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Creating Showbusiness: The Entertainment Television Format Creation Seminar

Tutors: Larry Bass, CEO & Founder, ShinAwiL Philip Kampf- Vision Productions Grainne McAleer, Head of Lifestyle RTE Máire Ní Chonláin- Eagarthóir Coimisiúnaithe- Commissioning Editor TG4 Paul Jackson Jonathan Rothery, Commissioning Editor, Music Channel 4

Date: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Duration: 3 Days: 24th - 25th January 2017 (Creative Module) & 1st February (Pitching Day)

Venue: Dublin TBC

Cost: €80

Course Profile:

Creating Showbusiness: The Entertainment Television Creation Seminar aims to equip emerging creative talent in the entertainment television sector in Ireland with the tools to devise cutting edge creative programming.  This course will help creatives in companies to define and revise better TV formats to today’s schedules, with input from the broadcasters and active professionals with format track records.

Participants will be immersed in an intensive workshop with highly regarded producers, commissioning editors and creatives. The mechanics and structures of Entertainment Programming will be covered in depth.  Current trends and market awareness will also be key.

A week later participants will have an opportunity to pitch their ideas. The first round of pitching will be with the tutors who will help them refine their pitches in a supportive environment. The second round will be with commissioning editors.

Anatomy Of A Format:

What makes a format?

Case Study 1: Talent Entertainment Shows: X- Factor V The Voice

Case Study 2: Gameshow – heightened emotional reactions.

Case Study 3: Reality Formats

“New Format, Old territory” – innovative approaches to Creativity

Format Masterclass – The Hit

Protecting Your IP

“Your Format, Their Channel” –   Shaping and selling formats for TV  ‘The Commissioners Perspective’

Shaping and selling formats for TV – The International Market

Application Procedure:

Please apply online attaching a current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie by Monday the 16th of January.  For further information please contact grainne.bennett@screentrainingireland.ie

*Please note places on this course are limited.

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