Eighteen unique Case Studies of archive-based productions:

  • Australia’s Stadium Documentary Project
  • Pompeii Rising
  • The Siege of Mecca
  • United Skates
  • Letters from Baghdad
  • Native America
  • MLK: The Assassination Tapes
  • The Beatles
  • The Fidel Castro Tapes
  • The Archive Comes Back in the “Post-schedule Documentary Economy”
  • Challenger Disaster
  • Every Face Has a Name
  • The LOST Kennedy Home Movies
  • A Shot to Save the World
  • BESA: The Promise
  • An Aussie / ABBA Love Doc
  • Plimpton!
  • Dino Stampede


  • 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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Eighteen Case Studies of award-winning productions

Concept, Development, Archive Research, Budget, Funding, Pitch, Network Deal, Archive Research, Production, Post, Delivery, Distribution, TakeawaysDOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP: History - Archive cover

Each of these 18 Case Studies tells the unique story of an archive-based documentary, primetime special or series.

Producers, distributors and program buyers describe projects from concept through funding to distribution. Plus my analysis!

The information is based on interviews with insiders as well as outside experts.

The study as a whole provides a unique mosaic of invaluable information for current or aspiring participants in the rapidly expanding History genre.

Projects range across artful documentaries, hit reality series, Giant Screen releases, and online factual content.

My Case Studies identify the key success factors for U.S. and international projects, including UK, Europe and Australia.

The History Archive Case Study 18-pack is an invaluable resource for producers, network executives, researchers and newcomers to the documentary industry.