Delivering a solid and memorable pitch.  

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WGSA presents:
Delivering a Solid and Memorable Pitch.

TIME:      9h00 to 16h30
VENUE:   To Be Confirmed
FACILITATOR: Ayanda Halimana 


As creative writers we are always buzzing with ideas and we visuals shows and films that we’d like to see realized. Most of these ideas always fall flat when presented to potential funders. This is often due to the way we present them. Granted, sometimes it’s just not what that particular funder or broadcaster is looking for at the time. Either way, it is very important for writers to also develop the skill of crystalizing their ideas and know how to pitch them. This is part of the writing business, we are wordsmiths and we should be well equipped to sell our words. The workshop “Delivering a Solid and Memorable Pitch” aims to share insights into the art of pitching. Pitching forces us to actually crystalize our story ideas and present them is a succinct, easy to follow manner. The workshop is geared towards writers who have been writing for at least three years and those who actually have ideas they feel are ready to pitch.

Workshop Structure

09h30 – Arrival and registration
10h00 – About the Guild
10h30 – Crystalizing your story concept
11h00 – Finessing a killer Premise and logline
12h00 – Understanding who you’re pitching to
12h30 – Break
13h00 – Short Pitch exercise
14h00 – Pitching TV concepts vs Pitching Film Concepts
15h00 – Q & A
16h00 – Closure

Ayanda Halimana is an active writer who has worked at SABC as a Commissioning Editor, Acting Head of Story and Acting Head of Genre (Drama) as well as at Mzansi Magic as a Commissioning Editor. When she left Mzansi Magic she became Story Workshop Facilitator, Screenwriter, and Story Consultant. She has over ten years’ experience in the industry. Her most recent show is the Dramedy Makoti on SABC 1 which has an average of 4,5 million viewers weekly. She recently came second at the Big Pitch in Canada for her Feature concept Pitch. Ayanda is a council member of the WGSA and a GP PDP team leader.

WGSA Student members – R50 
Members / Students with valid student card / Affiliated organisation:  R200
Non-Members:  R300 

To secure your booking:  Please pay the required cover charge to our bank account:
WGSA Current Account
Standard Bank, Melville
Branch No: 006105
Acc No: 300082444
Acc type:  Current
Please use your name and surname as reference

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