shape for the upcoming American pitch season.

And send us an email if you require professional assistance with your preparation.

1. UNDERSTAND THE DAILY WORKFLOW OF THE NETWORK DEVELOPER!

A&E’s Stephen Harris generously guided a Silverdocs/WIVF audience through a day in his life as a development exec.  He shares his 4 key filters. Read here..

2. WHO’S GOT THE EDGE?

We call it the ‘vendor efficiency’ principle.  It explains why a handful of producers dominate the Factual sector. Who are they? Read more here…

3. STUDY ‘8 WAYS TO CREATE AN UNSCRIPTED HIT

From my audience research panel at Real Screen ‘11, A+E Networks’ brilliant Don Robert shows that Unscripted is king. And he analyzes how the top shows get there! Read here…

4. KNOW WHAT THEY’RE WATCHING?

5. GET INSPIRED!

It can happen. New star producers do break in! We covered History’s #1 U.S. reality hit Pawn Stars from every angle. Read the story. Check out the data. Study the Pawn Stars pitch reel.  The links are here…

And BTW, congrats yet again to Leftfield!  Here’s the promo clip for their brand-new ABC Network commission…

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

History Makers International
The History Explosion: New Channels & New Audiences

The first official session of History Makers International presents the significant new opportunities for History program makers worldwide.

Speakers
Piero A. Corsini, Series Producer, Rai Educational
Peter Gaffney, Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy, Scheduling and Acquisitions, History & H2
Dirk Hoogstra, Senior Vice President, Development and Programming, History & H2
Moderator
Peter Hamilton, DocumentaryTelevision.com


 

One comment

  1. RJ Williams says:

    Peter this is great . Thanks for bringing a resource such as Documentary Television to the forefront. We are a new producer and we have followed the process and are married up with an experienced show runner and have some concepts being pitched to different networks at Real Screen. Our casting and production experience has given us an edge . Thanks again!

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