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Sell Your Series With A One-Pager • The Story Academy • Thurs Nov 30th 2017

The Story Academy / Barbara Slade

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (GMT)

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1 x Workshop Place Nov 30, 2017 £400.00 £0.00

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Join renowned writer, creator and teacher Barbara Slade for an inspirational masterclass held in the world-famous Groucho Club in central London.

This is an intensive creative-development workshop for writers and producers already working in the industry. With Barbara's guidance, you'll leave with a solid 'one-pager' for your series, ready to take to the marketplace.

The day includes lunch and refreshments.



Selling a series these days is difficult. Budgets are down, competition is fierce, and commissioners have little time to wade through the sea of material they receive on a daily basis. So how do you get your fantastic idea to stand out from the crowd? How do you get investors to read your pitch in that five-minute slot before one of their important meetings? And most of all, how do you get them truly excited about your show?

‘Sell Your Series With A One-Pager’ is an action-packed, creative-development workshop I designed for our ever-changing industry. Having sold three original shows on a ‘one-pager’, and currently in negotiations on a fourth, I’m a firm believer in the art of hooking a producer or broadcaster with a strong, one-page concept and have become convinced that if you can’t sell it in one page, you’re not going to sell it with twenty.

In this fun, yet intensive workshop, you will arrive with an idea for a series, be guided through an invaluable ‘system’ of development that will apply to all of your future projects, and you’ll leave with a strong, one-page pitch ready to take to the marketplace.



This workshop is designed especially for writers, producers and others already working in the film and television industry. Both individuals and teams are welcome.

The number of participants will be limited to ensure each project receives my personal attention. Please book your place early to avoid disappointment.



During the day, you will...
• Create a strong, clear, central hook – the heart of any successful series.
• Ensure that your series has ‘legs’ and can grow season after season.
• Create multi-dimensional characters that your audiences will love.
• Ensure that secondary characters have a unique role and support your hero.
• Build a strong, interesting and organic world – the ‘home’ of your series.
• Discover the important element of conflict and how it will drive your stories.
• Learn invaluable tricks that will help you create an unlimited number of fresh ideas for stories.
• Learn how to clearly express your idea in a one-pager that will sell.


The workshop takes place in the private Snooker Room at the world-famous Groucho Club in London’s trendy Soho district.



What are the entry requirements for the event?
We welcome anyone over the age of 18. A good standard of spoken English is required for participants to get the most from the day.

What time does the workshop start?
Please arrive at 9.30am to check in and to give yourself time to enjoy the refreshments on offer. The workshop itself starts promptly at 10.00am.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Groucho Club is easy to find. It's located at 45 Dean Street in central London, just a few minutes' walk from Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square Underground stations. Paid parking is available on Brewer Street, Poland Street and in Chinatown. For full, up-to-date transport advice, see for more details.

What are the contact details for the venue?
The Groucho Club
45 Dean Street
Tel: 0207 439 4685

Are lunch and refreshments included?
Yes – tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and afternoon, and lunch will also be provided. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

What should I bring into the event?
Please bring your printed ticket, plus a pad and pen to make your own notes.

What's the refund/cancellation policy?
We operate a 7-day-minimum cancellation policy, so attendees will only receive refunds if there are at least 7 full days to go before the date of the workshop. Also, in the unlikely event that The Story Academy needs to cancel the workshop, we will only be able to reimburse the full cost of the ticket purchased.

Do I need to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please show this on arrival.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact at any time if you have any queries, or visit our website at

Have questions about Sell Your Series With A One-Pager • The Story Academy • Thurs Nov 30th 2017? Contact The Story Academy / Barbara Slade

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The Groucho Club
45 Dean Street
W1D 4QB London
United Kingdom

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (GMT)

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The Story Academy / Barbara Slade

The Story Academy offers scriptwriting and story-development workshops by renowned writer, creator and teacher, Barbara Slade. Barbara's speciality is writing, developing and heading up high-concept television shows for the international market. She consults with writers, producers and channels, and leads intensive screenwriting and development workshops around the world.

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