Amanda HirschFreelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame.

Following up on my series exploring great documentary websites (read part one and part two), I promised to explore the cost of producing a documentary site (great or otherwise — they all cost money to make!).

Website for Bronx Princess

The filmmakers’ website for POV’s Bronx Princess

Not surprisingly, folks were hesitant to share numbers with me; so, I decided to put together a survey, which allows for (a) anonymity on a potentially sensitive subject, and (b) easy collection of data from a larger pool of filmmakers.

I hope you’ll take survey, and share it with other filmmakers. I’ll accept responses through October 4, and report back with results and analysis soon after that.

Click here to take the survey.

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Amanda Hirsch is former editorial director of PBS Interactive.