Every year TorinoFilmLab offers Script&Pitch, an advanced script development course for scriptwriters and directors.
Every year TorinoFilmLab offers Script&Pitch, an advanced script development course for scriptwriters and directors of first and second features from all over the world. The programme is realized in partnership with Le Groupe Ouest, Nisi Masa, BoostHBG and Film i Skåne.
The course lasts from March to January (11 months) and foresees 3 residential workshops, 2 on-line sessions and 1 Alumni meeting. It follows the entire scriptwriting process, offering close collaboration and insights into the challenges of each step, from generating ideas and structuring the material through first and second drafts, up to a final pitch in front of producers and sales agents who will be invited to the Meeting Event in November 2012, during the next Torino Film Festival.
On this occasion, a group of decision makers will assign up to six Development Awards, that will allow the chosen filmmakers to work on their projects for another year at TorinoFilmLab, through the FrameWork program. A special "International Relations ARTE Prize" of 6.000 Euro will also be assigned to one of the participating projects.
Script&Pitch is for both scriptwriters and story editors and is therefore open to professional scriptwriters, writer-directors, as well as to story editors, writer-producers and development executives. Most of our participants already have a production company interested in their project and are looking for development training to enhance both the universality and personal voice of the project. However, it is not necessary that a producer is already attached to the project.
Applicants must confirm their availability for the workshops and the final pitch.
The working language of all Script&Pitch workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
The Selected projects of Script&Pitch must indicate TorinoFilmLab support both in the opening and closing credits, by displaying the TorinoFilmLab Logo, together with the caption "Supported by TorinoFilmLab".
Three intensive weeklong workshops and two on-line sessions keep the project development in a constructive flow. Participants work in groups of four writers and a story editor, with a tutor heading the process. In the second and third residential workshop, as well as during the second on-line session, participants will take advantage of the presence of an "audience designer" in the group, who will be creating a strategy for the transmedia promotion of their projects. Lectures on dramaturgy, story editing and film analysis, for example, are an integral part of the course, in combination with master classes and one-on-one meetings with industry professionals. The tutors and
trainers are experienced and well-connected professionals, both at a European and international level.
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