In this short three minute clip from his one hour seminar at the London Screenwriters’ Festival, Rowan Joffe succinctly explains the power, value and use of a pitch above and beyond ‘selling your story’.
I heard this session when it was being edited and what he says really chimes in with my own experience in both writing and reading. No matter how great the characters, how wonderful the world of you story, how brilliantly written the descriptions, without this simple foundation, you are likely to get lost in your own head.
As you know, delegates at the LSF get to see all of the 40 or so filmed seminars and workshops (with over 100 speakers,) so the value of attending the festival continues way beyond the event last October. You can sign up on the festival page here… http://www.londonscreenwritersfestival.com
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author