20 ($15 students)
1:00pm – 2:30pm, Sat, May 11, 2019
Room D308, GPRC (Grande Prairie Regional College); D wing is at the north end of the college – see GPRC map

In partnership with PRIMAA and GPRC
Presented by Community Futures Grande Prairie
With support from Telefilm

Instructor: Frederick Kroetsch

Every film project starts with a good pitch, whether it’s to funders and investors, a panel of judges, or to broadcasters. It is the often overlooked first step in the filmmaking process.

Frederick Kroetsch has been working in television for twenty years and created documentary content for the CBC, Bravo, APTN, AMI-tv, TELUS, and the NFB. He and his wife Rebecca Campbell also produce kids’ content. These projects all started with a pitch, and Frederick will share insights on best practices when it comes to pitching a project. Topics covered include:

  • Idea to pitch: what to do with a good idea
  • Loglines: it all starts here
  • Pitch materials: one sheets, series bibles, sizzle reels, visuals
  • Booking meetings: how to do it
  • Pitching opportunities: where to pitch
  • How to pitch a broadcaster: meeting with the person who decides whether or not to commission the project