Have you got your pitch ready for the visiting broadcasters?

Screenworks is bringing the buyers from Foxtel, ABC and Network Ten to Byron Bay on Feb 26 & 27.  If you have a concept that you want to sell to one of the visiting broadcasters, Screenworks Development Clinic is your chance to make sure that your concept pitch ready.

In Screenworks Development Clinic you can practise your pitch on a screen industry professional or get advice on how to develop and refine your concept and your presentation.

Writer, director, script editor and producer Charlie de Salis is the clinic consultant for the next Screenworks Development Clinic. With his extensive experience he is able to provide professional advice across many genres and formats to help you develop your concept to a pitch ready stage.

Charlie has credits in documentary, feature films, short films, television drama, television commercials and high end corporate production (see Charlie’s short biog below).

Development Clinics are an opportunity for emerging or professional producers, writers or directors to book a consultation with an industry professional in order to get advice on developing their concept or production.  Appointments are confidential, conducted on a one-on-one basis and of one-hour duration. Participants are asked to email briefing material in advance in order to maximise the consultation opportunity.

What to Prepare / Briefing Material

To get the most out for your meeting we encourage you to email briefing material at least 1 week prior to the consultation to [email protected].
The briefing material can include one or all of the following:

  • a one page pitch document
  • your concept synopsis
  • a short treatment (no more than 5 pages)
  • short script extract (no more than 5 pages)

Make sure you include your first name/surname, project title, format (eg; feature film/documentary/drama television series etc)

Briefing materials should be no longer than 10 pages in total

Cost: $80 for Screenworks members / $120 for non-members (GST Inclusive)

Duration: 1 Hour
Email your request to: [email protected]
or Call: (02) 6687-1599

For confirmed bookings, you can pay by Electronic Funds Transfer / cheque / cash – please contact the Screenworks office on (02) 6687 1599.

TUES 10 FEB 2015

Charlie is an experienced writer, director, script editor, producer and screen content creator with credits in documentary, feature films, short films, television drama, television commercials and high end corporate production. He has script edited or consulted on 3 produced feature films (Undertow, Bad Karma and Deception) and a telemovie (Cliffy), as well a number of projects in development.

Charlie is a project assessor for Screen Queensland and Screen Tasmania, and has completed the professional benchmark Arista residential script development workshop and Script Factory development workshops, with funding from Screen Australia. He has worked as screenwriting, producing and directing mentor for Queensland screen agency Qpix, and has mentored short film projects for Northern Rivers Screenworks.
As a drama writer Charlie has had three short films and three television plays produced for the screen, and is currently developing a television series. His short films have screened at numerous international festivals, including Venice, Cannes and Melbourne. In the factual arena, he recently completed writing and consulting on the feature documentary Show Me The Magic and the 3D Imax feature documentary Last Of The Great Apes.

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