71 – Making a Netflix Docuseries with Flint Town Producer, Gary Kout
These are pretty amazing times for documentary filmmakers. Not only have the popularity of documentary films increased exponentially, not only are there far more resources available these days to doc filmmakers, but the distribution platforms that are out there are plentiful, not the least of which are the Netflixs, Hulus, and Amazons of the world. And now, these distro platforms have opened the doc playing field to the long form, the docuseries.
And for episode #71 we speak with Gary Kout, producer of Netflix series, Flint Town, about the journey that Flint Town took from a short film to a full-fledged Netflix-budgeted documentary series.
how a short film became a full-fledged Netflix docuseries
how a distro platform like Netflix can best be approached
how a company like Netflix decides to fund a docuseries project
how Netflix makes editorial decisions with a filmmaker
tips on selling your docuseries to Netflix
5 Tips for Producing Your Docuseries
Don’t Make Reality TV
Secure the Rights to the Story
Be Friendly, Don’t Be Their Friends
° NY Times Op-Doc, Policing Flint
Check out the short film that became the Netflix docuseries, Flint Town:
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