Documentary Production Roadmap: THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION




Twelve unique Case Studies:

  • The Siege of Mecca
  • United Skates
  • Letters from Baghdad
  • The Beatles
  • Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa
  • Sweet Micky for President
  • Every Face Has a Name
  • 2016 Obama’s America
  • Flight of the Butterflies
  • BESA: The Promise
  • An Honest Liar
  • Plimpton!


  • 70+ 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!

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Concept, Development, Budget, Funding, Pitch, Production, Post, Delivery, Theatrical Strategy, Distribution, Results, TakeawaysDOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ROADMAP Theatrical cover

Each Case Study tells the unique story about the theatrical distribution of a quality documentary.

The studies capture the concept, development, budgeting, funding, production, theatrical distribution Strategy & Results, and distribution of the work. Plus my analysis and Takeaways.

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 theatrical distribution, always both a goal and a huge challenge for filmmakers. Projects range from artful documentaries, hit reality series, Giant Screen releases, and online factual content.

The Study includes information, with links.

The Theatrical Case Study 12-pack is an invaluable resource for producers, network executives, researchers and new entrants to careers in the nonfiction industry.