Here are some details about two documentary courses coming up.
Pitching Your Way To A Doco PreSale
COURSE LOCATION: Victoria
START DATE: Feb 13 2010
FINISH DATE: Feb 14 2010
DURATION: 2 days, 9:30am-5pm
COURSE FEE: $350
APPLICATIONS CLOSE:Jan 30 2010
Pitching is a major part of getting any project financed and screened. This weekend workshop, with on-line components, includes the theory and practice of pitching to assist participants in perfecting their pitch for a documentary project.
Participants will examine the best ways of presenting a written and verbal pitch and preparing a pitch tape. They will also write and present their own pitch to a guest panel and submit a written pitch on-line for assessment after the weekend. Guest speakers will include independent documentary producers and industry representatives.
Through a series of theoretical and practical sessions and sessions with industry and broadcaster representatives, the course will cover:
The definition of the pitch and ways that it is used
The written pitch document
The verbal pitch
The pitch or promo tape
The needs of the film bodies and broadcasters
Pitching at the 2010 AIDC, publicly and privately
Presenter Bio:Liz Burke is an award winning producer/director/writer, specialising in developing and producing documentaries. Her documentary ?The Needy and the Greedy? was nominated for two AFI Awards and sold around the world. She has produced work for both ABC-TV and SBS Independent. Liz is the producer of ?Just Punishment? which was nominated for an ATOM Award in the Best General Documentary category. Her most recent completed documentary is ?The First Wave? which looks at the effects of climate change on a group of Pacific Islands. Liz has previously worked as the Executive Producer for OPEN Channel Productions. She was also a recipient of a Creative Fellowship from the State Library of Victoria to research a documentary about Australian Cultural identity.
2 Russell Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
ph: 03 9602 8300
fax: 03 9663 6373
Open Channel Screen resource centre & Documentary course