WFTV Event: How to Pitch and Impress Commissioning Editors with Patrick Hurley, Head of Marketplace and Talent, Sheffield Doc/Fest

13th March 2019 18:30

 Wednesday 13 March | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm| Theatres Trust, 22 Charing Cross Road 

Tonight’s event will discuss the most effective way to pitch your factual programme or series proposal. And answer some of those questions you have always wondered about! Just how do you get a commissioner’s attention? What are the key points that are essential to include in any pitch? And how do you identify the commissioner who is most likely to be interested in your proposal? Patrick Hurley, Head of Marketplace and Talent at Sheffield Doc/Fest, reveals the commissioning secrets to host Liz Tucker, Chair of WFTV in a Q&A followed by a discussion.

Wine will be served at 6:30pm for a prompt 7:00pm start.

 Patrick Hurley

Patrick is Head of Marketplace and Talent at Sheffield Doc/Fest. He runs the festival’s international Marketplace connecting filmmakers with industry decision makers to get new documentaries  commissioned and broadcast. He also oversees the Festival’s year-round talent development programmes. Formerly Distribution Manager at Dogwoof from 2012-16, Patrick has worked on a diverse slate of over 100 documentary releases including The Act of Killing, Blackfish, Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ‘45 and Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next.

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Wednesday 13 March
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Theatres Trust
22 Charing Cross Road