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Sunny Side of the Doc makes Science its theme for 2019
At a time when fact-checking is vital to counteract fake news, Sunny Side of the Doc is here to protect and champion factual content. This year, the international market for documentary and narrative experiences has made Science a keystone of the line-up. This earnest yet laid-back edition features conferences, round tables and plenty of exchange opportunities, aiming to make science more accessible and attractive to all.

The 30th edition of the international market for documentary and narrative experience will take place on 24 to 27 June in La Rochelle. The spotlight will be shone on this year’s chosen theme of Science, along with the slogan “Stand Up for Science!”. On the occasion of this 30th anniversary edition, which also celebrates Germany as a Country in Focus, Sunny Side of the Doc organised a program of conferences and networking around the challenges of blue-chip science documentary production.

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Sunny Side of the Doc makes Science its theme for 2019
At a time when fact-checking is vital to counteract fake news, Sunny Side of the Doc is here to protect and champion factual content. This year, the international market for documentary and narrative experiences has made Science a keystone of the line-up. This earnest yet laid-back edition features conferences, round tables and plenty of exchange opportunities, aiming to make science more accessible and attractive to all.

The 30th edition of the international market for documentary and narrative experience will take place on 24 to 27 June in La Rochelle. The spotlight will be shone on this year’s chosen theme of Science, along with the slogan “Stand Up for Science!”. On the occasion of this 30th anniversary edition, which also celebrates Germany as a Country in Focus, Sunny Side of the Doc organised a program of conferences and networking around the challenges of blue-chip science documentary production.

    Meet the Executives: Sue Dando, CBC Canada's Nature of Things at Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

    Meet the Executives: Sue Dando, CBC Canada's Nature of Things at Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

    In these sessions held at Sunny Side of the Doc 2019, some of the most in-demand Science buyers and commissioners share their programming strategies and future plans for the upcoming season. Seating is limited and prior registration is required to keep it up intimate.


    With Susan Dando - Executive in Charge of Production, The Nature of Things, CBC (Canada)
    Sue Dando describes in fascinating detail the story-telling that appeals to her long-running Wildlife strand, The Nature of Things. Sue has produced, directed and written for Canadian television and radio, both public and private, for three decades. For ten years, she ran the in-house documentary production unit of CBC. Her work includes executive-producing many award-winning documentary series and international co-productions.

    Moderator :
    Peter Hamilton - Consultant, DocumentaryBusiness.com (USA)
    Peter Hamilton is a senior consultant who works with channels, producers, governments, non-profits and investors on their business development projects. A former CBS executive, Peter's clients have included NBC, A+E, Canal+, Nat Geo and Smithsonian.

    DocumentaryBusiness.com and Sunny Side of the Doc are publishing partners, providing our colleagues throughout the year with valuable industry analysis and context.

    • 29 min
    Meet the Executives: Chris Hoelzl, Smithsonian Networks at Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

    Meet the Executives: Chris Hoelzl, Smithsonian Networks at Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

    In these sessions held at Sunny Side of the Doc, some of the most in-demand Science buyers and commissioners share their programming strategies and future plans for the upcoming season. Seating is limited and prior registration is required to keep it up intimate.

    With Chris Hoelzl - SVP, Program Development, Smithsonian Networks (USA)
    Chris Hoelzl is Senior Vice President, Program Development, Smithsonian Networks USA. He is responsible for the development of original productions, co-productions and the acquisition of completed programming. He describes Smithsonian's programming strategy for Science and other key sub-genres, emphasizing the role of co-productions.

    Moderator :
    Peter Hamilton - Consultant, DocumentaryBusiness.com (USA)
    Peter Hamilton is a senior consultant who works with channels, producers, governments, non-profits and investors on their business development projects. A former CBS executive, Peter's clients have included NBC, A+E, Canal+, Nat Geo and Smithsonian.

    DocumentaryBusiness.com and Sunny Side of the Doc are publishing partners, providing our colleagues throughout the year with valuable industry analysis and context.

    • 27 min
    Meet the Executives: Ricarda Schlosshan, ZDF's Terra X at Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

    Meet the Executives: Ricarda Schlosshan, ZDF's Terra X at Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

    In these sessions held at Sunny Side of the Doc 2019, some of the most in-demand Science buyers and commissioners share their programming strategies and future plans for the upcoming season. Seating is limited and prior registration is required to keep it up intimate.

    With Ricarda Schlosshan - Commissioning Editor Terra X, ZDF (Germany)
    Ricarda Schlosshan is the Commissioning Editor of Terra X a leading documentary strand broadcast by ZDF, the German public broadcaster.
    The focus of this primetime program is on Science, History and Wildlife. Ricarda breaks down her acquisition process by sub-genre, originals versus commissions, and more.

    Moderator :
    Peter Hamilton - Consultant, DocumentaryBusiness.com (USA)
    Peter Hamilton is a senior consultant who works with channels, producers, governments, non-profits and investors on their business development projects. A former CBS executive, Peter's clients have included NBC, A+E, Canal+, Nat Geo and Smithsonian.

    DocumentaryBusiness.com and Sunny Side of the Doc are publishing partners, providing our colleagues throughout the year with valuable industry analysis and context.

    • 26 min
    Meet the Executives: Greg Boustead, Science Sandbox (Simons Foundation) at Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

    Meet the Executives: Greg Boustead, Science Sandbox (Simons Foundation) at Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

    In these sessions held at Sunny Side of the Doc, some of the most in-demand Science buyers and commissioners share their programming strategies and future plans for the upcoming season. Seating is limited and prior registration is required to keep it up intimate.

    With Greg Boustead - Executive Director, Sandbox Films (USA)
    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 is also founding executive producer of Sandbox Films, an independent documentary film company with a philanthropic/commercial hybrid model. With a background in neuroscience, film, and journalism, Greg has dedicated his career to bringing sophisticated science content to general audiences, across many platforms. His film credits include the feature-length documentaries: THE MOST UNKNOWN, co-produced with VICE Media and released by Netflix in 2018; and HUMAN NATURE, co-produced with Dan Rather’s News & Guts Films and being released in cinemas in 2019.

    Moderator :
    Peter Hamilton - Consultant, DocumentaryBusiness.com (USA)
    Peter Hamilton is a senior consultant who works with channels, producers, governments, non-profits and investors on their business development projects. A former CBS executive, Peter's clients have included NBC, A+E, Canal+, Nat Geo and Smithsonian.

    DocumentaryBusiness.com and Sunny Side of the Doc are publishing partners, providing our colleagues throughout the year with valuable industry analysis and context.

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