Persuasive Proposal Writing for TV Producers and Documentary Filmmakers

Nicola Lees, Founder/Editor TVMole.com

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12 Videos (1h 44m)
  • Introduction and Overview

    • Introduction and Overview (6.56)

      06:55
  • Good Proposal, Bad Proposal

    • Good Proposal, Bad Proposal (10.38)

      10:37
  • Target the Audience

    • Target the Audience (6.37)

      06:36
  • The Creative Brief

    • Your Creative Brief (1.50)

      01:49
  • What's Your Genre?

    • Genre (9.50)

      09:49
  • Title

    • Title (10.26)

      10:24
  • Structure and Duration

    • Structure and Duration (6.54)

      06:53
  • Synopsis

    • Synopsis (12.47)

      12:46
  • Narrative Outline

    • Constructing Your Narrative Outline: Story, Episode and Character Detail (21.19)

      21:19
  • Approach and Style

    • Approach and Style: The How of the Narrative (4.04)

      04:03
  • Editing: Pefecting and Polishing the Proposal

    • Editing: Perfecting and Polishing Your Prose (5.33)

      05:32
  • The Next Steps: Further Reading and Resources

    • Next Steps (7.27)

      07:26

About This Class

Do you have a documentary or reality TV idea that you want to pitch, but don’t know where to start? Or have you tried to pitch your ideas but failed to get any traction? Perhaps you are working in TV Development for the first time and no-one has explained what a good proposal looks like (and you are too embarrassed to ask)? Or are you unsure about the difference between a proposa... Read More

Nicola Lees, Founder/Editor TVMole.com

Hi, I'm Nicola. I have developed hundreds of documentaries and lifestyle shows for network and cable channels in the UK and USA, including the BBC, Sky Arts, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and TLC. Here's the trailer for the very first documentary... Read More