Unit 24… Explaining the process from Paper to Production
Production Commissioning Process: Proposal Pitch Writer Idea research Script Proposal
What we need to do (by 9th December):
Grading Criteria: Explain the writer’s role within commissioning process, with reference to well-chosen examples expressing ideas with clarity and with generally appropriate use of subject terminology.
What is commissioning?
The process of selecting/employing a company or individual to write/produce a media product.
How can I get my idea or my script commissioned?
Key Considerations…. • What type of product do I have? About Identifying your genre… About identifying your style… About identifying your U.S.P… About identifying your audience and potential demand for your idea…
Key Considerations…. Can I sell/pitch it directly to a corporation? If so, who are they? How would I go about getting commissioned? Or… Can I get support or representation to sell my idea? If so, where might I find it?
Researching My Explanation… Key Considerations: Explaining roles within the process: E.G: ‘Commissioning editors’ ‘Producers’ ‘Directors’ ‘Script editors’ ‘Agents’ … And explaining the writer’s involvement with… (EVALUATE)
Research… Key starter links: • http://www.pact.co.uk/ (For a register of UK production companies and the products they deal with)
• http://www.creativeskillset.org/film/ (For everything to do with producing film for the industry inc related job roles) • http://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/ (For an insight into their commissioning process)