For most documentary and factual filmmakers, the proposal represents the
first chance to get your directorial foot in the door with a broadcaster.
For this reason, getting it right first time is crucial. This course will
give an overview of the processes involved in writing and pitching your
proposal for factual programming.
During the weekend, you will cover the standard writing techniques and
formats for television proposals. The workshop will include vital
information on the commissioning process and the particular types of
proposals required by different commissioning bodies. You will also get
help with visualising your story and learn how to make your proposal
Prior to the workshop, participants will submit a one - page
proposal for a documentary or a factual project that will be developed and
pitched during the workshop. Following the pitching session, which will
conform to an industry standard format, the tutor will offer feedback on
the pitches and participants will be given suggestions on next steps for
To safeguard ideas, participants will be asked to sign a confidentiality
agreement at the beginning of the workshop.
Freelance DFG members 240 + VAT
Freelance non members 270 + VAT
Corporate rate: 500 + VAT
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS AND OTHER TOP DFG COURSES INCLUDING:
Directing and Interviewing Techniques for Documentary (23-24 Oct)
Producers Week (10 14 Nov)
t. 020 7249 6600