Developing & Pitching Factual Programmes & Documentaries
Duration 2 days
Commitment 10:00- 17:30
Course dates 22 Nov 2021 - 23 Nov 2021Begin your application
Great at ideas? Thinking of new and compelling ways to tell stories? Got the knack of discovering and developing new broadcast/online talent?
This course will help you hone your development skills, and increase your chances of working in development it is also designed to give you some insight into what actually happens in a pitch. As well as exploring what the winning ones share and introducing you to the basic principles of how to communicate your ideas effectively.
With top tips and advice – including commissioning dos and don’ts – the aim of the course is to help you increase your chances of success.
It includes hands-on, role-playing exercises covering everything from ideas generation and pitching, to casting and quickly finding possible contributors.
The course will cover:
THE MARKET PLACE FOR DOCUMENTARIES AND FACTUAL PROGRAMMES
Broadcasters and financing structures.
Online channels and opportunities.
Researching the slots – what works where?
Researching the commissioners – their likes and dislikes.
Constructing successful treatments and sizzle tapes.
Preparation – what do you want to get out of the Commissioning Editor meeting?
How to pitch to a Commissioning Editor.
Presentation skills – making the most of your personality and character when selling.
Freelance Rate: £365
Corporate Rate: £550