In this 6-week workshop participants will expand, develop, structure, break down, and build up show ideas into full-blown proposals, ready to present to a network or production executive.

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Time: six Wednesdays, 18:00 to 20:00

Duration: 16 March - 20 April, 2022

Location: QWF Office—Westmount, QCView map

Description

Open to all.

Limited to 12 participants.

You’re armed with a great elevator pitch for a new television, documentary or digital series idea, and your friends, family and colleagues have encouraged you to pitch it to a broadcaster. The challenge is to move that idea from the confines of your creative imagination and into a well-structured and detailed concept.

In this 6-week workshop participants will expand, develop, structure, break down, and build up show ideas into full-blown proposals, ready to present to a network or production executive.

For those who don’t have a show idea at the ready, the first workshop will help you get those creative juices flowing to take a concept through the development process.

  • Week 1 – Elevator Pitch
    • The idea.
  • Week 2 – First Page
    • The beginning is crucial.
  • Week 3 – Structure
    • How it works.
  • Week 4 – Writing
    • Giving it life.
  • Week 5 – Rewriting
    • The perfect life.
  • Week 6 – The Full Pitch
    • It’s showtime.

Important Note: This workshop will start online. If conditions continue to improve, it may be possible to switch to a hybrid delivery system later this spring if the workshop leader and participants wish to do so.

Workshop leader

Credit: Nadia Zheng Photography

Jennifer McAuley has produced and written hundreds of hours of television for over 30 years and developed new series and concepts for production companies throughout North America. Her most recent credits include Restoration Garage, My Worst Nightmare, and Million Dollar Genius. She is currently working with Cineflix Montreal on Patrick Ayree’s Wild World for Love Nature.

As past head of production and development with various companies in Toronto, and executive producer with CBC and TVO, Jennifer has received and evaluated hundreds of pitches, and consulted on numerous TV show ideas. She has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism.

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