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[NEW] Pitching Skills Masterclass [Jaws in Space] Online with Charles Harris


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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.

What will you achieve?

You will leave the course with:

  • a strong understanding of the role of pitching in the industry;
  • the five things every producer needs to hear in a pitch;
  • the six tricks to creating a strong title;
  • how to find the right people to pitch to;
  • how to take a pitch meeting;
  • an understanding of how best to use visual aids and leave-behinds;
  • extensive one-to-one practice;
  • a developed pitch;
  • and much more

What they’re saying

“Attended the workshop on Saturday, made the pitch on Tuesday, did the deal on Friday.”

Dan Sefton, TV and film writer

About the tutor

Charles Harris is an experienced award-winning writer-director for cinema and TV. His first professional script was optioned to be developed by major agents CAA in Hollywood and he has since worked with top names in the industry from James Stewart to Alexei Sayle.

He created the first Pitching Thursday for London Screenwriters’ Festival, has sat on Bafta awards juries, lectured at universities, film schools and international film festivals and teaches selling and pitching to writers, directors and producers across Europe. His books Jaws in Space: Powerful Pitching for Film and TV and Teach Yourself: Complete Writing Course have been best-sellers and are recommended reading on MA courses.


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