Pitching Your Feature Documentary to Streamers

Short course

Pitching Your Feature Documentary to Streamers

Overview

Feature docs are more popular than ever.

Streamers want to see proposals that are so fully formed that they almost feel made. They want to know that you already have access to talent and contributors. But how do you do that in development, with little or no budget to compete with the professionals?

Just how much development work does a feature documentary really need to have done to be ready for pitching?

What are the streamers looking for and what part do festivals play in what streamers acquire?

What are the current trends?

Over two hours we’ll be going through all the points raised to gain a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to deliver a compelling and saleable pitch to a streamer. We’ll be analysing what made some of the most popular feature documentaries out there a success in terms of storytelling and how

that in turn got them the biggest deals the streamers have ever given. We’ll also look behind the scenes at how those filmmakers actually got the money to make their films in the first place and the lengths they had to go to achieve their goals. There will be time for Q & A’s as we go along.

 

Course tutor, Kim Leggatt has spent the last five years making feature documentaries and is currently embarking on a 3-part docuseries for the streamers. Prior to that she spent 15 years producing feature films.

She has watched how the trend in feature docs and docuseries has monumentally shifted over the last few years as the competitive nature of the marketplace requires ideas to be more highly polished than ever before. Her bite sized course will bring you up to date with what streamers want, how they want them and how you can achieve that.