We hear about and see a lot of pitching tools for drama. Glossy pitch decks. Loglines. Comparable titles. Shiny, sexy mood boards and artwork. But what do you need for a great factual pitch? Story for Pitch Decks course director Emma Millions explains.
Many writers are intimidated by the prospect of pitching. As if writing scripts isn’t hard enough, it feels like we now need to be graphic designers, pro-editors and public speakers to get our story in front of the right people. But we should remember that we are creative people, says Story for Pitch Decks course director Emma Millions.
Writers should always define their central character’s ‘want’ and ‘need’ – but the latter can often be missed. So how do you establish a character’s need / internal desire? BAFTA-winning producer John Yorke explains.
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How does John Yorke’s advanced screenwriting course transform the way you see story? Jamie Di Spirito, writer and director of award-winning short film Thrive (2019) shares his experiences.
Amy Jarrold made the leap to TV yet felt she lacked a solid understanding of how successful factual stories are crafted. During lockdown she embarked on John Yorke’s Story for Documentary and Factual online course. Here, she details her experiences and its lasting impact on her work.