Writing, pitching and winning commissions

Writing, pitching and winning commissions is a one day workshop that will give you the skills you need to get from your initial idea to the pitch and the commission. Packed with industry secrets, Writing, pitching and winning commissions gives you the inside track on what commissioners want and how to get their attention. Graham K Smith and Mark Robson of Grand Scheme are successful producers with great insights as well as useful practical advice.

Times: 10:00 to 17:00

Available Courses

Course content

You’ll learn how to write targeted and effective proposals and develop ideas that are exciting and market-ready. To get the best out of the workshop, we’ll send you a pitch brief in advance of the course and ask you to work up some ideas for group discussion on the day.

Areas covered include:

  • getting the most out of your ideas
  • knowing what commissioners want
  • secrets of the development room
  • finding gaps in the market
  • writing a pitch that works
  • practical exercises

Who it's for

Producers, directors, writers and freelancers, and anyone who works in television or digital media content development.


Class size

12 people

Course cost

  • Course cost - £250
  • Freelancer cost - £150

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least seven days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses if there are insufficient enrolments. Read more about our terms and conditions.

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


94 Euston St
Kings Cross
London, NW1 2HA
T: 020 3487 0354