Oprah Winfrey Network “Documentary Club” http://bit.ly/dt5WQi Will Oprah do for docs what she did with Book Club and how do I get doc in?
- Inspired by Oprahâ€™s celebratedÂ Book Club, OWNâ€™s documentary film club will include a primetime airing on the channel, an online community experience on OWN.tv, and potentially, a nationwide theatrical screening event.
- The application of the Book Club model to a dedicated documentary slot could be a game-changer for the niche:
- Time magazineÂ reported that book publishers credit an Oprah endorsement with increasing print runs by up to 500%.
- According to a 2005Â Business Week report on the book-buying â€˜frenziesâ€™ that Ms Winfrey inspired: â€œPublishers estimate that her power to sell a book is anywhere from 20 to 100 times that of any other media personality.â€