A Masterclass in Packaging and Pitching TV Series
for emerging Producers and Writers.
supported by Screenrights Cultural Fund
Are you a screen creative or creative team from a First Nations or Diverse Cultural background with a strong concept for a TV series and a completed pilot script ready to pitch?
Do you want to know how to deliver a pitch that will get traction?
With the generous support of Screenrights, Cinespace will be delivering a program targeted at empowering and connecting budding TV creators from our communities.
Delivered as an online course by a suite of industry experts, the program will build each participant’s capacity to read the market and deliver a killer pitch.
What skills will you learn?
A checklist and explanation of the necessary agreements and pitch materials
What elements packaged together make up the perfect project
How to pitch effectively to producers, production companies, networks and agencies
An insight into how producers and market buyers think when looking at projects
What's the commitment?
Participants will need to be available to attend all webinars live on Zoom. Sessions will be held on consecutive Saturdays from 13th of February to the 27th of March between 10am and 2pm.
Who are you and how to apply?
Applications are open Australia-wide to producers and writers who identify as First Nations or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse who are developing a web or TV series.
With only 14 places available in this program, competition will be tight. You or your team must have one or more project/s on your slate that are "near market-ready" - meaning you have written a pilot episode, thought about the audience, market and have undertaken prior development work (including mapping out the first season of your show).
Whilst places in the program are restricted to Australian Citizens and Residents, we welcome applicants who are collaborating with people overseas.
Cinespace recognises intersectionality and we encourage applications from people in our targeted communities who may also be living with a disability. Participants will be selected by a culturally diverse panel.
Applications are open and have been extended until midnight, Friday 4th of December 2020.
Will I get to pitch my project/s?
Project information submitted during the application process is only intended to help our assessment panel determine readiness levels for this program. Please be aware that the focus of this program is about educating and building capacity of participants to bring projects to market,. Actual pitch opportunities will be limited or more exercise-based and at the discretion of the speakers.
Information Session (completed event)
If you have any additional questions, Creatives of Colour and Cinespace Inc are hosting an information session on the 11th of November 2020. Producer and program facilitator John Kassab will speak about the program and follow with a QnA. You can book tickets to attend here.
What if you're not quite ready to pitch to industry yet?
Screenrights Cultural Fund and Cinespace are all about accessibility and we want to make sure everyone can benefit from this rare opportunity.
A free educational online toolkit outlining the key learning from the webinar series (including a template graphical pitch deck) will be produced and distributed to all who register for new Cinespace's mailing list.
Sign up to our mailing list here.
* More speakers to be announced shortly. Confirmed speakers subject to change.
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Our Principal Partner is Screenrights Cultural Fund.