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HEATHER CROALL

KAROLINA LIDIN

CHARLIE PHILLIPS

WELCOME TO DOC/FEST’S MARKETPLACE! Welcome to Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Marketplace for 2014 – a key part of the documentary calendar to connect with funders and documentary-makers to make deals and broker partnerships. This year we have a record 300 Decision Makers coming to Sheffield. The people listed in this book are a diverse bunch but they’re united in their power to make decisions that can have massive benefits for your ideas – creatively and financially. The term ‘Decision Maker’ might seem strange but it’s the best one we can find to cover diverse roles including funders, commissioners, buyers, executive producers, distributors, sales agents, mentors, advisors, technology providers and other indefinable individuals – Decision Maker sums them up pretty well. They come from 27 countries but really they represent the entire world, not to mention a range of factual genres and styles of documentary too. Doc/Fest is a key place to get deals done. We can proudly call Doc/Fest a major meeting point for European and international documentary makers to do business with the rest of the world. This is the place to share global market knowledge and help each other to get more brilliant documentaries made. We bring together an amazing range of people, such as experts in TV commissioning and acquisitions, and international film funds and foundations, and national film institutes. We also have Decision Makers supporting multi-platform and interactive, those who facilitate crowdfunding, impact, marketing, self-distributing, 3rd sector funding and online exhibition, and all routes in between and beyond. The Decision Makers Guide is a chance for you to get to know them all a bit better. We pride ourselves on making Sheffield Doc/Fest an open and friendly place where everyone is accessible. So be sure to talk to these Decision Makers at the market events, conference sessions and networking events throughout the six days of Doc/Fest. Study this guide and it’ll allow you to feel totally confident in approaching Decision Makers with your ideas, with full knowledge of what their area of interest and expertise is.

ANNA PARKER

BECKY WEBB

MADELAINE RUSSO

MeetMarket, along with 29 digital projects in the Crossover Market. But the Marketplace at Doc/Fest is about much more than MeetMarket and Crossover Market – if you want to meet with Decision Makers and you’re not in our matchmade markets, we can help you. You can arrange your own market encounters, visit advice sessions, listen to Decision Makers’ plans for the future in the commissioning panels and other conference sessions, and watch them in action at the various public pitches. You can also check out our two brand new Marketplace days, which Decision Makers will be attending: Sales Sunday is designed specifically for filmmakers who want to learn more about taking their project to an audience through sales and distribution. If you have a film or TV project in a late or finished stage, which you want to sell and distribute, this day could be perfect for you. First Encounters Day provides talent of any kind, both emerging and established with a chance to create new contacts and connections in a supportive environment, all with a view to encouraging new ideas and collaboration. Welcome back to those of you who’ve enjoyed Doc/ Fest’s Marketplace before and we hope that those of you here for the first time will find it unlike anywhere else to do deals. Stay in touch and tell us your success stories from Doc/Fest’s 2014 Marketplace on Twitter by using #sheffdocfest The Sheffield Doc/Fest Marketplace Team Heather Croall (Festival Director and CEO) Karolina Lidin (Marketplace Executive Producer) Charlie Phillips (Deputy Director) Anna Parker (Marketplace Manager) Becky Webb (Marketplace Assistant) Madelaine Russo (Marketplace Session Coordinator)

MEETMARKET SUPPORTED BY:

We’re proud to be showcasing 64 international class projects in our innovative pitching opportunity,

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Index by Countr y COUNTRY COUNTRY

COMPANY

PAGE COUNTRY COMPANY

COMPANY

PAGE PAGE

......................................................................................... AUSTRALIA Anita Brown Katrina Sedgwick John Godfrey Andrew Golding

ABC ABC SBS SBS Television

5 5 5 6

AUSTRIA Peter Jager

Autlook Filmsales

6

BELGIUM Iva Tkalec Thierry Detaille Tom Bleyaert

CBA-WIP CBA-WIP VRT

7 6 7

CANADA Catherine Olsen Mark Starowicz Robin Smith

CBC News Network CBC Television KinoSmith

7 8 8

CHINA Chang Chao-wei Leland Ling

CNEX LIC China

8 9

COLOMBIA Claudia Rodriguez Valencia

RTVC senalcolombia

9

CZECH REPUBLIC Ivana Pauerova Milosevic

Ceska Televize

9

DENMARK Anders Bruus

Danish Broadcasting Corporation Kim Christiansen Danish Broadcasting Corporation Mette Hoffman Meyer Danish Broadcasting Corporation Helle Hansen Danish Film Institute Klara Grunning-Harris Danish Film Institute

10 10 10 11 11

GERMANY Barbara Biemann Heino Deckert

Georg Gruber Anja Dziersk Anne Kauth Sabine Bubeck-Paaz Linde Dehner

ARD / NDR Deckert Distribution GmbH Kloos & Co. Medien / Rise and Shine World Sales magnetfilm Rise And Shine ZDF ZDF/ARTE ZDF/ARTE

IRELAND Sarah Dillon Keith Potter Alan Maher Colm O’Callaghan Sarah Ryder

Irish Film Board Irish Film Board Roads Entertainment RTE RTE

21 21 22 22 22

Cinephil S.H. CHANNEL 8 DBS Satellite Services / Yes

23 23 23

NHK

24

AVROTROS Television Dondersteen Media Illumina Films NCRV NCRV NPB NTR Off The Fence Submarine Tuvalu Media VPRO VPRO VPRO, NTR, VARA, HUMAN, EO, BNN, MAX

24 24 25 25 25 26 26 26 27 27 27 28 28

Norweigan Broadcasting Corp

28

Stefan Kloos

ISRAEL Philippa Kowarsky Elad Noy Osnat Eden-Fraiman JAPAN Tomoko Okutsu NETHERLANDS Marijke Huijbregts Monique De Haas Robin Brinster Jelle Peter de Ruiter Yolande van der Blij Kaisa Kriek Oscar van der Kroon Mark Dee-Shapland Bruno Felix Duurt Holman GertJan Kuiper Barbara Truyen Nathalie Windhorst

18 19 21 19 19 20 20 20

ESTONIA Viola Salu

ERR

11

NORWAY Carina Bordewich

FINLAND Jenny Westergard Ritva Leino

YLE YLE

12 12

ROMANIA Aurelian Nica

HBO Romania

29

ARTE France ARTE France ARTE France ARTE France ARTE France ARTE G.E.I.E ARTE G.E.I.E ARTE G.E.I.E. CAT&Docs Doc & Film International France 3 France Télévisions France Télévisions Freelance Java Films Radio France

12 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 15 15 16 16 16 17 17 17

RUSSIA Vera Obolonkina

24DOC Channel

29

SLOVENIA Peter Povh

RTV Slovenija

29

SPAIN Guy Spriggs

Ramillas

30

SWEDEN Annika Gustafson Axel Arno Emelie Persson

BoostHbg SVT SVT

30 30 31

SWITZERLAND Gitte Hansen Esther van Messel

First Hand Films First Hand Films

31 31

Terranoa Upside Distribution

18 18

UNITED KINGDOM Rachel Job Andy Sansom

A+E Networks UK Aeon Media

32 32

FRANCE Catherine Alvaresse Lili Blumers Karen Michael Mark Edwards Nathalie Verdier Anne-Laure Negrin Sabine Lange Claudia Bucher Catherine LeClef Gorka Gallier Anna Glogowski Gwenaelle Signate Renaud Allilaire Christine Reisen Kathryn Bonnici Christilla HuillardKann Isabelle Graziadey Arianna Castoldi

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Index by Country COUNTRY COUNTRY

COMPANY

Flora Gregory David Jubb Aaqil Ahmed Adam Barker Alison Kirkham Cassian Harrison Chris Sizemore Elliot Reed Emma Willis Jan Younghusband Lindsay Bradbury Lisa Opie Mark Bell Sam Anstiss Sam Bickley Tom Edwards Tom McDonald Greg Sanderson Kez Margrie Ninder Billing Catherine McCarthy Tony Phillips

Al Jazeera Battersea Arts Centre BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC BBC CBBC BBC CBBC BBC Media Action BBC Radio 4 / World Service English BBC Scotland BBC Storyville BBC Storyville BBC Storyville BBC Storyville BBC Worldwide BFI Film Fund BRITDOC Foundation BRITDOC Foundation BRITDOC Foundation Brothers and Sisters Creative Ltd Bungalow Town Productions Ltd Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 4 Channel 5 Channel4 Community Channel Curzon Artificial Eye Dazed Group Dazed Group Discovery Discovery Networks International Discovery Networks International Discovery Networks International

PAGE COUNTRY COMPANY

COMPANY

PAGE PAGE

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Ewan Angus Jo Lapping Kate Townsend Nick Fraser Shanida Scotland Andrea Olsson Lizzie Francke Elise McCave Luke Moody Sandra Whipham Kevin Brown Rachel Wexler Michael Norton Adam Gee Ade Rawcliffe Anna Miralis Daniel Pearl David Brindley David Glover Emma Cooper Ian Dunkley John Hay Lara Akeju Liam Humphreys Lucy Leveugle Nick Mirsky Ralph Lee Rich Evans Sara Ramsden Tina Flintoff Guy Davies Siobhan Sinnerton Patrick Hurst Ana Cristina Santos Jennifer Byrne Ravi Amaratunga Helen Hawken Charlotte Reid Elizabeth McIntyre Mark Procter

32 33 33 34 36 35 37 37 38 38 35 36 34 33 34 35 36 37 39 38 39 39 40 40 41 40 41 41 42 42 42 43 43 43 44 46 49 48 49 44 46 45 45 47 44 47 48 48 47 45 49 46 50 50 50 51 51 51 52 53 52 53

Sarah Thornton

Discovery Networks International Discovery Networks Tom Gorham International Discovery Networks Victoria Noble International DocHeads Katharine Round Dogwoof Andy Whittaker Dogwoof Oli Harbottle Dogwoof Vesna Cudic Drive Ben Barrett Drive Lilla Hurst elevenfiftyfive David Kapur Elfin Productions Ltd Cat Cooper Espresso TV David Hooper FACT Mike Stubbs Film Agency for Wales Hannah Thomas Kimberley Anwen Warner Film Agency for Wales Film4.0 Anna Higgs Freelance Paula Le Dieu future artists Mark Ashmore HelloEnjoy Carlos Ulloa Independent Film Sales Calum Gray Influence Film Cristina Ljungberg Influence Film Victoria Steventon ITV Jo Clinton-Davis ITV Priya Singh ITV Richard Klein Koch Media Ltd Martina Ternstrom London Live Derren Lawford London Live Jonathan Boseley markthree media Kate Monaghan Mediacom Nick Cohen Metrodome Distribution Damian Spandley Motion Perpetual & Jess Medling Cineworld Cinemas National Geographic Benjamin Noot Channels International National Geographic Carolyn Payne Channels International National Theatre Toby Coffey November Films James Collie Nowness Avi Grewal Nowness Raven Smith Off The Fence Natalie Holden Oxfam Lysbeth Holdaway Oxfam Ryan Witchalls Oxfam Fred Perraut Oxfam GB Ian Bray Passion Pictures George Chignell Passion Pictures John Battsek Passion Pictures Nicole Stott PBS UK Richard Kingsbury Peccadillo Pictures Jason Bradbury Penguin Nathan Hull Picturehouse Cinemas Chris Harris Picturehouse Cinemas Clare Binns & Picturehouse Entertainment Power to the Pixel Liz Rosenthal Pulse Films Anna Sissons Pulse Films Julia Nottingham Pulse Films Lucas Ochoa Reel Nice Laura Shacham Reframed Jo York Reframed Kev Price RISE Films Teddy Leifer Roundhouse Emma Davis Roundhouse Marta Sala Font

54

52 53 54 55 55 54 55 56 56 56 57 57 58 57 58 58 59 59 59 60 60 60 61 61 61 62 62 62 63 63 63 64 64 64 65 65 65 66 66 67 67 66 68 67 68 68 69 69 70 69 70 71 70 71 71 72 72 72 73 73

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COMPANY

PAGE COUNTRY COMPANY

COMPANY

PAGE PAGE

......................................................................................... 73 74 74 75 75 74

S4C Llion Iwan Screen Yorkshire Hugo Heppell Sky Arts Phil Edgar-Jones Sky Entertainment Celia Taylor Sky Entertainment Chris Wilson Sky Entertainment Lorraine CharkerPhillips Sky Entertainment Siobhan Mulholland Sky Vision Niki Page Sky Vision Sean Wheatley Soda Pictures Edward Fletcher Spier Films Iceland Heather Millard Spring Films Andre Singer Taskovski Films Irena Taskovski Tate Media Kate Vogel TCB MEDIA RIGHTS Paul Heaney The Works Film Group Beatrice Neumann Together Films Elizabeth Benjamin Together Films Sarah Mosses TVF International Alice Hamlett Harriet Armston-Clarke TVF International UKTV Shirani Sabaratnam Ultra Violet Films Abigail Jones Ultra Violet Films Joanna Natasegara Universal Pictures Aurelie De Troyer International Entertainment VICE Al Brown VICE Lina Prestwood Vimeo Jordan McGarry Warp Films Libby Durdy Warp Films Mark Herbert Wellcome Trust Lisa Lazareck WorldView Marion Simpson Zodiak Rights Alexander Brudenell

81 81 82 82 82 83 83 84

UNITED STATES Molly Thompson Cynthia Kane Marc Schiller

84 84 85

Jennifer MacArthur David Piperni Lisa Kleiner-Chanoff Wendy Ettinger Adella Ladjevardi Kate Hurwitz Alice Apley Sheri Candler Merrill Sterritt Eugene Hernandez Steven Beckman Diana Holtzberg Sharon La Cruise Nick Quested Kara Oehler Clint Beharry Sarah Masters Tracie Holder John Trigonis Claire Aguilar Lois Vossen Tim Horsburgh Liz Cook Elizabeth Sheldon Roger Jackson

A+E Studios Feature Films Al Jazeera America BOND Strategy and Influence Borderline Media Cargo Film & Releasing Catapult Film Fund Chicken & Egg Pictures Cinereach Cinetic Documentary Educational Resources Film Collaborative Film Presence Film Society of Lincoln Center FilmBuff Films Transit Ford Foundation Goldcrest Films International goPoP / Zeega Harmony Institute Hartley Film Foundation Independent Consultant IndieGoGo ITVS ITVS Kartemquin Films Kickstarter Kino Lorber, Inc. KinoNation

75 76 76 76 77 77 77 78 78 83 78 79 79 79 80 80 80 81

Louise Rosen Sarah Wolozin

Julie Goldman Noah Rosenberg Adam Del Deo Lisa Nishimura Jason Spingarn-Koff Chris Schmidt Melanie Wallace Marquise Stillwell Petter Ringbom Aaron Katz Peter Broderick Donald Thoms Charles Schuerhoff Tom Koch Simon Kilmurry Annie Roney Janet Pierson Tabitha Jackson David Courier Alexandra Hannibal Ingrid Kopp Nicolas Gonda Jamie King Julie Anderson Stephen Segaller Debra Zimmerman

Louise Rosen Ltd. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Motto Pictures Narratively Netflix Netflix New York Times NOVA NOVA WGBH TV Openbox Openbox Oscilloscope Laboratories Paradigm Consulting PBS PBS International PBS International POV Ro*Co Films International South by Southwest Sundance Institute Sundance Institute / Film Festival Tribeca Film Institute Tribeca Film Institute Tugg Inc VODO WNET / THIRTEEN WNET.ORG Women Make Movies

93 94 94 94 95 95 95 96 96 96 97 97

97 98 99 98 98 99 99 100 100 100 101 101 101 102 102 102

85 85 86 86 86 87 87 87 88 88 88 89 89 89 90 90 90 91 91 91 92 92 92 93 93

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Au st ralia

ANITA BROWN

Commissioning Editor, Factual/ Documentaries ABC

KATRINA SEDGWICK Head of ABC TV Arts ABC

JOHN GODFREY

Head of Documentaries SBS

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Anita started her career in the UK working at ITV London Factual for more than 10 years. She emigrated to Australia in 2006. She produced shows for the commercial networks in Australia prior to becoming commissioning editor at the ABC in 2011. At the ABC she has commissioned a variety of shows from ob doc style series,factual format documentaries as well as host driven social exploration doco strands such as Race to London, Croc College and Dream House.

Katrina Sedgwick is Head of Arts for ABC TV and ABC Arts online (abc.net.au/arts), commissioning a diverse range of projects for prime time television and has a particular interest in developing multi-platform and hybrid broadcast projects. She was founding Director/CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival, supporting a multi-award winning slate of Australian features, documentaries, shorts, crossplatform and installation works. She has an extensive background as a performer, creative producer and festival director.

John worked for 10 years in the UK producing a range of factual programming for BBC2 and Channel 4 (including Eurotrash). He has been in Australia for 10 years, and has been SBS Commissioning Editor of Documentaries since 2008 and Head of Documentaries since 2013. In particular, he looks after contemporary documentaries including the multi-award winning Go Back To Where You Came From.

............................................ SLOT Contemporary documentaries Host driven social/issue exploration documentaries Factual/ Doco formats Contemporary/ popular Science documentaries

3 to 6 x half hour series for ABC2. We are looking for international co-pros but they must have an Australian producer in the deal and the content must have a definite Australian relevance

TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Approximately 35-40 hours a year

CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes - but rarely.

CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE We accept cross-platform proposals, but it must be driven by the TV platform. If not, contact SBS Online

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST ABC 1 Family Confidential, Wild Life at the Zoo ABC 2 Head First and Shitsville Express

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST JFK: The Smoking Gun, Jabbed: Love, Fear & Vaccines’ got 2 of our biggest audiences last year.

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST This is my first trip

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.abc.net.au/tv/independent/ factualdocumentary_about.htm Brown.Anita@abc.net.au

SLOT Specialist factual/documentaries and contemporary factual SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT SBS has a charter to promote and explore cultural diversity. Commissions must have some Australian content and explore some issue of cultural diversity, preferably Australian cultural diversity. We are looking for all subjects from science to history and social issue. Science has most international co-pro potential. Overseas production companies must form co-pro relationships with Australian companies. Anything from single docs to 4-part series.

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT 3 or 4 x 1 hour Series for ABC 1 and Occasional one hour one offs

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............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT abc.net.au/tv/independent/arts_ about tvarts@your.abc.net.au

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.sbs.com.au/article/107818/getmy-program-on-sbs John.Godfrey@sbs.com.au

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A u st ra l ia

ANDREW GOLDING

Director SBS-TV Europe SBS Television

Austr ia

PETER JAGER

CEO AUTLOOK Filmsales

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Andrew programmes SBS-TV’s Arts, Music and Cultural strand ‘Masterpiece’, a three and a half hour arts showcase on Saturdays. He also programmes an Arts documentary strand on Saturday evenings on SBS Two. Additionally he seeks out pre-sale documentaries for the general schedule of SBS. Andrew formed Risalto Production Services in 1999, which provides production and technical services, as well as programming expertise.

Born in 1968 in Belgium, Peter studied law and philosophy. As a young filmfreak, he helped to create a new film magazine with fellow students and became Commercial and Marketing Director. Following his passion for film Peter became Marketing and Acquisitions Consultant for several major independent film distributors and film exhibitors. In 2005, together with Austrian production companies, Peter founded and became Managing Director of Autlook Filmsales, a sales agent, based in Vienna, Austria.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT feature, single, series, multiplatfom. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 8 theatrical feature docs, 12 one hour TV docs and around 5 TVseries. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Acquisition of Art and Craft, Yalom’s Cure and The New Rijksmuseum

B elg iu m

THIERRY DETAILLE

International Pre-sales & Sales CBA-WIP

............................................ Thierry initiated Ventes-CBAWIPSales in 1998, affiliate of Wallonie Image Production and Centre de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles, promoting creativity accessible to TV audiences, securing funding, festival promotion and worldwide distribution. He’s offering allmedia distribution and presale on the international scene while attending television markets worldwide and main coproduction events.

............................................ SLOT Contemporary society, current affairs, human interest, geopolitics, history, arts & culture. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Quality cinematography OneOffs, feature lenght with TV hour reversion. Mini-Series of contemporary history. Seeking Multiplatform opportunities. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 12 Belgian coproductions 6 international pre-sales 10 completed films SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST A Leak in Paradise (Swiss bank Whistle blower) pre-sales and MIPDOC International pitching Winner. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST A Leak in Paradise at MeetMarket, Stolen Art at the Festival

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.sbs.com.au

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.autlookfilms.com/ peter@autlookfilms.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be

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Bel gi um

IVA TKALEC Pre-Sales CBA-WIP

Ca n a d a

TOM BLEYAERT

Buyer Documentaries VRT

CATHERINE OLSEN Executive Producer Documentaries CBC News Network

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Iva Tkalec (1982) has a degree in Zagreb Faculty of Science. She has worked in production since 2006 as a casting manager (Lucas Productions, ABC, Pro7), as head of Documentary Development in Komakino, and as a producer of Direkt- series (for HRT). In 2014 she launched Brussels based Visible Film together with Thierry Detaille, handling pre-sales. Visible Film’s aim to make visible realities, confronting media coverage with daring, cutting-edge, driven subjects and characters.

Tom Bleyaert has a degree in Political and Social Sciences and in Communication Sciences. He started his career at the social security service. Since 2000, he has been working for VRT television, and since 2001 has been responsible for the acquisition of foreign documentaries at Canvas, a channel at VRT. He buys factual for VRT now, which is for the channels Eén (main channel, family) and Canvas.

Commissioning Editor of one of the most successful and highly regarded documentary series in North America, The Passionate Eye, a program she helped develop 20 years ago featuring a selection of the world’s best, most provocative and creative documentaries. One of the founding members of Hot Docs, and on the advisory board of IFP. Catherine began working in the business as a camerawoman and editor, and has since worked as a journalist, TV host, writer, director, and documentary producer. Films she has commissioned or invested in have won virtually every award available, including Oscars, Emmys, Canadian Geminis , BAFTA Peabody’s, etc.

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............................................ SLOT Human Interests / Geopolitical / Current affair & History SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Single (52’ / 90’ feature with TV hour reversion ) and looking for mostly history series. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 8 pre-sale hours, 10 completed films hours CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Lost Signal of Democracy - 3 presales, 10 channels acquisition 2014

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.vrt.be/en tom.bleyaert@vrt.be

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.cbc.ca

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Ca na da

MARK STAROWICZ

Executive Director, Documentary Programming CBC Television

China

ROBIN SMITH Distributor Kino Smith

CHANG CHAO-WEI Head of Production CNEX

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In a radio and television career spanning over three decades, journalist and producer Mark Starowicz has transformed the Canadian broadcasting industry and produced some of this country’s most influential current affairs and documentary programmes. An outspoken advocate of Canadian culture and identity, he has worked with two generations of filmmakers in documenting Canadian life and society. He is currently Executive Director of Documentary Programming for CBC Television, where he is in charge of independent production, in-house production, and the Science and Natural History departments.

Robin Smith is the Owner and President of KinoSmith Inc. Canada’s premiere boutique distribution company. Founded in 2007, KinoSmith acquires a variety of fictional and non-fictional projects and is the home of the Hot Docs Collection on DVD. Recently, Robin was hired by the Hot Docs in Toronto to act as their Cinema Programmer for the Bloor Hot Doc Cinema, a 727 seat cinema dedicated to screening documentaries throughout the year.

Born and raised in Taiwan, he studied documentary in the UK. He used to work with PTS(Taiwan) and Moving Visuals(Singapore) as director and producer. He was the head of documentary center of SUNTV (Hong Kong). He co-founded CNEX in 2006 for supporting independent documentary among Chinese societies. He produced and co-produced several award-winning documentaries. His recent director work is the biography doc series of Chen Du-xiu, founder of Chinese Communist Party(SUNTV production).

............................................ SLOT The major networks documentary strands are ‘Doc Zone’ and ‘The Nature of Things’. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Our mandate is to work primarily with Canadian independent producers however there is the potential for international coproductions. We are looking for stories that speak to a Canadian audience.

............................................ SLOT Feature length documentaries. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Single, feature length cinematic documentaries. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 40 hours of programming per year (approx. 20 features per year). CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Chinese issues, global social/ political/economical issues, human interest SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Mothers received Jury’s Special Mention in 2013 Doc/Fest, which help further distribution and promotion a lot.

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Release of films such as Blackfish, The Manor, Good Ol’ Freda, Italy: Love It Or Leave It and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST From the filmmakers of the acclaimed series Human Planet and Planet Earth comes Wild Canada, an epic four-part series presented by ‘The Nature Of Things’ that takes place through time and across the vast scale of the Canadian landscape, revealing the country as it has never been seen before. www.cbc.ca/wildcanada

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.cbc.ca/docs www.cbc.ca/independentproducers/ genres/doc_zone mark.starowicz@cbc.ca

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.kinosmith.com robin@kinosmith.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.cnex.org.cn, www.cnex.org.hk, www.cnex.org.tw, ccdf.cnex.org.tw chaowei@cnex.org.cn

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C hi na

Colo m bia

LELAND LING

CLAUDIA RODRIGUEZ VALENCIA

CEO LIC China

Head of the International Area RTVC Señal Colombia

Czech Rep.

IVANA PAUEROVA MILOSEVIC

Film Centre, Czech television Ceska Televize

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Leland Ling is CEO of LIC-Beijing one of China’s largest privately owned media companies involved in the television industry. Leland has led the company from its early days as purely a documentary distributor, to its current position as broadcaster of four branded programming blocks on more than 100 channels around China, and a producer and provider of a range of other related media services. In the meantime he has earned a reputation as a provider of the highest quality programmes in China and a reliable partner for western program providers seeking to access the China market. He is frequently asked to speak at conferences in Europe and Australasia.

RTVC is the most powerful communication network in Colombia, connecting the country through a comprehensive system of antennas. As well as being an educational and cultural channel, Señal Colombia is a national public broadcaster. Through its channels, radio stations and internet portals, RTVC offers a wide range of content that forms, informs, educates and entertains - and transforms Colombian life. RTVC promotes local and universal stories, making a lasting impression on the audiovisual sector in Colombia.

Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She graduated in humanities (macroeconomics and political science) at Charles University and in documentary film direction at FAMU in Prague. Her creative professional experience includes direction of documentary films mainly on social and political topics. She worked in the Institute of Documentary Film for ten years as head of programme of Ex Oriente Film and East European Forum. For the last four years, Ivana has been a lecturer at the Prague Film Academy (FAMU). In 2009 she was elected a board member of the European Documentary Network (EDN). Since the fall of 2012, Ivana has been working in the Film Center of Czech Television as a Commissioning Editor.

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WEBSITE & CONTACT www.licchina.net

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.senalcolombia.tv

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.ceskatelevize.cz

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Denma rk

ANDERS BRUUS

Acquisition Executive Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR)

............................................ Buyer of documentaries and factual programmes for DR mainly for our social/political society channel DR2 and our newly launched youth channel DR3 (aimed at ages 15-39). Also assisting Mette Hoffmann Meyer in looking for new international projects and commissions for DR.

