Selling a series these days is difficult. Budgets are down, competition is up, and investors have little time to wade through the sea of material that arrive on a daily basis. So how do you get your fantastic idea to stand out from the crowd, and how do you get them to read yours in that five minute ‘slot’ before an important lunch meeting?
“Developing an Animated Television Series” is an intensive workshop designed especially for our ever-changing industry. Barbara Slade (a writer and creator) is a firm believer in the art of ‘hooking’ a producer or broadcaster with a strong, well developed and short pitch.
In this fun, yet intensive workshop, participants will be carefully guided through a clear and practical system of development and leave with a solid 4-page Series Treatment (mini-bible) ready to take out into the marketplace. In addition, they will be coached in the art of pitching and have an opportunity to pitch their projects to two commissioners who will provide positive and helpful feedback.
Designed especially for writers, producers, and others working within the industry (as well as those who would like to be!) this course will provide participants with a strong development ‘system’ that will apply to any future project, and at the same time bring a new idea to life.
To insure the best experience for students, numbers will be limited.
Topics will include:
The Intensive Three Day workshop will be followed by writing time and feedback on concepts from Barbara. There will then be a pitching day on the 10th September. The morning will be preparation with Barbara, followed by an afternoon of informal pitching with two commissioners who will provide feedback.
Emerging animation writers / writing teams and live action writers / writing teams with a keen interest in animation writing.