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  • SWEET SPOTS 2020: Production Cost Benchmarks for 31 U.S. Factual Networks & Netflix

    $195.00

    Production Cost Benchmarks for 31 U.S. Factual Networks & Netflix

    • What do 31 channels + NETFLIX pay for original programs?
    • For documentaries? Specials? And reality series?
    • Does my pitch fall in the budget Sweet Spot for my target network?
    • Will I lose credibility if my production budget is too high? Or too low?
    • Is our commissioning team paying more or less than our competition?

    Based on my interviews with dozens of executives and producers to create a unique source of proprietary information about network budgets for commissioned productions

    Regular price: $249.00
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    NETFLIX 2020: What You Need To Know Now!

    $195.00
    • Database of 230+ documentary commissions & acquisitions
    • Each entry includes logline, poster, executive producers, producers, director, talent, box office & more
    • Who to contact! 30 Key Netflix decision-makers worldwide who buy documentaries & unscripted series
    • Netflix’s ‘preferred producers’ who may partner with you to pitch your project.
    • How much does Netflix spend on Originals?
    • Budgets & Deals
    • The economics of subscription video streaming
    • Trends & Competition (Disney, Apple, Google + more)
    • 156 pages

    Regular price: $249.00 — Buy it now 20% off

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    VIDEO ON DEMAND: Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Hulu, CuriosityStream and More. Distribution, Opportunities, Success Factors & Deal Terms

    $39.95
    • SVOD, TVOD and AVOD explained.
    • What do Netflix and Amazon pay for programs?
    • And other VOD platforms, like CuriosityStream?
    • How do their deals differ?
    • What are the revshares?
    • Do they commission originals?
    • Are their deals exclusive?
    • What are their filters and targets?
    • How can producers sell to them?
    • Plus: practical social media marketing ideas for when you have a deal.

    Features unique expert analysis from distributor Kinonation’s Roger Jackson and other industry players.

    The analysis uncovers the drivers of success across the booming VOD platforms that are disrupting the programming plans of established channels.

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    DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: 34 CASE STUDIES

    $39.95

    FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISTRIBUTION

    Contents

    Complete set of 34 detailed Case Studies of award-winning projects

    Contents

    • 200+ pages of detailed, original Research
    • Projects in U.S., Australia, UK, Germany, Scandinavia and more.
    • Compelling Takeaways to help you plan your Next Steps
    • Numerous links to trailers, websites, Kickstarter campaigns, and additional resources
    • Distribution of U.S. Cable & Satellite Channels
    • Network Audience: U.S. Average Prime Time for factual channels
    • And much more!

    Regular price: $49.95 — Buy it now: $39.95

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    DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: HISTORY / ARCHIVE

    $19.95

    FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISTRIBUTION

    Contents

    Eighteen unique Case Studies of archive-based productions

    Contents

    • 90+ pages of detailed research
    • Compelling Takeaways to help you succeed now
    • Numerous links to trailers, websites, Kickstarter campaigns, and additional resources
    • Distribution of U.S. Cable & Satellite Channels
    • Network Audience: U.S. Average Prime Time
    • And much more!

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    DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: CO-PRODUCTIONS

    $19.95

    FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISTRIBUTION

    Contents

    Sixteen unique Case Studies

    Contents

    • 80+ pages of detailed research and findings
    • Compelling Takeaways with key success factors
    • Numerous links to trailers, websites and Kickstarter campaigns
    • Distribution of U.S. Cable & Satellite Channels
    • Network Audience: U.S. Average Prime Time
    • And much more!

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    DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: PUBLIC TELEVISION

    $19.95

    FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISTRIBUTION

    Contents

    Fourteen unique Case Studies:

    • Australia’s Stadium Documentary Project
    • Stormborn
    • Pompeii Rising
    • The Siege of Mecca
    • Native America
    • Japan from Above
    • The Fidel Castro Tapes
    • A Producer at Risk in Siberia
    • In Ebola’s Wake
    • The Rise of the Killer Virus
    • Every Face Has a Name
    • BESA: The Promise
    • An Aussie / ABBA Love Doc
    • Dino Stampede

    Contents

    • 80+ pages of detailed, original Research
    • Projects in U.S., Australia, UK, Germany, Scandinavia and more
    • Compelling Takeaways to help you plan your Next Steps
    • Numerous links to trailers, websites, Kickstarter campaigns, and additional resources
    • Distribution of U.S. Cable & Satellite Channels
    • Network Audience: U.S. Average Prime Time for factual channels
    • And much more!

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    DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: BIOGRAPHY

    $19.95

    FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISTRIBUTION

    Contents

    Fourteen unique Case Studies:

    • Australia’s Stadium Documentary Project
    • Letters from Baghdad
    • MLK: The Assassination Tapes
    • The Beatles
    • Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa
    • The Fidel Castro Tapes
    • Sweet Micky for President
    • 2016 Obama’s America
    • The LOST Kennedy Home Movies
    • A Shot to Save the World
    • An Honest Liar
    • An Aussie / ABBA Love Doc
    • Celebrity Ghost Stories
    • Plimpton!

