Last month I went to a one-day seminar led by screenwriter and director Adrian Mead in the Scottish capital Edinburgh, pitched at people who want to write TV drama. The seven-hour session was a blast, chock full of good advice and enthusiasm-enhancing moments. Now Adrian is putting on another class, this one about Selling Your Script and the 1-page pitch document. It was to be held on April 22, clashing with the Crime Writer's Association 2006 conference in Ireland. Happily for me, the seminar's shifted dates to Saturday, May 6th, meaning I can attend the CWA conference and the seminar.
For anyone who's interested, here's the blurb about the seminar...
Every day overworked Film and TV execs, Agents and Commissioners receive an avalanche of scripts from new writers. Faced with the impossible task of reading them all, the first thing they reach for is the one page pitch document that should accompany the script. Of course you do always provide a highly professional and attention grabbing one page pitch document, don't you? The one page pitch doc is industry standard. Failing to provide one marks you as a poorly organised amateur and your script will hardly get a glance. A badly executed document instantly consigns your months of lovingly crafted work to the reject tray unread.
This class teaches you how to –
• Grab the attention of the overworked reader and inspire them to pick up your script instead of your competitors.
• Understand the function and writing of treatments.
• Banish forever the terrors of verbal pitching.
If you are serious about getting your work noticed and breaking into the industry this is a class you cannot afford to miss. As this is a highly focused and practical day numbers will be limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.
DATE: Saturday 6th Mayl. 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. VENUE: St Columba's By The Castle Church Hall, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh
COST: £65 (inc VAT and refreshments) • E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 554 4539