WGSA: Workshop: Johannesburg.

How to Create a Series Bible  

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WGSA presents:

DATE:     JOHANNESBURG:  20 July 2019
TIME:      9h00 to 16h30


In this workshop, Dylan will cover how to create a series bible which include Logline, Series Overview, Characters, Pilot Synopsis, Episode Outlines, Future Season Outlines, Locations, Themes, Styles, Tones and anything else deemed necessary to make your pitch deck stand out. 

What is a Series Bible?
Do you prepare a word document bible or a flashy image presentation bible?
What is in it and do you need a pilot script as well to pitch?
Logline: Who is the main character or main characters. What is their conflict and what will keep the story moving forward over 4 or 5 seasons.
Pitch: An overview of your series in 1 or 2 paragraphs.
Characters: Get to know your main and supporting characters.
Pilot Episode Synopsis: Setup your characters and story for episodes and seasons to come.
Episodes Outline: Strong episode concepts of your first season.
Future Season Outlines: 4 to 5 season concepts. This is critical in pitching a show. Longevity it crucial in any show that will be picked up by a network.
Locations, Themes, General Notes, Styles, Tones can all be added in.

Dylan Ben-Israel was born and raised in Johannesburg and has spent his career writing and producing both locally and Internationally. He has written in South Africa for the likes of Frans Cronje, Ronnie Apteker, Lance Samuels, Mbongeni Ngema and others.

His latest project is The Dead Sea, a horror/thriller which he is writing for producer Sam Feuer (First Grader, The Translator) of Big Boy Films. Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black, Man on Fire, Olympus has Fallen, The Shack) is attached to star and produce.

HIs script I’ll Get You was recently sold, as well as Forged, his spy action TV series, which has a potential US pilot planned for production in 2020.

Another script of his, The Donor, a female driven action/thriller about a psychologist who is kidnapped to have her organs harvested, recently made the semi-finals in Screencraft’s action/thriller genre contest, is financed and out to talent and directors.

Bookings essential: Bookings close on 17 July at 12h00

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

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Standard Bank, Melville
Branch No: 006105
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