Philip Shelley discusses how to create an effective film pitch
Date:25 Mar 2021
Join our BFI NETWORK team and filmmakers from across the North for Writing a One Page Pitch – a session demystifying the art of written pitching and the all important “one pager.”
Writing a One Page Pitch takes place from 6-7:30pm on Thursday, 25 March. This session is suitable for Writers, Directors and Producers working in short film; it's free to attend and will be held on Zoom.
During the session, Script Editor Philip Shelley will take filmmakers through how to translate a compelling idea for a short into a written document that captures key story beats, crucial information and the reader’s attention in a single page.
Philip will cover topics such as: how to define your premise; writing a logline; structuring a synopsis; and how to explore tone and themes in a one pager.
By the end of the session, you’ll have improved your written pitching skills and will have a flexible structure in place to help you create one pagers for Producers, funders and script competitions.
This event will take place via Zoom. All you need to take part is a reliable internet connection. Automatic captions and BSL will be provided.
Philip is a freelance script editor. For the last 11 years, he has run the prestigious Channel 4 screenwriting course. He also runs his own script consultancy, working with both screenwriters and production companies, and sends out a free fortnightly screenwriting newsletter.
Philip regularly runs courses in different aspects of screenwriting and script editing. Clients include: BBC Writers Room, BBC Studios, Screentraining Ireland, Endemol Shine, ScreenskillsUK, Northern Ireland Screen, University of the Arts London, Bath Spa University, Singapore Media Academy and many others.
He has worked extensively as a producer and script editor in UK TV drama.