............................................ SLOT Dokumania (DR2) - weekly strand showcasing the world’s best awardwinning feature documentary films (Inside Job, Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer, Searching for Sugarman, Mad Dog: Gaddafi’s Secret World, God Loves Uganda, Case Against 8, Internet’s Own Boy and many more). Both co-productions and acquisitions. DR2 late night doc: daily late night one-hour documentary strand on social, political and current affairs issues. Mainly acquisitions, but some co-productions. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Various

KIM CHRISTIANSEN

Editor, Documentaries and Coproductions DR

............................................ Editor, Documentaries and CoProduction. DR Sales. Previously Head of Industry at CPH:DOX, Head of Sales at TV 2 WORLD, Acquisition and Programme Consultant at TV 2. Master in Film and Law from the University of Copenhagen.

............................................ SLOT International sales, distribution and co-productions SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Looking for contemporary one offs, social, political, science, environmental and human interest stories TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS App. 25. For co-production 5-10 CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Not really relevant SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Ai Weiwei the Fake Case, The Agreement and more PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Putin’s Kiss and more

TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS DR acquires approx. 1500 hours of factual programming per year. Approx 30-40 commisions.

............................................ Mette Hoffmann Meyer is head of documentaries at DR - Danish Broadcasting Corporation. She commissions documentaries from Danish and international filmmakers, and spearheaded the Why Democracy? and Why Poverty? films. She supports unknown filmmakers in countries, where support is not possible, and Realscreen Magazine called her a Maverick for being one of the world’s key supporters of documentaries and a valued risk taker. Mette has supported many award winning films from all over the world.

............................................ SLOT Factual and documentaries for both primetime and off-prime SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Cutting edge and agenda setting documentaries, current affairs, strong human interest, science and culture. One hours or feature lengths. Singles and series TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Around 100 new hours commissioned and 2.000 hours acquired per year

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Miners Shot Down, directed by Rehad Desai PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Cannot remember, where I pick up films. It blurs!

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer, Smash & Grab, Miners Shot Down

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.dr.dk

Head of Documentaries and CoProductions DR

CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Coach Zoran and his African Tigers, Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer, Erasing Hate, The Secret Life and Uri Gellar

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............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.dr.dk

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Denmark

HELLE HANSEN

Commissioning Editor Danish Film Institute

E s t o n ia

KLARA GRUNNING-HARRIS Commissioning Editor Danish Film Institute

VIOLA SALU

Acquisition Executive (Documentaries) - ERR (Estonian Public Broadcasting)

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Helle Hansen is the commissioning editor for documentary film at the Danish Film Institute. Hansen is a journalist and has directed the films, BZ, The Power Of Words among others. She has since 2004 collaborated with acclaimed journalist and commentator Jens Olaf Jersild on a series on politics for the national public broadcaster DR. Hansen has recently supported projects like I Will Be Murdered, Drone, Raging Grannies, Freak Out, Warriors From The North, Afghan Justice etc.

Emmy Award winning Grunning-Harris is a freelance consultant and executive producer for film, TV and cross media world-wide. Currently she is working as the commissioning editor for documentary feature and short films at the Danish Film Institute, where she has supported films like Queen Of Versailles, Why Poverty?, Expedition To The End Of The World, Sepideh, Aiweiwei The Fake Case, Mercy Mercy, Concerning Violence, Palme, Lost In Perfection. Prior she was working for ITVS and Kudos Family Distribution.

Viola has been buying documentaries for the Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) since 2007. ERR has two TV channels - ETV and ETV2 and both have established documentary slots of various genres. Prior to that and before travelling and spending some years abroad Viola worked as a buyer for Estonia’s largest commercial TV channel Kanal 2.

SLOT Documentary films of any length and cross media

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SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Any lengths and for multiple platforms including TV, theatrical, online TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 4-6 co-productions and 2-4 acquisitions CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

SLOT No slot - we are a film fund and coproduction fund SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Creative documentary films, cross media and interactive projects of any length TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Fund around 10-12 productions and co-productions a year, 20-25 developments and acquire 2-5 films a year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Successful releases since last year I have supported are; SepidehReaching For The Stars, Ai WeiweiThe Fake Case, The Agreement, Concerning Violence, Culture Cathedrals

............................................ SLOT Current affairs/politics, science, wildlife, environmental and creative documentaries. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Brand new documentaries on current political events around the world, economics and/or biographies of significant politicians/diplomats etc (one offs, one hour to feature length) Popular science docs (up to 60 mins, one offs or series) Blue chip wildlife (up to 52 mins, one offs or series) Human stories for creative docs (one hour or feature length) TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 5 per week plus four local documentary festivals we work with (we broadcast around 3-6 docs for each festival) and documentaries acquired for special events/ anniversaries etc. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE We currently only license Free terrestrial TV and internet catchup rights.

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Culture Cathedrals, Big, Concerning Violence, Sepideh,

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT Guidelines on how to submit your project can be found at: www.dfi.dk helleh@dfi.dk

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.dfi.dk klaragh@dfi.dk

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F i nl a nd

JENNY WESTERGARD Commissioning Editor YLE

F ra n ce

RITVA LEINO

Head of Multiplatform YLE

CATHERINE ALVARESSE

Deputy Director Knowledge/ Documentaries and Specialist Factual - ARTE France

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Jenny Westergard is a graduated journalist from Helsinki University and has been working for YLE since 1985. She is currently working as Commissioning Editor for documentaries in the YLE Co-production department. She is mainly commissioning for YLE Fem, the Swedish language channel on YLE. YLE Fem offers full service 7 days a week and all programs are subtitled to Finnish.

Ritva Leino works as head of multiplatform in YLE. She is head of media planning. She has a lot of experience in crossplatform projects development, media planning and coaching of transmedia projects. She is also a member of Documentary Campus selection committee, Before she worked as commissioner in culture for all platforms. Leino has also been working as a CE for YLE Teema and commissioned a variety of culture programmes. She has been commissioning many awardwinning Finnish and international documentaries and films.

Catherine served as Deputy Managing Director at Europe Images International (Lagardere Ententainment) from 2007-2011. Before that she was Director of International Co-productions for French production company Boréales from 2006-2007, and Director of Acquisitions and International Co-productions at Télé Images International from 2004-2006. From 1998-2003 she was Director of Sales and Co-productions for Dutch-based Off the Fence, an award-winning international distributor and co-producer of factual programming.

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............................................ SLOT Two weekly slots for Human Interest documentaries SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Strongs stories with good characters and a visual approach, 60-90 minutes TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 60-70 hours yearly SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST I am a woman now, You’ve been Trumped, The World before Her, Forget Me Not, I am Breathing, Village at the End of the World PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST 2013: Who’s Gonna Love Me Now, The Singing Hospice, Reach for the Sky, The Clip

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.yle.fi jenny.westergard@yle.fi

WEBSITE & CONTACT http://yle.fi ritva.leino@yle.fi

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.arte.tv/fr c-alvaresse@artefrance.fr

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LILI BLUMERS

Web Commissioning Editor ARTE France

KAREN MICHAEL

Commissioning Editor - ChargÌe de Programmes ARTE France

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Lili Blumers works as a commissioning editor in ARTE France’s web department. She is in charge of interactive programmes (fiction, documentaries and games). She has been working for ARTE since 2005 where she was previously in charge of programming within the Programme Direction. Prior to ARTE, she worked for Multithématiques/Canal+ where she was in charge of international development and programming. She holds a Master in Political Sciences.

Karen Michael has been working for La Sept/ARTE since its inception. Since 2008, she has been Commissioning Editor for the Current Affairs, Social Issues and Geopolitical Department, in charge of Themed Evenings and the Biography slot dealing with interesting personalities. She still runs Metropolis, ARTE’s weekly Cultural Magazine, and l’s Art et La ManiÌ which is a collection of documentaries that follow leading European contemporary artists at work. Since September 2011, Karen has also been Commissioning Editor for the Society and Culture Department and in charge of Culture at ARTE.

MARK EDWARDS

Commissioning Editor ARTE France

............................................ Mark Edwards worked as an independent producer for 20 years before joining ARTE France in 2012. Originally from New York, he has been based in Paris since 1995. From 1995 to 1998, he headed the Paris office of Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation, where he organised more than 1,700 testimonies with Holocaust survivors. In 1999, he began specialising in international co-productions and has produced documentaries for most of the major broadcasters in Europe and North America.

............................................ SLOT History, Investigation, Geopolitics/ Current Affairs, Creative Feature Length Docs, and Cross-Media Projects SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT 52 minutes (History and Geopolitics), 90 minutes (Investigation and features), and 3 to 6-part series (History, Culture, Politics, Current Affairs) TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS I work in the Society and Culture department which commissions 100+ hours of documentaries per year. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Sand Wars by Denis Delestrac The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh (Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Film) Happiness by Thomas Balmes (Best Cinematography at Sundance)

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.arte.tv

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://pro.arte.tv/envoyer-unprojet/programmes/societe-culture

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.arte.tv pro.arte.tv (French or English)

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NATHALIE VERDIER

Commissioning Editor Specialist Factual ARTE France

ANNE-LAURE NEGRIN Commissioning Editor ARTE G.E.I.E

SABINE LANGE

Commissioning Editor, Culture Department ARTE G.E.I.E

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For many years, Nathalie Verdier has been a Commissioning Editor at ARTE France. She has produced all sorts of documentaries on various topics for the Themed Evenings Department and recently she joined the Arts Department and is now looking for documentaries related to Arts and Culture with a fresh and creative approach.

After finishing her studies AnneLaure worked as a programming assistant for ARTE. In 2001 she became Commissioning Editor in the Theme Evenings Department (THEMA). From January 2010, she continued to work for Theme Evenings on Sundays as Deputy Head of Programme Development and Events Unit. In January 2013, she changed to Theme Evening on Tuesday as a Commissioning Editor and embedded planner for the Information dedepartment.

Sabine Lange is Bi-Media Commissioning Editor in the Culture Department of ARTE’s headquarters in Strasbourg. She is in charge of transmedia projects and is always looking for innovative formats and new ways of storytelling by combining TV and the internet. Latest projects include a video game inspired by The Cathedral Builders (www.arte.tv/cathedrale) and the real time project 24h Jerusalem with its innovative second screen experience (www.24hjerusalem.tv).

............................................ SLOT Documania (52mn): portraits of legends, stars, icons (Marlon Brando, Ayrton Senna, Orson Welles etc...) Cutural documentary (52mn): Art slot oriented towards a wide audience(monographies, artistic movements,great exhibitions etc....) Pop culture(52mn):Urban culture, new trends SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT We are looking for 52mn documentaries (singles) CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes I accept cross-platform proposals. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Bonnard, Matisse dans l’Atelier du Midi, Le Nótre en ses Jardins (Versailles) PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST The Adventurers of Modern Art

............................................ SLOT Thema on Tuesday is the weekly cover story, posing a clear question and featuring an investigative take on the topic. Current affairs from a European and global perspective provide information and allow viewers to form opinions. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Flexible, but maximum length is 105’ Geopolitics slot analyses sociopolitical, economic questions and phenomena in Europe and the rest of the world; with a deeper understanding for contexts and interrelations of current affairs. The documentaries analyse and explain geopolitical and economical inter-relationships as well as their historic backgrounds and draw international comparisons. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 8 theme evenings / year, 2 geopolitical slots / year

............................................ SLOT Culture, society, creative documentary SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Singles (26’, 52’, 80-90’), series, multiplatform CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST 24h Jerusalem, a 24h TV documentary with innovative second screen experience. 24h Jerusalem tells the story of one day in this magical city full of contradictions. www.24hjerusalem.tv PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST The Cathedral Builders, The Arab World in Revolution(s), Where is Rocky II?

CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Return to Homs, Mea Maxima culpa / Traders / Women in india

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.artefrance.fr n-verdier@artefrance.fr

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.arte.tv anne-laure.negrin@arte.tv

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.arte.tv sabine.lange@arte.tv

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CLAUDIA BUCHER

Head of THEMA and Geopolitics ARTE G.E.I.E.

CATHERINE LECLEF President CAT&Docs

GORKA GALLIER

International sales & acquisitions Doc & Film International

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Head of THEMA and Geopolitics ARTE G.E.I.E. since January 2013. 2010 - 2012 Deputy Head of Documentaries. Worked for 10 years as commissioning editor in the theme evening Department. Recently commissionded international coproductions: Gas Monopoly (ORF/ARTE), Dust - The Asbestos Trial (ARTE/TSI/RTBF), How the mafia is rigging football (RTS/ARTE), No laughing matter (RTBF, ARTE), Dirty Gold war (RTS/ ARTE), Looking for Europa (RTBF/ ARTE),

CAT&Docs is looking for pertinent and impertinent docs on topical questions and timeless subjects; docs that are carefully researched; docs that rigorously explore the subject matter, that are audacious, open to the diversity of the world and that have their place on the international scene; docs that question the world and propose new ways of looking at it. Docs that keep us from closing our eyes.

Gorka Gallier joined Doc & Film International in 2008 and heads the documentary department. Looking for original & groundbreaking finished programs as well as documentaries projects in different fields (current affairs, human interest, history, science, arts & culture...). Gorka also handles the pre-sales of a limited number of projects every year & looks forward to establish new connections with passionate and audacious filmmakers & producers.

............................................ SLOT Current affairs, investigation, geopolitics SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT 52 - 90 minute, Singles TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 12h / year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST In the THEMA & geopolitics slot we broadcast or will broadcast the following projects from Meetmarket 2012 and 2013: Atomic Africa (WDR), Coopers Challange (ZDF-ARTE), On the E-waste trail (ARTE France), The Forecaster (SWR), Tomorrow in Italy (ZDF-ARTE), World wide war (ZDF-ARTE), Europe for sale (ARTE France)

............................................ SLOT Sales Agent SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT High profile theatrical and TV documentaries: Social issues, Politics, Investigation, Human Interest, Current Affairs, Arts & Culture Series and one-off TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 15 to 20 per year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE No SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Coach Zoran and his African Tigers, Big Tobacco Young Targets, How to Lose your Virginity PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Last Train Home, 5 Broken Cameras, Planet of Snail, China Heavyweight, Call Me Kuchu, Mothers

............................................ SLOT Sales Agent SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Current affairs-investigative, Human interest, Science, Environment, History, Arts & culture. Duration: 52 minutes/ one hour and Feature length documentaries. Usually single documentaries but sometimes series. HD preferably We want to bring to our network high quality programs, strong human stories and engaged programs but also entertaining subjects if they are innovative and politically incorrect enough! TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 10-15 titles per year but look forward to find more programs! CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE No SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Despot housewives (6x52’): a documentary series project we have been involded in from the beginning.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.arte.tv claudia.bucher@arte.tv

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ANNA GLOGOWSKI

Commissioning Editor, Documentaries France 3

GWENAELLE SIGNATE

Commissioning Editor, Nouvelles Ecritures France Télévisions

RENAUD ALLILAIRE

Head of Magazines and Documentaries, France4 France Télévisions

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Anna joined Canal+ France in 1984, until 2002, as C.E. and later Director of the Documentary department. She joined France 3 as Commissioning Editor in 2005, was Festival Programmer from 2003-2005 (Paris Cinema), International advisor and Jury member for several international documentary festivals and is a member of several financing commissions for documentaries. France 3’s documentary department editorial line is based mainly on Contemporary History and Politics.

Gwenaelle Signate works as an editorial advisor in the Nouvelles écritures and transmedia department of France Televisions, the French Public National television. The aim of this team is to explore and experiment with new ways of storytelling. The Nouvelles écritures department co-produces multiplatform and interactive programmes.

France 4 is a French public channel owned by France Télévisions targeting a young audience. It is accessible on French DTT. We are looking for films with a gonzo twist.

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............................................ SLOT Monthly Prime-time slot : “Immediate History” - 90’ Weekly late evening slot : “Forbidden Docs” - 52’/70’ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT See above : mainly contemporary History and Politics - on French related or very Universal topics. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS The whole department - around 100 hours a year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes - they will be adressed to the multi platform department : Nouvelles Ecritures SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Collaborations - a film on French collaborations during the 2nd War World , in occupied France. Commissioned by the head of the department Dana Hastier 7 Days In Kigali - Tx on April 4th + website, live tweet, etc... PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST The March- Smoking Dogs Films

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.francetelevisions.fr/guide-dela-creation anna.glogowski@francetv.fr

WEBSITE & CONTACT http://nouvelles-ecritures. francetv.fr

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.francetelevisions.fr

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CHRISTINE REISEN

Independent Consultant Freelance

KATHRYN BONNICI

Head of Acquisitions Java Films

CHRISTILLA HUILLARDKANN

Deptuy Director for New Media Radio France

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Qualified as a librarian, researcher, intercultural training manager, consultant and a therapist in sophrology; Christine Reisen has over 35 years experience of working in France and Germany. She focuses on profiling and fueling developing processes on an individual, collective or project level in a diverse range of environments. After 21 years of commissioning, co-producing and programming documentaries with the FrenchGerman TV channel ARTE France, she decided to leave her position in the network in 2013 to become an independent consultant. Regularely invited to take part in selection committees, training workshops, pitchings, juries and panels; she is currently acting as a mentor, expert and consultant for international producers and institutions and as a sophrologist. Since April she has been collaborating with 12 production compagnies in the UK, Ireland, Italy, France, with Sheffield Doc/Fest, Documentary Campus, and many other partners.

Kathryn has spent the past ten years working in distribution. At Java, her responsibilities include developing and sourcing documentaries from independent directors, handing pre-sales and co-productions and overseeing sales to America, Iberia, Germany, Australasia and the Middle East. Documentaries she has worked on include the Emmy winning film Songs of War, the Goya nominated 30 Years of Darkness and I Will Be Murdered, which premiered at HotDocs 2013 and secured a theatrical release in three territories. Previously, she worked in London for six years, heading the sales department of a news and current affairs distribution agency. She graduated from Oxford University in 2001.

Christilla Huillard-Kann is Deputy Director of New Media at Radio France, she has been responsible for the editorial strategy and contents of new media there since March 2012 and of ‘le MOUV’, the “young” station of national radio, since September 2013. Prior to this, she was Commissioning Editor in the Documentary Department of ARTE for six years. Producer and head of documentary department at Image et Cie, and between 1995 and 2000, she worked as a journalist and reporter at France Inter. She also worked for a short time as a demographer at Unesco. She holds an M. Phil in Demographics and Economics at Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies), and an MSc in Econometrics at the Institute for the Study of Economic and Social Development (IEDES Paris).

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Current Affairs, History, Science, Social Issues TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We handle approx 10 feature documentaries, 5 projects in development and 100 TV documentaries every year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Not yet SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST We opened a new feature documentary department which has been a big success and are now playing more of an active role in productions. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST We’re distributing Gambling on Extinction which was at MeetMarket last year

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT christine.reisen@gmail.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.javafilms.fr kathryn@javafilms.fr

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.radiofrance.fr christilla.huillard-kann@ radiofrance.com

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ISABELLE GRAZIADEY

Head of International Sales and Acquisitions Terranoa

G erm a ny

ARIANNA CASTOLDI

Sales and Acquisitions Executive Upside Distribution

BARBARA BIEMANN

Deputy Head of Documentaries/ Commissioning Editor ARD/NDR

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Managed Terranoa’s Sales and Acquisitions since its founding in 2000, She started her career working for ARTE in marketing. In 1996 she joined Turner productions in Paris where she initiated co-productions. Since Terranoa’s creation she has been instrumental in establishing the new distributin outlet as one of the fastest growing on the market, representing over 80 independent producers internationally. covering a wide range of topics.

After achieving her studies in economics and cinema production, Arianna became the first employee of Wide House, the documentary branch of Wide Management. Since July 2012 she’s in charge of Sales and Acquisitions for Upside, the distribution branch of Havas Group.

Deputy Head of Documentaries and Commissioning Editor Documentaries at NDR/ARD. She has a special focus on current affairs, social, contemporary history and international coproductions and was an independent producer and filmmaker based in New York until 2006.

............................................ SLOT In early 2014 Terranoa launched a dedicated fund to invest in original content. We are seeking projects under development or production with already one main commissioner attached and who are looking for gap financing and distribution.

............................................ SLOT Sales Agent. We distribute titles worldwide, selling mainly to broadcasters. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT One Off & Series. Arts, current Affairs, History, Political Issues

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Our preferred genres include history, science, wildlife, travel and adventure, and general factual entertainment series. We are also looking at some strong current and social affairs topics which will resonate internationally, or compelling Human Interest stories. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Between 10- 20 hours/ year for the dedicated fund to invest in original content: CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Killer Drones and Secret Wars/ Super Fungi / Picasso- The Legacy

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.terranoa.com igraziadey@terranoa.com

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HEINO DECKERT

Managing Director Deckert Distribution GmbH

GEORG GRUBER

Managing Director Magnet Film

ANJA DZIERSK

Sales & Festivals Rise And Shine

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Heino Deckert is producer and managing director of ma.ja.de. filmproduktion based in Leipzig and Berlin and holds a share in Blinker Filmproduktion based in Cologne as well as running Deckert Distribution, a distribution company for documentaries. Heino Deckert has produced more than 50 documentaries, The catalogue of Deckert Distribution includes titles like: Chavez – Inside the Coup, The 3 Rooms of Melancholia, Citizen Havel, Recipes for Disaster, Blockade or Rabbit à la Berlin. Heino Deckert lectures on production and distribution of documentaries for organisations such as EDN and Ex Oriente and is group leader of Eurodoc. He was the chairman of the European Documentary Network (EDN) from 2006-2008.

Georg is a creative executive with more than 13 years experience in the media industry. He worked for the private equity fund GFP and Odeon Film AG and has wide ranging expertise in the production and financing of 65 films (feature films & TV movies) with budgets from 1 to 14 million euros. In 2003 he founded magnetfilm, a ‘boutique’ world sales company. The core business of Magnet Film is world wide licensing of film rights of high-quality documentaries and shorts.

Rise and Shine World Sales is one of the leading international documentary sales agents. Rise and Shine markets sells outstanding documentaries to broadcasters and distributors around the world. With an average of 15 new films per year they have an exquisite catalogue of award-winning films from all over the world. Selected films: Everyday Rebellion. Journey to Jah, My Stuff, Children 404, Tomorrow, Walking over Water, Life in Stills, Dance for Me, Neuland, Zero Waste, Cesar’s Grill, Winter Go Away! and more.

............................................ SLOT No specific Genre. Any (quality) film is welcome. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature length documentaries and TV-Docs TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS The line-up consists of up to 10 titles (documentaries) and 25 (shorts) per year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE No SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The acquisition of int’l distribution rights of this years Oscar winning film Helium (category short, live-action), Oscar nominated film Feral (category short, animation) as well as two other Oscar nominated films.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Current Affairs, Geopolitics, Social Issues, Music, Biographies TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 15 films per year, two or three of those for international release CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Everyday Rebellion, My Stuff, Cesar’s Grill, The Last Black Sea Pirates

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST N/A (first time at MeetMarket)

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.deckert-distribution.com heino@deckert-distribution.com

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ANNE KAUTH

Commissioning Editor ZDF

SABINE BUBECK-PAAZ

Commissioning Editor, THEMA, ZDF/ARTE

LINDE DEHNER

Redaktion Wissen/ARTE ZDF/ARTE

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Anne Kauth, born 1973, studied political science in Mainz, Lausanne and Quito. Until 2007, she was a researcher for documentaries focused on story development, research and co-authorship for the ZDF TV channel. Since 2006, she has been working as a freelance film author and for the primetime ZDF TV documentary series Zeit.

Sabine Bubeck-Paaz predominantly deals with international coproductions, commissions and cross platform projects. Topics range from human interest, science and history to current affairs and culture in a wide sense. Always intending to discover strong and surprising stories, which help to understand life’s complexities. She regularly tutors at international pitching forums and training workshops for documentary and cross-media projects, organised by ESoDoc, EDN, Documentary Campus Masterschool, and Prague’s IDF.

After various occupations in the cultural sector (mostly museums), Linde Dehner started working for ZDF/ARTE in 1999. She started commissioning theme-evenings, took over current affairs, continued with documentaries and factual series. Now she is a member of the ZDF/ARTE department for science.

............................................ ............................................ SLOT ZDF Zeit is a 45 minute documentary slot focused on current affairs. Our main topics are consumer clarification features concerning questions about everyday life. Documentaries that question and discuss subjects relevant to society. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Our slot is a 45 minutes slot. Usually we don’t do series. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 25 CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

............................................ SLOT Investigative Documentary Geopolitical Issues Society Culture Popculture History Feature Length Documentary for Prime Time and Grand Format 5part documentary series for ARTE Discovery Crossmedia Documentary CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

............................................ SLOT 43 min Far away places, documentary (relaunch in 2015) 52 min Science-documentary daily 26min Science magazine Xenius SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Mainly science documentaries but depending on the new concept maybe Far Away People TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Department 10 science docs (myself: 3-5) 25 far away people (myself: 5-8) CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The Alu Files PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Town of Runners (Jerry Rothwell) Elith and The Whales (Mike Day) Vive la France (Helgi Felixson)

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The Act of Killing Love & Engineering The Agreement Netwars Drone Holy Money

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.zdf.de kauth.a@zdf.de

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STEFAN KLOOS

Managing Director Kloos & Co. Medien / Rise and Shine World Sales

Ireland

SARAH DILLON

Production & Development Coordinator Irish Film Board

KEITH POTTER Project Manager Irish Film Board

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Berlin based production company Kloos & Co. Medien is one of Germany’s most active partners for international documentary, co-productions for cinema and TV. Recent award-winning films and current co-production projects include: And Who Taught You To Drive, The Other Chelsea, Putins Kiss, Gangster Of Love, Walking Under Water, Chuck Norris Vs. Communism, Away From All Suns and Holy Cow. Kloos also heads Rise And Shine World Sales, one of the leading international documentary sales agents. Rise and Shine markets and sells outstanding documentaries to broadcasters and distributors around the world. With an average of 15 new films per year they have an exquisite catalogue of award-winning films from all over the world. Selected films: Everyday Rebellion, Journey To Jah, My Stuff, Children 404, Tomorrow, Walking Under Water, Life In Stills, Dance For Me, Neuland, Zero Waste and more.

Sarah has been working for The Irish Film Board for five years. Her role includes assessing projects for funding, managing the Boards development slate and being responsible for contracting and budgetary arrangements for all development projects including features, documentaries and animations. This role has a close consultative function in regards to all areas of production. Prior to joining BSÉ/IFB, Sarah worked on the Irish Film & Televsion Awards and is currently a board member of Cinema North West.

Keith joined the Irish Film Board as Project Manager in 2013, after being Head of Production at the Film Agency for Wales. Prior to that, Keith worked as Head of development for Dan FIlms. Recent documentaries Keith has been involved in include, We Went to War, Little Matador, Mugabe and the White African and Separado!

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Current Affairs, Biographies, Geopolitics, Music, Social Issues TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 15 films per year / 2 or 3 of those for international theatrical release SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Everyday Rebellion, My Stuff, Neuland, Journey To Jah, And Who Taught You To Drive?, Cesarå S Grill

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.riseandshine-berlin.de www.kloosundco.de stefan.kloos@kloosundco.de

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature length narrative driven documentaries with strong cinematic values CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Open to discussion SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The IFB continues to support Irish filmmaking talent and is committed to investing over €1million in the development and production of short documentaries, feature documentaries and minority co-productions. This year The Disappearance Of Peter Bergman (Directed by Ciaran Cassidy) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and IFB backed documentaries have garnered multiple awards. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Irish Folk Furniture, The Summit. Here Was Cuba

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.irishfilmboard.ie/funding_ programmes

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ALAN MAHER

Producer Roads Entertainment

............................................ Roads Entertainment is an newly established film production company that will develop and produce narrative feature films and feature documentaries. The company will source, option and develop material based on true-life events. The company has been established by Irish Entrepreneur and Art Aficionado Danielle Ryan, and will be driven by ex-Irish Film Board Senior Executive Alan Maher (Knuckle; Citadel; Dreams Of A Life).

