WORKSHOP - The Development Producers Toolkit

05/11/2011 09:00
05/11/2011 17:30


The Development Producers Toolkit

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, The Driver, Kings Cross, London.  

The workshop runs from 9 to 530pm. Easy access from Kings Cross St Pancras Station. 


Book before the 15th of April and enjoy a £100 discount. Only £199 per person.

 Enjoy an even bigger discount for group bookings of 3 or more - only £179 pp.

Full information on the trainers and the course are available at 

Morning & afternoon refreshments are included plus a free lunch at The Driver's modern & elegant restaurant. 

By attending this workshop anyone involved in developing television show ideas will:

Learn to use a suite of tools for effectively generating & refining ideas
Expand critical communication skills involved in selling an idea
Acquire tips & techniques on researching & planning proposals
Practice preparing & delivering a pitch in front of a respected & experienced commissioning editor


It doesn't matter if you are a writer, director, producer, researcher or just someone who has a TV show idea  that you have never known how to turn into reality. 

Buy the end of this creative & fun filled day you will be able to practice your pitching techniques in front of an experienced commissioning editor who will be able to offer you friendly and invaluable advice. 

- Understand the world of the commissioning editor 

- Increase your chances of a successful pitch 


- Stretch your creative thinking ability to new dimensions



The Trainers

Seren Trewavas  MA, MCIPD, MSc, C.Psychol

Seren is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with 17 years experience of personal and organisational development in the media. As Head of Management Development at ITV she designed & delivered major management & leadership programmes & culture change initiatives.  She is known for her approachable & accessible facilitation style with a creative, insightful approach to projects. 


Simon Henderson 

Simon is a television producer with 20 years experience. He successfully ran his  own production company for ten years in New Zealand. His talent & creativity has  been recognised by being selected for ITV's Fast Track scheme. He has worked in development at companies including ITV, Carbon Media & Giant Peach.  


The Commissioning Editor

Richard Melman  


Richard is an accomplished documentary filmmaker and a long-standing veteran of the British broadcasting industry. In very senior roles including Channels Director for A&E Television Networks UK he has viewed over 10,000 pitches & commissioned hundreds of hours of TV for many channels including History, Bio, Artsworld - now Sky Arts, Crime and Investigation and co-produced with the BBC, C4, 5, RTE, STV and ITV. He's been instrumental in launching fourteen cable and satellite television channels across the globe and is a member of BAFTA and the RTS where he regularly sits on judging panels.

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