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Documentary Producers Alliance (DPA) Releases Landmark Guidelines for The Documentary Waterfall

Establishing Transparency, Sustainability, and Standardization of Structures Around Documentary Film FinanceFollowing more than three years of research and collaboration with industry stakeholders, the Documentary Producers Alliance (DPA) today published new landmark guidelines for financing in documentary film in a document entitled “Guidelines For The Documentary Waterfall” at documentaryproducersalliance.org.The organization’s goal in releasing the Guidelines is to create a set of standards for financing in documentary film including investments, recoupable grants, and other financing tools intended to serve filmmakers, investors, and donors in financial discussions and negotiations.Director/Producer Marilyn Ness of Big Mouth Productions and Co-Chair of the DPA Waterfall Committee: