Documentary Production Roadmap: REALITY & LIFESTYLE




Seven unique Case Studies:

  • Pawn Stars:
    • The Rise & Rise of Pawn Stars and Leftfield Entertainment
    • 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, 2007-2014 Snapshot: Episodes, Hours, Networks
    • Pawn Stars: Leftfield Puts Casting Under a Microscope
    • Pawn Stars: The Inside Story
    • Ten Negotiation Secrets of the Pawn Stars
    • ITV Studios to Pawn Stars Producer: “You’re Worth US$450 Million!”
  • Celebrity Ghost Stories
  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Globe Trekker


  • 50+ 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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Led by Pawn Stars, each of these seven Case Studies tells the unique story of the development and execution of a successful Reality or Lifestyle series.

Pawn Stars, a global hit series and format for A+E Networks is covered in great detail, from concept to the sale of production company Leftfield Entertainment for $450 million.

The information is based on hours of interviews with the producers, their network buyers, and outside experts. The study as a whole provides a unique mosaic of invaluable information about character-driven series and specials.

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

The Reality & Lifestyle Case Study 6-pack is an invaluable resource for producers, network executives, researchers and new entrants to the nonfiction industry.