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How to Find Money for Your Must-Tell Doco
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (AEDT)

Times are a-changing in factual financing and this session seeks to pick the pearls of wisdom from successful factual content businesses, distributors, platforms, and funding bodies to see how to make sure you’re on the right track with your idea and how can you fully exploit its potential in the current marketplace.

We will cover ‘stress testing’ factual ideas – how to efficiently gauge the potential for a story and to choose the best format and platform. In addition, the panel will discuss approaching the global market and how to commence the financial life for your project, constructing the financial architecture and the potential for exploiting revenue in the program’s afterlife.

Also covered in the session will be local tax incentives, international co-productions, senior producer partnerships and balancing marketplace relationships including platform windows and control of rights.


Virginia Whitwell, Producer, GoodThing Productions


Virginia Whitwell, Producer, GoodThing Productions


Andrew Arbuthnot, Investment and Development Manager, Screen Australia

Veronica Fury, Executive Producer & Principal, WildBear Entertainment

Paul Wiegard, CEO, Docplay and Madman Entertainment

Andrew Arbuthnot Veronica Fury Paul Wiegard
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