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The Art of the Pitch

Tutors: Jan Miller, International Consultant, Andreas Bareiss, Senior Executive Producer, Gaumont; Oliver Zeller, Funding Executive at Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Duration: 14 sessions, total time 5-7 hours, online access over 6 months

Venue: Online via the EPI website

Cost: €75

Course Profile:

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to Partner with Erich Pommer Institut to offer 15 places to Irish industry personnel to attend The Art of the Pitch online. This course can be accessed over a 6-month period in your own time.

Workshop content:

This online course will be delivered by industry professionals who will share their expertise in The Art of Pitching.  They explain how to prepare, carry out and follow up a pitch and what the perfect pitch looks like.

Three highly experienced TV and film industry professionals provide three different perspectives, offering theoretical knowledge and hands-on tools to train your skills in every pitch.

Areas covered include:

  • The Essential Elements of Pitching
  • The Different Ways to Pitch
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • SWOT-Analysis
  • Dos & Don’ts
  • What a Pitch Must Contain
  • How to Pitch for a Streamer
  • Case Study: THE BARBARIANS

Participant Profile:

This online session is aimed at screen sector personnel who wish to gain the key skills to making a good pitch. It is suitable for both drama and documentary/non-fiction filmmakers with industry experience at an emerging to intermediate level.

Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.  All necessary accommodations will be made to ensure equality of access.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online with a current CV by 12pm on Thursday 17 June 2021.

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