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TV DEVELOPMENT: Steps to Creating TV Ideas That Stand Out – DUBLIN

Tutors: Colin Pauser-Cowman

Date: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Duration: 2 days

Venue: Dublin TBC

Cost: €100

Course Profile:

Do you have TV ideas but don’t know where to start with developing them? How does a great idea get out of your head, and onto the box? What are the secrets to successful TV development?

Colin Pauser-Cowman will deliver a two-day course on how to create, format and present TV ideas that stand out. Colin is a highly experienced development executive and series producer and media trainer.

This two-day workshop for non-scripted content will help you unlock the secrets of how to conceive, develop, layout and pitch a TV idea or format.  The course will illustrate the steps to successful TV idea development, while building a deeper understanding of the creative and development process. Over the course of the two-days, attendees will be working on group and self-generated concepts. Colin will illustrate how to nurture the idea past concept, up to the point it could be pitched to an industry decision maker.

On the second day, Teresa Smith, Executive Producer Factual, RTE, will share her insights into how to get an idea ‘Pitch Ready’. Attendees will leave with a tried and trusted set of skills they can apply time and again to their own TV ideas.

It is important to note that this course jumps straight in at the deep end of ideation and development, so experience in TV production, or a recent TV or Media qualification is desirable.

This is what recent participants had to say about the course:

“The course title said it all, Colin is all about creating TV ideas that ‘stand out’ and get commissioned. He also dedicated time to practical work, so we could apply his techniques to create series pitches for channels.”

“The course exceeded my expectations, I found it incredibly helpful and learnt a lot.”

“I now have a proven structure for getting ideas out of my head and on to paper and visualising it”.

This course relates to non-scripted content.

Participant Profile:

This two-day course is aimed at established & emerging television production personnel and recent TV/Media graduates who may be interested in exploring development and wish to gain skills in idea generation for non-scripted formats.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at by 5pm on Wednesday, January 9th, attaching a current CV with your application.  For further details please email Críona Sexton at

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