DOC is thrilled to bring a Business Leap delegation to this year’s Getting Real conference in Los Angeles!

Getting Real is the International Documentary Association’s biennial conference, designed for and by documentary practitioners and focused on the business and art of nonfiction storytelling. This four-day event provides a space for the field to hold constructive conversations, build lasting relationships, and tackle the ethical, creative, sustainability, production, and distribution challenges facing our growing community. The core of the conference programming connects participants who hail from diverse independent filmmaking sectors, geographic regions, and professional status, platforming the most exciting new and established voices dialoguing with each other.

Thank you to Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada for sponsoring DOC’s delegation at Getting Real ’24!

About DOC’s Business Leap Program

DOC’s Business Leap program is designed to help production companies “leap” to the next level. Six Canadian documentary producers are supported in growing their production companies and their slate of projects through regular one-on-one consultations in the key areas of legal, accounting, producing, and mental health. Each company is owned by a producer whose community has historically been under-represented and under-served by Canada’s production sector. Over the course of one year, the cohort benefits from sessions that serve to strengthen each company’s production accounting systems, provides them with tailored legal consultations, regular sessions with a producer-mentor, and subsidized therapy – a key recommendation from DOC’s 2023 study on mental health in the documentary sector, “DocuMentality.”

Thank you to the Canada Media Fund for sponsoring the Business Leap program!