Six billion people, 200 nations, the world has never been closer. WIDE ANGLE, over time, aims to extend Americans’ awareness and understanding of the changing world in which we live.
- A weekly prime time program of timely, international, single-subject, 45-minute documentaries.
- Brings international events and issues to life through character-driven narratives.
- Places each film in its current news context at the top of the hour.
- Emphasizes the impact on Americans with a substantive interview at the end of each program.
- Produces a robust website and distributes specially designed educational materials to high schools and colleges.
- Timely, international stories (not historical).
- Personal stories that illuminate the big picture.
- Stories behind the headlines.
- Stories that are rarely covered but should be.
- Stories that govern the global economy, affect our social and economic lives, and influence the politics of the United States.
- We commission most of our films from independent producers throughout the world.
- We encourage producers to partner with filmmakers in the countries where their stories originate.
- We encourage pitches from filmmakers in developing countries.
- We co-produce some films with broadcast partners.
- We acquire and re-version one or two films per season.
- We produce two or three correspondent-driven films per season.
- Provide a brief description of the subject, the narrative, and your production credits.
- WIDE ANGLE is primarily interested in character-driven narratives that reveal larger geopolitical issues.
- The stories should be international with little or no American content.
- WIDE ANGLE budgets allow about 3-4 weeks of shooting and 6-8 weeks of post-production.
- WIDE ANGLE re-narrates the film and mostly voices over the foreign dialogue.
- The primary deliverables are a textless, widescreen 45- or 52-minute master and backup and an OMF.
- Program budgets range from $200,000 – $300,000 (U.S.) depending on subject and travel.
In its first eight seasons WIDE ANGLE has reported on:
For more information contact:
Tom Casciato, Executive Producer
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New York, NY 10019