28 september – 1 october 2021
warsaw, poland and online

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

Date: 27 September, 17:00-18:30

Venue: KKI platform

 

SESSION DESCRIPTION


As a content creator, whatever development stage you are, the pitch bible is an essential document to complement face-to-face pitching and a tangible document to leave behind as a reminder of your IP.

The Masterclass Building a Bible will develop and refresh your skills on how to present your project for an international market.

Host Andrew Kavanagh will guide you through the page-by-page mechanics of creating an industry standard one-sheet and 24 page bible – distilling story-world, characters and narrative into concise but compelling text and visuals. He will also introduce you to experienced industry experts featuring bible examples, including insights on how to approach different genres and platforms, and guidance on developing your project bible.

This online masterclass will help every content creator to level up his or her preparation, technique, materials, pitch bibles & International pitching opportunities.

 

Key contents covered include:

 

  • Story fundamentals: logline; one-page synopsis; episode springboards
  • Differences between pitch deck and bible
  • Ideal page count (2, 5, 10, 20+)
  • Iterative stages of bible / tailoring for the person you are pitching to.
  • Target audience.
  • Project tone and visual style.
  • Theme as DNA; story at the heart.
  • Character essentials: role & arc; traits & quirks; wants & needs; flaws & fears.
  • Story-world architecture & landscape.
  • Cross-media options and brand extensions.

HOST


Andrew Kavanagh

Andrew Kavanagh

Founder & CEO, Kavaleer Productions, Ireland

Andrew is a multi-award-winning writer-director, producer and show-creator. His children’s TV shows can be seen in 23 languages in 140 countries worldwide and are watched every day by thousands of children. His short films have won awards on three continents and been screened at hundreds of festivals. The company he founded, Kavaleer, is in its nineteenth year of operation and produces content for the BBC, Netflix, Nickelodeon and dozens of other terrestrial and cable broadcasters. Most recently, he has been adapting ‘The Pomegranate Tree’ by Vanessa Altin as an animated feature film. He is married with two children and a cat and lives in Ireland.

SPEAKERS


Colin Williams

Colin Williams

Creative Director at Sixteenth South (Northern Ireland, UK)

Colin Williams is a BAFTA winning children’s television creator, showrunner and writer.

He founded Sixteen South in 2007 to create and produce quality television for every child in every home in every country and his work can be seen on all major networks across the globe. Colin has gained an international reputation for the highest quality work and has already created and produced almost 600 episodes of award winning children’s television which have picked up over 50 international awards including the coveted Prix Jeunesse, two EMMY® nominations, a British Animation Award and a BAFTA for the Best Children’s Independent Production Company.
Colin created and produced the hit mixed media animated series, Lily’s Driftwood Bay which has sold into over 120 countries including Nick Jr and KiKA; created and produced WildWoods, a live action puppet sitcom for Hulu; devised Claude, for Disney Junior EMEA – based on the popular book series by Alex T Smith; co-created Sesame Tree, a co-production with Sesame Workshop, creator of Big City Park on CBeebies and is the Executive Producer on Pinkalicious and Peterrific for PBS Kids, Pajanimals for Universal Kids and Big and Small for CBeebies.

In 2020 he restructured Sixteen South into three distinct parts to create, produce and distribute their own and third party content. Colin leads original development with two of their brand new shows, Odo and The Coop Troop commencing production in 2021 and a busy slate of other new shows in development with the networks.

Katharina Pietzsch

Katharina Pietzsch

Director ZDF.junior at ZDF Enterprises (Germany)

Tatiana Kober

Tatiana Kober

President, Bejuba! Entertaimment (USA)