22 - 25 JUNE 2020 / LA ROCHELLE - FRANCE

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All the latest news direct from Sunny Side of the Doc market
9
Sep

SCIENCE BUYERS: Chris Hoelzl, Smithsonian Networks | A Podcast from Sunny Side of the Doc

Chris Hoelzl shares Smithsonian Networks’s Programming Strategy Chris Hoelzl is SVP, Program Development, Smithsonian Networks (USA). He is responsible for the development of original productions, co-productions and the acquisition of completed programming. He shared his strategy and commissioning process at Sunny Side’s Science-themed Meet The Executives session, estimating that 5-10% of Smithsonianʼs annual 200 hours of production is Science-based. We are publishing Chris’s very informative session as a podcast, though without the clips and PPTs that he presented.
9
Sep

SCIENCE BUYERS: Ricarda Schlosshan, ZDF’s Terra X | A Podcast from Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

ZDF’s Ricarda Schlosshan shares Terra X Programming Strategy Ricarda Schlosshan is a supervising editor and commissioner for Terra X, the popular primetime documentary slot of German public broadcaster ZDF. Ricarda described what Terra X is looking for at Sunny Side‘s Science-themed Meet The Executives session. She shared the details of Terra X’s pipeline: 45 new programs per year Each film is 44 minutes, sometimes 60 minutes 30 are full commissions 5-7 are international coproductions 7-8 are in house productions. We...
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6
Sep

SCIENCE BUYERS: Greg Boustead, Science Sandbox (Simons Foundation) | A Podcast from Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

Greg Boustead shares Science Sandbox’s Grantmaking Strategy Greg Boustead is director of Science Sandbox, a portfolio of strategic grantmaking at the Simons Foundation, focused on outreach and engaging new audiences with science. He shared his strategy and grant-making process at Sunny Side’s Science-themed Meet The Executives session. We are publishing Greg’s very informative and engaging session as a podcast, though without clips and PPTs that he presented.
11
Jul

#SSD19 Germany, Country in Focus // Replay the Podcasts

Sunny Side of the Doc 2019 shone the spotlight on a country that’s hugely important when it comes to co-productions and distribution and is one of the most active on a European and international scale : Germany ! This special line-up was centred on conferences, workshops and networking events with major players from the German documentary market, welcoming an important delegation of 150 regional and national producers, broadcasters and distributors.
21
Jun

[Welcome] The story behind 30 years of Sunny Side of the Doc, by Yves Jeanneau

30 years! I would never have bet on such longevity 30 years ago, for the road can often be tough. However, we’ve managed to stay on course and stick to our principles, while also adapting to the changes in the industry. As much as documentary film should be recognised for its benefit to the public interest, Sunny Side of the Doc is necessary and vital to the documentary genre.