COLM O’CALLAGHAN

Editor, Education Programmes, RTE TV RTE

............................................ Colm is currently Education Editor at RTE TV, with twenty years production experience in Music, Entertainment, Young Peoples, Factual and Sport. He is now in production with several long-term factual documentaries, ob-doc projects and multiple-part series for prime-time on Ireland’s PSB.

............................................ SLOT Education, Diversity and observed Factual. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT We are open to co-production opportunities on strong stories, observational documentaries and factual projects with an Irish or Ireland-based dimension. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Last year we commissioned over 25 hours of prime-time television.

SARAH RYDER

Assistant Commissioning Editor, Factual RTE

............................................ Sarah Ryder is the Assistant Commissioning Editor, Factual and Arts for RTE Factual. Great stories and big issues are at the heart of RTE Factual’s output: Our docs are high-impact and often led to national debate. Our focus is on intelligent, accessible, stateof-the-nation story-telling that engages a post-watershed Irish audience and sparks national conversation and debate. We also commission strong human-interest stories and are interested in issue-based human-interest docs that will resonate with an Irish audience. The arts is also part of our brief: we are interested in arts docs, again always with a strong Irish angle. Please note that we do not do pre-watershed series; our slots are 40 and 52-minutes and post-watershed only.

CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST 2013 was a very strong year for my slate. Particular highlights were The Scholarship [2 x 40 ob doc on education at a second level Dublin school], Joe Brolly Perfect Match [a one-off ob doc on transplantation] and Somebody To Love [a documentary on sexuality and relationships featuring those with physical and intellectual disability].

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.roads.co alan.maher@roads.co

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PHILIPPA KOWARSKY Managing Director Cinephil

............................................ Philippa Kowarsky graduated with an M.A. in Communication Policy Studies, from City University of London. Since 1993 she has been working in the Film & TV industry in various fields including production, development and sales. In 1997 Philippa established Cinephil, a sales and co-productions company that is home to independent, international productions and involved in strategizing, marketing, distributing and selling documentaries worldwide.

............................................ SLOT Creative Documentaries, Politics & Current Affairs, Society, Social Issues, History, Arts & Culture. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Format-wise, we are mostly looking for singles, but are also open to series and we look forward to multi-platforming it. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We deal with about 10 to 15 films per year.

ELAD NOY

Acquisitions Coordinator S.H. CHANNEL 8

............................................ Elad joined Channel 8, the Israeli Documentary Cable Channel, in 2009 and Acquisitions Coordinator in 2012. Alongside Edit Pinkas, Head of Acquisitions, Elad handles the negotiations with worldwide distributors and is in charge of the contract managing. In addition to his responsibilities in acquisitions, he’s also responsible for all communication and co-ordination between the channel, Israeli Producers and film directors regarding the local productions. He also reglaurly participates in the channel board meetings.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT we focus on factual/documentary programming related to human interest, science, history, music, art and popular culture, Feature length docs, popular factual, society and current affairs. We are also interested in titles for our late night slot.

............................................ Osnat has been an acquisitions manager at yes-DBS since 2005. She is in charge of the documentary and Russian content acquisitions. Prior to her current position, Osnat was a Director of media buying at MEDIACOM. As an Acquisitions Manager, Osnat is responsible for allocating new shows from abroad, filtering and choosing them alongside Guy, and also handling the negotiations in front of the producers and sales agents. Osnat has a BA in Communications from The College of Management.

............................................ SLOT Various. Annual music and food specials. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Single films: one hour to feature lenght. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 250 hours of internations docs a year.

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Films like 20 Feet of Stardom, Dessert Runners, The Crash Reel, Inequality For All.

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer nominated for the 2014 Academy Awards, Best Documentary Feature was successfully distributed worldwide, it also won the Special Jury Award at the 2013 Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Best Documentary at the 2014 BAFTA awards.

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.cinephil.co.il

Acquisitions Manager yes-DBS Satellite Services

CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE No

CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE We are just starting to deal with cross-platform proposals. The contact person at Cinephil would be Tal Barnea, tal@cinephil.co.il

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OSNAT EDEN-FRAIMAN

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Donor Unknown, Twin Sisters, The Notorious Mr. Bout

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.shmone.co.il

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.yes.co.il

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TOMOKO OKUTSU

Commissioning Editor NHK

............................................ Okutsu started working for NHK in 1992 as a TV director. She has directed live shows, news magazine shows and documentaries mainly in the field of current affairs. She joined the International coproduction and acquisition team in 2008 and is currently in charge of the World Documentary slot on NHK’s satellite channel. She is looking for co-production and acquisition on documentaries concerning current affairs.

............................................ SLOT NHK World Documentary’: Satellite Channel ’Dramatic Planet’: Educational Channel Specials: ad-hoc SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT NHK World Documentary -Current Affairs, Modern History, Social Issues, Monday to Thursday, 4 slots each week, 49 minutes, one-offs & series. Dramatic Planet -Wildlife, Natural Science, Ancient History, Every Saturday, 44 minutes, mainly oneoffs. Specials-High-end/award-winning Culture, History, Human Interest, ad-hoc, 60 minutes, one-offs & series. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS NHK World Documentary: approx. 100 slots Dramatic Planet: 40 slots Specials: ad-hoc CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE No

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT okutsu.t-ii@nhk.or.jp

Netherlands

MARIJKE HUIJBREGTS Commissioning Editor Documentaries AVROTROS Television

MONIQUE DE HAAS Engagement Expert Dondersteen Media

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Close Up is a slot dedicated to documentaries about visual arts (photography, architecture, painting, sculpture, movies, design, fashion, popular iconology), broadcasted on the second public channel in the Netherlands. Close Up features single documentaries only, no series, which should have a duration of 52’. Of the 26 documentaries which we broadcast every year about half are international co-productions

Transmedia expert with 15 years experience in an evolving field. She has worked as an advisor to the European Committee, Telefonica, BT, HP and many other corporations. She has a special interest in Audience Engagement and has supported filmmakers with their Audience Engagement Design at many events. Online amongst others. In 2010 together with Dutch Media Fund and Dutch Association of Filmakers she initiated a conference on Transmedia for film and television in the Netherlands “From story to legend” at the Dutch Film Festival.

............................................ SLOT Close Up is a documentary slot devoted to single documentaries about art with the focus on 20th and 21st century art. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Architecture, photography, design, fashion, film, painting, sculpture. 52 minute documentaries, no series. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 26 new documentaries a year of which half are international coproductions; the other half are pre-sales and acquisitions CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The Nose, Looking for Blamage Documentary about eccentric Dutch/Italian perfumer Alessandro Gualtieri by director Paul Rigter. A co-production with Amsterdam based production company IDTV Salvador DalÌ’s Tragicomic Genius PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?; A Man’s Story

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT closeup.avro.nl

............................................ SLOT Transmedia, Multi-platform SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Multi-platform, transmedia/ crossmedia programs. There is no need for this to be all worked out, but definitely I am looking for projects that intent to become at least a web/ mobile and preferably a transmedia project (meaning the overall design and story architecture is set up to become a transmedia project) CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes, this is precisely what I am looking for. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST I have been working on defining a new strategic route for our business. We are building audience engagement solutions that work with AI algorithms and ‘big data’ to find the appropriate audiences for transmedia/ cross platform, web and mobile productions.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.dondersteen.net monique@dondersteen.net

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ROBIN BRINSTER Sales agent Illumina Films

............................................ Illumina Films is a boutique sales company specializing in humaninterest documentaries of quality. It represents a collection of documentary films that have been shown widely at international film festivals and by international broadcasters. Illumina Films focuses on documentaries with meaningful social themes as well as historical, literary and art. Illumina Films keeps its catalogue relatively small, choosing those uniquely special documentaries to which it devotes its deepest attention and passion.

............................................ SLOT Human Interest, Social, Green, Art, sport, current affairs SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT All subjects, series, singles CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST My Stolen Revolution

JELLE PETER DE RUITER Buying Editor NCRV

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Jelle Peter de Ruiter has worked as a filmmaker since 1995. He has been Chief Editor for NCRV Dokument, a documentary - current affair slot on Dutch TV since 2002. NCRV Dokument co-produced international acclaimed documentaries as Matthews Laws (Marc Schmidt 2012) and Ne Me Quitte Pas (Niels van Koevorden, Sabine Lubbe Bakker 2013). Jelle Peter is also in charge of Dokument Junior; a youth doc slot with international successes (Flying Anne, I’m a girl!, Jamey’s fight) and the 90’s Teledoc-slot (a.o. Nederwiet Dutch Weed).

Since 1992 Yolande van der Blij has worked as producer for independent television producer Today TV (Erik Latour), film festival IDFA and AVRO Telesiojn. At the moment she works as a Documentary Producer for NCRV Television. NCRV Dokument and NCRV 2Doc co-produced international acclaimed documentaries such as Matthews Laws (Marc Schmidt 2012) and Ne Me Quitte Pas (Niels van Koevorden, Sabine Lubbe Bakker 2013). Yolande also produces Dokument Junior, a youth doc slot with international success (Flying Anne, I’m a girl!, Jamey’s fight) and Teledoc Nederwiet (Dutch Weed)

............................................ SLOT NCRV 2Doc SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT 55 min. slot, singles, current affairs, human interest. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 26 documentaries each year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE No

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Chimpanzee Complex by Marc Schmidt and Basalt Films (release autumn 2014)

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.illuminafilms.nl robin@illuminafilms.nl

Producer NCRV

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SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Ne Me Quitte Pas by Niels van Koevorden en Sabine Lubbe Bakker and P.v.Huystee Film and Television (IDFA 2013, Tribeca 2014, HotDocs2014)

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YOLANDE VAN DER BLIJ

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://dokument.ncrv.nl

............................................ SLOT NCRV 2Doc SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT 55 min. slot, singles, current affairs, human interest. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 26 documentaries each year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE No SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Ne Me Quitte Pas by Niels van Koevorden en Sabine Lubbe Bakker and P.v.Huystee Film and Television (IDFA 2013, Tribeca 2014, HotDocs2014) PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Chimpanzee Complex by Marc Schmidt and Basalt Films (release autumn 2014)

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://dokument.ncrv.nl

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Netherlands

KAISA KRIEK Manager NPB

............................................ Kaisa has worked for several Dutch-based independent film distributors. She joined the international Sales Department of The Dutch Public Broadcasting Organisation and now heads NPO Sales where she initiates, maintains and extends contacts in the international film and TV industry. She advises producers and filmmakers on the international documentary market. She has also been on the advisory committee for Documentary at the Dutch Film Fund.

OSCAR VAN DER KROON Commissioning Editor NTR

MARK DEE-SHAPLAND Head of Acquisitions Off The Fence

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Oscar van der Kroon was a print journalist (1974-1983), a movie reporter (1979-1985), a reporter for the daily television news (1984-1990), current-affairs reporter on a daily TV programme (1990-1995) and a writer Ministry In Crisis (1994) and Sick of Defense (1998). He was an investigative reporter (19952003) and Editor of Art-Programmes at NTR (2003-2010). He became the Founder and Chief Editor of Cultura (art-channel) in 2006, and became a commissioning Editor for Documentaries from 2010.

Mark is responsible for acquistions for the UK, CIS Europe & CIS Asia, Eastern Europe, the Baltic States, Greece, Israel, Turkey, the MiddleEast, USA and Canada. He previously worked at Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management. Mark graduated from Bristol University with a BA in Business Studies followed by an MA in Cinema Studies.

............................................ SLOT The Hour of the Wolf, 54’ arts and culture, 3DOC (documentaries for young audience), SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Singles, arts and culture TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Between 10-15 slots CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Documentaries about popular music PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Searching for Sugar man, Days of our lives, The Who, Freddy Mercury, Do it Yourself.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://www.npo.nl/

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.ntr.nl/hetuurvandewolf oscar.van.der.kroon@ntr.nl

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.offthefence.com

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Netherlands

BRUNO FELIX

Commissioning Editor Submarine

DUURT HOLMAN

Head of development / MD Tuvalu Media

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In 2000 Bruno Felix co-founded Submarine, one of the leading transmedia production companies from the Netherlands, with Femke Wolting. Spanning film, animation, non-fiction and interactive genres, Submarine boasts a roster of award-winning productions created in collaboration with an extensive network of international creatives. He seeks to push the boundaries of visual culture with projects that exploit new forms of storytelling, such as the ground-breaking animated documentary My Second Life or the transmedia experience Collapsus.

Duurt started working as a producer for John de Mol - in the early nineties. After that joined Palazzina Productions as a director and series editor and worked on international documentary series as CityCabs (Discovery, Granada), Pet Powers (Animal Planet), Hot Art (Discovery), Bob’s World (Travel & Adventure), Making It (Nat Geo) and countless Dutch docs and series. Duurt joined Tuvalu Media in 2006 as MD, leading the creative department. Over 10 years experience as (format) developer and creative director. Recent productions: I can make you a super model, Cover Me, Milky Way Mission, Out of the Silence, Desert Lions.

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WEBSITE & CONTACT www.submarine.nl

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.tuvalu.nl

GERTJAN KUIPER

Cross-platform consultancy and commissioning VPRO

............................................ Since 1998 GertJan Kuiper has been working for the Digital Media department of the VPRO, one of the Dutch public broadcasters. At VPRO Digital he was closely involved with Money & Speed, the first interactive ‘touchdoc’ iPad application (2011). Recent projects have included the innovative interactive Youtube film Love & Engineering and an interactive historical online piece on WOI, following the longread principals, but more extensively using audio, video and 3D effects.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.geschiedenis24.nl/longread (Dutch text version only) g.kuiper@vpro.nl

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BARBARA TRUYEN

Head of Documentaries/ Commissioning Editor VPRO

............................................ Barbara Truyen is Head of Documentaries and Commissioning Editor for Dutch Public Broadcaster, VPRO. In 1998 she established BT Agency to raise finance and arrange international co-productions for documentaries in development. From 2001 to 2007 BT Agency ran the European office for Films Transit International, one of the world’s leading international distributors of quality documentaries. Barbara Truyen also gives workshops about international co-production, pitching and marketing.

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NATHALIE WINDHORST

Commissioning Editor & Programme Buyer - VPRO, NTR, VARA, HUMAN, EO, BNN, MAX

CARINA BORDEWICH

Acquisition Executive Norweigan Broadcasting Corp (NRK)

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After working at IDFA and as a producer and researcher for documentaries Nathalie became Head of Acquisition for VPRO. In 2005 Nathalie created the Documentary Aquisition Department which serves not only VPRO but all public broadcasters active in the international documentary world. VPRO, NTR, VARA, BNN, EO, HUMAN, MAX,The Jewish broadcaster and BOS are among her clients.

Carina has worked with international acquisition in NRK since 2007. She previously worked on Norwegian co-productions with NRK, freelanced for several years as a production manager on feature films, and as a consultant at the Norwegian Film Fund. She also has a commercial background from almost ten years of producing commercial films with Norwegian production companies.

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............................................ SLOT Character-led films, with a clear dramatic development and narrative urgency that inspires people. The films have the quality of cinema with the rhythm of television. Stories that show us what moves people and how life affects them. We like films to engage a lean forward experience. Something that triggers the viewer into wanting to see it, or even better, experience it. It is VPRO’s mission to bring the best universal, international stories made by Dutch filmmakers to the world. To co-produce with international filmmakers and to create a healthy industry based on reciprocal coalitions with our financial partners. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Singles, preferably 55 mins. sometimes feature length TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 30 CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE No

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT vpro/nl/documentaire B.Truyen@vpro.nl

WEBSITE & CONTACT vpro/nl/documentaire

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.nrk.no

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AURELIAN NICA

Producer / Original Production Manager HBO Romania

............................................ EMMY Award winning producer and experienced (16 years record) professional communicator in the electronic media. Awards: 2011 IPIFF (Independent Producers International Film Festival) Best Documentary Award for The World According to Ion B.

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VERA OBOLONKINA General Producer 24DOC channel

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PETER POVH

Commissioning Editor RTV Slovenija

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24DOC is a pay TV channel dedicated solely to current affairs and feature documentaries, and broadcasting to audiences in Russia, the CIS states and the Baltics. The channel acquired 850 hours of doc material this year and will acquire a further 400 hours over the next 12 months.

Peter Povh began his professional career as a journalist writing articles about art, mostly on visual arts and painting, photography, and film. He then moved to work with the Slovene National Television in 1975, first as co-editor in the Programme Department for Children and Youth and then as Producer Editor in the same department. Head of Documentary Programming at RTVSLO since 2011. Vice President of EBU/UER (Eurovision)Youth Programme Group since November 2003-2009. Member of Prix Italia 2012 JuryDocumentaries and Current Affairs Member of Emmy Awards 2013- Semi final /Europe

2010 International EMMY Award for Arts Programming, The World According to Ion B. 2010 GOPO Award (Romanian equiv. of OSCAR) for Best Documentary, The World According to Ion B. 2010 TV MANIA special Award for original productions.

............................................ SLOT Documentary of the month

1997 Romanian Television Professionals Association (APTR) award, for a ‘No Comment’ report on the Romanian-Hungarian Treaty signing ceremony.

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT 50 minutes TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 50 hours, 3 slots

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.hbo.ro

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.24doc.ru

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT peter.povh@rtvslo.si

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GUY SPRIGGS

ANNIKA GUSTAFSON

Owner Ramillas

............................................ Guy Spriggs is an angel investor seeking to co-finance and coproduce original interactive documentaries. He created School bank.nl, an award-winning Dutch social network website, which was sold to Sanoma in 2007. Previously, he ran a web software company and was general manager of Loot in the UK. Guy speaks 5 languages and is based in Barcelona.

............................................ SLOT Interactive SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Interactive CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE We prefer interactive projects that are conceived as such, not just an add-on to a film SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST We launched the first Ramillas Fund for interactives at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2014; sponsored Docs Barcelona Interactive in 2014; we are co-financing and/or coproducing various interactive projects ranging from the World Cup to Beethoven. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Do Not Track, Fifa Soccumentary, Sheffield DocFest, Docs Barcelona

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT Guy@ramillas.com

Executive Director BoostHbg

AXEL ARNO

Commissioning Editor SVT

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Annika Gustafson is the Executive director of BoostHbg, a transmedia development center and one of the partners of SWIM. With an eye and a passion for strong stories that can develop organically over several platforms; she looks to increase reach, impact, and financing possibilities. Prior to heading BoostHbg she was the Nordic countries’ first transmedia commissioner. She has an extensive background in international documentary production and direction. Her Sundance supported documentary Brown Gold will premiere in 2015.

Axel Arno became a Commissioning Editor at SVT in 1998. Since his move to national television, Axel has been reporter, editor and editorial executive. He became the Editor of SVT’s flagship current affairs magazine Striptease and later created the investigative documentary strand Dokument inifrin. Since 2004, he has worked at SVT’s documentary department, dealing mainly with international co-productions (current affairs, creative, social documentaries). He was an original partner in the Why Democracy? series. Axel is chairman of the Eurovision Documentary Group.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Our mission is to develop new story telling methods, where we combine powerful story universes with deep and authentic audience engagement that has real business potential. We prefer projects that can lead to a positive impact on our world. You need to reside or have a creative partner in southern Sweden to access our grants and support. We’ll happily connect you with suitable partners. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.boosthbg.se www.swimbabyswim.dk annika@boosthbg.se

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EMELIE PERSSON

Commissioning Editor SVT

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GITTE HANSEN Deputy Director First Hand Films

ESTHER VAN MESSEL CEO First Hand Films

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Since 2010 Emelie Persson has been Comissioning Editor at K Special SVT. Sverige Television (SVT) is the Swedish public service television wih the widest range of programming of all TV companies in Sweden. Previously, Emelie Persson has worked as a reporter, a host and a producer for culture programmes at SVT, where she started in 1997. She is also as an art historian.

Her work includes project development, executive producing, financing and packaging, marketing strategy, sales and acquisition. Gitte has previosuly worked in international distribution of feature films, inhouse factual production at DR-TV. She was Head of Information and Promotion with Filmkontakt Nord in Copenhagen, coordinator of the Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries, and she has worked for the former MEDIA project DOCUMENTARY. She has joined Vertigal Strategies, Eurodoc and Transmedia Next and serves as consultant and lecturer at international workshops. Gitte has served on several juries at film festivals around Europe and holds a Masters in Film and Rhetoric from the University of Copenhagen.

Making other people watch the films she loves is what makes her tick. Leading her staff, doing her job well and earning people a buck is Esther van Messel’s job. Telling, listening and making good stories be seen are her passion. Some think that all Esther does is travel a lot, play with the computer and talk on the phone although most people know that Esther has owned and run a distribution company for documentaries, fiction films and TV series since 1998. First Hand Films works out of Zurich and Berlin and offers the best films available, impeccable service, and true dedication to authenticity, relevance and fun. First Hand Films have competed at all major festivals and have won many awards.

............................................ SLOT K Special SVT Arts & Culture Docs SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Arts & Culture Docs Singles TV-hour TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 52 h/year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE No. are.nundahl@svt.se SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Finding Vivian Maier, Penthouse North, Menögon könsliga för grönt-Barbro Hörberg, Alice Walker, Costmodern, Anton Corbijn Inside Out, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Searching for Sugar Man. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Anton Corbijn Inside Out amongst others.

............................................ SLOT Non-fiction SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Single and series TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Around 15 titles a year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes! SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Premiered at IDFA: Sound of Torture Launch spring 2014: Fonko Launch spring 2014: Death - A Series About Life PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST FONKO, Project Wild Thing

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.svt.se/k-special

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT firsthandfilms.com gitte.hansen@firsthandfilms.com

............................................ SLOT International distribution of ambitious and accessible nonfiction. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT All, as long as the story is good. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 15 titles out of 1000, yearly. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE I do. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Having fun doing what we do, earning our filmmakers a decent buck, and continuing into the 17th year now with FHF. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Every year we find gems in Sheffield, for example The Only Son (aka The Journey) or Fonko which was pitched together with Concerning Violence.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.firsthandfilms.com @FirstHandFilms on Twitter esther.van.messel@firsthandfilms.com

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U ni t ed Kingdom

RACHEL JOB

Channel Editor: HISTORY & H2 A+E Networks UK

ANDY SANSOM

Film and Photography Editor Aeon Film

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Rachel Job is responsible for all content, both acquired and commissioned, for both channels across all A+E Networks UK territories. Since joining the company in 2007, Job has acquired, commissioned and executive produced numerous hours of factual programming for HISTORY and was integral to the launch of sister channel MILITARY HISTORY in 2008.

Aeon Magazine is a new, online-only, magazine of ideas and culture. We publish an essay per day on a broad range of subjects, generally speaking with a philosophical leaning. We value quality and are international and pluralist in outlook. Aeon Film is dedicated to presenting online, carefully curated short documentary film. We are looking for dynamic, high quality short films in line with Aeon’s ethos of philosophical and personal enquiry, new ideas and experience. See the website at www. aeon.co/film to get an overview. Andy Sansom is the Aeon Film representative.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT A+E Networks UK, a joint venture between A+E Networks and BSkyB, is a leading broadcaster representing a portfolio of high-quality, ground-breaking factual channels including HISTORY, HISTORY HD, Crime & Investigation Networks and Crime & Investigation Networks HD, BIO’s, and H2. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS A+E Networks UK acquires over 600 hours of international programming each year and produces an additional 100+ hours of original commissions and co-productions to complement its varied factual slate.

............................................ SLOT Short documentary in line with Aeon’s ethos and interests www.aeon.co/magazine www.aeon.co/film SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Short documentary TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 2 short films per week CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

FLORA GREGORY Editor, Witness Al Jazeera

............................................ Flora Gregory conceived and ran Channel 4’s reporter-led foreign affairs series, Unreported World, for five years. She joined Al Jazeera English in 2005 for the channel launch to run Witness, the channel’s award winning flagship documentary strand. Witness provides an insight into the world’s key global events as they impact on the daily lives of ordinary people.

............................................ SLOT Witness is an observational documentary film strand. We also do occasional half hour observational series. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Witness features character-led stories looking at big issues through people’s lives. There are two slot lengths, 25 and 48 minutes. I am looking for stories for 2015 and 2016, which key in to big events and issues. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Witness is twice weekly. I am looking for about 50 films for Witness, for the 25 and 48 minute slots, as well as ideas for half hour observational series. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Increasingly looking at proposals. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Soviet Bruce Lee, Money In Minutes, Too Young The Hero (Iranian Wrestlers), Barefoot Business, Death Tunnels, Jungle Surgeon of Myanmar (Guerilla ER), On The E-waste Trail.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.history.co.uk rachel.job@aetn.co.uk

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.aeon.co/magazine www.aeon.co/film

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://english.aljazeera.net/ programmes/witness/ flora.gregory@aljazeera.net

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DAVID JUBB

Artistic Director & CEO Battersea Arts Centre

AAQIL AHMED

Commissioning Editor Religion and Head of Religion & Ethics BBC

SAM ANSTISS

Commissioning Executive Producer, Documentaries - BBC 1 and 2 BBC

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David has been Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) since 2004, sharing the Joint Artistic Directorship with David Micklem from 2008-2012. Prior to this, David was Director of Your Imagination (2001-2004), a company dedicated to producing independent artists; Development Producer at BAC (1999-2001); and Director (1998-1999) of the Lion & Unicorn Theatre for Central School of Speech and Drama. David has also has worked as a teacher and lecturer in secondary and higher education.

Aaqil has recently taken up this newly created role after over six years at Channel 4 as Head of Religion and Multicultural. Aaqil is the Head of the Religion and Ethics Department as well as commissioning across TV and on line from indies and in house on all platforms except Radio. At C4 he commissioned award winnning projects such as Christianity: A history, The Quran and Saving Africa’s Witch Children.

Samantha is a Commissioning Executive Producer for documentaries on BBC One and BBC Two. She is responsible for titles such as The Prisoners, Pound Shops Wars, The Lock Up, and Comic Relief documentaries with David Walliams and John Bishop. She has also commissioned documentaries, formats and specialist factual on BBC Three working on titles like, The Call Centre, People Like Us and How Drugs Work. Prior to this role she was an Executive Producer for BBC current affairs working across BBC Channels on series such as: The Conspiracy Files and Blair, The Inside Story and undercover investigations like the RTS winning Detention Undercover. Samantha has worked on Panorama, Newsnight, Women’s Hour, Watchdog, and Kilroy. She started her career at BBC in Manchester as a runner in Youth Programmes such as Rough Guide to the World.

