Marla White
01 Apr 2017
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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How To Pitch Your TV Series

How To Pitch Your TV Series

Date: April 1, 2017

(Marla White)

This workshop is designed to help writers of all levels learn what separates a good television series pitch from a great one.

I’ve sold projects to both broadcast networks and cable outlets, and have heard the gambit of pitches from writers that vary from the great to ‘you’ve got to be kidding me.’  Over the past few years, it’s become my obsession to identify just what makes a great pitch and share the information with writers.  Why?  It’s completely self-serving – I want every pitch that comes through my door to be a sell-able home run and become a huge hit so I can relax and take the rest of the year off!

In the workshop, I’ll walk through the research you need to do before you even get in the door, how to connect with the person your pitching to, the structure of an effective pitch, how to deal with the ‘why me, why now’ aspect, as well as the level of details to put in and what to take out.  We’ll talk characters, how to show their conflicts and not just tell about them, and the best follow up practices once you leave the meeting.  I’ll also talk about the sample you need to score a meeting in the first place, as well as strategies to adapt your pitch for each market. Possibly most importantly, I’ll give you examples of what to do and what NOT to do in a pitch.

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