How to Create a TV Series Pitch Deck for Streaming Networks– with Example Pitch Decks & Guideline Sheet

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Ewan Dunbar

Webinar hosted by: Ewan Dunbar

Development, Sales, Acquisitions at Disrupting Influence (UK-based)

Ewan has experience in development, international sales, acquisitions and production, working closely with TV and filmmakers over the last few years at Disrupting Influence - most recently announcing the release of the latest installment of the successful Cities of Love franchise, Berlin, I Love You starring Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley. Ewan has produced, developed and sold over 30 titles including ZERO TOLERANCE starring Scott Adkins, TV series DEEP CUTS and LAUDA: THE UNTOLD STORY. Ewan has also appeared on judging panels at film festivals, mentored for a number of programs for both new and established content makers and was named in The Business of Film’s International Village of Independents. Before moving into development, sales and acquisitions, Ewan also worked on titles including WORLD WAR Z, 360, CHATROOM and RUSH in production management, assistant directing and aerial location services. At Disrupting Influence Ewan has been working closely with content makers. Specializing in developing both their scripts and pitch materials to best showcase their project and take the next steps in getting their picture off the ground. Company bio: Disrupting Influence provides production, financing and sales services for commercially unique theatrical, VOD and television content. In addition to working with established filmmakers, DI consults and works with several groups to provide guidance and support to up and coming talent. Our approach is to provide them with the tools to get their projects off the ground while at the same time to provide a positive experience - giving them a road map to tackle their next project. Full Bio »

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Pitch decks are a mystery. Why? Because no two pitch decks are the same.

But there are elements that are crucial that separate a professional deck from an amateur one. A solid pitch deck will get those executives on your side and show them how exciting and marketable your idea is. It can be what stands between you and that green light.

But what does a great pitch deck even look like, and do different approaches work better for broadcast networks than streaming networks? What do streaming executives want to see and what should you steer clear of at all costs?

To guide you on your process is Ewan Dunbar who serves in Development, Sales, and Acquisitions at Disrupting Influence, most recently announcing BERLIN, I LOVE YOU, starring Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley. Ewan has produced, developed and sold over 30 titles. Having been in many rooms with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other streamers, Ewan specializes in developing decks to best showcase a project and make it stand out.

Plus, Ewan has insight into a streaming platform’s process once you pitch your show.

Ewan will cover what executives are looking for in a deck, what you do and don’t need to include, presentation tips and how to keep acquisitions executives interested in your material. He’ll go over how to keep your audience entertained and simple formatting tips and tricks you can adopt that can make all the difference. Ewan will also discuss how best to present your plot, characters, and world, and how you should adjust your deck specifically for streaming networks as opposed to broadcasters, sales agents, or financiers, and ways to adapt depending on what genre your series most closely aligns with. He’ll also teach you how to bring all your materials together for your final pitch.

PLUS! Ewan will go over successful example pitch decks and give you a handout that shows you a guide of what you need in your own deck.

 

 

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! The presenter delivered more in 20 minutes than other presenters do in an hour, and it NEVER felt rushed and he was always easily understandable. I cannot wait to get the handouts! -Bob S.

 

Ewan’s presentation was excellent I learned so much from him and now feel 100% confident in creating a pitch deck. He was truly an expert. -Margaret M.

 

"Very good, very knowledgeable and very organized. Great presentation and webinar. I walked away with lots of ideas about polishing my pitch decks to make sure they stand out." -James B.

 

"Ewan Dunbar's webinar was one of the best I have ever taken! Organized, filled with useful information, he sounded like he really cared about helping the audience be better at what they want to do." -Roberta P.

What You'll Learn

  • How to Target Your Deck Specifically for a Streamer
  • What Acquisitions Executives Want to See From Your Deck
    • … and What They Don’t Want to See
  • How to Keep Readers Entertained by Your Material
  • A Page-by-Page Walkthrough of an Example Pitch Deck Based on What Streaming Platforms are Looking For
  • How to Best Present:
    • Plot
    • Characters
    • World
    • Episodes
  • Easy Formatting Tips
    • Visuals
    • Text Formatting
  • Differences in Tailoring Your Deck Towards a Streamer vs. a Broadcaster, Sales Agent or Financier
  • Tips for Pitching Different Genres and How Your Deck Can Help
  • How to Bring all Your Materials Together for Your Final Pitch
  • Q&A with Ewan

 

 

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About Your Instructor

Ewan has experience in development, international sales, acquisitions and production, working closely with TV and filmmakers over the last few years at Disrupting Influence - most recently announcing the release of the latest installment of the successful Cities of Love franchise, Berlin, I Love You starring Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley.

Ewan has produced, developed and sold over 30 titles including ZERO TOLERANCE starring Scott Adkins, TV series DEEP CUTS and LAUDA: THE UNTOLD STORY. Ewan has also appeared on judging panels at film festivals, mentored for a number of programs for both new and established content makers and was named in The Business of Film’s International Village of Independents. Before moving into development, sales and acquisitions, Ewan also worked on titles including WORLD WAR Z, 360, CHATROOM and RUSH in production management, assistant directing and aerial location services.

At Disrupting Influence Ewan has been working closely with content makers. Specializing in developing both their scripts and pitch materials to best showcase their project and take the next steps in getting their picture off the ground.

Company bio: Disrupting Influence provides production, financing and sales services for commercially unique theatrical, VOD and television content. In addition to working with established filmmakers, DI consults and works with several groups to provide guidance and support to up and coming talent. Our approach is to provide them with the tools to get their projects off the ground while at the same time to provide a positive experience - giving them a road map to tackle their next project.

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Testimonials

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! The presenter delivered more in 20 minutes than other presenters do in an hour, and it NEVER felt rushed and he was always easily understandable. I cannot wait to get the handouts!

-Bob S.

 

Ewan’s presentation was excellent I learned so much from him and now feel 100% confident in creating a pitch deck. He was truly an expert.

-Margaret M.

 

"Very good, very knowledgeable and very organized. Great presentation and webinar. I walked away with lots of ideas about polishing my pitch decks to make sure they stand out."

-James B.

 

"I've taken many years of webinars, gone to many conferences, and taken many courses on feature script writing. I've won a Grand Prize in a major festival for a screenplay. And I'm old enough to be an honest critic. Ewan Dunbar's webinar was one of the best I have every taken! Organized, filled with useful information, he sounded like he really cared about helping the audience be better at what they want to do, and wasn't making an obvious pitch for himself as a consultant --although I'd call on him anytime"

-Roberta P.

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Reviews Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

  • Stage 32 education at its best. Ewan has a wealth of knowledge to share as an Acquisition Exec, but didn't swamp us with lots of information. I also found some great tips on how to improve my Pitch Deck. Thank you Ewan and Jason.
  • This was really great! The downloadable power point doc was such a bonus! Ewan was inspiring and informative
  • I had only vague ideas about what to put into a pitch deck and now I feel vastly more confident on the subject. I would say this webinar covers all vital parts.
  • Very informative!

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