............................................ SLOT Theatre SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT I’m interested in exploring the relationship between documentary and theatre. At Battersea Arts Centre we facilitate lots of different artists working collaboratively together - so shows will often combine theatre and other art forms, such as music or animation. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS N/A CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes we do. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST N/A PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST N/A

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bac.org.uk/content/16029/ create_with_us/how_we_programme davidj@bac.org.uk

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Editorial Executive, BBC TWO and FOUR BBC

............................................ Adam Barker is Editorial Executive for BBC Two and Four and works closely with the channel controllers on all aspects of commissioning.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/ commissioning adam.barker@bbc.co.uk

MARK BELL

Commissioning Editor, Arts BBC

............................................ Mark Bell is Commissioning Editor, at Arts for Vision and is also Arts Coordinator of the BBC. A member of the BBC Knowledge Commissioning team, Mark commissions arts programmes for television and multi-platform content, with a role to co-ordinate and maximise the BBC’s arts output across television, radio and online.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning

SAM BICKLEY

Commissioning Executive BBC

............................................ Sam Bickley is a currently Commissioning Executive in Factual Features and Formats BBC One, Two and Three, across projects including, The Food Inspectors, Cash Britain, Unsafe Sex in the city, DIY SOS, Victoria Wood’s Nice Cuppa Tea and Holiday Hit Squad. Previously an Exec Producer at Betty and before that Commissioner Editor for Channel Four Documentaries.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/comissioning

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LINDSAY BRADBURY Commissioning Editor BBC

TOM EDWARDS

Commissioning Editor, Factual Features and Formats BBC

CASSIAN HARRISON

Channel Editor, BBC Four BBC

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Lindsay has helped to launch many much loved BBC brands from Great British Menu to Food and Drink. She has an extensive background in features and formats having worked across the Watchdog and Holiday brands. She is currently working in Factual Features and Formats on different series with Carol Klein, Gregg Wallace , Rick Stein and Tom Kerridge to name a few.

Tom Edwards is a Commissioning Editor for BBC1&2 Factual Features and Formats. His development and production slate ranges from primetime staples such as BBC1’s Crimewatch, talents like Alex Polizzi in BBC2’s The Fixer, and new formats like The House That 100K Built. As a programme-maker he produced popular factual series such as Big Brother, Mary Queen of Shops thru Wife Swap to The Undercover Princes.

Before joining the BBC, Cassian was an award-winning producer/ director and executive producer working across genres including history, science and current affairs. Cassian has a strong background in multi-platform production. He founded Lion TV’s interactive department and recently completed a groundbreaking crime-mapping project to accompany the BBC1 series The Truth About Crime. Recent BBC credits include Science & Islam (BBC4), Rocket Science (BBC2), Michael Smith’s DriveTime (BBC4) and The Link: Uncovering our Earliest Ancestor (BBC1).

............................................ SLOT Factual Features and Formats on BBC 1 and BBC 2 SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT BBC1: factual with drama, entertainment and emotion. For entertainment it could be formats and/or, noisy one or two part schedule-disrupting shows. We want ideas that are important (e.g. The Young Ones), big scale (Turn Back Time) and newsworthy (lots of immigration and benefits stuff of late). The channel prefers to take one-hour rather than 30 minutes and we’re concentrating on 8pm and 9pm slots. BBC2: talent-driven explorations of specialist factual content. Which areas are less crowded on Two, and are ripe for exploration.

............................................ SLOT Popular factual SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Mostly 60mins, and series (not one offs, unless could grow into series). On BBC1, for 8pm and 9pm midweek. BBC2, midweek: largely for 8pm, but some slots at 7pm and occasionally 9pm; Sunday eves: 8pm and 9pm CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Can be a cross-platform element, but TV programme at heart of idea almost always paramount SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Return to contemporary property formats on BBC2 - for eg, The House That 100K Built

A BIG need for 8pm, but also some space at 7pm. Like (Wartime Farm, The Choir) TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS on going SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST 100K House

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning Lindsay.Bradbury@bbc.co.uk

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............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning cassian.harrison@bbc.co.uk

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ALISON KIRKHAM

Head of Commissioning Features and Formats BBC

............................................ Alison Kirkham has been Head of Commissioning BBC Features and Formats since July 2010. Alison’s commissions include: The House 100k Built, Under Offer Estate Agents on the Job, Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Grub, The Fixer with Alex Polizzi, Food Inspectors, Hairy Dieters and Nigel and Adam’s Farm Kitchen. She spent six months as acting Controller of BBC Daytime in 2006. Previously, Alison worked in ITV Current Affairs and on I’m A Celebrity.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Returning popular factual and documentary formats for BBC 1 & 2 at 8pm and 9pm.

TOM MCDONALD

Commissioning Executive Producer BBC

LISA OPIE

Controller of Business, Factual and Daytime BBC

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Commissioning editor in Documentaries, Science and Natural History, working across BBC One, Two and Four at the BBC. Recent documentary credits include Hidden Histories: Britain’s Oldest Family Businesses (BBC Four); Nick and Margaret - We All Pay Your Benefits (BBC One); The Midwives (BBC Two); Hunt vs Lauda (BBC Two) and My 9.50 Holiday (BBC One). Before joining the BBC, he was executive producer on 24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4), Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC ONE) and ageing experiment The Young Ones (BBC One).

Lisa leads and is responsible for all Television operational activities that enable the delivery of outstanding audience content within an efficient and effective business environment.

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TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Approximately 250 hours including returning brands SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The House That 100K Built, Nigel Adam’s Farm Kitchen, Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food and Mary Berry Cooks. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST N/A

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning

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ELLIOT REED

Commissioning Executive, Features and Formats and Documentaries BBC Three. BBC

GREG SANDERSON

Commissioning EP - Arts, Music and Events BBC

CHRIS SIZEMORE

Executive Editor, Knowledge & Learning BBC

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Elliot Reed is currently a Commissioning Executive for BBC Three in Formats, Features and Documentaries. He oversees the Fresh documentary strand for new directors. Prior to commissioning, Elliot was an Executive Producer for BBC Factual Entertainment, after spending five years as Executive Producer at Love Productions making Famous Rich and Homeless, Tower Block of Commons and many other BBC Three factual entertainment series.

Greg is the BBC’s Commissioning Editor for Arts, Music and Events - working with Mark Bell and Jan Younghusband. He commissions Arts and Music programmes across all four BBC channels - with output ranging from The Proms to Bollywood Carmen, and Italy Unpacked to Edwardian Insects on film. Prior to this role, Greg was Editor of the Review Show for 2 years having previously had a long spell as Executive Producer of the acclaimed Storyville strand with credits including The English Surgeon, Marathon Boy, Sync or Swim and The Father, The Son and The Housekeeper.

Chris Sizemore is Executive Editor of the BBC’s Knowledge & Learning product. BBC iWonder, the product’s flagship, has recently launched. Chris’s background is in content strategy at (AOL) Time Warner in the States, and he has been with the BBC for 8 years. Chris has contributed as a Content Strategist to the BBC’s iPlayer and programme support projects, and was the Executive Producer of the BBC’s Food website.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT BBC TWO - Singles and short series in both genres; Live Events and coverage BBC FOUR - 3-4 part series of 60’; Big single subject 90’ documentaries; Live Events and coverage.

............................................ SLOT Factual and education SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Digital storytelling innovation... TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Very few projects, always to a brief. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes, though always to a brief. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The launch of BBC iWonder

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Rule Britannia - Music, Mischief and Morals in the 18th Century, Pride and Prejudice - Having a Ball, Brits Who Built the Modern World, How the Wild West was One with Ray Mears.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT elliot.reed@bbc.co.uk

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/ briefs/tv/browse-by-genre/arts

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/briefs/ tv/browse-by-genre/learning/bbcknowledge-learning-online.shtml chris.sizemore@bbc.co.uk

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EMMA WILLIS

Head of Commissioning, Documentaries for BBC One, Two and Four - BBC

JAN YOUNGHUSBAND

Commissioning Editor, Music & Events BBC

NINDER BILLING

Executive Producer BBC CBBC

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Emma Willis is Head of Commissioning, Documentaries for BBC One, Two and Four. She joined the BBC as Commissioning Executive in 2006. She has a wide ranging body of work including observational documentary series such as The Route Masters, The Choir: Sing While You Work; social history series The Secret History of Our Streets. She has also been responsible for a new wave of highly successful new factual formats such as The Great British Bake Off and The Great British Sewing Bee.

Jan joined the BBC in May 2009 and is responsible for delivering Vision’s music and events strategy and ensuring it works in harmony with music and events content across the BBC. Jan is part of the Knowledge Commissioning team, run by Head of Knowledge Commissioning, Emma Swain. She also reports to Tim Davie in BBC Audio & Music, in his capacity as director of pan-BBC music strategy.

Executive Producer in formatted factual; fact ent series for BBC Children’s in-house. Responsible for creating, helping development of and delivering projects from the idea stage to the screen.

............................................ SLOT Interested in factual idea and formats that are already for or can be re-focused for a BBC Children’s audience SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT New, exciting factual ideas that don’t feel worthy. New twists that allow us to view favourite subjects through a new prism. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes - very important for our audience SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Stonewall Best Broadcast of the Year Award BAFTA for Best Children’s Entertainment series Currently shortlisted for Youth Non Fiction category at BANFF World Media Awards

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://www.bbc.co.uk/ commissioning/briefs/tv/browseby-genre/documentaries

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KEZ MARGRIE

Executive Producer, Independents BBC CBBC

CATHERINE MCCARTHY

Head of the BBC Janala Project BBC Media Action

TONY PHILLIPS

Commissioning Editor BBC Radio 4/World Service English

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Kez Margrie is on the indie commissioning team for factual and fact/ent formats for CBBC. Her documentary portfolio includes a new 15 x 30 min series Our School [TwoFour], the Racing Set a 5 x 15 min series [MarkThree/Watershed] and the BAFTA award winning MY LIFE strand - a series of oneoff documentaries about ordinary children living extraordinary lives.

Currently Head of the BBC Janala Project, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her experience at the BBC encompasses TV, radio and multi-platform commissioning, as well as working on some of the BBC’s biggest landmark series such as BBC One’s Frozen Planet and Empire.

Tony graduated from the University of East Anglia in 1989 and has been with BBC Radio ever since. Currently he is a Commissioning Editor at the BBC World Service and Commissioning Editor of the Arts for Radio 4. His most recent, and perhaps most ambitious, project is The Listening Project. Inspired by the Storycorps in the US, this remarkable project from BBC Radio 4 and the British Library that will seek to capture the nation in conversation.

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............................................ SLOT Documentary series’ with an entertainment slant Many with children at their centre. We are always interested in genuine multiplatform propositions that can translate to tablet and mobile. We are currently commissioning for 15/16 and beyond. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT concept / format that is relevant to children and how they consume content. We usually commission in blocks of 10 x 30mins. We have 1 x 15 min slot left for a MY LIFE film 14/15. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The My Life series particularly well this year and Operation Ouch! won a BAFTA. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST We commissioned a MY LIFE film about 3 children with Downs Syndrome - “Breaking Free”. Since been nominated for a BAFTA and is a finalist at the Prix Jeunesse.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT We have a CBBC commissioning website kez.margrie@bbc.co.uk

WEBSITE & CONTACT http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning tony.phillips@bbc.co.uk

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Commissioning Editor BBC Scotland

NICK FRASER Editor BBC Storyville

JO LAPPING

Strand Executive BBC Storyville

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Ewan Angus is Commissioning Editor for Television at BBC Scotland and has worked in broadcasting for 25 years; much of it spent producing and directing across a broad range of programmes for BBC Scotland and network services. He is responsible for all television output produced for Scottish audiences. In an average year this includes around 45 hours of new factual and documentary commissions. In recent years an increasing proportion of these projects have been coproduced with other broadcasters.

Nick Fraser has been Editor of Storyville since it started in 1997. After graduating from Oxford he worked as a reporter, television producer and editor. His publications include: A biography of Eva Peron, The Voice of Modern Hatred, and The Importance of Being Eton. Storyville films have won more than 200 awards, including four Oscars, a Sundance Grand Jury Prize and several Griersons, Emmys and Peabodys.

Jo has worked for Storyville, the BBC’s international documentary strand, developing, commissioning and producing documentary films since its launch in 1997. Buyer, project development and BBC producer (recent titles include: The Great Hip Hop Hoax, Big Men, Petition, Your Father’s Murderer, Give Up Tomorrow, Rise Up Reggae Star, Race Horses, Knuckle, If A Tree Falls, Kings of Pastry among others). Programmed two documentary seasons for BBC FOUR. She is a professional Supporter of the STEPS initiative for filmmakers in Southern Africa, which gave funding, training and worldwide distribution to locally made films dealing with the HIV/Aids pandemic & project managed Why Poverty on the BBC.

............................................ SLOT Storyville is the BBC’s flagship international documentary Strand. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT We’re looking for strong narrative-based documentaries from all over the world to coproduce or buy. We’re mostly looking for single documentaries, but we do consider series on occasion. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We’re commissioning 32 slots and acquire 12 slots per year. The preferred length is 60 to 90 minutes. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE N/A SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Mad Dog: Gaddafi’s Secret World, Blackfish: The Whale that Killed, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/scotland

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST We have supported a large number of projects at Doc/Fest in the past such as Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer and Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic to name a few.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning

............................................ SLOT Storyville & BBC Factual Acquisitions SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Our aim is to try to bring the most interesting character-based stories from around the world to the screen. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We have 60’ and 90’ slots. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST K2: The Summit, Mad Dog: Gaddafi’s Secret World, Blackfish, Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST K2:The Summit, Blackfish, Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT bbc.co.uk/storyville jo.lapping@bbc.co.uk

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Development Executive BBC Storyville

............................................ As part of the editorial team at Storyville, Shanida works in development and commissioning, bringing titles such as TPB-AFK and Expedition to the End of the World to the strand. Shanida is also across the Factual Acquisitions slate which places factual programming throughout the BBC. Shanida also writes for publications including The Quietus and BBC Online and is juror for a number of International film festivals.

............................................ SLOT BBC Storyville is the BBC’s flagship feature documentary strand. With a key role in the international documentary community, supporting directors with editorial expertise and vital funding, as well as providing viewers in the UK with the best in quality characterdriven documentaries from around the globe. The strand looks for ambitious, narrative, contemporary films to commission in coproduction with other funders, to pre-buy or acquire. Screening over 350 films, from some 70 countries, the strand has garnered a staggering array of awards: 4 Oscars, 18 Griersons, 3 Peabodys and 4 International Emmys

KATE TOWNSEND

Commissioning Editor BBC Storyville

............................................ Kate has directed and produced a wide range of factual programmes, including Paddington Green, Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekend and films in the This World and Cutting Edge strands. She won the 2007 RTS award for best current affairs documentary for BBC2’s Power To The People. Most recently she has been Series Producer on Horizon. She is currently commissioning and overseeing content of BBC’s acclaimed Storyville Strand.

............................................ SLOT Storyville is the BBC’s international documentary strand that brings the most interesting character-based stories from around the world to the screen. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Ground breaking films with compelling narratives and strong characters, which though international in scope, have themes that touch us all. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Our slots are 60-90 minutes in length. We commission 32 hours per year and acquire 12 hours per year. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Cutie and the Boxer, The Village that Fought Back: 5 Broken Cameras, Shooting Bigfoot: America’s Monster Hunters, Which Way is the Frontline from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetheringon. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST We have supported and continue to support a wide variety of films at Doc/Fest over the years.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/storyville

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbc.co.uk/storyville kate.townsend@bbc.co.uk

ANDREA OLSSON

Head of Factual Entertainment & Lifestyle BBC Worldwide

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Andrea oversees the strategy for BBC Worldwide’s Factual Entertainment offering, seeking out and acquiring the most compelling content to take to the world. She works closely with both the BBC’s in-house team and independent producers on projects from development stage to help shape and maximise the global appeal of BBC Worldwide’s factual entertainment content.

............................................ SLOT For our distribution pipeline we are looking for broad appeal factual entertainment shows with prime time sensibilities on subjects that a global audience can relate too. We also have a need for programming that appeals to a male demographic with authentic charismatic talent at the heart. Wit and humour is important. For BBC Brit we are looking for smart factual entertainment ideas targeting a male audience without alienating women combining wit, camaraderie, expertise and jeopardy. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT For our distribution slate we prefer series of a minimum of 6 hours with potential to return. We commission in batches of 6-10 episodes and are looking for ideas that have legs to return up to 50 episodes. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS For the BBC BRIT channel we are looking to commission 4 series in 2014/15.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bbcworldwide.com

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LIZZIE FRANCKE

Senior Production and Development Executive BFI Film Fund

............................................ Lizzie Francke is a Senior Production and Development Executive at the BFI’s Film Fund. She was formerly a Development Producer for the UK Film Council’s First Feature Programme. She started her career as a film critic in the early 1990s and in 1997 was appointed Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. She moved into production in 2001, first for Little Bird then as Executive Producer for EM Media.

ELISE MCCAVE

Deputy Director BRITDOC Foundation

............................................ Responsible for marketing and communications. She co-ordinate coders and designers across websites - goodpitch.org, britdoc. org and docacademy.org - and oversee our branding and print material. Oversees a number of BRITDOC projects including the PUMA Impact Award and the Good Pitch series which I’ve been working on since the first live event in Oxford in 2008.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Independent, feature-length documentaries, from both the UK and internationally. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The successful expansion of the Good Pitch programme, with events in Mumbai and Buenos Aires. The launch and growth of goodpitch.org.

LUKE MOODY

Film and Distribution Manager BRITDOC Foundation

............................................ As Film and Distribution Manager at BRITDOC Foundation, Luke Moody works across all funding schemes: Bertha BRITDOC Journalism Fund, BRITDOC Channel 4 Fund and BRITDOC Circle Fund. He also manages impact distribution releases for BRITDOC Films.

............................................ SLOT Bertha BRITDOC Journalism Fund: For projects with an investigative process of filmmaking - this can cover many styles and modes. Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund Supporting outreach campaigns centred around the release of a documentary. BRITDOC Circle Fund For cinematic narrative docs. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT We fund feature docs. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Varies CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE As part of the Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund for Impact Distribution and outreach campaigns we may be able to consider multi-platform campaigns. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST We’re supporting a lot of great films at the moment, some so great we can’t talk about them. We also released Dirty Wars in the UK, got an Oscar nomination and created a drone artwork in Brixton.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bfi.org.uk lizzie.francke@bfi.org.uk

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://britdoc.org http://goodpitch.org elise@britdoc.org

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT britdoc.org/real_funds goodpitch.org luke@britdoc.org

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SANDRA WHIPHAM

Foundation Director BRITDOC Foundation

............................................ Sandra Whipham joined BRITDOC Foundation as its fourth Director in January 2012 where she works across all areas of the Foundation’s work. She has special responsibility for Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund which supports Outreach, and DocAcademy, an educational project pioneering the use of feature documentary in teaching the National Curriculum in UK secondary schools. Previously, Sandra established London Fields Pictures Ltd where she produced and executive produced a range of documentary, including Home Sweet Home (dir Enrica Colusso) for ARTE Grand Format, Despicable Dick & Righteous Richard (dir. Joshua Neale) for BBC Storyville, Best of Enemies, a 3 part prime time social history series for ARTE and Road to Las Vegas (dir. Jason Massot) for More 4. She is also Executive Producer of Enemies of the People (dir. Thet Sambath/Rob Lemkin, Old Street Films), which won Best Documentary at BIFA, was Grierson nominated, and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. It won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2010 and the Grand Jury Prize at Full Frame, as well as ten further international awards and it has recently been nominated for 3 Emmy’s. From 2007 - 9 Sandra was Editor for More 4, and commissioned the True Stories international documentary strand, where she oversaw films including Burma VJ, Last Train Home and commissioned and executive produced double Sundance award winner, Afghan Star.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.britdoc.org sandra@britdoc.org

KEVIN BROWN

Digital Director Brothers and Sisters Creative Ltd

............................................ Kevin began his career as a journalist developing digital products at Express Newspapers. He later joined Sky to launch interactive services for its three music channels before moving to Virgin Media TV where he worked as Head of Interactive. This was followed by a move to IPC Media as Digital Development Director for women’s weekly division, Connect. In 2008, Kevin joined Brothers and Sisters to set up its digital department.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.brothersandsisters.co.uk

RACHEL WEXLER

Producer Bungalow Town Productions Ltd

............................................ Since starting Bungalow Town with partner Jez Lewis in 2004, Rachel has produced many acclaimed films including: The English Surgeon, Guilty Pleasures, All White in Barking and The Road: A Story of Life and Death, Shed your Tears and Walk Away, Out of the Ashes and Garbage Warrior. Their Bungalow Town films have been screened at Sundance, Cannes and London and have won a Grierson, a Peabody and an Emmy.

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MICHAEL NORTON

Director Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action

............................................ Michael Norton is a social entrepreneur and author of a range of fundraising books. He co-founded UnLtd, a foundation that supports early stage social entrepreneurs, and Buzzbnk, a crowdfunding platform for social enterprise. He develops projects from scratch (including MyBnk promoting financial literacy, FoodCycle cooking surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away and BFF, employablity training through shoeshining) and he mentors a wide range of people helping them turn their ideas into successful ventures.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Films on social issues with the potential to raise funds for engagement of the people in the issue, development of campaigns, and crowdfunding from a wider public, where I can help with fundraising strategies, suggesting contacts and partnerships and helping think through the practicalities of developing and implementing a crowdfunding campaign.

LARA AKEJU

Development Mananger, Creative Diversity Channel 4

............................................ Lara has 17 years of experience in broadcasting, and has worked as a factual Producer and Director across the independent sector, with credits including Panorama (BBC1), World’s Strictest Parents (BBC3), Peckham Finishing School for Girls (BBC3), Beauty and the Beast (C4) and Ramadan Diaries (C4). Lara’s role at Channel 4 is to drive the commissioning of content from diverse, grassroots talent throughout the UK.

............................................ SLOT All commissioning genres SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT I’m looking for ideas that support Channel 4’s commitment to reflecting the diversity of life across the UK. They could be any length, format or genre. I’m across all the different commissioning genres, so will support an idea if I feel it could fit somewhere on the channel.

DAVID BRINDLEY

Commissioning Editor Channel 4

............................................ David is the C4 commissioning editor responsible for the First Cut strand as well as some returning series including One Born Every Minute, 24 Hours in A&E and ‘Educating...’

............................................ SLOT Documentaries. First Cut and returning series. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT First Cut films from filmmakers who have yet to make a national broadcast terrestrial hour TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 10 x 1hr First Cut films.

TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS No specific limit CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Since I joined Channel 4 in October 2013, one of the companies I’ve supported through our Alpha Fund has received a commission for 5-part prime-time series that’s likely to have a huge impact. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST In the past, I’ve attended as a filmmaker, rather than as a buyer.

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WEBSITE & CONTACT www.civa.org.uk and www.buzzbnk.org norton@civa.org.uk

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.channel4.com/info/commissioning/ 4producers/creative-diversity lakeju@channel4.co.uk

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.channel4.com/info/commissioning/ 4producers/documentaries dbrindley@channel4.co.uk

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EMMA COOPER

Commissioning Editor, Documentaries Channel 4

............................................ Emma Cooper is a commissioning editor in docs at C4. She is responsible for the Cutting Edge strand and other docs singles and series. Recent films include The Murder Workers, The Fried Chicken Shop, My Tattoo Addiction and The Sex Clinic. Prior to this she was at the BBC. She Directed and Series Produced films including Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles and Miami Mega-Jail.

IAN DUNKLEY

Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment Channel 4

............................................ Ian has worked as a commissioner and a freelance producer across a range of factual entertainment and factual programming, including a stint as the Series Producer of Eurotrash. As a Commissioning Editor at Channel 5 he oversaw returning brands The Hotel Inspector, Cowboy Builders and The Gadget Show. Since joining Channel 4 he’s looked after successful one-off documentaries Don’t Look Down and Inside Rolls Royce and returning series The Hoarder Next Door and Undercover Boss.

RICH EVANS

Factual Entertainment Channel 4

............................................ Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4. Series include Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home, Mary: Queen of the High Street, Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, Heston’s Great British Food, Eye Spy. Previously Features Commissioning Executive at BBC.

............................................ SLOT Factual Entertainment, largely 9pm and 10pm midweek, and peak weekends. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Series for 9pm and 10pm. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The Undateables

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT /info/commissioning/4producers/ documentaries ecooper@channel4.co.uk

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TINA FLINTOFF

Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment Channel 4

ADAM GEE

Multiplatform Commissioning Editor, Features and Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

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Tina came to Channel 4 in 2010 from North One Television. Since joining the Channel she has commissioned and worked on a variety of factual entertainment shows including... Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, The Hoarder Next Door, What Happens in Kavos, 16 Kids and Counting, Troy and Gadget Man.

Adam is one of the most experienced commissioners in UK broadcasting of multi-platform interactive projects around TV. Recent projects range from Big Fish Fight to Live from the Clinic, from The Sexperience 1000 to The Great British Property Scandal, and from Embarrassing Bodies to Gok’s Teens.

............................................ SLOT Factual entertainment for 9pm and 10pm and sometimes 8pm. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Ob doc series, lightly formatted series and stunts/events for 9pm and 10pm. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS it depends CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes we do SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Child Genius was a big success for our department last year.

DAVID GLOVER

Head of Speacialist Factual Channel 4

............................................ David Glover is Head of Specialist Factual at Channel 4. His commissions include Live From Space, Gogglebox, Inside Nature’s Giants, Mummifying Alan, Hawking, Dead Famous DNA and The Plane Crash.

Adam has won over 70 international awards for his productions including four BAFTAs, an Emmy, two Media Guardian Innovation Awards and the Grand Award at the New York International Film & TV Festival. Adam has served on BAFTA’s Television and Interactive Entertainment committees and is a voting member of the European Film Academy. He is a trustee of Culture24.

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST None..yet

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT channel4.co.uk

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://www.channel4.com/info/ commissioning/4producers/online

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.4producers.co.uk

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JOHN HAY

Commissioning Editor Channel 4

............................................ John’s arts brief includes Our Gay Wedding: The Musical, new series from Grayson Perry and James Rhodes and the relaunched Random Acts short film strand. Since he arrived at Channel 4 in August 2012, he has also looked after Richard III: The King in the Car Park, commissioned D-Day: As It Happens and revived Secret History. Prior to that he was Commissioning Editor for Factual at Channel 5 (where commissions included Nazi Titanic: Revealed, Brain Hospital, and The Woman Who Lost Her Face) and spent 13 years at the BBC.

............................................ SLOT Arts, with some travel, adventure and anthropology on the side. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT See C4 commissioning website (address below) TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS It depends - money follows good ideas CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes. We encourage them. More please. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Our Gay Wedding: The Musical, Rebuilding the World Trade Center, the deal with Arts Council England to use Random Acts to put £3m into the training and development of young people across the country

LIAM HUMPHREYS

Head of Factual Entertainment Channel 4

RALPH LEE

Deputy Chief Creative Officer Channel 4

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Liam is Head of Factual Entertainment at Channel 4, leading a team of four Commissioning Editors and responsible for 140 hours of prime time popular factual formats, documentary and reality series per year. Recent Channel 4 credits include The Undateables, E4 sensation Troy, Gordon Behind Bars, C4’s highest ever rating doc series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Undercover Boss, Man. Liam’s department works with a roster of on-screen talent including Gordon Ramsay, Bear Grylls, Jamie Oliver, Kevin McCloud, Heston Blumenthal, Richard Ayoade, Mary Portas and Troy. Before joining Channel 4, Liam was Commissioning Editor of Factual Entertainment at Five,

As Head of Factual since 2011, Ralph has overseen the growth of documentaries and specialist factual, delivering new titles like Gogglebox, Educating Yorkshire, The Murder Trial, The Mill, Benefits Street and Speed with Guy Martin as well as many returning series like 24 Hours in A&E, One Born Every Minute, Cutting Edge and Food Unwrapped.

