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    VIDEO ON DEMAND: Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, 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.

    Price: $39:95

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    Strategic Consulting Services

    $300.00

    Consultation on your Strategy for Developing, Funding, Producing and Distributing your Documentary, Television Special or Series, or Online Content Project

    For 30+ years, I have advised leading producers, networks, foundations, investors and governments on their strategies for making the greatest impact with their documentary projects.

    In this initial one-hour phone consultation and follow up call, we will:

    • Analyze the strengths & weaknesses of your concept.
    • Define the strategic option for funding and distributing your project.
    • We will highlight the networks, VOD distributors and international buyers for whom the project may be suited.
    • Describe their key terms, including what they pay.
    • Recommend key resources, such as for production management / budgeting, legal and social media.
    • And provide an overall assessment of your project with recommended Next Steps.

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    Consultation on the Strengths, Weaknesses and Recommended Next Steps for your Project that is in the Creative Development Phase

    $500.00

    Evaluate Your Documentary or Television Special Concept and Work-to-Date

    This initial two-hour engagement reviews a project that is either completed or has advanced to the trailer / pitch reel phase. It covers a one-hour phone consultation, my offline review of your materials, and a follow up call.

    We will focus on my practical review of your work thus far, and recommend your Next Steps. For a project that is in development or a completed work, I will:

    • Provide critical feedback of your concept and creative materials.
    • Review your revised concept + creative, providing a 2nd round of feedback.
    • Provide guidance for your business plan, including your presentations for funders and potential buyers.
    • Recommend Next Steps.

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    Consultation on Developing & Beginnning to Execute your Distribution Strategy

    $1,000.00

    Evaluate Your Documentary or Television Special Project/s

    I’ll review your work thus far and recommend your Next Steps. For a project that is in development or a completed work, I will:

    • Review your completeddevelopment materials such as trailer, key art, etc.
    • Outline the strategic distribution options for your project.
    • Evaluate potential distributors for U.S. and international television, SVOD services like Amazon Video and Netflix, as well as Education platforms.
    • Outline typical deal terms, revenue potential, and related costs.
    • Discuss benefits / options for your attendance at a major market.
    • Provide an assessment of your project/s with recommended Next Steps.
    • For market-ready projects, arrange introductions to potential distribution partners worldwide.

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    SCIENCE CASE STUDIES: DOCUMENTARY SUCCESS STORIES

    $39.95

    DocumentaryBusiness.com interviewed dozens of executives, distributors and producers to create a unique library of proprietary information about a how to develop and deliver a successful documentary, factual or reality production.

    Contents

    NHK's $6.5 Million Cosmic Shore
    Dino Stampede
    A Producer at Risk
    The Rise Of The Killer Virus
    In Ebola’s Wake
    A Shot to Save the World, with Bill Gates

    Contents

    • 60+ 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 (factual channels) 2017
    • And much more!

    $39.95 / Download Now


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    REALITY & LIFESTYLE CASE STUDIES: DOCUMENTARY SUCCESS STORIES

    $49.95

    DocumentaryBusiness.com interviewed dozens of executives, distributors and producers to create a unique library of proprietary information about a how to develop and deliver a successful documentary, factual or reality production.

    Contents

    6 unique Case Studies:

    • Pawn Stars
      • The Rise & Rise of Pawn Stars and Leftfield Pictures
      • 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, 2007-2013 Snapshot: Episodes, Hours, Networks
      • Pawn Stars: Leftfield Puts Casting Under a Microscope
      • Pawn Stars, The Inside Story: How to Create and Sustain a #1 Hit Reality Series (Panel videos)
      • Ten Negotiation Secrets of the Pawn Stars
      • ITV Studios to Pawn Stars Producer: ‘You’re worth US$450 Million!”
    • Celebrity Ghost Stories
    • Sweet Micky for President
    • Globe Trekker
    • A Producer at Risk in Siberia
    • Antiques Roadshow

    Contents

    • 60+ pages of detailed 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 (factual channels) 2017
    • And much more!

    $49.95 / Download Now


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    PUBLIC TELEVISION CASE STUDIES: TEN DOCUMENTARY SUCCESS STORIES

    $49.95

    DocumentaryBusiness.com interviewed dozens of executives, distributors and producers to create a unique library of proprietary information about a how to develop and deliver a successful documentary, factual or reality production.

    Contents

    10 unique Case Studies:

    • The Fidel Castro Tapes
    • Globe Trekker
    • The Rise Of The Killer Virus
    • In Ebola’s Wake
    • Every Face Has a Name
    • Dino Stampede
    • NHK's $6.5 Million Cosmic Shore
    • A Shot to Save the World
    • Antiques Roadshow
    • Letters from Baghdad

    Contents

    • 50+ pages of detailed Research
    • Compelling Takeaways to help you plan your Next Steps 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 (factual channels) 2017
    • And much more!

    $49.95 / Download Now


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    HISTORY: TEN DOCUMENTARY SUCCESS STORIES

    $39.95

    DocumentaryBusiness.com interviewed dozens of executives, distributors and producers to create a unique library of proprietary information about a how to develop and deliver a successful documentary, factual or reality production.

    Contents

    10 unique Case Studies:

    • An Aussie/ABBA Love Story ‘How Local Can Trump Global’
    • The LOST Kennedy Home Movies: Revealing a lost family Archive
    • Plimpton! A Crowd-funding & Kickstarter Campaign
    • MLK Assassination: The archive tells the story… cinematically
    • Fidel Castro: A PBS / Nat Geo Coproduction
    • The Challenger Disaster for Nat Geo: The archive delivers emotion to an Emmy winner from Tom Jennings
    • Kennedy Family archive revealed for History
    • Every Face Has A Name: A Swedish WW2 archive is converted to 4k
    • A Shot To Save The World: Bill Gates hosts my special on Jonas Salk for Smithsonian Networks and BBC
    • Letters From Baghdad: Archive plus actors in a beautiful $1+ million theatrical doc

    Contents

    • 60+ 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 (factual channels) 2017
    • And much more!

    $39.95 / Download Now


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    COPRODUCTION CASE STUDIES: SIX DOCUMENTARY SUCCESS STORIES

    $49.95

    DocumentaryBusiness.com interviewed dozens of executives, distributors and producers to create a unique library of proprietary information about a how to develop and deliver a successful documentary, factual or reality production.

    Contents

    6 unique Case Studies:

    • NHK's $6.5 Million Cosmic Shore
    • Dino Stampede
    • The Rise Of The Killer Virus
    • In Ebola’s Wake
    • The Fidel Castro Tapes
    • Every Face Has a Name

    Contents

    • 35+ 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 (factual channels) 2017
    • And much more!

    $49.95 / Download Now


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    THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION: SEVEN DOCUMENTARY CASE STUDIES

    $49.95

    DocumentaryBusiness.com interviewed dozens of executives, distributors and producers to create a unique library of proprietary information about how to develop and deliver a documentary, factual or reality production.

    Contents

    7 unique Theatrical Case Studies:

    • The Beatles: Eight Days A Week
    • Flight of the Butterflies (Giant Screen)
    • BESA: The Promise
    • 2016 Obama’s America
    • Plimpton!
    • Letters from Baghdad
    • Sweet Micky For President

    Contents

    • 45+ 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 (factual channels) 2017
    • And much more!

    $49.95 / Download Now