Docuseries are an increasingly popular format to craft and develop a story that does not fit within the boundaries of a feature documentary. However, to make a docuseries work there are many creative and financial decisions that filmmakers must take into consideration. In this three-hour live Master Class, Liz Garbus, the award-winning director of the films WHAT HAPPENED MISS SIMONE? and ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY and docuseries, I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK; and Dan Cogan, the award-winning producer of more than 100 documentaries and series including ICARUS, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, and THE COVE, will share their insights on how to create a compelling and engaging docuseries from both the creative and business perspective.
Topics covered include:
- Determining if a story will work as a series
- The differences between a docuseries and a documentary feature
- How to craft a story arc and a characters’ journey over multiple episodes
- Strategies for successfully pitching a project
- An analysis of the current marketplace
- Special considerations for multi-episode funding
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