............................................ SLOT Factual Entertainment

In his new role as Deputy Chief Creative Officer Ralph continues to oversee the Factual teams run by Nick Mirsky and David Glover, deputises for Jay Hunt and takes the lead on the development of major programme seasons for Channel 4. He is also responsible for providing the strategic direction for short form content for Channel 4’s new 4Shorts brand working closely with Head of Online, Richard Davidson Houston.

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Reality / doc series/ Ambitious social experiments / Factual features / New talent / 10pm provocative, entertaining doc series and singles TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Approx 140 hours per year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Lots at DocFest; none yet through MeetMarket

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.channel4.com/info/ commissioning/4producers/arts

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://www.channel4.com/info/ commissioning/4producers/ factualentertainment

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.4producers.co.uk

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LUCY LEVEUGLE

Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment Channel 4

ANNA MIRALIS

Commissioning Editor, True Stories & Documentaries Channel 4

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Lucy Leveugle has worked as Commissioning Editor in the Factual Entertainment department at Channel 4 since 2012, commissioning series such as The Undateables, Child Genius and 16 Kids and Counting as well as pop doc singles such as Confessions of an Alien Abductee and Living with My Stalker. Before this, she was Series Producer of the first Undateables and a freelance PD across a range of popular documentaries for both Channel 4 and the BBC.

Anna Miralis is commissioning editor, factual, at Channel 4 responsible for the True Stories and 10pm documentary singles and series. Her commissions include the Oscar-winning Saving Face, the Grierson award-winning Gypsy Blood, Penny Woolcock’s One Mile Away, My Social Network Stalker, Legally High, Sex My British Job, 12 Year Old Lifer and Dogging Tales (Grierson and RTS nomination Best Documentary).

............................................ SLOT 9pm and 10pm

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://www.channel4.com/info/ commissioning/4producers/ factualentertainment

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.channel4.com/4producers amiralis@channel4.co.uk

NICK MIRSKY

Head of Documentaries Channel 4

............................................ Nick joined Channel 4 in 2012 from the BBC as Deputy Head of Factual and has recently been promoted to Head of Documentaries; in addition to working closely with whole documentary team, he has commissioned and managed new series including First Dates, The Dealership, Skint, Education Yorkshire and most recently, Benefits Street. Nick spent the first part of his career at the BBC. As executive producer and producer, he was responsible for a wide range of productions including the BBC2 documentary strand Wonderland, the Louis Theroux programmes, The Armstrongs, When Michael Portillo Became a Single Mum; the Emmy award-winning Maxwell and other Factual Dramas including Best: His Mother’s Son, The Secretary who Stole Four Million, the BBC Three format The Week the Women Went and the BAFTA award-winning Blood on the Carpet.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.4producers.co.uk nmirsky@channel4.co.uk

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DANIEL PEARL

Commissioning Editor Channel 4

............................................ Commissioning Editor, News & Current Affairs, Channel 4 and Editor of Channel 4 Dispatches. Previously Deputy Editor: BBC Panorama, BBC Ten O’Clock News, BBC Newsnight.

............................................ SLOT News & Current Affairs. Dispatches (30+60’), Specials (60’) and Current Affairs series. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT One off 60’ Specials - the most outstanding authored films, both domestic and international.

SARA RAMSDEN

Commissioning Editor, Specialist Factual Channel 4

............................................ Sara Ramsden is Commissioning Editor for Science and Natural History at Channel 4. Her recent commissions include Speed with Guy Martin, The Big Foot Files, Porn on the Brain, Love for Sale with Rupert Everett, and Walking Through History. She also commissioned The Cruel Cut, the BAFTA nominated film about FGM. She is currently working on a project that involves putting the terminally ill in a reality TV setting. She is looking for more ideas like these: films with tabloid appeal and intellectual content.

TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 20 hours p/a for Dispatches, plus occasional extra hours. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Vicky Taylor.

ADE RAWCLIFFE

Media Project Manager, Creative Diversity Channel 4

............................................ Ade has experience working as a producer across both the BBC and the independent sector. Her Channel 4 credits include: Big Brother, Right to Reply, Extraordinary Ancestors and The Big Breakfast. At the BBC she worked as a Producer at the Athens Olympics for BBC Sport, as well as in Entertainment and Features on shows such as Star Spell and A Question of Sport. Ade Rawcliffe is part of the Creative Diversity Team - Channel 4 Commissioning. Ade’s role at Channel 4 is to work with commissioning departments to encourage diversity in production teams and onscreen, as well as spearheading diversity initiatives across the channel and the independent sector.

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Syria: Across the Lines Griersons, Broadcast, RTS, AIB, BPG Awards Hunted - an investigation into Russian homophobic gangs The Hunt for Britain’s Sex Gangs RTS, AIB, FPA Plebgate - BJA Award, RTS Independent Award The Police’s Dirty Secret - judicial inquiry launched as a result into undercover policing and Stephen Lawrence

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT dpearl@channel4.co.uk

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WEBSITE & CONTACT www.channel4.com/info/commissioning/ 4producers/creative-diversity

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SIOBHAN SINNERTON

Commissioning Editor in News and Current Affairs Channel4

GUY DAVIES

Commissioning Editor: Factual Channel 5

PATRICK HURST Community Channel

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Siobhan is a Commissioning Editor for News and Current Affairs at Channel 4. Last year she went on secondment to make the award-winning Walking Wounded in Afghanistan with Minnow Films for Channel 4. Before coming to C4 she spent 4 years at Quicksilver Productions. Two of those were as Series Editor on Unreported World, Channel 4’s flagship foreign affairs strand and as an Executive Producer on Dispatches and First Cut. Previously Siobhan was a Producer Director working across a wide range of current affairs and documentaries for Channel 4 and ITV/Granada

Guy Davies commissionins factual programming across the Channel. Prior to this he was Head of Documentaries at ITN. He was Senior Executive Producer at Wall to Wall from 2007 to 2009 and was a freelance Executive Producer for three years working for a range of companies including Blast! Films, Darlow Smithson, Firecracker and Wall to Wall, working for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Discovery. Alive (Discovery/Animal Planet)

Patrick Hurst is the Content and Scheduling Manager for Community Channel. He is responsible for the channel’s programme and content acquisitions, as well as overseeing its scheduling and on-air presentation. Since joining Community Channel in 2011 he has overseen the acquisition and commissioning of many fantastic documentaries and series, helped launch several documentary strands, worked on the development of thirty-plus seasons and helped steer the channel through the highest rating year in its history.

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SLOT Domestic and International standalone one hour current affairs documentaries.Unreported World, Channel 4 Dispatches,

SLOT Factual, Factual Entertainment, Lightly formatted Series and Popular Observational Documentaries

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Hour-long current affairs documentaries about UK social and political issues, international affairs, also 2/3 parters.

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Returnable doc series in channel 5 heartland areas / pop-doc singles and series with big ratings bomb potential/ Human interest stories / Smart mini-series homing in on issues and stories in the air / Intelligent, controversial series /Live observational led popular documentary events which could play nightly.

TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Not fixed CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST 3 award-winning documentaries in particular: The Hunt for Brtain’s Sex Gangs, Walking Wounded, Children on the Frontline.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT ssinnerton@channel4.co.uk

TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 40 to 50 hours of commissioned programmes at any time, plus development projects. Open to Co-Productions possibilities if appropriate. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes, but the programmes/series idea is the most important for Channnel5

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.channel5.com

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ANA CRISTINA SANTOS

Head of Public Events and Alternative Content Curzon Artificial Eye

RAVI AMARATUNGA Head of Dazed Vision Dazed Group

JENNIFER BYRNE

Video Commissioning Editor Dazed Group

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A law graduate, Ana started her film career in 2002. Whilst working with Film Promotion and Production Finance and as a freelancer in a variety of projects, she decided to undertake a Masters in World Cinemas at the University of Leeds in 2004 to further her knowledge of independent films. In 2006, she worked with Marketing and Exhibition on the UKFC New Cinema Fund Shorts schemes. Since graduating from her MA in 2006, she set up two enterprises, Kultur Cine Club and Macunicate, specialising in alternative film exhibition and promotion, which granted her participation on the Insight Out Programme for Creative Entrepreneurs (NESTA). After successfully completing the BFI/ICO Programming Cultural Cinema Course and the STRATEGICS Film Marketing Workshop (MEDIA and Film Fund Luxembourg) in 2007, Ana was appointed the Head of Cinema at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA). In 2008, Ana was appointed Head of Public Events at Curzon Cinemas, where she is responsible for the special programming, including festivals, seasons, retrospectives, Q&As and strands, for all Curzon Artificial Eye Group venues.

Ravi runs and manages Dazed Vision: the video production arm of the Dazed Group. The department strategises, develops, produces, commissions and distributes video content, split between editorial and branded work. Ravi oversees strategy and commissioning for all major Dazed Group titles including Dazed & Confused, Another and Another Man. Commercially Dazed Vision works on both co-branded and white label content verticals, agency work and forward facing and experimental video. It feeds directly into Dazed Group’s creative agency: Dazed White Label. Ravi is looking to commission and acquire films of all lengths at Sheffield, in addition to looking for original content and marketing partnerships.

Jennifer previously worked at the ICA, Blink and Forever Pictures, and she is currently Video Commissioning Editor at Dazed Group: working across major titles including Dazed & Confused, Another and Another Man. Film strands incude Visionaries, Doc X, Females First, Music Nation.

............................................ SLOT Factual/Art/Music/Fashion/ Experimental SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Singles, short form, series ideas and interactive in addition to some feature film ideas. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST We’ve launched Music Nation, a 5 part doc series with Channel 4 off the back of an original dazed commission about the history of UK Garage. We are looking to ‘pilot’ more and more ideas with bigger spin off opportunities.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.curzonworld.com/distribution/ artificial-eye

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.dazeddigital.com/video www.dazedwhitelabel.com

............................................ SLOT Documentaries SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Youth culture focussed docs across music, fashion, art, politics and literature. In the main i am looking at short form docs for online, with a view to develop into feature length. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS I look after the editorial slate for all video on Dazed Digital, looking to commission at least one weekly documentary. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST I was very pleased that I commissioned a short music doc about UKG, called Brandy & Coke which evolved into a five part documentary series on Channel 4 called Music Nation, working on films about Jungle, Hardcore, Bristol Bass and Balearic culture in the UK PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST This will be my first time to attend Doc Fest

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.dazeddigital.com Jennifer@dazedgroup.com

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HELEN HAWKEN

Director of Production, Factual West, DNI Discovery

............................................ Commissioning Editor for Animal (including Natural History) for DNI. Helen also develops and executive produces factual programming for local and international markets. Recent commissions: Swimming with Monsters: Steve Backshall; My Wild Affair; Meet the Sloths; Preposterous Pets. Recent Exec Producer credits: Naked and Marooned wth Ed Stafford; Marooned; Combat Dealers; You Have Been Warned; What Happened Next.

............................................ SLOT We are looking for series that will work internationally and also have local relevance for our audience across the Discovery Networks 224 countries and territories. Key genres for us are: character led, precinct based series (where there are great human and animal characters); list shows and archive-led shows; Unique Man-Animal relationships and personal stories; Talent led shows are immersive, experiential and contemporary. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Our focus for commissioning is on potentially returnable series. Individual episodes are either 30’ or 60’ in length. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS I don’t commission a specific number of slots or hours each year, instead I aim to bring the best ideas to the screen. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Meet the Sloths and My Wild Affair

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT https://producers.discovery.com/ producersPortal/ Helen_Hawken@discovery.com

TOM GORHAM

Executive Producer, Factual Programming - Discovery Networks International

............................................ Tom joined Discovery Networks International as an Executive Producer in 2012 and works closely with independent producers overseeing local UK and international commissions, from quick turnaround specials to returnable series, for broadcast in DNI’s 224 countries and territories, and in the US. Prior to joining Discovery, Tom worked as a freelance producer/ director for some of the UK’s most successful independent producers, making a broad range of documentary series for UK and international broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery, National Geographic and Travel Channel.

............................................ SLOT 9pm Factual (but with a skew to fact ent); possibly also 8pm shoulder peak 1/2 hours or hours SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Epic, ambitious, aspirational from or mixing adventure, engineering and pop science 60 minute slot Long running, returnable, international series’ TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Varied CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes, although in tandem with other depts SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Pop science PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST First timer

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT Not currently. We have a commissioning brief which can be emailed.

ELIZABETH MCINTYRE

Head of Production & Development (West) - Discovery Networks International

............................................ Elizabeth McIntyre Head of Production and Development, Factual Discovery Networks International McIntyre commissions original content to air globally throughout DNI and the US, as well original content for local Western and Eastern European markets.

............................................ SLOT I commission in the areas of Specialist Factual, Factual and Factual Entertainment, both character/host led and format driven.

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Ideally, long running returning series (30s & 60s), but there is also a place for specials ÛÒ both blue chip and fast turnaround. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We always do what we can to find a slot for an outstanding idea, so please do drop me a line. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Happy to consider cross-platform ideas. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST It’s great to see first and second series become third and fourth series, such as You Have Been Warned (October Films), What Happened Next? (Two Four) and new series with Ed Stafford (Tigress). Also new format Extreme Car Hoarders (Nerd TV), airing both on DNI and in the US. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST I’m delighted that talent from the Specialist Factual Academics sessions have led to new faces on Discovery series.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT https://producers.discovery.com/ producersPortal/ elizabeth_mcintyre@discovery.com

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VICTORIA NOBLE

Executive Producer, DNI Factual - Discovery Networks International

............................................ Victoria works closely with independent producers overseeing local UK and international commissions, from quick turnaround specials to returnable series, for broadcast in DNI’s 224 countries and territories, and in the US. Prior to joining Discovery, Victoria worked as a freelance Series Producer for some of the UK’s most successful independent producers, making a broad range of documentary series for UK and international broadcasters.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.discoveryuk.com victoria_noble@discovery.com

MARK PROCTER

Executive Producer, Lifestyle and Entertainment Discovery Networks In

............................................ Executive Producer of TLC titles. The Charlotte Crosby Experience, Extreme Beauty Disasters, Tina Malone: Pregnant at 50 and the Jodie Marsh documentaries. With extensive experience producing in non-english speaking territories he also oversees commissioning in CEEMEA. Before joining Discovery in 2010, Mark was Senior Producer at the BBC across multi-platform projects supporting flagship drama brands. Prior to this he travelled across America, Asia and Europe as a Consulting Producer training editorial staff and developing formats.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.discoveryuk.com

CHARLOTTE REID Executive Producer Discovery Networks International

............................................ Executive Producer, Lifestyle and Entertainment, for DNI. Reid works as part of the production and development team on factual entertainment content for the division’s female flagship channels, including hit TLC international series, My Naked Secret, Shopaholic Showdown and Your Style In His Hands. Charlotte also works with DNI’s regional teams in SBS Discovery Media Nordics and Western Europe on the commissioning of local productions for TLC - including returning series Johanna: Project Mummy in Norway, hit documentary Anni Fonsby: From Prison To Freedom in Denmark and Cougar Love in Holland. Reid joined Discovery from Chocolate Media where as Creative Director of Factual she oversaw content including Raymond Blanc’s The Very Hungry Frenchman and How To Cook Well for BBC2. Prior to that, as Executive Producer at Maverick Television, she worked on RTS award-winning series How To Look Good Naked for Channel 4, and was instrumental in the development of CBBC’s BAFTA-winning Operation Ouch!.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.discoveryuk.com Charlotte_Reid@discovery.com

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SARAH THORNTON

VP, Production and Development, Lifestyle and Entertainment, Discovery Networks International

............................................ Thornton develops and produces lifestyle and entertainment content for Discovery’s female flagship channels, including successful and returning TLC international series, Shopaholic Showdown and Extreme Beauty Disasters. In this role, Thornton also works closely with the regional teams in UK and Western Europe and CEEMEA on the commissioning of local productions. Thornton has also developed and executive produced local productions that have been instrumental for the launch of TLC in various European markets. Thornton joined Discovery from Pulse Films where she directed the penultimate episode of Pineapple Dance Studios Previously, Thornton produced and reformatted numerous programs for ............................................ the BBC.

KATHARINE ROUND Co-Founder DocHeads

............................................ Katharine co-founded Doc Heads in 2009. She had previously been Development Executive at both Shine and Brighter Pictures for factual projects, as well as a documentary producer/director on films for the BBC, C4 and Discovery. She also runs Literally Films and is currently directing feature documentary The Spirit Level. With Doc Heads, Katharine works regularly with a range of organisations including Doc/ Fest, the DFG and Doc House. The new Doc Heads slate is looking for single documentary films with international broadcast potential.

VESNA CUDIC

International Sales & Acquisitions Dogwoof

............................................ Dogwoof is the leading UK distributor of high profile documentaries. Dogwoof Global is the international sales arm of Dogwoof. We offer filmmakers worldwide sales representation along with a guaranteed UK distribution deal. Dogwoof comes on-board for both completed films and now also those still in development or production. Latest titles: Blackfish, 112 Weddings, The Network, The House I Live In

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Theatrical documentaries (with a TV version) TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Eight to 10 films a year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

SLOT Female factual ideas for TLC prime time, Immersive Docs, Celebrity passion projects, extraordinary people and worlds, subcultures.

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Dogwoof Global is the fastest growing department of Dogwoof PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Sour Grapes (aka Dr Conti and Mr K) by Jerry Rothwell and Chameleon by Ryan Mullins

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT 60’ singles or series TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We are opportunistic and always try to find funding for a killer idea CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes but not a priority SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Developing our female factual slate. Jodie Marsh investigation series is highest-rated show on TLC since launch. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST This is my first time!

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT https://producers.discovery.com/ producersPortal sarah_thornton@discovery.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.docheads.org

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OLI HARBOTTLE

Head of Distribution Dogwoof

ANDY WHITTAKER Chairman Dogwoof

BEN BARRETT

Managing Director Drive

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Oli is Head of Distribution at Dogwoof, and is responsible for acquisitions and overseeing all film release campaigns. He has overseen highly successful and innovative campaigns for titles over the past few years such as The Age of Stupid, Restrepo, Dreams of a Life, and most recently The Spirit of ‘45.

Andy is the Founder of Dogwoof, and current Chairman, establishing Dogwoof as the leading UK film distributor of social issue films. Andy is responsible for Dogwoof’s partnerships, such as The Cooperative and Cisco. He looks after Dogwoof’s business strategy which is intimately linked to the development of our online activities.

After two years as a graduate trainee in the city, Ben joined sports and adventure specialists Extreme International in 1998, where he became Managing Director in 2000, and a co-founder of the Extreme Sports Channel. Upon sale of the business in 2006 he joined Zig Zag Productions as Head of Distribution and Commercial Ventures, and became Commercial Director in 2008. In 2010 he set up commercial consultancy Ben Barrett Consulting, focusing on co-funding, rights exploitation and commercial affairs for a range of production and broadcast clients.

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LILLA HURST

Joint Managing Director DRIVE

............................................ Prior to setting up DRIVE, Lilla Hurst created Lillavision in 2008, working with indies including October Films, Blink, Bedlam, Furnace and Testimony Films to secure co production and deficit finance. She was previously Head of Co-production at Channel 5 and Head of Acquisitions and Coproductions at RDF International, now Zodiak.

DAVID KAPUR

Joint Founder / Director elevenfiftyfive

............................................ Worked across the advertising and film industries for the past 15 years. A founding director of elevenfiftyfive since 2008, an independent company formed to support the film community by identifying & reaching relevant audiences groups for film properties and major consumer brands. A founding director of ourscreen since 2014, a digital-social platform found at ourscreen.com which empowers film fans to control their local cinema. ourscreen encourages more people to watch more films in the cinema.

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............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT elevenfiftyfive.com / ourscreen. com david.kapur@elevenfiftyfive.com

CAT COOPER

Founder Elfin Productions Ltd

............................................ Cat Cooper is a Producer and Executive Producer, who founded Elfin Productions in 2008. Extending activity to documentaries in 2010, Elfin co-produced Film and Music Entertainment’s Street Kids United, which premiered during the Berlin Film Festival, 2011. In addition, Elfin secured funding from Film Agency Wales for Little Stars of Bethlehem. Elfin Productions is committed to finding, developing and producing life-affirming films for a family audience.

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DAVID HOOPER

Managing Director Espresso TV

MIKE STUBBS Director FACT

KIMBERLEY ANWEN WARNER Commissioning Editor Film Agency for Wales

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David has enjoyed a career in the television industry spanning over 25 years as an editor, director, producer and production/post production facilities house founder and latterly as an international TV distributor. He formed Espresso TV in 1992, initially with a pilot project entitled Espresso for the BBC, expanding the company to specialise in international co-production and documentary distribution. He has appeared on a number of international distribution panels and is a visiting lecturer at Brighton University.

Mike Stubbs is the Director of FACT - the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the UK’s leading organisation for the commissioning and presentation of film, video and new media art forms. Stubbs was jointly appointed in May 2007 by John Moores Liverpool University, where he is Professor of Art, Media and Curating Previously he was Head of Program for ACMI, the Australian Centre for Moving Image. Stubbs has commissioned and produced over 350 sound and moving-image based exhibition programmes and artworks, which include White Noise for ACMI, Sk-Interfaces and Pipilotti Rist for FACT’s Capital of Culture programme. Stubbs is part of Liverpool Biennial’s curatorium and a driving force behind the Abandon Normal Devices festival. Stubbs is an award-winning and respected moving image artist. His own work has won more than a dozen major international awards including first prizes at the Oberhausen and Locarno Film Festivals.

Kimberley is part of the team that supports Welsh (born or based) filmmaking talent and encourages a thriving film industry within Wales.

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............................................ SLOT Adventure, Arts & Culture, Automotive, Aviation, Biography, Cookery, Crime, Current Affairs, Drama, Educational, Environment, Extreme Sports, Feature Docs, History, Lifestyle, Music, Nature & Wildlife, Reality, Religion, Science & Technology, Social, Space, Sport, Travel, War SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Factual Documentaries Factual and Lifestyle Series Feature Documentaries CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE no

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.espressotv.co.uk david@espressotv.co.uk

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.fact.co.uk mike.stubbs@fact.co.uk

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.filmagencywales.com

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HANNAH THOMAS

Head of Creative Sector Development Film Agency for Wales

............................................ As Head of Creative Sector Development I have a remit to support Welsh (born or based) filmmaking talent and to encourage a thriving film industry within Wales. We support drama and documentary filmmakers.

............................................ CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE We do accept cross-platform proposals, although film has to be a central part of the proposal.

ANNA HIGGS

Head of Digital, Film4. Film4.0

PAULA LE DIEU

Global Partnerships Mozilla

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Anna is Head of Digital for Film4.0 the feature film division of Channel 4. The first feature from her innovation slate was Ben Wheatley’s film A Field In England, followed by projects including Ken Loach’s The Spirit Of ‘45, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, and Shynola’s Dr Easy. Recent projects include 20,000 Days On Earth from Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, featuring Nick Cave and Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy. Anna was recently named as one of Time Out’s ‘Culture 100’, described as “the innovators, visionaries and pioneers behind what’s now and what’s next” alongside Danny Boyle, Barbara Broccoli and Steve McQueen.

Digital Director Paula has worked with many media and cultural organisations such as the BFI, BBC, Guardian, Fairfax and Ofcom as well as international digital activism and film making communities. Her experience spans making digital products & experiences, shaping the future of public service media, shaping the role of archives in the digital age and leading international communities of volunteers. She also sits on the executive boards of Sheffield’s Doc/Fest, the Open Knowledge Foundation and Lighthouse Arts. Most recently Paula was the Digital Director at the BFI. Paula is currently working with the Mozilla Foundation on their Webmaker programme in the UK as well as continuing to develop her own projects.

............................................ SLOT Theatrical feature documentary for Film4 SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Truly cinematic feature documentaries, ideally with innovative approaches to the form and multi-platform elements. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 1-2 feature documentaries per year, in partnership with Channel 4 Factual team. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The unique feature documentary 20,000 Days On Earth, which we launched at Sundance, winning two awards at the festival, and are currently working on multi-platform elements to support the film.

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WEBSITE & CONTACT www.ffilmcymruwales.com/index.php/ en/ hannah@filmagencywales.com

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.channel4.com/info/ commissioning/4producers/film4-faqs ahiggs@channel4.co.uk

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MARK ASHMORE

Director/Producer future artists

CARLOS ULLOA

Interactive Designer HelloEnjoy

CALUM GRAY

Sales Manager Independent Film Sales

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Future Artists is a virtual studio creating film-related content and offering sales, exhibition and distribution of films and short form content across a range of new media platforms from online and mobile to VoD and iPTV. All whilst maintaining traditional industry pathways in Broadcast and Cinema to maximise returns. Future Artists also run an independent cinema in Salford. ’Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.’ (Frank Zappa)

Carlos Ulloa is an interactive designer and Co-Founder of HelloEnjoy along with his partner Liber Aguilera. They make creative apps and games for clients like Disney, Sony, Samsung, Swarovski, Absolut, Interscope, Lexus, Nissan and Peugeot, but they are better known for their innovative personal projects using the latest 3D technologies. Having released HelloRacer (http://helloracer.com) and helloflower (http://helloenjoy. com/helloflower), they recently launched HelloRun (http://hellorun. helloenjoy.com), an HTML5 game with music by Du Tonc.

Calum Gray is Sales Manager at Independent Film Company. Independent specializes in the development, financing, production, sales and distribution of independent feature films, with docs sold internationally including Exit Through The Gift Shop (Banksy, 2010) and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Alison Klayman, 2012). The company also distributes in the UK and has theatrically released such titles as The Invisible War (Kirby Dick, 2012) and Pussy Riot (Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin, 2013).

............................................ SLOT Counter Culture films that inspire, challenge and engage. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT We are looking for feature length films which have a clear audience appeal - but challenge the audience.

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TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We are looking for 3-4 films a year. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes - but it has to be unique and enhance the story. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Two films we picked up from the Videotheque went on to win major festivals - Drowned City a film about london pirate radio just won Best Doco at London Independent Film Festival - sourced from Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque and on general release this summer.

WEBSITE & CONTACT all about us at www.futureartists. co.uk

SLOT Theatrical docs for UK distribution. Theatrical docs for international sales. Feature length. Multiple Genres. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature length, commercial, cinematic docs across key subgenres including: Art/Fashion/ Photographer/ Dance Bios, Nature/ Eco, Issue Based Films (ideally widely resonant, highly topical stories), music docs, stranger than fiction stories (such as Catfish, The Imposter etc) and Auteur Led Films all told in a narrative rather than informational style. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 1-4 docs per year for UK distribution. 1-2 docs per year for International Sales. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST The Invisible War, Pussy Riot, I For No Good Reason,

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Invisible circus : no dress rehearsal Naomi Smyth and Emily James Just do it tale on modern outlaws.

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CRISTINA LJUNGBERG Partner Influence Film

VICTORIA STEVENTON Partner Influence Film

JO CLINTON-DAVIS

Controller of Popular Factual ITV

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Cristina has been involved in documentaries since joining the team behind the award-winning documentary, The Devil Came on Horseback, as a producer. The film, which focused on the crisis in Darfur, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. Since that time, she has continued to support film projects and maintained a fervent interest in documentaries that champion untold stories. She is committed to bringing new audiences to documentary and creating spaces for engaging discussion around them.

