A four part course exploring the television landscape and how to work within it.
TV Essentials examines how the TV landscape works, the best ways for indie filmmakers to cross-over into television, and how to package projects for maximum viability.
You will learn:
HOW IT WORKS
This course will be delivered over four weeks via instructional video modules (released each week) and interactive forums to ask questions and get direct guidance for your projects.
Each week's training module is pre-recorded so there are no live sessions to attend. You can always go at your own pace and guidance is just a click away.
(module available November 13, 2017)
Whether you’re working with factual or fiction, how do you concept out a great tv series? In this lesson we’ll cover:
- The tv landscape vs. the indie film landscape and the BIG differences
- Unscripted v. scripted
- Sketching out ideas
- The best kind of projects for those newer to TV vs the worst
(module available November 20)
For those newer to TV it’s all about the strength of the package. In this lesson we’ll cover:
- The development timeline
- How to package your projects
- The proper materials you'll need to present your projects
(module available November 27)
In TV, getting the right established producers on board is critical to moving your projects from idea to reality. In this lesson we’ll cover:
- Getting in front of the "right" people to move your project forward
- Where can you find them?
- How to get meetings
(module available December 4)
When it’s time to make a deal what does it look like and what can you realistically expect? In this lesson we’ll cover:
- The deal process
- What to expect
WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR:
- Writers, producers, and indie filmmakers (narrative and doc) looking to diversify into TV who want to get a realistic look at how TV landscape works
- Producers and filmmakers who are interested in the most effective ways to bring both fiction and factual projects to television or start developing projects for TV
WHO THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR:
- Writers looking for representation
- Writers and filmmakers looking for funding or investment for their projects
- Filmmakers looking to sell features to television
Stacey Parks is the founder of FilmSpecific.com. She has over 16 years experience in independent film as a sales agent, producer, and consultant for independent filmmakers. Stacey is also the author of "The Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution" (2012 Focal Press), now in its second edition and considered to be an essential handbook for independent filmmakers seeking production and distribution insight for their films.
Ready to Register?
Register for just $299 for the four-part program.