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Thank you for visiting my SELLING TO NETFLIX 2024 course landing page here at Desktop Documentaries, my valued publishing partner.

My exclusive and freshly-updated course features all of the resources that will help you succeed with your project! The content is distilled from my decades of senior consulting with platforms and producers.

Course highlights are my Netflix 2024 Guide, the Database of 900 Netflix documentaries that reveals what they want (and not!), sample Pitch materials, Deal terms, Live Q&A's and so much more!

Peter Hamilton
Documentary Business

Do you have a great documentary idea or an amazing series you know Netflix would love?

Here's the great news.

Netflix is in constant need of fresh content to update their catalogue, and their spending for unscripted/documentary content is astounding. (Current estimate: $1.1 billion by 2025!).

To keep up with demand, buyers for Netflix are seeking outstanding independent filmmakers and documentary creatives who can deliver the stories that Netflix wants. 

With Netflix becoming increasingly selective, your concept and pitch must be more professional than ever!





Getting A Netflix Deal


So how do you get started connecting with a Netflix buyer and pitching your project?

What kind of content are they looking for and how do you pitch your project effectively?

How much do they pay?

This Selling To Netflix course takes you step-by-step from idea development to pitching your concept and then making a winning Netflix deal!

In addition, the lessons you will learn -- about how producers successfully satisfy Netflix's programming appetites -- are highly relevant to Disney+, HBO Max, Paramount +, Apple TV+, Hulu, Discovery+, Peacock and the other well-funded competitors that are rushing into the streaming market.

"Kept me hooked just like Netflix does!"

By: Minna Dufton/Raggari Films

"The course was super informative, really interesting, full of all those resources we all need to understand the workings of the Netflix "black box". It kept me hooked just like Netflix does!"

"Absolutely invaluable"

By: Tony Pinto/Pinto Productions

"Peter Hamilton is a documentary distribution veteran. His course was absolutely invaluable to me as a first-time filmmaker.

The Sales Agent Database has been very useful during our current distribution efforts, and the Interactive Netflix Database will become essential as we begin to formulate ideas for our next project.

We're much more likely to hit a bullseye now that we're no longer shooting blind. 10/10!

"Game Changer"

By: Sadhvi S.

"This course is a game changer for the independent filmmaker, like me, who wants to learn and take action. "

"Enormous Value"

By: Bruce Young/Co-Director, BLOOD LIONS

"...an absolute win, a goldmine of invaluable information presented in an incredibly intuitive format.

All in all, simply enormous value on so many levels! "

"More stoked than ever!"

By: Dena Pitter

"Excellent course. What I liked most were the charts, graphs, data and stats. The well thought out breakdowns of each module, the links and video explanation in each lesson. Plus the multitude of examples. I'm more stoked than ever!"

"Binge-watched in one day"

By: Alex Kronstein/KronAuteur Films

"I love your course, it's so good I binged watched it in one day. One of the best courses I've taken yet!"

"Fantastic"

By: Lee Forsyth

"I have been on the course all afternoon, fantastic! Your presentation style and content have made the learning experience both informative and easily digestible. Your work is truly commendable."

HOW NETFLIX WORKS

Learn what type of content Netflix is looking for, how much they pay and access a database of sales agents, distributors and Netflix producers.

What's Inside

Learn how to get your documentary on Netflix & the streamers, a step-by-step interactive/multi-media guide:



  • NEW! Database list of Sales Agents/Distributors with email addresses

  • Exclusive Netflix 2024 Searchable Database: 900+ documentary commissions & acquisitions, producer names, key Netflix executives, talent, trends, graphs & charts and more...(Amazing resource for idea development, research and investor presentations!)

  • 2024 STREAMERS GUIDE: Hulu, Disney +, HBO MAX, YouTube, etc. What they want, What they are buying, Key Executives, and more

  • Downloadables & Resources including Netflix Outreach Letter/Email/Proposal Templates, Worksheets, Check-Lists, Deliverables and Pitch Deck Sample!

