Screen Skills Ireland in partnership with Screen Skillnet are seeking participants for PITCH IT!
A workshop about The Art of Pitching: PREPARATION – INNER CLARIFICATION – CONGRUENCE OF COMMUNICATION
Learn how to:
Pitching an idea or a concept to decision-makers is a nerve-wracking process to some people – and a walk in the park for others. Everyone can learn to create a better pitch and increase their chances of pitching successfully.
This workshop aims to help participants understand the importance of good, consistent, and concise communication that enables you to present a project in a few words, never forgetting to sell to the listener.
Communication skills are by far the most forgotten aspect of the selling process. This course covers two main elements:
This workshop will give participants the opportunity to acknowledge and overcome their weaknesses in pitching and presentations, enabling participants to present their projects, ideas, concepts and themselves. Over the course of the workshop, participants will analyse and improve the pitching process, and integrate this learning into the preparation of a individual project presentations, while developing their individual communication resources and competences. Pitches will be videoed and reviewed in order to offer appropriate feedback. Projects will be reviewed from the perspective of theme and their emotional impact, as well as an appraisal of the status and required further development steps of the project. Pitches will be fine-tuned towards the needs of the appropriate pitching partners.
The results should be several different versions of pitches in both length and approach for the projects. Participants will gain an understanding of the need for individual and particular project related preparation, as well as receiving a basic tool-box for future pitches.
This workshop is aimed at experienced producers and development executives (individual or in teams) in film, drama, documentary, animation. Participants must have an industry track record with at least one professional producing/writing/development credit.
Please note that places are limited.
Minimum requirements: participants will each bring their own project to this session. It can be a project from any genre (fiction, non-fiction, animation) but must be in a realistic state of development. The course requires some synopsis/intention preparation in advance. The course is ideal for professionals preparing to pitch at markets.
Regarding IP and copyright, please be prepared to workshop an idea and share aspects of story development.
Please apply online by 5pm on Wednesday 4th March 2020 with an up to date CV.
If applying as a team each team member must make an individual online application and email email@example.com confirming who the team partners are by the deadline, attaching both CVs to the email. Please note: the cost per person will be €250 when applying as a team.
For any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org