Documentary Production Roadmap: PUBLIC TELEVISION




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


  • 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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Fourteen International Co-production Case Studies

Concept, Development, Budget, Funding, Pitch, Network Deals, Production, Post, Delivery, Distribution, TakeawaysDOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP Public Television cover

Each of these fourteen Case Studies tells the unique story of a public television feature documentary, series or primetime special.

The studies describe the project from concept through funding and copro arrangements to distribution. Plus my Takeaways.

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 for current or aspiring participants in the public TV sector.

These projects reveal the key success factors for U.S. and international projects, including UK, Europe, Japan and Australia.

The Public Television Case Study 14-pack is a valuable practical resource for producers, network executives, researchers and new entrants to careers in the nonfiction industry.