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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, filmmakers must take many creative and financial factors into consideration. In this three-hour Master Class, gain insights from award-winning director Liz Garbus (What Happened Miss Simone?) and producer Dan Cogan (Icarus, Won’t You be My Neighbor?), who share their insights on how to create a compelling and engaging docuseries from both the creative and business perspective.
Topics covered include:
00:00 - Welcome and Introductions from Sundance Co//ab
05:15 - Introductions From Liz and Dan
06:50 - Framing the Docuseries
12:15 - Determining If a Story Will Work as a Limited Series
40:00 - Q&A
49:38 - How Do You Get the Audience to Keep Coming Back?
1:03 - Q&A
1:09 - How a Docuseries Differs From a Documentary Feature
1:27 - Q&A
1:40 - An Analysis of the Current Marketplace
2:02 - Q&A
2:07 - Strategies for Successfully Pitching a Project
2:32 - Returnable Series vs. Limited Series
2:43 - Q&A
2:51 - Closing Remarks