Victoria set up the Film Foundation after 15 years of working as a documentary producer and director. She then set up Influence Film in 2012 to grant to and invest in the production of documentary films.

As Controller of Popular Factual Jo’s commissions include Strangeways, Long Lost Family, Secrets of the Workhouse, Paul O Grady Û s Love of Dogs, 56 Up, Our Queen, Trevor McDonald Inside Death Row, and Perspectives . Jo was Head of Commissioning for UKTV’s 10 channels and Head of Independent Commissioning at the BBC, (commissioning Masterchef, Hairy Bikers, Grumpy Old Men). She series directed Making Babies and The Store for BBC 1 and many films for 40 Minutes and Inside Story. ............................................

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Documentaries with theatrical ambitions PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST The Island and The Whales Among the Believers

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SLOT Slots available across the ITV1 schedule

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature Length

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Universal, definitive, surprising content, Landmark documentaries, broad formats, single specials 30’, 60’ and occasional 90’. We want access ob-docs, ‘event’ specials. Entertaining and content driven

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Among the Believers

TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Numerous CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes, off the back of the linear proposition SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs Long Lost Family The Day Kennedy Died Perspectives Love Your Garden Trevor McDonald - Women Behind Bars Robson Green: Tales From Northumberland Our Queen

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.influencefilm.com cristina@influencefilm.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.influencefilm.com victoria@influencefilm.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.itv.com/commissioning/factualand-daytime/ jo.clinton.davis@itv.com

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RICHARD KLEIN

Director of Factual ITV

PRIYA SINGH

Commissioner, Factual and Daytime ITV

MARTINA TERNSTROM

Head of Acquisitions Film Northern Europe Koch Media Ltd

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Richard started in 1987 as researcher at BBC then ITV, on Weekend World. From 1990 I freelanced for six years until joining the BBC in 1996. He worked in Current affairs for three years before joining Independent Commissioning Group as Commissioning Executive. In 2005 he was made Commissioning Editor, Documentaries for all channels, and in 2007 he was Head of Factual Commissioning for Independents. In 2008 he was made Controller, BBC Four. In August 2013 I joined ITV as Director of Factual.

Priya Singh has been Commissioning Editor of Factual at ITV since August 2013 and prior to that Commissioner of Factual and Daytime at ITV since September 2012. Previous roles include Controller of Scheduling on ITV1 and Head of Scheduling for CBBC and CBeebies at the BBC. Priya is responsible for a range of titles across ITV Factual including Love Your Garden, Paul O’Grady’s For the Love of Dogs, Countrywise, Nation’s Favourite... as well as a broad mix of 2100 docs and pre-watershed series.

Martina Ternstrom is Head of Acquisitions for Koch Media. Formerly of Revolver, Metrodome and Magnolia Pictures, Ternstrom was one of Screen’s Future Leaders in 2012 and will be acquiring for Koch’s UK, Nordics/Scandinavia and Benelux divisions. Ternstrom was most recently consulting for Icon Distribution UK, Australian distributor Umbrella Entertainment and Swedish production company Anagram.

............................................ SLOT Slots available across the ITV1 schedule SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Universal, definitive, surprising content. Landmark documentaries, broad formats, single specials 30’, 60’ and occasional 90’. We want access ob-docs, ‘event’ specials. Entertaining and content driven. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Numerous CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes, off the back of the linear proposition SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST - Paul O’Grady For The Love of Dogs - Long Lost Family - The Day Kennedy Died - Perspectives - Love Your Garden - Trevor McDonald: Women Behind Bars - Robson Green: Tales From Northumberland - Our Queen

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT Yes on the ITV website - www.itv. com/commissioning/factual richard.klein@itv.com

............................................ SLOT Slots available across the ITV1 schedule SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Universal, definitive, surprising content, landmark documentaries, broad formats, single specials 30’, 60’ and occasional 90’. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Numerous CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes, off the back of the linear proposition SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs Long Lost Family The Day Kennedy Died Perspectives Love Your Garden Trevor McDonald - Women Behind Bars Robson Green: Tales from Northumberland Our Queen

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JONATHAN BOSELEY Head of Programming London Live

DERREN LAWFORD Commissioner London Live

KATE MONAGHAN Managing Director markthree media

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Jonathan Boseley is a Bafta-winning broadcast executive. He has worked in senior channel programming roles across a range of global media companies including Sky, Viacom and Walt Disney, where he was Vice President of Programming for 13 years. In 2011 he launched his own digital branded content company, before joining ESTV to launch London Live, the biggest media launch of the last 15 years and London’s first dedicated TV channel.

Derren spent over a decade at the BBC where he helped launch 1Xtra and Panorama’s digital team, secured a number of BBC Three documentary commissions, was the Multi-platform Exec for Our War and helped launch the Global iPlayer. He then left to joined Livity as Head of Content, before joining London Live where his focus is now on commissioning fresh on and off screen talent for documentary strand Platform 8 and Raw, a multigenre youth zone.

Named as one of Broadcast’s Hot Shots for 2010 and a Fast Track graduate, Kate Monaghan is markthree’s Managing Director and in-house ideas factory. With both a BAFTA nomination and a Radio Academy Award nomination under her belt in the past year, she has been busy creating programming for television and radio that people just want to talk about. From My Life: Breaking Free on CBBC to Tempted By Teacher for Radio 1, to their first five-part series TXing in April 2014, Kate is always kept busy by markthree media. Kate is also the presenter of the BBC’s disability podcast ‘Ouch’ as her disability always gives her a different take on things and keeps things interesting!

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WEBSITE & CONTACT www.londonlive.co.uk

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.markthreemedia.com/ kate@markthreemedia.com

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NICK COHEN

Managing Partner Mediacom

DAMIAN SPANDLEY

Head of Theatrical and TV & New Media Metrodome Distribution

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Nick is Managing Partner and Head of Content at Mediacom, WPP’s market leading media agency, where he advises clients on areas such as brand funded content, sponsorship, social media and digital innovation. He has worked at the forefront of content and digital media for over a decade including nine years at the BBC, most recently as Multiplatform Commissioner for Factual. Previously he was EMEA Director, Broadband & Interactive TV Development for Turner Broadcasting.

Damian heads up Metrodome’s Theatrical and TV & New Media divisions having joined the company in March 2013, after leaving The Works UK as Head of UK Distribution. Metrodome is a fully integrated rights management and distribution business, which provides its industry expertise to maximise revenues for producers of film and TV content across all distribution platforms in the UK and Ireland. At Cannes 2014, Metrodome launched an international sales arm, Metrodome International, with a new slate of Metrodome productions. In his first year at Metrodome, Damian has managed the release of a diverse slate of 15 full theatricals including the Oscar-nominated documentary The Gatekeepers, British period drama Summer in February and Frances Ha, the winner of two campaign Screen Awards. In the TV & New Media space, Damian oversees the sale for broadcast and placement of over 50 titles a year with a broad range of broadcast, VOD and EST partners. His previous roles include Senior Programmer at Picturehouse Cinemas.

............................................ SLOT Brand funded TV, film and multiplatform content

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JESS MEDLING

Communication, Engagement, & Outreach (+ Digital) - Motion Perpetual & Cineworld Cinemas

............................................ Jess has worked in digital communications and film for 15 yers, and passionately supports documentary as a storytelling artform and powerful medium for communication and engagement. Her cross-industry skills, experience and networks (UK and internationally) have enabled her to support filmmakers to find funding for their work and reach the audiences that they wish to engage. Jess has launched Motion Perpetual to continue and grow this support. She also heads up inhouse communications at Cineworld Cinemas.

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BENJAMIN NOOT

Manager of Global Acquisitions National Geographic Channels International (NGCI)

CAROLYN PAYNE

Executive Producer National Geographic Channels International (NGCI)

TOBY COFFEY

Head of Digital Development National Theatre

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Ben acquires content for National Geographic Channel International (NGCI), across all territories working on programme investment and representation agreements with leading distributors and content creators. Previously Ben spent over four years at independent distributor DRG working his way from runner through to Factual Acquisitions Executive.

Carolyn Payne has been an Executive Producer at National Geographic since 2011. She has Executive Produced hit series such as Car SOS, Nazi Meagstructures and Time Scanners and singles such as Comet Encounter and Preppers UK: Surviving Armageddon. Previous freelance series producer credits include the International Emmy award winning Worlds Strictest Parents and Children’s BAFTA winning Election.

Toby Coffey is Head of Digital Development for the National Theatre. He is responsible for the creative and technical development of the digital interfaces between the NT and its audiences. Toby develops forms of digital engagement and interaction around the NT and its productions. Relevant areas include online, UX, cross-platform, app development, digital publishing, interactive installations, AR, transmedia and documentary production. He has 15 years expertise in the digital arena from creative, technical, production and social perspectives.

............................................ SLOT Buying across 3 NGCI channels globally there are a lot of opportunities. The core channel is very male skewed, Wild is blue chip natural history and Nat Geo People is female skewed lifestyle. Genres that are working for us are: Smart, entertaining factual with science focus (Brain Games) Precincts & access- (Ultimate Dubai Airport) Characters- (Wicked Tuna) History formats (Nazi Megastructures) Cars/engineering SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT We’re looking for a mix of series and specials to support our and expand upon our commissionig strategy, so more of teh genres that are working for us. In teh specials we’re looking for content that will stand out in the schedule or opportunistic acquisitions to play around seasons. We’re always happy to discuss projects at coporoduction and pre-sale level as well as finished acquisitions.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT A broad mix of male skewing factual and factual entertainment. Traditional subject areas include history, war, science, space, adventure, weather, engineering, crime, docusoaps, subcultures, survival and what we call Entertain your Brain in the area of Brain Games or None of the Above. We are always looking for character led projects that work internationally like Dubai Ultimate Airport. We are mainly looking for returnable one hour series but do commission a few one or two hour specials. We usually like our specials to be pinned to some kind of news event or anniversary.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT For film we commission work around the making of or themes related to productions at the National Theatre in addition to films about the craft of theatre itself. Multi-platform projects and collaborations are harder to define as many formats are increasingly of relevance and interest to us. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Our first involvement with the Doc/Fest was the premiere of Alan Bennet and the Habit of Art, directed by Adam Low.

TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We acquire/pre-buy/co-produce around 1200 hours of content globally.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://channel.nationalgeographic. com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT carolyn.payne@fox.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT tcoffey@nationaltheatre.org.uk

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JAMES COLLIE

Managing Director November Films

AVI GREWAL

Comissioning Editor Nowness

RAVEN SMITH

Commissioning Director Nowness

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James is Managing Director at November Films, a leading UKbased production and distribution company who specialize in customizing distribution strategies for independent films. Since 2009, he has overseen the successful and innovative distribution for titles such as Beyond Biba, The Moo Man and Pandora’s Promise.

Commissioning editor at NOWNESS, working within the visual team to commission original short form content and source ready made cross genre stories from around the globe. My background is in factual television working within the Channel Arts and Documentaries team as Editor of Random Acts and overseeing short form doc strand 3 min wonder.

Director of all editorial commissions on Nowness. com. Responsible for evolving NOWNESS’s video content to deliver specialised luxury narratives to a contemporary online audience. This encompasses film, photography, animation and digital art.

............................................ SLOT Short form content (3 to 20mins) SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT NOWNESS commissions short films across nine genres: Art, Beauty, Culture, Fashion, Design, Music, Gastronomy, Sport and Travel. We are looking for both singles and series ideas. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We are an online platform premiering one exclusive piece of content everyday, so we are always looking for ideas and stories.

............................................ SLOT Short form content (3-30 mins) SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Nowness commissions short film across 9 genres - art, beauty, culture, fashion, design, music, gastronomy, sports, travel. We want single and series ideas TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS One film per day, 365 days a year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes, we are online

CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes we are an online platform.

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............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.nowness.com avi@editors.nowness.com

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NATALIE HOLDEN

Acquisitions Executive Off The Fence

............................................ Natalie is the Acquisitions Executive at Off the Fence. Founded 20 years ago, Off the Fence is an independent factual distribution and production company. We represent key broadcasters including the Smithsonian Networks, WeTV, Fox Lifestyle Channels, and UKTV Yesterday and a wide variety of 3rd party producers. Our core business is finished programme sales, but we are also very successful in structuring co-productions and raising cofinancing through pre-sales.

IAN BRAY

Senior Humanitarian Press Officer Oxfam GB

............................................ Ian heads up the humanitarian side of the media unit. Please contact Ian if your enquiry relates to any humanitarian emergency.

LYSBETH HOLDOWAY Head of PR Oxfam

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Ian has worked for Oxfam for more than ten years, first as an aid worker in Mozambique, then as a press officer. He also has more than seven years’ experience as an aid worker in Indonesia and southern Africa.

Natalie is interested in working with producers and acquiring series and one-off programming across all forms of factual genres including History, Wildlife, Science, Anthropology and Lifestyle.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.offthefence.com natalie.holden@offthefence.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.oxfam.org.uk

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Commissioning Editor for Oxfam Oxfam

............................................ Filmmaker at Oxfam since 2011 helping to raise funds and shout about emergencies, campaigns, programmes. He grew up seeing my parents help set up a pirate TV and radio station in Reunion Island, and began dabbling in editing BMX shenanigans on a VHS deck. Later on, Mass Observation at Sussex University became a real source of inspiration. He has also taught French, worked for France Televisions, enjoyed 4Docs and local film groups.

............................................ SLOT The project this year is single ideally feature length film about Oxfam as we approach our 75th Anniversary in 2017, but we are open to suggestions.

RYAN WITCHALLS Video Editor Oxfam

JOHN BATTSEK MD - Producer Passion Pictures

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Ryan has worked for Oxfam for over 16 years, initially in the areas of photography and video, before concentrating on video production for the majority of this time. Ryan has commissioned a number of freelancers to produce videos, sometimes involving travel, whilst also filming and editing many videos and traveling himself to Oxfam projects. He will continue to produce and oversee video productions for Oxfam in his new role as Video Editor.

John Battsek is MD of Passion Pictures Film Department and is one of the most successful and prolific feature documentary producers in the industry. In 1999, Battsek conceived and produced the Academy Award-winning One Day In September and he has since been involved with over 30 high profile feature documentaries, including: Searching For Sugarman (Academy Award winner 2013); The Imposter (BAFTA winner 2013); Restrpo (Academy Award nominated 2011); Sergio (Academy Award shortlisted 2010) and The Tillman Story (Academy Award shortlisted 2011). Battsek has been twice nominated for a PGA Award in 2010 for and in 2011 for Sergio and The Tillman Story respectively, and was the recipient of the prestigious Grierson Trustees Award for Outstanding Contribution to Documentary 2013.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT The project this year is a single ideally feature length - film about Oxfam as we approach our 75th Anniversary in 2017, but we are open to suggestions.

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Films, photos and stories that can help Oxfam raise funds or amplify our voice. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS This depends on emergencies around the world and fundraising needs. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.oxfam.org.uk

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.oxfam.org.uk www.youtube.com/OxfamGreatBritain rwitchalls@oxfam.org.uk

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GEORGE CHIGNELL

Production Executive Passion Pictures

............................................ George Chignell joined Passion Pictures as Head of Television in 2006. Credits include Searching for Sugar Man, Project Nim, Everything or Nothing and the forthcoming I Am Ali.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.passion-pictures.com georgec@passion-pictures.com

NICOLE STOTT

Producer - Head of Development Passion Pictures

RICHARD KINGSBURY General Manager PBS UK

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Nicole is Head of Development and produces for Passion Pictures’ prolific film department, working alongside John Battsek since 2002 across all feature output. Credits include: Searching For Sugar Man (Academy Award winner 2013); Better This World (2011 Gotham Awards, Best Feature Documentary); Project Nim (Academy Award Shortlist 2012) Restrepo and The Tillman Story (Academy Award Shortlisted). More recently, Margaret Brown’s The Great InvisiblE won Best Feature Documentary at SXSW 2014, plus four new films were launched at Sundance 2014: Jeremiah Zagar’s Captivated: The Trials Of Pamela Smart; Amir Bar Lev’s Happy Valley; Greg Barker’s We Are The Giant, and Nadav Schirman’s The Green Prince opened the festival and went on to win the Sundance Audience Award.

Launched PBS America in 2011 as a destination channel for American history, culture and contemporary stories. Previously worked at UKTV where I was channel head for Yesterday, Good Food and before that UKTV Drama. Started out in marketing at Unilever before moving to a brand role at UKTV. Oxford educated historian back in the day.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.passion-pictures.com nicole@passion-pictures.com

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Single docs or series about American history, culture and contemporary life TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We acquire 100 - 200 hours per annum CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE No

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT pbs.co.uk richard@pbs.co.uk

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JASON BRADBURY

Production/New Media Manager Peccadillo Pictures

NATHAN HULL

Digital Development Director Penguin

CLARE BINNS

Programming & Acquisitions Director - Picturehouse Cinemas & Picturehouse Entertainment

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Jason works full time at independent film distributor Peccadillo Pictures as Home Entertainment Manager. He has had a key part almost every part of the process in bringing films such as Weekend, Beauty, Keep the Lights On, Stranger By the Lake and Our Children to audiences in the UK.

As Digital Product Development Director, Nathan has strategic responsibility for Penguin’s blossoming digital portfolio and focus on product innovation. He seeks out and brokers partnerships to bring the best of current and future technologies and implements product development across all digital channels and in multiple markets. This range includes multiple app platforms, new ebook and web technologies, the capabilities of new devices, in conjunction with gaming and connected TV partners and much more.

Clare has more than 30 years experience in the film industry. As well as acquiring titles for Picturehouse Entertainment, Clare is responsible for the overall programming policies and for maximising revenue through cinema admissions across the Picturehouse group. Winner of the WFTV Award for Contribution to the Medium in 2009, Clare is a member of both the Industry Liaison Committee for the London Film Festival and the Learning and Events Committee for BAFTA.

............................................ SLOT Penguin covers all genres and all demographics SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Multi-platform storytelling projects are of particular interest but Penguin will consider anything with storytelling at its heart. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Between 3-5 projects per year. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST american-interior.com is film, album, book and app and launched in May ‘14 after its unveiling at SXSW in March ‘14.

............................................ SLOT We are looking for strong break out documentaries with lots of theatrical potential and crossover appeal. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT For release, we are looking for feature films, with no particular subject bias, but need to have strong crossover potential. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We buy for theatrical release. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes. Our release for the feature film A Field In England was a pioneering simultaneous platform release, with no theatrical window. We are open to new strategies. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Acquiring two films from the market last year. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Examples: The Man Whose Mind Exploded, Project Wild Thing, Dark Horse.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.peccapics.co.uk

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.penguin.co.uk nathan.hull@uk.penguingroup.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.picturehouses.co.uk & www. picturehouseentertainment.co.uk/ clare.b@picturehouses.co.uk

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CHRIS HARRIS

Programmer & Virtual Manager Picturehouse Cinemas

............................................ Chris has been a programmer at Picturehouse Cinemas since 2007, and founded the Picturehouse DOCS strand, which screens the best in current documentary releases across all Picturehouse cinemas on the first Tuesday each month, as well as hosting Q&A screening tours. Recent films screened include McCullin, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and 5 Broken Cameras. Chris has been a Grierson Trust Trustee since 2012.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.picturehouses.co.uk chris.h@picturehouses.co.uk

LIZ ROSENTHAL

Founder and CEO Power to the Pixel

............................................ An early advocate and pioneer of digital distribution and filmmaking, Liz Rosenthal is a digital film and media expert. She is the Founder and CEO of Power to the Pixel, an organisation specialising in new ways for content creators and businesses to create and finance stories and engage with audiences across multiple platforms. She has advised many international media organisations and is invited regularly to speak at international conferences, film festivals and leading film schools.

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JULIA NOTTINGHAM CEO of LIC Pulse Films

............................................ Pulse Productions include: The Possibilities Are Endless (SXSW 2014), 20,000 Days On Earth (Sundance 2014), Who Is Dayani Cristal? (Sundance 2013), Katy Perry: Part of Me (4th Highest Grossing Music Film of All Time - $34million at US box office), No Distance Left To Run (Grammy Nominated), When Bjork MetAttenborough (C4) and Shut Up And Play The Hits (Sundance 2012).

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LUCAS OCHOA Head Of Film Pulse Films

ANNA SISSONS

Distribution Manager Pulse Films

LAURA SHACHAM Producer Reel Nice

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Lucas Ochoa is Head of Film at Pulse Films. Pulse Productions include: The Possibilities Are Endless (SXSW 2014), 20,000 Days On Earth (Sundance 2014), Who Is Dayani Cristal? (Sundance 2013), Katy Perry: Part of Me (4th Highest Grossing Music Film of All Time - $34million at US box office), No Distance Left To Run (Grammy Nominated), When Bjork Met Attenborough (C4) and Shut Up and Play the Hits (Sundance 2012).

Anna is distribution manager at Pulse Films, a production company making content for film, TV, music and commercials. Pulse were the production company behind 20,000 Days on Earth featuring Nick Cave and The Possibilities are Endless starring Edwyn Collins. Pulse’s first release through their distribution arm was the music documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, about dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem. In 2014 they will release their first acquisition The Dirties presented by Kevin Smith. They are interested in emerging talent, young audiences and structurally adventurous projects made for the big screen.

Laura cut her teeth on high energy, high impact social issue documentaries first as Assistant Producer, then Producer of Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-day Outlaws, the feature documentary that gained unprecedented access to the secretive world of environmental direct action. Spurred on by the possibilities for change harbouring in alternative distribution models, she joined the Reel Nice team to produce One For Ten, the interactive web series profiling innocent people who were wrongfully convicted and on death row. The Guardian declared it one of the top ten web series of 2013, it won Best Web Series at Raindance and has just been nominated for a Webby Award for Best Documentary Series. She is currently producing the team’s feature documentary examining the state of the modern death penalty in the United States.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature-length. Music and the Arts.

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KEV PRICE Co Founder Reframed

............................................ Kev is co-founder of Reframed.tv which is re-inventing the way we consume video. Reframed’s mission is to make video truly social. You can create contextual conversations with time-specific comments in video, share them with deep links, follow users and favourite comments. It’s about building a community, moment by moment and generating discussion around video.

JO YORK

Co-founder Reframed

............................................ Jo is co-founder of Reframed.tv which is re-inventing the way we consume video. Reframed’s mission is to make video truly social. You can create contextual conversations with time-specific comments in video, share them with deep links, follow users and favourite comments. It’s about building a community, moment by moment and generating discussion around video.

TEDDY LEIFER

Executive Producer RISE Films

............................................ Teddy founded RISE Films in 2007 and has since produced or executive produced all of its films and television programmes including the 2013 Oscar Nominee, The Invisible War. In 2013, he won an Emmy Award for his work on The Interrupters directed by Steve James. His other producer and executive producer credits include We Are Together, Rough Aunties, Cowboys In India, and Who Is Dayani Cristal? Teddy has made films for broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, PBS and HBO which have gone on to win multiple awards at the Sundance Film Festival. He is currently producing a new film directed by Kim Longinotto, developing a romantic comedy with the BFI, executive producing a drama written by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and producing a second series of the multi awardwinning PLEBS, ITV2’s ancient Roman sitcom. The first series was the channel’s highest rating comedy ever.

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EMMA DAVIS Roundhouse

............................................ Production Coordinator working across digital platforms in live broadcast and online filmmaking in the Arts. With a Masters degree in English Literature and over two years experience in the film and television industry, Emma recently joined Roundhouse Digital Productions in January 2014 to support the creation of all digital content across Roundhouse channels; including YouTube, Daily Motion, Instagram and the company web pages.

MARTA SALA FONT

Digital Productions Producer Roundhouse

............................................ Marta started her career in Barcelona 10 years ago specialising in video and live broadcast production. Since joining the Roundhouse in 2008 Marta has been instrumental in establishing the Roundhouse in-house production company, Digital Productions, delivering live to web broadcasts and online video content for the Roundhouse Artistic Programme and beyond. In her time at the Roundhouse Marta has collaborated with artists such as Imogen Heap, Bonobo, Conrad Shawcross, Ron Arad and NoFit State Circus.

LLION IWAN

Factual Content Commissioner S4C

............................................ Llion is a journalist, documentary producer, and author. He worked for the North Wales Weekly News before joining the BBC where he worked variously as a journalist, producer and director.

............................................ SLOT Factual Programmes and Documentaries, Current Affairs, Religion and Magazine, Sports

............................................ CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE At the very core of the Roundhouse’s ethos is the constant pursuit of producing cross-art productions. Following that ethos is our intention to develop more digital outcomes that have crossplatform at their core. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Girls Who Read (http://youtu. be/lmEbF2uhsZk), an online film commissioned by the Roundhouse Online Film Fund has been our greatest online/digital success over the past year. Reaching over 3million views on YouTube (2 of those reached over the first 2 days of its release), has brought attention to our YouTube channel and the different video content release in it regularly, and doubled up the Roundhouse’s subscribers. The film was honoured early this year by the Webby Awards in the categories of Best Viral Video and Best Individual Performance.

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............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.s4c.co.uk llion.iwan@s4c.co.uk

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HUGO HEPPELL

Head of Investments Screen Yorkshire

............................................ Screen Yorkshire’s production team is headed up by Hugo Heppell, who has more than 20 years of experience in the film and television industries. His first major project was La Belle Epoque, written by Francois Truffaut and Jean Gruault, for TF1, BBC, RAI and NHK. Two years in New York followed, with Open City Films, where he was instrumental in setting up Down To You for Miramax, and the launch of one of the first ever wholly digital film studios, Blow Up Pictures, making the acclaimed Chuck and Buck and Series 7 while he was there.

PHIL EDGAR-JONES

Director, Entertainment Production and Sky Arts HD Sky Arts

............................................ Phil Edgar-Jones is Director of Sky Arts. Previously Director of Entertainment at Sky, Phil’s commissions include Sky Arts’ forthcoming Elaine Paige Show. He has also overseen programmes such as Got To Dance. Prior to joining Sky, Edgar-Jones was creative director of production company Endemol, where he was executive producer of 10 series of Big Brother.

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.screenyorkshire.co.uk hugo@screenyorkshire.co.uk

Commissioning Editor, Factual & Features, Sky Entertainment Sky Entertainment

............................................ Lorraine has made documentaries for 18 years and has worked across award winning series and strands including Modern Times, Cutting Edge, Wonderland and series directed One Born Every Minute and The Hotel for Channel 4. 18 months ago she joined Sky where she has overseen Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model, My Kitchen Rules, Ashley Banjo’s Big Town Dance and several news documentaries.

............................................ SLOT We commission factual content across all the Sky Channels - Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Sky Atlantic

Returning to the UK, Hugo lectured in screenwriting and in 2003 took up his current role as Head of Production at Screen Yorkshire, where hs is responsible for the production fund and all creative and business affairs related to its investments. Film and TV production credits include; The Damned United, The Red Riding Trilogy, Married Single Other, Unforgiven, Wuthering Heights, Lost in Austen, Brideshead Revisited and the BAFTA award winning This Is England. Screen Yorkshire is also a key partner in the successful WARP X slate, with credits including Hush, A Complete History of My Sexual Failures, All Tomorrow’s Parties and Bunny and The Bull.

