Course Type
Short Course



Want to sell your script? …Or write a script that will sell? This pitching masterclass is the ideal way to prepare!

Two full days on pitching and selling your script for cinema, TV single drama, documentary or series, with personal feedback whatever your level.

Tutor Charles Harris cuts through the many myths and misunderstandings and makes the process of pitching and selling a natural, enjoyable and vital part of your craft. Whatever your needs, he will tool you up to do your scripts justice, and give you the confidence to take the next step.

What producers are really looking for in film and TV, debunking the myths, how to find an agent, how to sell in the UK, Europe and Hollywood, how to write effective query letters – the whole two days focused on helping you improve your pitching and selling.

There are other selling and pitching workshops around, but none of them give you the intensive practical time, teaching and feedback that Charles does.

What will it cover?

  • Preparing your most effective marketing package
  • Finding your strongest log-line
  • Getting to buyers and commissioners
  • Dealing with feedback
  • Choosing your best title
  • Getting an agent
  • Establishing rapport
  • Pitching with confidence

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at screenwriters, directors and producers of all levels of experience, who want to progress in cinema, TV, TV series, fiction or documentary. It would be useful to have a specific project you’d like to develop, but not essential. A passion for the medium is crucial, however, as is a strong desire to learn.

How will you be taught?

Charles uses a very personal mix of theory and practice. You will be given detailed information about how to target your pitches most effectively and what makes agents, producers and financiers sit up and take notice. There is a course workbook for you to take home, with detailed information, space to write your own pitches and where to find out more.

Every key point is also reinforced with practical work. You will work on a pitch – it could be your current project, or you could invent one for the purpose of the course, that’s up to you. You could even practise creating pitches for your favourite movies. You will also get to experience what it feels like to be a producer on the receiving end of a pitch.

He creates a very positive, energetic and constructive atmosphere where you can learn in an enjoyable way.

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