Guides On Demand

The most comprehensive Guide to distribution & fundraising for documentary filmmakers.

The Guides include 200+ video lessons and downloadable resources you can access anytime on desktop or our Show&Tell App.

“Show&Tell's guides and coaching empower filmmakers to value their films not only as important storytelling, but as a way to earn a living."”
— Krys Kornmeier, Director, Normal Isn’t Real
“Show&Tell's guide and coaching empower filmmakers to value their work not only as important storytelling, but as a way to earn a living.”
Krys Kornmeier, Director, Normal Isn’t Real

Topics Include

Pitch Decks
  • Design an appealing deck

  • Write good copy

  • Add compelling quotes

  • Research unique funders

  • Track down contacts

  • Deliver your pitch

  • Find companies & nonprofits

  • Reach out to gatekeepers

  • Ask for what you need

Pitching Funders
  • Find the win-win

  • Create pitching tools

  • Follow up & negotiate

PBS Broadcasts
  • How to secure a broadcast

  • Tips to apply directly 

  • Delivery & Contracts

PBS Sponsorships
  • Create a sponsorship deck

  • Find companies & nonprofits

  • Pitch & secure sponsors

Virtual Events
  • Secure aligned partners

  • Negotiate for a fee

  • Promote your event

  • Find aligned conferences

  • Track down contacts

  • Secure the keynote

Target Audiences
  • The general audience myth

  • Prioritize & succeed

  • Fans lead to funders & partners

Budget & Planning
  • Budgeting for distribution

  • Building your team

  • Windowing your release

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  • Community of Filmmakers

Free Resources

Knowing where to get started on your documentary filmmaking journey can be stressful. We’ve been there, so we created mini-guides and downloadable resources to help. From PBS underwriting to pitching partners and more – we have you covered.

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