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Cracking TV Development (Online)

Tutors: Colin Pauser-Cowman

Date: Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Duration: 4 sessions (10am - 12pm) & a pitching session

Venue: Online

Cost: €0

Course Profile:

Screen Skills Ireland is pleased to offer Cracking TV Development. This course is being offered free of charge to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by the ongoing situation with COVID-19.

This interactive virtual class looks at the development process from idea to pitch.

Where do great TV ideas come from and what are the key steps to getting them commissioned by a TV channel? Join experienced TV development producer and creativity coach Colin Pauser-Cowman, for this specially designed online course designed to answer these important questions and much more.

Are you working in the media sector and believe you might have a great TV idea? Are you interested in the areas of TV concept development, presentation and pitching? If so, this could be for you. Over four online sessions, Colin will unpack the TV development and commissioning process and share best practice tips and techniques for TV concept conception, design, presentation and pitching.

Having completed these sessions, attendees will be offered a valuable one to one online consultancy session. This session will allow attendees to apply their learnings from the course, and pitch a self-generated idea privately. Participants will receive feedback and tailored guidance individually on how to further develop or progress the ideas they pitch.

Session 1. Introduction to development producing (understanding the commissioning and pitching landscape for non-scripted TV) – 28/04/20

Session 2. Tailoring your pitch to channels and audiences – 30/04/2020

Session 3. The power of understanding TV genres and how these enhance your pitch – 05/04/2020

Session 4. Structuring your pitch to stand out. Best practice in proposal writing – 07/04/2020

Session 5. Scheduled private one to one – pitch and feedback sessions.

Please note the pitch and review slots will be 45 minutes duration and will take place week beginning May 18, 2020.

Participant Profile:

These online sessions are aimed at established and emerging television product personnel and TV/media graduates.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online by 12pm on Thursday 23 April 2020, attaching a current CV with your application.

Please note that places on this course are limited.

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