    Contents

    • 70+ pages of detailed research and findings
    • Compelling Takeaways to help you succeed now
    • Numerous links to trailers, websites, Kickstarter campaigns, and additional resources
    • And much more!

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    DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: REALITY & LIFESTYLE

    $19.95

    FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISTRIBUTION

    Contents

    Seven unique Case Studies:

    • Pawn Stars:
      • The Rise & Rise of Pawn Stars and Leftfield Entertainment
      • The Rise & Rise of Pawn Stars and Leftfield Pictures: Concept, Talent, Sizzle Tape, Pitch, Green Light, HIT!!
      • Leftfield Pictures After Pawn Stars: A Structure, Doors Open, Renewals, Pitches, Green Lights. What Next?
      • Leftfield Pictures, 2007-2014 Snapshot: Episodes, Hours, Networks
      • Pawn Stars: Leftfield Puts Casting Under a Microscope
      • Pawn Stars: The Inside Story
      • Ten Negotiation Secrets of the Pawn Stars
      • ITV Studios to Pawn Stars Producer: “You’re Worth US$450 Million!”
    • Celebrity Ghost Stories
    • Antiques Roadshow
    • Globe Trekker

    Contents

    • 50+ pages
    • Based on my detailed, original research and findings
    • Compelling Takeaways to help you succeed now
    • Numerous links to trailers, websites and additional resources
    • Distribution of U.S. Cable & Satellite Channels
    • Network Audience: U.S. Average Prime Time
    • And much more!

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    DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: PLATFORMS & SCREENS

    $9.95

    FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISTRIBUTION

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    Four unique Case Studies:

    • Australia’s Stadium Documentary Project
    • Tasty’s “Hands & Pans”
    • Choppertown
    • Flight of the Butterflies

    Contents

    • 20+ pages of detailed research and findings
    • Compelling Takeaways to help you succeed now
    • Numerous links to trailers, websites, Kickstarter campaigns, and additional resources
    • And much more!

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    DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: THEATRICAL

    $19.95

    FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISTRIBUTION

    Contents

    Twelve unique Case Studies:

    • The Siege of Mecca
    • United Skates
    • Letters from Baghdad
    • The Beatles
    • Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa
    • Sweet Micky for President
    • Every Face Has a Name
    • 2016 Obama’s America
    • Flight of the Butterflies
    • BESA: The Promise
    • An Honest Liar
    • Plimpton!

    Contents

    • 70+ pages of detailed research and findings
    • Compelling Takeaways to help you succeed now
    • Numerous links to trailers, websites, Kickstarter campaigns, and additional resources
    • Distribution of U.S. Cable & Satellite Channels
    • Network Audience: U.S. Average Prime Time
    • And much more!

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    DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: CROWD FUNDING

    $9.95

    FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISTRIBUTION

    Contents

    Four unique Case Studies:

    • Letters from Baghdad
    • Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa
    • An Honest Liar
    • Plimpton!

    Contents

    • 20+ pages of detailed research and findings
    • Compelling Takeaways to help you succeed now
    • Numerous links to trailers, websites, Kickstarter campaigns, and additional resources
    • And much more!

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    DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: SCIENCE

    $19.95

    FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DISTRIBUTION

    Contents

    Eight unique Case Studies:

    • Pompeii Rising
    • A Producer at Risk in Siberia
    • In Ebola’s Wake
    • The Rise of the Killer Virus
    • Flight of the Butterflies
    • A Shot to Save the World
    • NHK’s $6.5 Million Cosmic Shore
    • Dino Stampede

    Contents

    • 40+ pages of detailed research and findings
    • Compelling Takeaways to help you succeed now
    • Numerous links to trailers, websites, Kickstarter campaigns, and additional resources
    • And much more!

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    Diary of a U.S. Reality Network Program Development Executive

    $9.95

    Veteran Development Executive Stephen Harris Describes How U.S. Networks Commission Factual Programs

    A How-to for producers on improving their chances of scheduling pitch meetings with commissioners, and then winning green lights for their concepts.

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    The Rise & Rise Leftfield Entertainment, Producer of ‘Pawn Stars’

    $9.95

    Pawn Stars became the breakout hit for History US that created Leftfield Entertainment, acquired recently by ITV Studios in a $450 Mn deal.

    • In 2007, Leftfield produced 1 television hour.
    • This year: more than 330!!

    Leftfield is the biggest winner of all in the Reality TV boom.

    • How was the Pawn Stars concept conceived?
    • And how did Leftfield execute so brilliantly?

    Our interview-based Case Study analyzes the 'secret sauce' behind Leftfield’s trajectory from a single hit producer to a leading international player with a head-spinning valuation.

    $9.95 / Download Now

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