Pitching a film

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Pitching a film

  1. 1. PITCHING A FILM<br />HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR PRESENTATION<br />(use picture and animate)<br />
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION<br />What is the name of your production company?<br />What is the meaning behind your logo?<br />
  3. 3. GENRE<br />What genre is your film going to be?<br />What are the codes and conventions of your chosen genre?<br />Include pictures<br />
  4. 4. FILM NARRATIVE<br />Provide and brief synopsis of the film<br />Tell us the EQUILIBRIUM, DISEQUILIBRIUM and NEW EQUILIBRIUM<br />
  5. 5. STARS<br />Who are the key charcaters?<br />Who will play them and why?<br />Include pictures<br />DIRECTOR<br />Who would you like to direct this film and why?<br />Why other films have they directed?<br />Include pictures<br />
  6. 6. COMPARE YOUR FILM<br />What other films is your film similar to?<br />Who is the target audience for your film?<br />Why would they be attracted to this film?<br />What are the main selling points of your film?<br />
  7. 7. LOGLINE<br />a one sentence summary of the film's narrative<br />Remember a good logline…<br />Answers the question what is your film about?<br />References characters in some way<br />May signal the genre <br />Can communicate the narrative<br />See the nest page for examples<br />
  8. 8. LOGLINE<br />A little boy is schooled in the art of wizardry<br />A young man and woman from different social classes fall in love aboard an ill-fated voyage<br />A 17th Century tale of adventure on the Caribbean Sea where the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow joins forces with a young blacksmith in a gallant attempt to rescue the Governor of England's daughter and reclaim his ship.<br />When a Roman general is betrayed, and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek his revenge<br />
  9. 9. LOGLINE<br />Everyone in the team needs to write a logline, then choose the best one<br />What’s your logline?<br />Explain why it’s a good logline<br />
  10. 10. 200 WORD PITCH<br />This is when you have to put everything you’ve so far into 200 words!<br />Everyone in the team needs to write a 200 word pitch, then choose the best one<br />One way approaching this could be to list the major event that happen in your film as bullet points from the beginning to the end.<br />
  11. 11. 200 WORD PITCH<br />Key questions you should ask yourself:<br />Is there a clear sense of narrative structure (beginning, middle and end)?<br />Does my pitch develop ideas about the main character(s)?<br />Are there suggestions as to who could play the main character(s)?<br />Is the film’s genre clear?<br />Are there references to other films?<br />Is the overall concepts clear?<br />Is the film easily castable?<br />
  12. 12. 200 WORD PITCH<br />This may require a couple of drafts to get it under 200 words. Remember, the actual pitch is verbal, so use language that and your audience will be comfortable with<br />

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