  • NETFLIX 2024: What You Need To Know Now! (61-page PDF) - Regularly Updated Executive Report with the latest Netflix data, trends, competition & audience insights

  • How much Netflix pays for Originals; Key Deal Terms

  • Idea Development: The BIG "must-haves" for a winning idea for Netflix and the streaming platforms

  • 50+ Key Netflix decision-makers worldwide who buy documentaries & unscripted series (You'll learn how & when to use these names and the BEST way to submit your project to Netflix)

  • 8 Essential Elements to craft the perfect Netflix pitch

  • Quarterly Live Q&A Zoom Calls with industry experts (24-Month Access Pass)

Your Course Instructor:

Documentary Business Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton is renowned media strategist who develops and implements television content strategies for leading media companies, governments and non-profits. He is a former executive with CBS International, and for 30+ years has led the New York-based Peter Hamilton Consultants Inc. His network clients have included: Discovery Inc, A+E Networks, Smithsonian Networks, CBS, NBC, Nat Geo Channel, BBC, CBC Canada, ABC Australia and many others. Mr. Hamilton has worked extensively with NGO's and governments to successfully develop their factual television sectors. These clients include Carnegie Foundation, Enterprise Ireland, Singapore's IMDA, South Africa's dti and Screen Australia. Peter is an executive producer and development executive, including on projects for BBC and Smithsonian with Bill Gates, for BBC with David Attenborough, and PBS's Nature strand. Peter recently executive produced “Season of the Osprey,” a PBS Nature coproduction now reaching audiences in 30 countries.

Live Workshops/Q&As with Industry Leaders

A subscription to this course includes access to top industry leaders and experts via quarterly live Zoom calls (+ access to replays). Guests & Workshops Include:

Head of Acquisitions & Sales Pauline Mazenod

WORKSHOP TOPIC: "How To Pitch Execs, Sales Agents, Distributors and More!" - May 2, 2024 (Replay Inside Course

Pauline Mazenod is the founder and CEO of Windrose, specialized in the international distribution of documentaries, animation series, fiction series and performances, as well as its Head of Film Acquisitions & Sales. She lives between Paris, France where Windrose has its head office and Fürth, Bavaria, Germany. Windrose has been distributing outstanding films for TV, VOD and educational institutions all over the world for almost 15 years.

Documentary Producer/Director Ruth Berry

WORKSHOP TOPIC: "Documentary Ideas: How to Find and Develop a Story that Buyers Want!" - Thurs, Feb. 1, 2024

Ruth Berry is an award-winning documentary producer whose films have featured on National Geographic, BBC, Discovery, PBS Nature, PBS NOVA, ARTE, ABC-Australia, CBC-Canada and others. She was recently awarded the prestigious American Academy for the Advancement of Science outstanding documentary award and Senegal's Order of the Lion for STAR CHASERS OF SENEGAL.

Reality Producer Steve Harris

WEBINAR TOPIC: "How To Pitch Your Reality & Doc Series To Netflix, Streamers and Channels".

Steve Harris is Head of Nonfiction & Digital at Workaholics Entertainment Group (Netflix, TLC, A&E, NBC, TBS). A former executive at both TLC & A&E, Harris executive produced the Netflix comedy special, WOKE-ISH, The NBC series I CAN DO THAT, the award wining documentary SWEET MICKY FOR PRESIDENT. And created the TBS comedy competition show FUNNIEST WINS.

HOW TO GET YOUR DOCUMENTARY ON NETFLIX

Step-By-Step Video Tutorials, Interactive Netflix Database of 900+ Documentary Originals & Acquisitions, Key Netflix Contacts, Case Studies, Email/Letter Templates, Deliverables, Trends/Analysis & much more…

What People Are Saying

"I am a former studio head, 20th Century Fox, producer and currently teacher at National Film & TV School of UK. Your Netflix guide is outstanding!"
Sandy Lieberson

“An invaluable, practical resource for documentary producers."
D-Word

"The NETFLIX guide is essential for producers who want to succeed in the Streaming Era.”
Footage.net

"Peter is the smartest person in the room when it comes to understanding what drives success in the documentary video sector."
Paley Center for Media, New York


SELLING YOUR DOCUMENTARY TO NETFLIX AND THE STREAMERS 2024

*Includes LIVE Q&As with Industry Experts, Netflix Database, 2-Year Access Pass

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$199.00

"An absolute win, a goldmine of invaluable information presented in an incredibly intuitive format. All in all, simply enormous value on so many levels!"

- Bruce Young/Co-Director, BLOOD LIONS