The Ideas Factory: How to come up with and sell hit TV ideas - £414.00

Developing commissionable ideas is the lifeblood of successful TV production - so why do some producers seem to be so much better at it than others?

This intensive, 2-day course equips production professionals with the secrets of professional development 

Duration                     2 Days  
Class size:                   5-8

Cost:                             £345+ VAT 

  • TM PRO OFFER - £295 + VAT FOR TALENT MANAGER PRO MEMBERS
  • EARLY BIRD OFFER - £50 OFF IF BOOKED 4 WEEKS BEFORE THE COURSE DATE

Register you interest by emailing training@dvtalent.co.uk

Who it's for?

Researchers, APs, producers and anyone looking to develop ideas for broadcast

Outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates will have a greater understanding of what commissioners are looking for. They will be able to effectively create new ideas and know how to write the winning proposal

Course Content

  • Consistently generate new ideas  or find the unique take on a mainstream story that makes it work
  • Identify the main narrative ‘drivers’ to your story
  • Structure the idea into a commissionable format and write a winning proposal
  • Find out what commissioners want – get ahead of the pack
  • Learn techniques for overcoming ‘ideas block’
  • Learn to evaluate critically your ideas, so you can sift the wheat from the chaff
  • Demystify cross-platform production – so you can translate TV ideas for the web or mobile 

Venue & Times

Location:            DV Talent

                            6 Waterson Street
                            London
                            E2 8HL

Times:                 9.30-5.30   (please arrive 15 minutes early for induction on the first day) 

Tutors

Andrew Snell is a television executive producer and consultant, specialising in the generation and creative development of factual programme ideas. He has an award winning background in directing and producing television programmes in the United Kingdom and has ten years experience working as a television production trainer for the BBC Academy and Channel4. He has worked in a variety of genres as a Producer Director, including arts, science and current affairs. For five years Andrew was the Editor of the flagship BBC1 Arts documentary strand Omnibus and before that he was MD of his own successful independent product ion company. His programmes have won awards at the Prix Italia, British Academy, Royal Television Society and at film festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Marseille.

FAQs

Do I need to bring anything to the course?
It’s advisable to bring a pen and some notepaper. Otherwise, all you need is a receptive mind and your energy and enthusiasm.

Is lunch provided?
We keep you replenished with teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We don’t provide lunch – although there are a number of sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants close by, as well as a supermarket.

What if I have to cancel?
If you cancel more than 10 working days before the course date, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less notice, or once the course has been confirmed the full course fees are still due. We will however endeavour to get you onto to a future course as and when we have a spare space. Although this cannot be guaranteed and will usually involve you being offered the place at short notice, we have a great track record of making sure people get their training – even it takes a bit of time.

What others say about this course

"Really inspiring. Great trainers/consultants, informative, superb handout. Everything can be put to use instantly"

Frances Adie, AP

“The course was informative with a strong practical element which was very useful”

Heddyr Gregory, Producer

"Lots of practical advice, stimulating, information on the industry and who to approach and how"

Annabel Herbert 

 


£414.00



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