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    Sweet Spots: Production Cost Benchmarks for U.S. Factual Networks, 2019

    $195.00

    Production Cost Benchmarks for 31 U.S. Factual Networks

    • What do 31 channels pay for original programs?
    • For documentaries? Specials? And reality series?
    • Is our commissioning team paying more or less than our competition?
    • Does my pitch fall in the budget sweet spot for my target network?

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

    20% discount: $195.00 until 12/31/2018 – Regularly $245.00

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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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    Production Budget Template for a Documentary Special, 2018-19 Edition

    $1,495.00

    By Elizabeth Ventura

    My comprehensive Production Budget immediately establishes professional credibility with network production managers. It saves producers time and uncertainty. The customizable Budget includes 35 account categories, plus an Assumptions Template and a Production Schedule Template. The package includes a 2-hour consultation on your unique budget needs. The work is based on my years of experience as a Senior Consultant in Production Management, working on documentary and nonficton budgets for leading US and international networks as well as for private funders and foundation.

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    SCIENCE CASE STUDIES: Six Documentary Success Stories

    $39.95

    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, original 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)
    • And much more!

    $39.95 / Download Now

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    REALITY TV CASE STUDIES: The Pawn Stars Super Hit plus Five Success Stories

    $49.95

    Contents

    Six 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
    • 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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    PUBLIC TV CASE STUDIES: Ten International Documentary Success Stories

    $49.95

    Contents

    Ten 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, 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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    HISTORY CASE STUDIES: Ten Documentary Success Stories

    $39.95

    Contents

    Ten unique Case Studies of archive-based productions:

    • 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
    • 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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    COPRODUCTION CASE STUDIES: Six Documentary Success Stories

    $49.95

    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 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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    THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION: Seven Documentary Success Stories

    $49.95

    Contents

    Seven 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
    • And much more!

    $49.95 / Download Now

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    CROWD-FUNDING: Documentary Success Stories

    $19.95

    Contents

    2 unique Case Studies on Crowd-funding:

    • Plimpton!
    • An Honest Liar
    • A Kickstarter Record for a Documentary is Set by a Nerdy Science Film!
    • “Who The F*@% Is Frank Zappa?” $1.1 Mn Pledged on Kickstarter
    • Chinese Documentary Smashes Crowd-funding Record

    Contents

    • 30+ 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!

    $19.95 / Download Now

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

    $39.95

    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’

    $49.95

    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.

    $49.95 / Download Now

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