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SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Returnable series and access series for Sky 1 and Living, exclusive pieces that celebrates pure genius for Sky Arts and world class feature documentaries for Sky Atlantic. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS A huge range - but it varies from Channel to Channel CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Across Factual - Harrow, Brize Norton, Sky Atlantic’s Feature length Documentary strand.

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SIOBHAN MULHOLLAND

Commissioning Editor, Factual & Features, Sky Entertainment Sky Entertainment

CELIA TAYLOR

Head of Factual Commissioning Sky Entertainment

CHRIS WILSON

Commissioning Editor, Factual Sky Entertainment

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Siobhan Mulholland is Commissioning Editor for Factual, Sky Entertainment. She commissions across the channels for - Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts and Pick . Her commissions include: 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies, Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets, Eddie Izzard’s Mandela Marathons, Greggs, Inside the Mind of Leonardo and Ladyboys. Previously she was a commissioning Editor for Sky Real Lives where she commissioned The Real A&E and Nothing to Declare. Before joining Sky Siobhan was a writer and journalist, she authored several guides and regularly wrote features for the broadsheets. She also spent several years at the BBC Series Producing factual shows such as Watchdog, working in Current Affairs and Youth Programmes, and producing and reporting from the BBC’s New York Office.

Since joining in 2009 Celia has commissioned Pineapple Dance Studios, Ross Kemp Extreme World, won a BAFTA for Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough and delivered Sky’s highest ever rating series An Idiot Abroad and many more. She also edits the theatrical release documentary strand on Sky Atlantic. Prior to this she was Director of Programmes at Virgin Media responsible for four of their five digital channels. As a Commissioning Editor for Factual at the BBC she worked across BBC1, 2 and 3 on a wide ranging and award winning output and created the new director strand Fresh. Before moving into commissioning she worked as a freelance producer for many independent production companies and broadcasters.

Chris joined Sky in September 2012 as Commissioning Editor, and has since been responsible for a wide range of factual projects including Sky Atlantic Feature Documentaries (Sky Atlantic), David Bailey’s Stardust (Sky Arts), Flintoff From Lords to the Ring (Sky1), and All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Sky 1). Prior to joining Sky, Chris was a freelance producer, director and editor whose documentary credits include The Crusades (BBC2), Who Do You Think You Are (BBC1), I Shot John Lennon (Channel 4) and Hotel California - LA from The Byrds to The Eagles (BBC4).

............................................ SLOT All factual on Sky1, Sky Living, Sky Arts and Sky Atlantic SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Series and some limited opportunites for singles on Sky1, Sky Living, and Sky Arts. Single feature documentaries for Sky Atlantic Documentary Films strand. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Lots. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Feature documentaries strand - Sky Atlantic Documentary Films.

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............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.sky.com/commissioning celia.taylor@bskyb.com

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NIKI PAGE

Head of Acquisitions, Factual and Factual Entertainment, Sky Vision - Sky Vision

............................................ Niki joined Sky Vision from Fremantle Media International, where she was Director, Acquisitions & Development, NonScripted Global Content, EMEA & Asia Pacific. Prior to working at Fremantle, she was Acquisitions Manager at Channel 4 International and DRG.

SEAN WHEATLEY

Programming Executive Sky Vision

EDWARD FLETCHER Distributor Soda Pictures

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Sean is Acquisitions and Programming Executive at Sky Vision, Sky’s in-house distribution division. His background is in factual production, and he is now working across genres acquiring content for international distribution.

Co-founder and Managing Director of Soda Pictures, Edward previously managed the distribution operation of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, ICA Projects, as well as managing cinemas in Cambridge and London. Edward has a M.A. in Film and Television Studies from Westminster University and a B.A. in Sociology from Goldsmith’s college, London.

............................................ SLOT Specialist factual, factual entertainment, formats SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT We are looking for a mixture of one-offs and series, though we generally prefer series. One hours work better for us than half hours. Our main focus is on programming with strong commercial appeal that will work across a variety of channels in different territories. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS As a distribution company, there is no limits on the number of hours we acquire.

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HEATHER MILLARD

Producer, Sales Agent, Financier, Festival Director Spier Films Iceland

ANDRE SINGER

Creative Director Spring Films

IRENA TASKOVSKI Managing Director Taskovski Films

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Spier Films is an award-winning production, finance and sales company with offices in Cape Town, London and Reykjavik, and is an Anglo/South African entity. We are part of a family-owned group of companies that includes at least 6 of the top South African insurance companies, two food franchises in 30 countries, a wine estate, hotel and conference centre and luxury lodges throughout Africa and India. Our company started in 2004 with the Golden Bear winning U-CARMEN eKHAYELITSHA (Berlin 2005) and we launched the sales arm with the 2008 Un Certain Regard feature A FESTA DE MENINA MORTA (The Dead Girl’s Feast).

André Singer has been in the documentary film world for more than thirty years as researcher, director and executive producer. His executive experience runs from being Series Editor of Disappearing World, to heading the BBC Documentary Department’s Independent Unit where he worked with international filmmakers such as Jean Rouch, Werner Herzog, D.B. Pennebaker, Bob Drew and Fred Wiseman. His latest films as Producer have been the Oscar nominated Prisoner of Paradise and Werner Herzog’s Wheel of Time.

After finishing her film studies at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague, and at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) course in the UK, Irena worked in development and financing in London-based production company Autonomus and in the Marketing and Publicity Department of Tartan Films Distribution. In 2008, Irena founded film festival BLIFF in Bosnia. Through her company Taskovski Films she has produced and represented titles including: Czech Dream, Shutka Book of Records and Rene (European Academy Award Winner).

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KATE VOGEL Producer Tate Media

............................................ Kate commissioned documentaries at Channel 4 for 5 years before making the move to Tate Media in 2009. At present she looks after film production and media across the four different galleries, commissioning films about artists and exhibitions for online and gallery use. As well as developing feature film ideas with artists, she has just directed her first film with the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. She is looking for bright and enthusiastic young directors to join the Tate stable.

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PAUL HEANEY

Managing Director TCB MEDIA RIGHTS

ELIZABETH BENJAMIN

PR Consultant, Writer & Impact Producer Together Films

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Distributor TCB Media Rights was established by Paul Heaney, who served as president and managing director of Cineflix Rights, building up the business from a boutique operator to a major distributor with a turnover of ÂŁ35 million. He has identified relationships with content production companies able to deliver and execute solid commercial properties. TCB provides a global perspective on ideas in development and their potential to open up key international territories.

As Director of Communications at Together Films, Elizabeth works with each film team to define their positioning and communication strategy, engaging both partners and media. She has over 12 years PR & Marketing experience having worked at the British Film Institute and as a freelancer on fiction films and documentaries, both mainstream and independents. She has worked with directors and talent ranging from Daft Punk, Shane Meadows and Isabelle Huppert, to Claude Lanzmann and The Dardenne brothers, and has lead campaigns on Oscar nominated Dirty Wars and BAFTA winner This is England among others.

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SARAH MOSSES

Co-Founder, Director of Strategy Together Films

............................................ As Director of Strategy, Sarah works with each film team to define the goals and aspirations for their particular release; identify their potential audience and create a plan of action to utilise multiple partners and platforms to reach them. Sarah spent the past 4 years as the Partnerships Manager for the BRITDOC Foundation (www. britdoc.org). As part of her role she organized the Good Pitch Europe 2011 (www.goodpitch.org).

ALICE HAMLETT

Head of Programming and Acquisitions TVF International

............................................ Alice is Head of Programming and Acquisitions at TVF International, the UK’s leading independent distributor of factual and documentary programming.

HARRIET ARMSTON-CLARKE Sales Manager TVF International

............................................ Harriet is Sales Manager at TVF International, the UK’s leading independent distributor of factual and documentary programming. Alongside managing the Sales Team, Harriet sells completed content and brokers co-productions and pre-sales with broadcasters across UK & Eire, German-speaking Europe, Benelux and the Middle East.

............................................ SLOT social issues, both Fiction and Documentary. We do not acquire content, but advise on it’s release strategy. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature length films aiming for theatrical distribution (70+ Mins) Multi-platform projects needing support on audience engagement (any length) TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 4-5 full campaigns a year, and give small consultations to a wide number of filmmakers each month. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Foundation of our new company between Sarah Mosses and Elizabeth Benjamin. Shortlisted for Documentary Campaign of the Year at the Screen Marketing and Distribution Awards 2013 for our work on Ping Pong. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Ping Pong Project Wild Thing

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.togetherfilms.org sarah@togetherfilms.org

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SHIRANI SABARATNAM Commissioning Editor UKTV

ABIGAIL JONES

Consultant Ultra Violet Films

JOANNA NATASEGARA Consultant Ultra Violet Films

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Shirani is an experienced TV producer with senior management experience across a range of network and international broadcasters, having worked for BBC, Channel 4, PBS America and a range of major independent production companies. Creative and multi-talented with over 10 years experience in film making from formatting programmes from idea to the screen, developing celebrity talent, managing budgets & teams to compliance.

Abigail Jones is a director/ producer, and founder of Violet Films / Ultra Violet Consultancy, currently the only company in the UK combining social impact strategy and film production. Ultra Violet is an ethical consultancy specialising in bespoke outreach campaigns and maximising the social change potential for film and media projects, at any stage and size. With extensive experience in documentary film and social justice initiatives, Ultra Violet is perfectly positioned to navigate effectively between both spheres. Inspired by filmmakers and driven by the potent impact of their work to achieve change in the even the most intractable of situations, Ultra Violet seeks to amplify their messages.

Joanna Natasegara is a director/ producer, and founder of Violet Films / Ultra Violet Consultancy, currently the only company in the UK combining social impact strategy and film production. Ultra Violet is an ethical consultancy specialising in bespoke outreach campaigns and maximising the social change potential for film and media projects, at any stage and size. With extensive experience in documentary film and social justice initiatives, Ultra Violet is perfectly positioned to navigate effectively between both spheres. Inspired by filmmakers and driven by the potent impact of their work to achieve change in the even the most intractable of situations, Ultra Violet seeks to amplify their messages.

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VP of International Acquisitions - Universal Pictures International Entertainment

............................................ Aurelie has been with Universal Pictures since 2007. Based in London, she is spearheading a move in the acquisition/ production of high end feature documentaries for distribution through the studio. With a dozen live productions,mostly set for 2015, she has firmly established Universal as a major international investor in the feature documentary genre.

AL BROWN

Head of Video VICE

LINA PRESTWOOD Executive Producer VICE

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Al runs the large content production department of the UK office of VICE. He heads up the commissioning, development and creation of programming for VICE’s own digital channels, broadcast television and a growing slate of feature documentaries.

Lina recently joined VICE as Executive Producer having spent two years at Channel 4 as a documentaries Commissioning Editor. There, she oversaw First Cut to become the UK’s leading new directors’ strand with many of the films sitting in prime time slots. She was also one of the UK’s youngest Commissioning Editors as Director of Content at Current TV, where she commissioned and execed 150+ docs and fact ent series.

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............................................ STRAND/SLOT/GENRE Aurelie has been with Universal Pictures since 2007. Based in London, she is spearheading a move in the acquisition/production of high end feature documentaries for distribution through the studio. With a dozen live productions, mostly set for 2015, she has firmly established Universal as a major international investor in the feature documentary genre.

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WEBSITE & CONTACT www.vice.com/en_uk/ al.brown@vice.com

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JORDAN MCGARRY Lead Curator Vimeo

LIBBY DURDY

Executive Producer Warp Films

MARK HERBERT

Executive Producer Warp Films

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After writing for titles including shots, Screen International and Media Guardian, and curating regular events for London’s BFI and The Edinburgh Film Festival, I spent 5 years at the coal face at production house Partizan. In 2011, Vimeo made me an offer I couldn’t refuse and I joined their gang to head the curation team. We curate Vimeo’s much-loved Staff Picks and also bring projects to our Vimeo on Demand distribution platform.

Established in 2002, Warp Films are one of the most respected & successful creative independent companies working today. They have been behind an array of critically acclaimed and award winning films, including several BAFTA nominations and wins, Warp Films have become a major force in British film with a vision for innovative and uncompromising films.

Mark Herbert is a UK film producer and the head of the Sheffieldbased production company Warp Films. He produced: Four Lions, Dead Man’s Shoes, and Phoenix Nights (TV comedy).

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............................................ SLOT We’re interested in almost everything, but particularly projects with a clear online audience, however niche. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Features, Series, and anything in between. Equally interested in talking about films you’d like to charge for on Vimeo on Demand, and projects looking for an audience on our core free site, Vimeo.com. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 8,000 films in the last year (and counting). CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE It’s not our bread and butter but I’m definitely interested in hearing about them. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Vimeo on Demand is now a year old and is growing fast. We now have over 8,000 films on the platform. Most recently we launched Joss Whedon’s new project, In Your Eyes, with a day and date online launch tied to its premiere at Tribeca.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT https://vimeo.com/ creatorservices/ondemand

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.warp.net

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.warp.net

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LISA LAZARECK

Public Engagement Adviser Wellcome Trust

BEATRICE NEUMANN Acquisitions Manager The Works Film Group

MARION SIMPSON Project Manager WorldView

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Manages grant schemes that support documentaries, drama, games and multi-platform projects. Development Awards (Broadcast, Gaming and Film) support the development of brilliant earlystage ideas into full proposals in any genre that engages audiences with ideas around biomedical science or the history of medicine. People Awards provide funding for a wide range of activities including production, outreach and dissemination costs for broadcast, gaming and film projects.

Established in 1986 as The Sales Company, The Works International is one of Europe’s leading film sales agents and has cemented its position in the marketplace with a string of commercial and artistic successes. Headed by Clare Crean, The Works International has been representing and producing high quality, commercially viable films for over 25 years. The company scored consecutive Best Documentary Oscars with The Cove coming a year after Man on Wire, which won in 2009. The Works is currently handling amongst others Matt Wolf’s Teenage, Morgan Matthew’s Shooting Bigfoot and Dermot Lavery’s/Michael Hewitt’s Road.

As Project Manager for CBAWorldView, Marion manages the Project Development Fund. WorldView provides seed funding for up to 30 UK documentary and multimedia projects annually. She works closely with producers wishing to apply for funding and co-ordinates the evaluation process with external evaluators. She continues to monitor projects after funding. Marion joined WorldView in 2005, after working as a production manager on high end docs, coordinating crews globally for Anglia Survival/ Animal Planet.

............................................ SLOT Medical Science and Medical History for any UK strand/slot/genre. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Projects exploring the impact of biomedical science on society, effects on difference cultures, ethical questions. Bold projects that experiment in some way and not obviously for a science-literate audience.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature length with theatrical potential SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Acquisition of Road

TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 20 Development Awards (Broadcast, Games and Film) per year (up to £10k). Variable number of projects per year through our People Awards (up to £30k). One or two grants per year to support ambitious large scale projects (up to £200k). CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes, we welcome cross-platform projects.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.wellcome.ac.uk/broadcast l.lazareck@wellcome.ac.uk

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.theworksfilmgroup.com beatrice.neumann@ theworksfilmgroup.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT worldview.cba.org.uk yourworldview@cba.org.uk

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ALEXANDER BRUDENELL VP Factual Acquisitions Zodiak Rights

............................................ Alex is VP of Factual Acquisitions, Zodiak Rights, the merged Rights divisions of RDF Media Group and Zodiak Entertainment. Alex looks after factual acquisitions for the TV rights catalogue. Alex has six years experience in the international distribution sector. Zodiak Rights represents over 150 factual independent producers and networks from across the globe and manages the international roll out of hit franchises including: Killer Karaoke, Embarrassing Bodies, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Wife Swap.

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MOLLY THOMPSON

SVP A+E Studios Feature Films

............................................ Molly Thompson launched and runs A&E IndieFilms, the network’s feature documentary division. A&E IndieFilms productions include the Oscar-nominated, Sundance Awardwinner Murderball, the Oscarnominated Jesus Camp and the Emmy Award-winners The Tillman Story and Under African Skies. Thompson executive produces the division’s original productions including: American Teen,The September Issue and The Imposter. A&E IndieFilms’ most recent productions include Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon directed by Mike Myers, and Happy Valley directed by Amir Bar-Lev.

The factual team offers financial help with programme budgets and manages the rosta of development deals they have with a number of third party production companies including Rare Day, Blast! Films, Nine Lives Media and Minnow Films.

CYNTHIA KANE

Senior Producer, Documentaries Al Jazeera America

............................................ Kane serves as Senior Producer in terms of commissions, coproductions and acquisitions for the premiere documentary strand on Sunday evenings, Al Jazeera America Presents. Prior she worked at ITVS managing the International Initiative for funding, also supporting the domestic funding initiatives. She worked in programming at Sundance Channel and co-created DOCday during her 10-year tenure there.

............................................ SLOT Al Jazeera America is an American news channel reporting unbiased, fact based and in-depth journalism, with a team of close to 800 journalists and staff. Al Jazeera America Presents brings viewers feature documentaries and original series from acclaimed filmmakers around the globe. Viewers are introduced to compelling, seldomheard voices and provocative viewpoints. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Al Jazeera America Presents looks for limited documentary series and single documentaries: immersive, social issue, character driven, subjects that open up a bigger conversation and what is relevant - be it international or domestic - to an American audience. We see America as part of the world, rather than America a part from the world. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Combination of commissions, coproductions and acquisitions with 4-6 documentary series and carefully curated seasons of oneoffs in between.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.zodiakrights.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.aetv.com Molly.Thompson@aenetworks.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://america.aljazeera.com

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MARC SCHILLER

CEO BOND Strategy and Influence

............................................ Marc Schiller, Founder and CEO of BOND Strategy and Influence, known, until recently, as Electric Artists, is an accomplished advertising and marketing executive. He has decades of industry and entrepreneurial knowledge, in the areas of brand strategy, creative corporate consulting, cultural curation and public relations. BOND’s mission: To help clients understand, tap into and leverage the rapidly evolving technologies that consumers use to communicate in the digital era. To that end, Marc and BOND create innovative influencer strategy campaigns that deliver success for a diverse client base, from independent films and media companies to hospitality giants and Fortune 500 corporations.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.bondinfluence.com marc@bondinfluence.com

JENNIFER MACARTHUR Founder and Principal Borderline Media

............................................ Jennifer MacArthur is a multiplatform communications and engagement specialist with a focus on documentary. Her background spans over 15 years working in radio, film and TV, and the web. In 2008, out of a passion for helping producers create social change, she formed Borderline Media. Projects include HBO’s Gideon’s Army (2013), ITVS’ social TV platform OVEE, and POV’s Traces of the Trade (2008). Previously, Jennifer produced NPR’s StoryCorps Griot (2007-08).

DAVID PIPERNI

President Cargo Film & Releasing

............................................ In 2000, David Piperni, founded Cargo Film & Releasing in New York City - a sales agent for documentary film and factual series. The distribution company is staffed by an international group of dedicated television and documentary film professionals. Specialists at their craft, Cargo personnel aim to establish solid and reliable relationships with like-minded industry players from around the world. We attend major film festivals, documentary film festivals and TV markets. The company is staunchly ‘producerfriendly’ with representation agreements that are unlike the standard industry agreements.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT One-off docs and factual series.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://borderlinemedia.net jennifer@borderlinemedia.net

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://cargofilm-releasing.com dpiperni@cargofilm-releasing.com

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LISA KLEINER CHANOFF Co-Founder Catapult Film Fund

WENDY ETTINGER

Co-Founder Chicken & Egg Pictures

ADELLA LADJEVARDI Grants Manager Cinereach

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Lisa Kleiner Chanoff is cofounder of Catapult Film Fund, which provides development grants to help launch documentary film projects. Catapult films cover a broad spectrum of issues, topics and perspectives. Lisa is a Co-EP of Fruitvale Station, and an EP on the documentary Watchers Of The Sky. Before Catapult, Lisa practiced law in San Francisco and Washington DC, and later received a master’s degree in Museum Studies and worked with museums

Wendy Ettinger co- founded Chicken & Egg Pictures with Julie Parker Benello and Judith Helfand in 2005 with a shared belief that powerful women storytellers can help build and sustain local and global movements for justice, equity, and health. Chicken & Egg Pictures matches strategically timed grants with dynamic mentorship and creative collaboration focused on story, craft, and community engagement. Chicken & Egg Pictures strives to provide a safe and nurturing place for brainstorming, community building, donor education and creative collaboration. Wendy uses her backround as a producer, filmmaker and funder to build strategic alliances between funders and filmmakers.

Before joining the Cinereach team, Adella was the Associate Producer of My Neighbor, My Killer, a documentary feature by Emmy-award winner Anne Aghion that premiered at Cannes in 2009. She was also the Associate Producer of Jennifer Fox’s documentary feature My Reincarnation, which aired on the PBS Series POV. in 2012 and was nominated for an Emmy in 2013. In addition, she worked on Fox’s documentary mini-series Flying: Confessions Of A Free Woman, which aired on the Sundance Channel, BBC Storyville and SBS. Prior to working with Fox at Zohe Films, Adella worked in marketing and publicity at Icarus Films, an established documentary film distributor. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

............................................ SLOT Documentaries SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Catapult Film Fund looks for powerful stories with central characters that weave a strong narrative. We fund short films (at least 1/2 hour) to feature length.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature-length documentary, fiction and hybrid films

TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We offer 15 -20 grants per year. Grants are up to $20,000.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT catapultfilmfund.org lisa@catapultfilmfund.org

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Point and Shoot, Garnet’s Gold, White Elephants, Bugarach, Teenage, God Loves Uganda, Call Me Kuchu, Planet of Snail, When Two Worlds Collide

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://chickeneggpics.org

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.cinereach.org adella@cinereach.org

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KATE HURWITZ Sales Executive Cinetic

ALICE APLEY

Executive Director Documentary Educational Resources

SHERI CANDLER

Director of Digital Marketing Strategy Film Collaborative

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Kate Hurwitz focuses on discovering and bringing in projects for sales representation. She previously worked for Cinetic’ sister company FilmBuff in acquisitions, and started her career in HBO’s publicity department. Kate graduated from Columbia University with a BA in English.

DER distributes nearly 1000 titles worldwide to the broadcast, educational and home video market. Alice serves as a sponsor/advisor for approximately 60 documentary projects in production. She has extensive experience developing film projects for educational audiences, including community engagement and outreach initiatives.

Director of Digital Marketing Strategy at LA based organisation The Film Collaborative. Sheri is regarded within the independent film industry as a resourceful leader with extensive experience in ongoing awareness building and audience engagement campaigns for both films and companies. She also keeps an analytical eye on current trends in crowd funding, digital distribution, and social media sites in order to advise new courses of action for films.

............................................ ............................................ SLOT Open to observational, firstperson, experimental and other genres of documentary. Generally interested in independent production that capture the authentic voices of subjects.

SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Our focus is on films that explore individual lives and/or social issues with a rich understanding of social, historical and cultural contexts and films that offer alternative views to cultural stereotypes and myths, explore cultural traditions and change, or challenge how film can be used to convey social and cultural realities. Any length. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS About 30 titles a year. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Have developed ways to work with interactive documentary projects on case-by-case basis including as fiscal sponsor for projects based in the USA, and developing DVDs of interactive media projects.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature length documentaries about niche interest topics. Prefer to work with producers who are interested in self financed releases, have given a lot of thought to who the audience for their film is and have already started building a base of audience support in order for the release to be successful. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE No cross platform initiatives unless a feature film is a strong component of the total project. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST TFC released I Am Divine (Sheffield 2013) in the US theatrical and festival market with great success. TFC also worked with Valentine Road (Sheffield 2013) on festival distribution.

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Mallamall, which we learned about at the MeetMarket was released for distribution by DER last year

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://www.cineticmedia.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.der.org alice@der.org

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.thefilmcollaborative.org/films sheri@thefilmcollaborative.org

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MERRILL STERRITT Co-founder Film Presence

EUGENE HERNANDEZ

Deputy Director Film Society of Lincoln Center

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Merrill Sterritt co-founded Film Presence in 2010. After launching with a focus on grassroots marketing and outreach at the theatrical level, Film Presence added social media management, festival premieres, and crowdfunding support to its services. Highlights include Oscar winner 20 Feet From Stardom (2013), Oscar nominated 5 Broken Cameras (2012), Oscar nominated Hell And Back Again (2011), and Oscar nominated Waste Land (2010). Merrill previously spent three years with Women Make Movies, the leading distributor of films by and about women.

Eugene is the Deputy Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, where he leads strategy and operations for the institution, and is also the Co-Publisher of the award-winning Film Comment magazine, the official publication of the organization. He previously served as the Director of Digital Strategy, where he oversaw all digital platforms and content. Prior to this he co-founded Indiewire and built the company over twelve years, as editor-inchief, to become the leading online community and editorial publication for independent and international films and filmmakers. Additionally, he has worked extensively as a consultant for several nonprofits, written for major print and online publications and annually participates in the international film festival circuit as a juror and panelist.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature-length docs CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

STEVEN BECKMAN Head of Content FilmBuff

............................................ Steven Beckman heads the Content department at FilmBuff, a leading curator of digital entertainment. Identifying and developing partnerships with relevant projects for FilmBuff, Steven strategizes their release plans, primarily through maximising opportunities in the new media landscape.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature length, series CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Documentaries ranging from Artifact to Red Obsession to We are Legion to Exit Through the Gift Shop to Senna

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST We handled the six month theatrical/semi-theatrical campaign for After Tiller. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST An Honest Liar

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.filmpresence.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.filmlinc.com

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DIANA HOLTZBERG

Vice President Films Transit International

SHARON LA CRUISE

Manager/JustFilms Unit Ford Foundation

NICK QUESTED

CEO Goldcrest Films International

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Diana has been with Films Transit since 2001. Films Transit is one of the longest running, renowned and respected agencies, specialising in the worldwide release and marketing of high profile, theatrical and TV documentaries, many of which are nominated for/win prestigious awards- to date she has worked on over 200 films. In addition to her acquisition, festival strategy and sales work, Diana produces, executive produces and acts as creative producer / consultant on a select number of film projects each year. Diana also has her own company - East Village Entertainment - for her independent projects, and conducts workshops and participates on panels at film festivals and film markets throughout the world.

Sharon has worked in television and film for twenty years, both in the corporate and production aspects of the business. She recently completed her first film Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, a feature length documentary on civil rights activist Daisy Bates,

Nick Quested, Executive Director of Goldcrest, has overseen the development and growth of the Goldcrest integrated companies, developing the film finance, sales and production lines of business in the company. His most recent credits as Executive Producer include Restrepo, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? and Stolen Seas.

............................................ SLOT JustFilms provides financial, creative and community-building support to social justice-themed film and digital storytelling, and partners with key stakeholder institutions fostering this work worldwide. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Long form or short form documentaries and digital projects with a social justice theme. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Supporting several films that were successfully completed, released and continue to impact the field of social justice. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Look Love The American Jazz Musician

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.filmstransit.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.fordfoundation.org

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KARA OEHLER Editor in Chief goPoP / Zeega

CLINT BEHARRY

Senior Creative Technologist Harmony Institute

SARAH MASTERS

Managing Director Hartley Film Foundation

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Kara Oehler is a radio documentary maker, media artist and Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pop, a new way to speak in GIFs, photos and videos. Inspired by montage and the origins of fIlmmaking, Pop makes it easy to put any two pieces of media together. Her Peabody award-winning radio work has aired on shows like RadioLab, Marketplace and Morning Edition and her interactive storytelling projects have been exhibited at MoMA and SFMoMA. She co-founded the interactive platform Zeega, the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio, metaLAB at Harvard, Yellow Arrow:: Capitol of Punk and Mapping Main Street. Previously, Kara was a Film Study Center Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a Rockefeller Fellow with United States Artists.

