Documentary Production Roadmap: INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTIONS




Sixteen unique Case Studies


  • 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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Sixteen Copro Case Studies

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Each of these sixteen Case Studies tells the unique story of the development and execution of a quality coproduction:

  • Stormborn (A $1.5 Mn Wildlife copro by Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel, ARTE, BBC- & Screen- Scotland)
  • Pompeii Rising (A €1.6 Mn Copro from France’s Gedeon Productions)
  • The Siege of Mecca (ARTE, NDR-Germany, PBS International)
  • Letters from Baghdad (Successful theatrical run + BBC)
  • The Cleaners (Sundance finals for a US$1.3 Mn investigative documentary from Berlin)
  • Japan from Above (NHK, Arte, Voyage + others share €1.5 Mn budget by Gedeon)
  • The Beatles: Eight Days A Week (Ron Howard-directs a $10 Mn +/- budget. Unique access.)
  • The Fidel Castro Tapes (PBS/NGC International Co-production)
  • A Producer at Risk in Siberia (Cold + corruption threaten project)
  • In Ebola’s Wake (High-risk production backed by Al Jazeera)
  • The Rise of the Killer Virus (Smithsonian, ARTE, CCTV-10 China + others)
  • Every Face Has a Name (4K archive conversion creates value for Scandi producers)
  • Flight of the Butterflies
  • BESA: The Promise (From veteran U.S. factual producer JWM Productions)
  • An Aussie / ABBA Love Doc (A $500k Aussie production)
  • Dino Stampede (ABC Australia, Smithsonian Networks)

The information is based on interviews with the producers, their network buyers, and outside experts.

The study as a whole provides a unique mosaic of invaluable information about how to create a successful coproductions.

The Study includes practical information, insider data, and links.

The Coproduction Case Study 16-pack is an invaluable resource for producers, network executives, researchers and new entrants to careers in the nonfiction industry.