NFTS Scotland: Developing and Pitching Factual (Masterclass and Workshop) with Natalie Humphreys :- ONLINE
Duration 2 days
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Delivered online in the NFTS Scotland Virtual Classroom accessed by Zoom
This 2-day Development & Pitching course will combine practical workshop sessions with masterclasses aimed at exploring and honing best practice when it comes to developing new ideas and pitching them to prospective buyers.
Day 1 will cover an introductory masterclass from Natalie Humphreys, discussion and practical guidance on idea development as both an art and a science, plus what makes a great developer. We will also kick off a special ‘ideas surgery’ workshop session.
Day 2 will continue and conclude the ‘ideas surgery’ workshop and we will also cover best practice and take away tips, focusing on the ‘4Ts’: topline, talent, treatment and tape.
Please be prepared to bring and work on an idea. The course will be run with strict confidentiality but to get the most out of the ideas surgery we will want to support you to work on a real idea that you can hone and improve as one of the outcomes of doing this course.
This course will suit anyone who works in film and television who wants to hone their development and pitching skills and gain more confidence in how to work up and present new ideas and improve their chances of successful outcomes with buyers.
About the tutor:
Executive Producer and Storyboard Studios Founder and Managing Director Natalie Humphreys has worked across the UK and global production sector for 25 years as writer, director and executive producer, winning awards for cinematography, innovation and reaching new audiences. She has created and delivered programming across the spectrum, from constructed factual to drama, observational documentaries, factual entertainment formats, arts, history, science and natural history landmarks. After working across the UK independent sector, she joined Shine Television as head of specialist factual. She moved to Glasgow in 2011 with her husband and sons while working for the BBC, where she held a number of roles including leading factual for BBC Studios, controller of factual & daytime for BBC Television and head of specialist factual for BBC Vision. Prior to launching Storyboard Studios, Natalie led the BBC’s UK factual production network, where she was in charge of a £100M production portfolio including teams in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Cardiff, Salford, Bristol, London and the BBC Natural History Unit. She is known as a trusted originator and creative leader and served on the boards of BBC Scotland, BBC Television and was the editorial lead for the BBC’s co-production partnership with PBS. With awards from BAFTA, Grierson, RTS, Banff and Broadcast, her portfolio has included Planet Earth II, The One Show, Big Blue Live, Countryfile, Trust Me I’m A Doctor, Life and Death Row, Louis Theroux, This Farming Life, The Big Painting Challenge, Handmade, Afterlife House, Supermarket Secrets, Prehistoric Autopsy and History Cold Case.
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