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Writer Lowell Cauffiel Presents: Pitching, Part 5

Jan 22, 2011

Find and download the sample pitch outline for a drama that Mr. Cauffiel refers to in these lessons here.

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Nanette: Preparation is 3/4 the work- implimentaion is the other 1/4
at Oct 20, 2014 - 1:18 PM
That was a lot of usable information- experience is the best teacher. I  have  to remember to stick to the kiss theory- stay in the correct hemopshere of my my mind- follow the worn path- be only a writer and show some class. Lol. Thanks once more for a great lesson.
seesawer wrote
at Aug 12, 2013 - 5:04 PM
I'm working on a TV pitch right now. Found this to be really, extremely invaluable! Would love to hear more from Mr. Cauffiel on pitching. Would also love to see more examples. Thank you so much!!!
mccabe wrote
at Feb 20, 2011 - 3:16 AM
Worth gold.
mdbonardi: fantastic lecture !
at Feb 11, 2011 - 6:16 AM
Very instructive !! Thank you Lowell for all those precious informations!
MiaKim wrote
at Jan 28, 2011 - 12:22 PM
Marius, I left a message to Lowell to see if he will answer your last question. As I mentioned - this is a great question.  Thank you. Mia
Marius: How to "protect" an idea?
at Jan 28, 2011 - 10:45 AM
Lowell and Mia, thank you for answering.
Another question:
How does you "protect" your idea or pitch? You can register a script. But how does it work with the idea you pitch? Is there any sort of copyright?
lowell: my pleasure
at Jan 28, 2011 - 1:35 AM
Thank you for all your kind comments and I'm glad you found the lecture enjoyable. Behind the scenes: The day we taped this, I told Bob I brought some notes and may need a few breaks to get it all done. I took one breath and never stopped. I was honored to be able to do it for Bob McKee, who has been a great influence not only on my work, but my attitude towards it.
lowell: answer to Marius
at Jan 28, 2011 - 1:27 AM
You got it right. If they "buy" your show that means you go under contract to write the pilot and are paid for each step you complete. That way you're not working on what we call "spec," which is essentially writing for a hope and a prayer, plus it involves them in what they call the "development" process and invests them creatively and emotionally in the project.
Marius: Pitch without screenplay
at Jan 27, 2011 - 3:26 PM
Hi Lowell
Thanks for your great lesson.
Did I get it right, you pitch and when they take your show you start writing it?
at Jan 25, 2011 - 10:38 PM
A very rewarding lecture series by an equally personable speaker. I will be watching it again. To the powers that be, please bring in some more industry professionals to talk in depth about their experiences... I'd certainly like to hear about the world of agents and so-called managers.
Geoff wrote
at Jan 22, 2011 - 9:56 PM
I will never watch Get Shorty without thinking of you Lowell. Masterful comeback.
Oleg: Real Help
at Jan 22, 2011 - 10:53 AM
Thanks a lot, Lowell, great lesson!
And good advise about five heart-breaking reasons.
Wish you to get through all five with your next show and  get it done without any tensions.

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