Developing and Pitching Drama

Course Dates: 23-24 July 2018
Course Tutor: Peter Ansorge

Course Overview

This course is for producers, script editors, writers, and people with ideas for making feature films or television drama. The course explores how best to develop drama proposals, script outlines, or un-commissioned scripts and to target/pitch these to potential financiers, sales agents and distributors.
This course will make you think realistically about your ideas and give you a framework for going forward. If you’ve been struggling on your own, it will give you invaluable feedback, suggestions and ways of packaging your ideas.

This course covers

  • The role of the producer
  • How to develop a story
  • Options and contracts
  • How to look for finance

Additional information

In order to get the most from this course, please come with a couple of your own ideas that you can work on throughout the 2 days.
This course is led by NFTS's own Peter Ansorge (Ex-commissioning Editor and Head of Channel 4 Drama) whose award-winning career includes: A Very British Coup, Traffik, GB, The Politician's Wife, Tales of the City, Brookside and The Camomile Lawn. 
Number of places: 12
Duration: 2 days
Freelance Rate: £335
Corporate Rate: £550

How To Apply

Please complete the application form to apply for a place on this course. 
Email or call us on 0141 422 6461 if you need assistance with your application.

Bursary Information

If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Once you have completed your course application (see links above), bursary applications can be submitted, along with a diversity monitoring form, to Please see the individual course details for bursary deadlines. 

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

NFTS Scotland Diversity Monitoring Form