Tools to Help Sell Your Project: Advanced Workshop
It’s become a challenge to get film and television executives to read your material, especially if you’re an unproduced writer. Whether your project is a feature film or television pilot, there are things you can…
What you can learn.
- Learn to promote your project so it stands out in a crowded marketplace
- Develop verbal and written pitches that capture the essence of your script
- Identify visual materials, shorts, and reels you can create to make your project vivid and compelling
- Write a one- page treatment suitable for sharing with decision makers
About this course:
It’s become a challenge to get film and television executives to read your material, especially if you’re an unproduced writer. Whether your project is a feature film or television pilot, there are things you can do to help get producers, agents, managers, or funding entities to notice it and be interested in reading it. While it’s important to write a great script, it’s also important to find a way to market your project so that it stands out from the crowd and will be considered. Each week, we show unique and different ways to help sell the idea of your project. Topics include verbal pitches, written pitches, mood boards, pitch decks, proof of concept short films, Rip-o-matics, trailers, and sizzle reels. Each of these formats is fully explored, and examples are presented. Over the course, you pitch your project, write a one page treatment, and develop one of the sales tool methods you’ve learned in class. You leave armed with materials that can showcase your project to industry executives to help get it read and produced.
Fall 2018 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Enrollment limited to 12 students.
$100 nonrefundable until October 4; no refund thereafter.
Submission requirement: the feature-length screenplay or TV pilot you wish to pitch in this class.
Course may be taken as a certificate program (2-unit) elective.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 17, 9:00 AM (PDT). Materials must be received by that time in order to be considered by the instructor. There is no fee to apply.
Instructions for Submitting to Advanced-Level Courses:
Click on “Enroll” then follow the prompts to check out and create a new account, or enter your information as a returning student. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:
- At the “Contact Information” Page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and initial both boxes under “Privacy Policies.” Continue Checkout.
- Click “Start” on the first Application page.
- On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.
NOTE: despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if / when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course. In other words, it’s 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to attending the course. Since enrollment is restricted there are no applicable discountable promos available for this course.
Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1 to 2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start. In the meantime, you can also register for alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance.