All workshops take place from 11:30 am-12:30 pm ET, with networking to follow from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm ET
Hiding Wednesday, September 22 (show)
September 22, 2021
How to Deliver the Optimal Pitch
Join Kevin Wright (former SVP Programming, The Movie Network, HBO Canada, Family Channel) as he presents How to Deliver the Optimal Pitch. Packed with practical tips and insights from the Decision Maker’s POV, this session will reveal how to create and deliver a concise and persuasive pitch.
Upon completion of this Masterclass, participants will:
- Be able to identify and develop the key elements of a successful pitch;
- Understand the Decision Maker’s process and the questions that will test their pitch;
- Know how to create a compelling logline;
- Be able to navigate the road map of a formal pitch.
Hiding Wednesday, October 20 (show)
October 20, 2021
Delivering your project on time and on budget is part of what makes you a preferred production partner. Here, learn up-to-the-minute tips on how to create a budget in the new production environment that will work for all concerned.
Hiding Wednesday, November 17 (show)
November 17, 2021
Ins and outs of Archive
Archive content is having its moment in the sun now, with producers and audiences delving into a range of enthralling archive-based programming. You will hear from two leading archive producers about what you need to know to create captivating non-fiction content from archive material. Discussion to follow and all of your questions answered.
December 15, 2021
Sizing up Sizzles: What Buyers Want to See
The sizzle reel can be the part of your pitch that seals the deal or presses pause on your project. Hear from producers who have honed their sizzles to perfection about how you can do the same.
February 23, 2022
Co-Pros: Pros & Cons
As programming budgets get leaner, producers need to be savvy to secure funding for their projects. Here, you’ll learn how to navigate the coproduction landscape -- from finding the right partners to weathering creative control conundrums, and more.
March 23, 2022
Do I Need an Agent?
In the current content ecosystem, it helps to have a strong team in your corner to get your project the attention it deserves. When does it make sense to have an agent as part of that team? And once you decide you want representation, what should you look for?
April 20, 2022
Casting Dos and Don'ts
In unscripted programming, it’s all about the cast and finding the characters that bring the world you’re exploring to life. Here, you hear from casting experts about how to uncover and cultivate those gems, and what to watch out for when it comes to finding the right front of camera talent.
May 18, 2022
The New Wave: Rising stars in unscripted programming and production
Call it the "factual under 40." Here, you’ll meet the fast-rising executives innovating within the unscripted content industry today, and learn their secrets of how to successfully shake up the status quo.