LFS LIVE: Documentary Producing: From Idea to Completion

Documentary Producing: From Idea to Completion

Dates: Thu 10th Sep / Thu 17th Sep / Thu 24th Sep
Time: 11am-1pm
Format: Workshop
Cost: £50/session

In these three 2-hour online workshops, you will learn how to take a subject and turn it into a factual programme, write that idea up into a treatment, pitch it to commissioners, make a taster tape and then create a budget.  There will be examples provided of treatments, tasters, contracts and budgets. The three parts fit together but equally you are invited to sign-up for any of the sessions individually.

WORKSHOP 1: How to develop your documentary idea and write a treatment
Date & Time: Thursday 10th September 2020 / 11am-1pm

Have you got an idea for a factual programme that you want to see made? Then this is the session for you! Join Tracey for a guide on how to develop a subject into a documentary and write a winning treatment.

WORKSHOP 2: How to pitch your idea and make a taster tape
Date & Time: Thursday 17th September 2020 / 11am-1pm

When you have a treatment who do you send it to and how do you pitch it, alter it for different commissioners and funders? Find out what kind of taster tape works best for your idea.

WORKSHOP 3: Budgeting, contracts and legal considerations
Date & Time: Thursday 24th September 2020 / 11am-1pm

This session is devoted to guiding you through budgeting with reference to contracts and legal issues, that as a producer you need to be aware of when making a programme.
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