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Create A TV Series Pitch That Sells!
This four part hands-on workshop is for writers at any level, but particularly those who think they will absolutely throw up if they have to talk about their ideas out loud to living, breathing people. Together we'll develop awesome loglines, concise elevator pitches, and ultimately your winning full-blown series pitch in a friendly, supportive environment. Each week writers will be given assignments plus a sample pitch to riff from with one-on-one feedback every step of the way. Sessions also include other topics such as how to not freeze in staffing meetings, what things not to say in a pitch, plus tackling the dilemma, "to spec or not to spec, that is the question".
Saturday Mornings from 10 -12 TAG Studio, 2813 Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, 91505 $495
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This is a one-day, intensive pitching frenzy with a group of writers who book the session as a team. I’ll start out talking about pitching in general terms, the “do’s and don’ts” once you get in a room, and answer any questions you might have. Then it’s up to you: each participant gets a set time limit to pitch their idea (or ideas) and get feedback from me and your fellow writers. The time limit is to make sure everyone gets their fare share of attention and can be as long as the group agrees to. Groups are limited to four people with a minimum of three hours.
You bring the writers, I’ll bring the expert knowledge to guide your pitching success.
$60 per hour/per writer. Discounts are available if you provide a suitable workspace.
Not sure you're ready to hug it out with a group? No worries, I'll do four one hour individual workshops in case your schedule doesn't match up or you're just a teensy bit nervous doing the public speaking thing. You still get the same great pitch as an example of what to do and not do. (But trust me, it won't be as much fun!)
Are you feeling pretty good about your mad pitching skillz and just want feedback based on the current marketplace about which of your many ideas you want to pursue? Or maybe you want to read through your pitch once in front of someone who isn't somehow related to you before taking it in to the network? Whatever works for you is what we'll do either in person or via Skype or a phone call, it's your time.
Can we talk? I mean, we're friends here or a least are about to become friends, right? So between us, sometimes written notes can be hard to take -- I know, I've reacted to them myself. They're kind of cold and sometimes bitchy. I believe in working with my writers in identifying potential speed bumps in their scripts or outlines and helping them come up with solutions. So all of the services listed below come with a 60 - 90 minute meeting either in person, via Skype or over the phone to talk it through. Why the range? Because I want to be sure each script gets the amount of time it needs so sometimes we'll go long, and sometimes it will be faster. Afterwards I'll send you a recap of what we talked about -- because you'll be too amazed at the creative solutions you'll be coming up with to take notes.
Feature (up to 140 pages) $399
Drama Pilot (from 50 - 65 pages -- if it's longer than that you need to edit it anyway) $250
Comedy Pilot (from 30 - 45 pages) $125
Drama Spec Of An Existing Show
Why would anyone write a spec episode of an existing show? Because if you're going for staffing, it's always good to have a sample of how you can make your voice mesh with a Showrunner's by having a spec of an existing show. Not many will demand it, but you'll want to have one just in case. Same excellent attention as above, but in order to give you the absolute most bang for your buck, I"m going to have to watch at least three episodes of whatever show you're writing a spec for plus be familiar with storylines to make sure yours feels like a fit, and that bit of effort will cost you. Bonus: If I'm already a fan of the show and completely up on it, I'll only charge you the regular drama pilot price!
Comedy Spec Of An Existing Show
Ditto all the wise words above with a slightly smaller price bump because her, I only have to watch half the hours of television!
Want me to take another look at a script I've given notes on? No problem! I'll read through it, compare it with the notes I have you to see how you've addressed them, then sit down in person or via phone or Skype to talk over the progress you've made. Price will vary. Contact for quote.
Because sometimes it's hard to see the forest for the trees. What's the point of paying someone to cover your script when you wrote it, you can do coverage yourself? Let me tell you, nothing helps you realize where the holes and highlights are in your script like having someone else tell it back to you in a two page synopsis. If they miss the genius of the way you have the dog driving the getaway RV n your bank heist movie, it might be time to reconsider it. The added bonus of having someone else write your synopsis with a logline is it comes in as a handy selling tool when you're sending out your script to potential buyers or agents.
This is the down and dirty of coverage, a two page synopsis plus a logline of your script.
Feature (up to 140 pages) $150
Television Drama (up to 65 pages) $75
Television Comedy (up to 45 pages) $50
Synopsis Plus Notes
The two page synopsis and logline PLUS 1 - 2 pages of general notes addressing character, dialog, pacing, structure and marketability.
Feature (up to 140 pages) $200
Television Drama (up to 65 pages) $125
Television Comedy (up to 45 pages) $75
Want to jump on the phone or meet in person to discuss the synopsis, notes, or talk over ideas on ohow to fix problems and highlight your strengths? No problem!