Don’t miss our monthly selection of stories that capture industry trends, curated with my friends and partners at Sunny Side of the Doc.
Streamers are Green-lighting!
- Mickey Mouse doc for Disney from auteur Morgan Neville // Realscreen
- DISNEY+ tweets out nostalgic lineup for debut // Ad Week
- HBO Max commissions Monica Lewinsky scandal doc and Amy Schumer feature doc and LGBTQ+ “Equal” series // Realscreen
- Even financial services giant Bloomberg steps into consumer-focused unscripted // Rapid TV News
- Amazon Prime announces yet another serial killer-themed series… on Ted Bundy, and a series on Tottenham Hotspurs // Realscreen
Disney + Launch
- Disney’s launch promo (2 minutes, above) features Nat Geo and Wildlife programs.
- And if you have time to spare, enjoy here the latest Disney+ promo (3 hours), with basically everything coming to U.S. subscribers on November 12.
Development & Production
- Harry / Meghan documentary rattles British establishment // Washington Post
- True Royalty niche streamer seeks $12 Mn for originals // Variety
- True Royalty strategy: Podcast w COO Gregor Angus // DocumentaryBusiness.com
Distribution & Platforms
- Piracy threatens the entire TV eco-system // Rapid TV News
- Quibi’s short form ambitions fascinate Hollywood and Wall Street // Wired
- Japan: Alchimie to deliver NHK content via OTT // Advanced Televisio
- Paris digital art museum launches ambitious interactive competition // Guardian
- Can institutions tell their stories? Yes, if they think like a museum! // Washington Post
- Netflix black box revealed : How they classify viewers // The Verge
Definitely worth reading!
- TikTok: Don’t miss 48 strange & beautiful hours // New York Times
- Inmate cellphone videographer secretly records brutal prison life // Washington Post
- You’re Dead to Me – The History podcast for people who don’t like History… and those who do ! // BBC
- Is Amazon Unstoppable? Bezos fights politicians who want to rein him in // New Yorker
- Emerging Producers present their documentaries at Ji.hlava Film Festival // Variety