Pitching Your Factual Project: How To Get A Broadcaster To Say 'Yes'!

2 Days 10:00 - 17:00 Full-time

Leeds In person

Application deadline 4 Dec 2024

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Pitching Your Factual Project: How To Get A Broadcaster To Say 'Yes'!

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Multi-RTS winning and BAFTA-nominated Shiver/Wise Owl Films creative director Mark Robinson will share the secrets of how he has had nearly 200 (and counting) factual ideas commissioned - from access-driven music documentaries to daytime lifestyle formats, ob doc/reality series to talent-led travelogues. 

From the original one line sell to the treatment, the sizzle tape to the finished production, this is the inside track on each step of the journey to getting commissioning editors to say ‘yes!’ - illustrated with examples of successful pitches.

From When Bob Marley/Nirvana/Blondie Came To Britain to Last Laugh In Vegas, Yorkshire Firefighters to Peter Kay: 20 Years of Funny, May The Best House Win to The Miners’ Strike and Me, this is how award-winning projects like these came to be commissioned.

It’s often said there’s only two rules to making successful TV shows. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. But, after 30 years pitching and making hit TV shows from the North of England, Mark probably has more of an inkling than most.

This course will be delivered face to face.