Yves Jeanneau

Asian Side of the Doc postponed over safety fears

The upcoming Asian Side of the Doc conference in China has been postponed indefinitely. The event, due to be held in Suzhou, China on March 21-24, will now take place “at a later date”, according to the organisers. Initially, the cancellation was attributed to “local logistical issues”, but pressed by TBI, a spokeswoman for events firm […]

Sunny Side up

On the final day of La Rochelle specialist factual market Sunny Side of the Doc, event chief Yves Jeanneau tells TBI about current trends, how distribution is changing and the impact of dedicated documentary SVOD platforms.   TBI: The event hall seems busy and there are plenty of new projects at the event. What does […]

Sunny (Chinese) Side of the Doc

The screening and copro documentary market Sunny Side of the Doc remains a very French event, but China was the territory on everyone’s lips this week, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. A study by research house The Wit ranks France as part of the top three documentary distributing countries, behind UK and the US thanks to the […]

French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]

Sunny Side reveals 2013 attendance numbers

The Sunny Side of the Doc documentary festival and market taking place in La Rochelle this week attracted 1,850 participants, its organisers said. That compares with 1,755 last year. Of the total, 293 were buyers or commissioning editors compared with 286 in 2012. There were 315 companies exhibiting in all and 22 first timers. Companies […]