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What Is The All-Access Pass?

Learn How To Make A Documentary: From Idea Development to Premiere!

Learn storytelling, budgeting, distribution, selling your film, fundraising, legal, how to pitch and more with our exclusive and curated courses taught by Oscar-nominated and award-winning filmmakers.



by Sam Clarke/Indie Filmmaker

"The attention to detail in this course is phenomenal. I have come away feeling like I know what my next step will be!"


by Michael Speltz/Dir., Seastainable Documentary

"I'm on a mission, and you and your team helped me find my focus and direction. I cannot tell you how much you have helped me in getting my project completed and more importantly ready for distribution."

"Valuable... and well thought out"

by Heidi Reinberg - ITVS/HBO/Hot Docs

"I'm an experienced producer... this is one of the better presentations I've seen. Overall, it contains valuable information, the delivery and pace are good, the handouts are well thought out..."

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What Is The All-Access Pass?

We created the Desktop Documentaries All-Access Pass for filmmakers like you to have a one-stop shop online learning experience that is 100-percent focused on helping you start, create and successfully distribute your documentary.

The All-Access Pass is the best single source for documentary learning, giving you unlimited access to our extensive library of courses, templates and resources.

What You Get:

  • 12-Months Unlimited Access To ALL Courses & Lessons - Professional-level online courses with training across all areas of the documentary filmmaking process including storytelling, film financing/pitching, budgeting, editing, scriptwriting, legal and distribution.

  • Live Q&A's with Instructors. We work with Oscar and award-winning filmmakers who will personally guide you through the course content.

  • Downloadable Assets. PDFs, Templates, Script Samples, Pitch Decks, Storyboard Template, Check-Lists, Reports, Deliverables, Legal Contracts and many other assets to help you during the various stages of production.

  • Netflix and Distribution Databases. You get access to two interactive databases containing 1000+ listings of Netflix producers & contacts, VOD Platforms, film buyers and sales agents.

  • 50+ Documentary Case Studies - Get inside strategies & data from more than fifty award-winning documentaries, unscripted & reality series projects.

  • Access to ALL recorded webinars & trainings - If you miss any of the live Q&As or trainings, get instant access to all recordings located inside the instructor's classes.

  • Legal Advice and Live Legal Q&A's - This item ALONE is worth the cost of the All-Access Pass! Get a chance to ask a top Entertainmnet Attorney YOUR legal questions live.

  • Our next-generation Learning Platform so you can easily manage and navigate your personal training.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the All-Access Pass benefits?

    Your pass includes exclusive access to our entire collection of documentary courses, templates & resources. All benefits include:

    • Unlimited On-Demand Access To ALL Courses & Lessons (See our entire collection of courses here)
    • Instant access to all PDF Assets & Downloadables
    • Exclusive access to our Netflix & Distribution Databases (1000+ listings)
    • Get VIP access to regular live Q&A's with instructors
    • Get instant access to new courses and upgrades
  • Can I watch videos on my phone or tablet without using an app?

    Yes. Our website adapts to phone and tablet browsers so you can watch our content anywhere!

  • Can I download class materials?

    Yes! Any PDF assets, templates or other resources inside a course are yours to download and keep!

  • How long do I have access to the courses?

    The ALL-ACCESS PASS includes 12-months pre-paid access that renews annually until you cancel. Single course enrollments are a one-time payment that gives you a 2-year access pass.

  • Are courses eligible for a refund?

    Our goal is to make sure that you have the best learning experience possible. If Desktop Documentaries isn’t for you, then email us within 30 days of the purchase date, and we’ll offer a full refund.

    After this 30-day period, we are unable to refund your charge, however you are still able to cancel your All-Access Pass inside your account settings (link below) which will stop auto-renewal payments after the 1-year expiration date.


    (*Sorry, no refunds once PDFs & Templates have been downloaded to your computer.)

  • Who can I contact if I have a question?

    Please contact Customer Service by sending an email to