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Concept to Completion – Pitch Materials

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What does it take to get your project sold? Do you need a one sheet, a treatment, show bible, sizzle reel, pitch trailer, script, synopsis, etc. And what are the components to each? How are they made and what separates the good ones from the bad ones? Do feature films need different materials prepared than documentary films? How do treatments differ between scripted and unscripted series?
Actor, producer, writer, show runner, Jude Gerard Prest has sold 30 plus hours of documentaries, series, specials and live event programming.  He has produced and directed several film projects and currently oversees, executive produces and serves as showrunner all of the media for a busy Austin, Texas production company.
He has produced, directed overseen and run over 500 hours of productions around the globe in a wide variety of projects from scripted and non scripted on a wide variety of genres, styles and formats. He goes through what each of the materials are, and what is necessary for each to stand out and help you get the sale.
Who Should Attend: Producers, Actors, Writers, Directors, and anyone that is looking to sell their idea.
What You’ll Need: Something to take notes. Handouts will be emailed to attendees prior to the workshop.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll know:
  1. The different types of materials needed to sell projects.
  2. How to construct pitch materials that will help your project stand out.
  3. Who your projects will need to go to in order to have the best chance of success.
About the Instructor:
Jude Gerard Prest has Directed, Produced and Overseen hundreds of hours of broadcast, syndicated, cable and international programming.  Los Angeles based, Prest currently serves as the Showrunner, Co-Executive Producer and VP of Development and Production for a busy Austin, Texas media company – Full Throttle Marketing & Full Throttle Motion Pictures.  Prest has served as Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer, Creator, Showrunner, Supervising Producer and Director and/or writer for a wide variety of series and specials for networks such as: ABC, Universal-NBC Sports, CBS, UPN, FOX, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic, A&E, The Travel Channel, Sony Pictures Television, SYFY, The History Channel, HGTV, Comedy Central, Fox, Animal Planet, VH1, Court TV, 20th Century Fox, Fox Movie Channel, international markets and more.  He has Directed, Produced and served as showrunner for both scripted and non-scripted projects. Prest has overseen over 500 hours of programming on six continents in nearly 100 countries. Through his company, LifeLike Productions, Prest currently has a slate of TV and feature projects in development.  He has also worked extensively as a screen and stage actor, writer and voice-over actor.