Clint Beharry is the Senior Creative Technologist at the Harmony Institute, and has a background in art, design, data visualization, and coding. Working with HI’s staff of social and data scientists, his role is to blend theory and technology to explore the interplay between narrative media and social impact. Currently he is designing a web app to gather documentaries around social issues, revealing connections between the film’s content to micro and macro audience reactions.

Sarah oversees a seed grant program for documentaries in the research and development phase and a fiscal sponsorship program. Sarah has a background in television and radio and launched and edited a news website for physicians that was purchased by Reuters, prior to joining Hartley Film Foundation.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT https://gopop.co http://zeega.com

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Anything around a social issue CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT http://harmony-institute.org

............................................ SLOT Documentary SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature-length documentaries on topics related to world religions. Hartley Film Foundation provides seed grants with fiscal sponsorship, not finishing grants. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Hartley supporting two docs directed by filmmakers met at Doc/ Fest in 2013: Harlem Sings and They Will Have To Kill Us First

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.hartleyfoundation.org

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TRACIE HOLDER

Consultant Independent Consultant

............................................ Holder is a filmmaker, film fundraiser, engagement campaign specialist and consultant to Women Make Movies. She leads workshops, consults on documentary projects and runs engagement campaigns using social issue films. Holder co-produced & directed Joe Papp in Five Acts, a PBS-co-production which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She is producing Mudflow, by two-time Academy Award nominee Cynthia Wade, and directing The People’s Will, about Shakespeare in America. Holder has raised more than $1.6 million for documentary projects from government funders, private foundations and individuals.

JOHN TRIGONIS

Film Campaign Specialist IndieGoGo

............................................ A behind-the-scenes consulting machine, John T. Trigonis has mentored hundreds of filmmakers worldwide to create compelling crowdfunding experiences that not only reach, but also exceed their goals. An indie filmmaker and successful crowdfunder himself, Trigonis has literally written the book on Crowdfunding for Filmmakers, and puts his prowess to greater use as Indiegogo’s specialist for film and video campaigns.

............................................ SLOT All kinds SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT All kinds SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Video Game High School, Season 3, Iron Sky: The Coming Race, Wong Fu Productions Untitled Feature Film, Kajaki: A Modern British War Film, Sound It Out

CLAIRE AGUILAR

Executive Content Advisor ITVS

............................................ Independent Television Service (ITVS)funds, promotes and distributes independently produced programming to public media. At ITVS, Claire oversees programming strategy and advises on content recommendations and the international funding initiative. She commissions programming from the global community of independent producers and is curator of Independent Lens, the PBS primetime series of independently produced programming.

............................................ SLOT Independent Lens, Global Voices on PBS. Creative documentaries for these series - we also work with other PBS strands (POV, American Masters, Frontline). SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Social issue documentaries. Broadcast hours, or featurelength. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 23 hours for acquisitions; 40 hours of programming on PBS annually. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Launch of Women and Girls Lead Global outreach campaign, US broadcast of Why Poverty series, broadcast of At Berkeley from Frederick Wiseman, PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST The Shadow World, Rafea: Solar Mama, God Loves Uganda, A Fragile Trust, The Interrupters, 5 Broken Cameras

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............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT https://www.indiegogo.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.itvs.org claire_aguilar@itvs.org

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LOIS VOSSEN

Independent Lens Deputy Executive Producer ITVS

TIM HORSBURGH

Director of Communications and Distribution Kartemquin Films

LIZ COOK

Project Specialist Kickstarter

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Lois Vossen is the founding and Deputy Executive Producer of Independent Lens. She is responsible for curating the series and works with filmmakers on content, editorial, and broadcast issues. She scripts and directs the series introductions, and works with the communications team on marketing and outreach. In its first 11 seasons, Independent Lens films have received multiple awards. Vossen was Associate Managing Director of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Labs.

Since 2009, Tim has driven marketing for Kartemquin and all their individual films, such as The Interrupters, Life Itself, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and Typeface. In 2014 he added responsibilities in leading distribution strategy and developing new productions. Between 2009-2014 he also managed Kartemquin’s filmmaker Programs and other initiatives to enhance the Midwest independent production community. He holds a Masters from the London Consortium, and a BA from University College London. He is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago.

Liz grew up in Washington, D.C., and received a dual degree at Miami of Ohio for Art History and Journalism. After graduating, she moved to France to work with the U.S. State Department and later moved to India to work with A.R. Rahman, composer and musician. After living in Chennai, she moved to New York to work in acquisitions with the digital distributor, SnagFilms. She is currently a film project specialist at Kickstarter in Brooklyn, NY.

............................................ SLOT Independent Lens on PBS presents a wide range of award winning independent documentaries that look at the most important issues of our time, as well as audience favorites from film festivals. With diversity as our core mission, we help viewers better understand today’s complex world. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT TV Hour (53:30 min) and feature length (83:30 min) primarily, with occasional multi-part “mini-series” and some free streaming at pbs.org TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 22 new films per season (October through June)

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Documentaries that spark democracy. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yep. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Successful crowdfunding and audience-building campaign for Life Itself leading up to and including world premiere.

CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE ITVS Digital. Karim_Ahmad@itvs.org SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST U.S. policy change as a result of films we supported including The Invisible War, The House I Live In, The Waiting Room, etc. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution; The Shadow World

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.pbs.org/independentlens/ lois_vossen@itvs.org

............................................ SLOT Website SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Kickstarter is a platform for projects big and small; one-off docs, series, short or feature length for web, broadcast, theatrical, and more. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Kickstarter has seen over $200M pledged to over 13K successfullyfunded Film & Video projects. We’ve seen over 70 Kickstarter-funded films premiere at Sundance, over 100 at SXSW, and hundreds in theatrical release. Recent documentaries include the Academy Award-nominated The Square, 12 O’Clock Boys (Oscilloscope), Inequality for All (Radius), and The Moo Man. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Check out Sheffield Doc/Fest on Kickstarter at www.kickstarter. com/pages/sheffdocfest

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT https://www.kartemquin.com/about/ how tim@kartemquin.com

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT kickstarter.com/film, kickstarter. com/start liz@kickstarter.com

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ELIZABETH SHELDON Senior Vice President Kino Lorber, Inc.

ROGER JACKSON Co-Founder KinoNation

LOUISE ROSEN

Managing Director Louise Rosen Ltd.

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Elizabeth is responsible for documentary acquisitions and business development at one of the leading US independent film distribution companies. Elizabeth’s acquisition strategy is based on a collaborate approach with documentary filmmakers to develop and execute individually tailored all-rights releases that incorporate on-demand community screenings that allow filmmakers to tap into their organic fan base to generate maximum box office revenue; simultaneous with the theatrical on-demand campaign, a tailored educational release, and a targeted digital release to the consumer market incorporating third-party platforms from Amazon to Vimeo. Elizabeth’s release strategy is built around a hybrid model of the best of DIY distribution coupled with access to established output deals.

Roger Jackson is co-founder of Video-on-Demand (VOD) distribution start-up Kinonation, a cloudbased platform for content owners to easily distribute and exploit feature films, TV & other content across hundreds of VOD platforms, in multiple territories and languages. He was Vice President, Content for digital film pioneer iFilm.com (part of MTV Networks) and Executive Producer for documentary channel Explore.org. Roger has produced conflict zone documentaries in Darfur, Jordan, Palestine, Bangladesh and Nepal, a reality series for VH1 and one rather bad movie for Fox TV. Prior to starting Kinonation, he spent a year managing education projects in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Mauritania. A graduate of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and the University of Southampton (Politics & Law) in the United Kingdom.

Louise Rosen is a media executive with over 25 years experience in all areas of the international television and film business. After many years as a distributor, she launched LRL in 1996 to focus on working with independent nonfiction producers as an editorial and business consultant, sales agent and distributor. Louise tutors and lectures at Documentary Campus Master School and at festivals and conferences including DOKLeipzig, Thessaloniki and HotDocs. She is on the Advisory Board of IFP/NY, the board of the Maine Media Workshops + College and is also the Executive & Artistic Director of the Maine Jewish Film Festival.

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............................................ SLOT Feature-length documentaries for all rights acquisitions, including theatrical, festival, educational, TV, digital and home video in the US and Canada. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature-length docs for all rights distribution. Recent releases include 5 Broken Cameras. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 50+ per year CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE We only look at finished films that have had a festival premier, preferably.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.kino.com elizabeth@kino.com

WEBSITE & CONTACT kinonation.com roger@kinonation.com

WEBSITE & CONTACT www.louiserosenltd.com

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SARAH WOLOZIN

Director, MIT Open Documentary Lab - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JULIE GOLDMAN

Producer/Executive Producer Motto Pictures

NOAH ROSENBERG

Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief Narratively

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Sarah Wolozin is the director of the MIT Open Documentary Lab. She develops and oversees activities related to the lab including projects, events, and collaborations. Before coming to MIT, she produced documentaries and educational media for a wide variety of media outlets including PBS, Learning Channel, various websites and educational platforms. She has been a speaker at IDFA DocLab, Sundance New Frontier, SXSW, and other media venues. Sarah holds a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Julie specialises in producing and executive producing documentary features through Motto Pictures, a company she founded in 2009. Motto secures financing, builds distribution strategies, and creatively develops and positions films in the domestic and international markets. Julie produced We Are The Giant, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The Great Invisible recently won the SXSW Grand Jury Prize and two new films, 1971 and Art and Craft, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2013, Julie was Executive Producer of The Kill Team, and produced three films that premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at Sundance. She produced Oscar shortlisted Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. Julie consulted on the Academy Award-winning The Cove.

Noah Rosenberg is the founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Narratively, a platform devoted to untold human stories, named one of TIME magazine’s “50 Best Websites of 2013.” Previously, Rosenberg was a full-time freelancer for The New York Times in print, photography, and video, and Digital Director at The Queens Courier newspaper group in New York City. He has worked for CBS News’ documentary unit, Univision Interactive Media, The Wall Street Journal and GQ, and his work has also been published by Salon and New York magazine, among other outlets. Rosenberg was a 2012 fellow at the City University of New York’s Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism.

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WEBSITE & CONTACT http://mottopictures.com

WEBSITE & CONTACT narrative.ly

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ADAM DEL DEO

President of Originals Netflix

............................................ Adam joined Netflix in 2013, having previouly been producer of such films as The Year of Yao and Every Little Step. The Netflix Documentaty Unit seeks both acquisitions and original productions.

LISA NISHIMURA

Vice President of Originals Netflix

............................................ Lisa joined Netflix as vice president of independent content acquisition in 2007. Previously, she had served as general manager of New York-based Palm Pictures, and before that served from 1996 to 2001 as head of sales and marketing for San Francisco-based Six Degrees Records.

JASON SPINGARN-KOFF

Commissioning Editor, Opinion Video New York Times

............................................ Jason is the series producer and curator of Op-Docs, an initiative for short opinion documentaries by independent filmmakers. Honors include a Peabody Award, the World Press Photo Award for Interactive Documentary and a News and Documentary Emmy nomination. He directed the feature documentary Life 2.0, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by OWN.

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............................................ Op-Docs (nytimes.com/opdocs) SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Original short films (3 - 10’) that express opinions and perspectives on current affairs, contemporary life and historical subjects OpDocs filmmakers express their perspectives in the first person, through their subjects or more subtly. We encourage wide creative latitude and a range of artistic styles, though our focus is nonfiction. We consider both new works and adaptions from longer projects (whether works-in-progress or completed films) as well as interactive documentaries. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We publish on average 1 film per week. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST 2013 Emmy Award nomination for A Short History of the Highrise (nytimes.com/highrise); Notes on Blindness (nytimes.com/ notesonblindness): our 100th OpDoc, premiered at Sundance 2014

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.netflix.com

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............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT View all 100+ films at nytimes.com/ opdocs jason.sk@nytimes.com

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CHRIS SCHMIDT Senior Producer NOVA

............................................ Chris Schmidt is an award-winning producer, writer and director with 20 years of documentary and nonfiction programming experience. He has traveled the world to make films and programs for PBS, Dreamworks Animation, Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic and others. In 2012 Chris joined PBS’s flagship science series NOVA where he continues to develop, produce and executive produce science documentary films and mini-series for PBS.

MELANIE WALLACE

Senior Series Producer/ NOVA NOVA WGBH TV

............................................ Melanie has devoted her career to public media starting on a PBS series called Odyssey before moving to NOVA where she worked her way from research associate to producer/director. Now working as the series senior producer she looks after the many international coproductions that are of vital importance to the NOVA serie

............................................ SLOT Weekly one hour slot on PBS Wed. 9pm SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Subject is science and technology defined broadly.The series is an anthology series with a different topic each week. Primarily interested in one hour programs but can also consider multiparts of 2-4 episodes for tentpole specials.

MARQUISE STILLWELL Founder and Principal Openbox

............................................ Executive Producer Marquise Stillwell is the founder of Openbox, a design consultancy that provides talent and resources into ambitious and innovative ventures. Marquise has previously collaborated with director Petter Ringbom on three short films and was featured in the Petter’s short Questions for My Father. Marquise is an advisor to the filmmaker Paul Devlin (SlamNation, Power Trip, Blast!) and has strategized for the poet Taylor Mali (featured in the film SlamNation). He has contributed to various programs at the Joyce Theatre, the New Museum, and MCA Denver. He currently sits on the board of the Andrew Goodman Foundation and the Lowline Underground Park

TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS NOVA broadcasts 20-24 new programs annually which is a combination of original commissions, coproductions and acquisitions. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST NOVA has enjoyed success with a miniseries called Making Stuff 2 with David Pogue. And we have had big successes with our quick turnaround programming relating to current events.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova

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............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.openbox.org

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PETTER RINGBOM Director/Producer Openbox

AARON KATZ

Director of Acquisitions and Development Oscilloscope Laboratories

PETER BRODERICK Consultant Paradigm Consulting

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Petter Ringbom is a New Yorkbased director of documentary and narrative films. His debut feature documentary The Russian Winter, a film about American musician John Forté, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and screened at IDFA, Moscow International Film Festival, and Gothenburg International Film Festival. Petter’s video collaboration with the artist Karl Haendel, Questions for My Father, has been shown at Harris Lieberman Gallery, Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts, and Wexner Center for the Arts. Questions for My Father was selected for the Art Video program at Art Basel Miami in 2012. Petter is a Film Independent Fast Track Fellow for 2013.

Oscilloscope Pictures is an NYCbased feature film distribution company. We distribute unique, independently produced films in theaters, on TV, DVD, digital platforms, internationally, and via osmosis. Oscilloscope has had 6 Oscar nominations in as many years (4 for Best Documentary), and their recent releases have included 12 O’Clock Boys and Teenage. We are currently building a time machine to fold time and space.

Paradigm Consulting helps filmmakers and media companies develop strategies to maximise distribution, audiences, and revenues. In addition to advising on sales, marketing, and crowdfunding, Paradigm Consulting specializes in state-of-the-art distribution techniques including innovative theatrical and semitheatrical strategies, hybrid video strategies, and new approaches to global distribution. You can read his report Welcome to the New World of Distribution and subscribe to his Distribution Bulletins at www. peterbroderick.com.

............................................ SLOT Oscilloscope explore all genres of independent films. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS Oscilloscope acquires 8 to 12 films a year.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT My focus is on hour and feature length documentaries but I‘m open to series and multi-platform projects as well. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE I can consult on multi-platform projects. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Girl Rising, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, The Waiting Room.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.openbox.org

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.oscilloscope.net

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.peterbroderick.com

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DONALD THOMS

Vice President General Audience Programming PBS

SIMON KILMURRY

Executive Producer POV

TOM KOCH

Vice President PBS International

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Donald Thoms oversees the management of all arts and performance programs at PBS, as well as those in the drama, cultural and lifestyle genre. Thoms also oversees two long running series featuring the works of independent filmmakers: ‘Independent Lens’, which he created in 1997, and POV. Donald is the curator of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

Simon Kilmurry is the EP of POV, the long-running PBS showcase of independent documentaries. Serving as executive producer since 2006 he has received multiple awards. He also serves as chief executive of American Documentary (AmDoc),POV’s non-profit parent organization. Kilmurry oversees all of POV programs, including production and programming, POV digital, community engagement and development.

Tom Koch is Vice President of PBS Distribution (PBSd), the worldwide broadcast co-production, acquisition, distribution, and new media business development company, jointly owned by PBS and WGBH-Boston. PBS Distribution seeks out and manages coproduction partnerships and directs the sale of PBS and WGBH programs (Frontline, American Experience, Nova), and programs by independent producers to media companies globally. Koch’s primary role is to oversee all international activities of PBSd.

............................................ ............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Independent, point-of-view, personal/social issue, human rights, cinema vérité, experimental, issues not covered in mainstream media; shorts, hours, features; single format programs. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 14-16 slots, totaling 20-30 hours of programming

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Top-quality documentaries on Arts & Culture, Current Affairs, Science, Human Interest, Adventure, History, and Social Issues. Mostly one-hour programs or multiple onehour series.

CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Adnaan Wasey, POV Digital SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST POV recently announced a collaboration with The New York Times to premiere new documentaries on the organizations’ websites. POV is once again reaching out to Web developers, documentary filmmakers, multimedia journalists and new-media artists to participate in POV Hackathon. PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Give Up Tomorrow, Nostalgia for the Light, High Tech, Low Life, The Law In These Parts, 5 Broken Cameras, Ping Pong

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.pbs.org

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers kilmurry@pov.org

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CHARLES SCHUERHOFF Director of Acquisitions PBS International

ANNIE RONEY

Founder and CEO Ro*Co Films International

JANET PIERSON

Head of SXSW Film South by Southwest (SXSW)

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Charles Schuerhoff has had more than 35 years experience in the field of international program marketing. He founded the distribution office of WGBH TV/Boston, and later headed CS Associates, a documentary specialist. In 2006 the CSA catalogue was acquired by WGBH International, and he joined them as Director of Acquisitions & Sales. In January, 2009, WGBH International became PBS International. The PBS International catalog now comprises over 400 hours including titles from producers such as Ken Burns, Stanley Nelson, Alex Gibney, Martin Scorcese, Ric Burns and Jon Else. Mr. Schuerhoff seeks high-quality titles for international sales, pre-sales and co-production, as well as US video/educational (in partnership with PBS Video).

Annie, founder of Ro*co Films International, started the company in 2000 after nine years with another leading international distribution company. Launching with Oscar-nominated Regret to Inform, she has built an impressive catalog with eleven Oscarnominated documentaries and two Oscar-winning documentaries, as well as numerous critically acclaimed cinematic documentaries. In 2009 she launched ro*co films educational, focusing on specialised campaigns for narrative documentaries in the North American educational market.

Janet is responsible for the vision, programming, and execution of SXSW, an annual event in Austin, TX, which champions the vitality, innovation and opportunity that drives the entertainment and media landscape, and boldly tackles the evolution of all aspects of ‘film’ today, down to its very definition. Prior to joining SXSW in April 2008, Janet spent over 30 years championing independent films and filmmakers, in a variety of roles

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT History, science, current affairs, social issues, art, culture, human interest - preferably one-hour lengths as singles, limited series or series. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 15-20 new programmes per year (where one program or one series is counted equally).

............................................ SLOT All documentaries one-hour or longer on contemporary issues with a strong narrative spine. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT One-off documentary films with a strong film festival presence. All subjects except for wildlife and nature. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS No number but we prefer to take on only a small group of films each year, CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes

CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes, but only when the principle asset is the broadcast component.

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Successfully pushing against broken models of distribution

SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Sand Wars

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Particle Fever for both worldwide sales and North American educational distribution.

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Pilot Season (aka Hollywood Complex); Girls on the Wall; Special When Lit; The My Lai Massacre

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT See www.pbsinternational.org for our calalougue and “about us” chschuerhoff@pbs.org

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.rocofilms.com annie@rocofilms.com

............................................ ............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature length and short documentaries (and narratives). Priority goes to world premieres as well as interesting projects for our Digital Domain conference stream which includes: web series, interactive documentaries, apps, rich media projects, data visualization and info graphics, web generated content and many other innovative avenues of creation. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS In 2014 we screened 133 features and 113 shorts as part of 11 curated shorts programs exhibiting in 10 venues on 11 screens over the course of 9 days. 53 of the features were docs. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes. We accept cross-platform proposals for our Digital Domain sessions, Digital Domain is a convergent program which takes place as part of the Film conference.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.sxsw.com janet@sxsw.com

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DAVID COURIER

Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival - Sundance Institute / Film Festival

TABITHA JACKSON Director Sundance Institute

ALEXANDRA HANNIBAL Documentary Programming Tribeca Film Institute

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David’s focus is both US and World Cinema documentaries. He is also the writer and producer of the Sundance Awards Ceremony. David started his career at Sundance in 2000. He is the former Co-Director of Programming at Outfest: the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. David graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University with degrees in both English and Theatre.

Tabitha Jackson was appointed Director of the Documentary Film Program (DFP) at the Sundance Institute in late 2013. Before Sundance, Jackson spent 7 years at the UK’s Channel 4, where through her work on the documentary strand True Stories, her arts commissions, and her collaborations with Film 4, she supported and championed the independent and alternative voice, and sought to find fresh and innovative ways of storytelling. Prior to this Jackson was herself a filmmaker.

Alex received her undergraduate degree from NYU and worked for Lincoln Center before pursuing a career in documentaries. She is a graduate of the Media Studies/ Documentary Masters Program at the from the New School for Public Engagement . Prior to joining TFI, she worked with Apograph Productions as part of their producing team on PBS’ American Experience documentaries including the Emmy Nominated The Abolitions.

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature length films and short films. Personally, I am looking for long form documentary. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS We show about 120 feature films (roughly 40 of which are documentaries) and 60 - 80 short films. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE They should be directed to my colleague, Shari Frilot, who curates New Frontier at Sundance

............................................ SLOT Our Fund provides creative and financial support to cinematic, feature documentaries from independent filmmakers globally. We provide $1M-$2M in non-recoupable financing annually across all stages of production/engagement. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Feature length documentary films (broadcast hour or longer) We support nonfiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries that tell compelling stories, push the boundaries of the form, or address contemporary issues including social justice and human rights. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 50-60 awards annually through three categories. Filmmakers may apply from any country at any stage through our Open Calls. Next deadline is July 8, 2014. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Funding for these is currently available only when aligned with a feature documentary

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.sundance.org david_courier@sundance.org

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INGRID KOPP

Director of Digital Initiatives Tribeca Film Institute

NICOLAS GONDA CEO, Co-founder Tugg Inc

JAMIE KING Founder, CEO VODO

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Ingrid Kopp is Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute where she oversees the TFI New Media Fund and leads the Institute’s digital programs including TFI Interactive and Tribeca Hacks. She is also the programmer of the Storyscapes section for interactive, transmedia work at the Tribeca Film Festival. Ingrid is constantly thinking about the intersection between storytelling, technology, design and social change and is a frequent speaker on the subject.

Nicolas Gonda co-founded Tugg, Inc. (www.tugg.com), a platform that enables people to choose the films that play in their local theaters and promote their own events. He was recognized in the latest issue of DETAILS Magazine as part of the Digital Mavericks feature as well as being named one of Indiewire’s inaugural ‘Influencers’ and Variety’s ‘Producers to Watch’ for his work in the independent film industry.

Jamie lives between Berlin, Germany and Swansea, South Wales. He was one of the creators of the Steal This Film series and former Media Evangelist at BitTorrent inc. He writes, makes documentaries and thinks a lot about how to help creators get their work out there.

............................................ SLOT Nonfiction, interactive/ multiplatform SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Interactive, multiplatform nonfiction projects around a social issue. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 4-8 projects per year funded through the TFI New Media Fund. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Hollow won a Peabody, successful hackathon bringing together scientists and storytellers at CERN, Use of Force is the first virtual reality project funded through the TFI New Media Fund and is also featuring at Storyscapes this year.

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT ikopp@tribecafilminstitute.org

............................................ SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT Tugg is interested in pursuing both feature length narratives and documentaries. The company is especially interested in working with filmmakers that have strong support form their communities and a clear understanding of the plan to market their film. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE We are interested in working with filmmakers who intend to use other platforms to promote their films. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST Tugg partnered with the winner of the 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, Blood Brother. The filmmakers are donating all profits to help the children seen in the film. So far, donations from events have been used to pay for hospital expenses, buy educational materials, and begin construction on halfway homes for children who age out of the system. The campaign truly embodied its tagline: ‘See the film, make a difference.’

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.tugg.com

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STEPHEN SEGALLER VICE PRESIDENT WNET.ORG

JULIE ANDERSON

Executive Producer, Documentaries & Development WNET/THIRTEEN

DEBRA ZIMMERMAN Executive Director Women Make Movies

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Stephen Segaller oversees national programming for WNET, including: Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Secrets of the Dead, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Shakespeare Uncovered, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, Cyberchase, NYCArts, and Reel 13; and innumerable documentary films and series. In 2013, Segaller led the expansion of the PBS NewsHour with a PBS NewsHour Weekend newscast, produced at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center. In 2014, he became a Trustee of BAFTA New York.

Oversee documentary limited series, occasional single documentaries and develop new programming ideas. Anderson brings more than 20 years of experience overseeing the development, production and promotion of non-fiction programming.Prior to WNET, served as a producer for HBO Documentary Films overseeing all aspects of production. Nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for short documentary film, God is the Bigger Elvis.

Debra Zimmerman has been the Executive Director of Women Make Movies, the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world, since 1983. WMM also assists women filmmakers raise funding for their projects through their Production Assistance Program. Zimmerman is the 2013 Hot Docs Doc Mogul.

............................................ SLOT I don’t have a specific strand. I look for one offs that fit into our other programming - science and history and arts, or limited series, of 3 - 10 parts on a topic that would interest the American audience. A series would have to be in English, primarily. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT We prefer hour slots, or 2 hour slots. Any multiplatform ideas are welcome and encouraged. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS There is really no specific number. As many as I can get produced and accepted by PBS. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes. SUCCESS SINCE LAST DOC/FEST We are in the process of buying the broadcast rights to a film I saw premiered at Sheffield. I can’t reveal the name til the deal is done.

............................................ SLOT WMM seeks completed films by AND about women to distribute to all markets in North America. FIlms for our Production Assistance program need to be by women directors and can be of any subject and in any stage of production. SUBJECT / LENGTH / FORMAT WMM generally acquires single programs but can assist series and transmedia projects through our Production Assistance Program. TOTAL SLOTS / HOURS 22-25 films a film for acquisition. Same number for our Production Assistance program. CROSS-PLATFORM / INTERACTIVE Yes PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Kim Longinotto’s films; My Atomic Aunt, LIght Fly Fly HIgh, No Place for Children.

PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED AT DOC/FEST Particle Fever

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT www.thirteen.org

............................................ WEBSITE & CONTACT pbs.org/redbook - this link provides all of the information outside producers need for their project.

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