Pitch-In: Creative Process and Pitching Workshops for Early Career Creators


Who this course is for:

Victorian screen content creators who are at the early stages of their career.

Pitch-In: Creative Process & Pitching Workshops for Early Career Content Creators

Pitch-In is designed for early screen content creators. It will help participants to present their best creative pitch to potential collaborators and employers.

Participants will take part in a series of workshops that will help them choose and pitch signature works that signal their creative ambition and capabilities. In the concluding workshops they will rehearse and pitch these works, receiving detailed and quantified feedback from their peers through Compton’s proven greenlight process.

Participants will have the opportunity to make connections, form teams and develop projects to the point where they are ready for production. Participants can choose to make a pitch or come along as an observer.

Students will be taught by experts in their fields such as producer Sue Maslin (The Dressmaker, The Show Must Go On), Dr David Court (founder of Compton School and former Head of Screen Business at AFTRS), Denise Eriksen (founder of Media Mentors and former Head of Production and Development at SBS), and Andy Pontin (former CEO of Clemenger BBDO).

What you’ll get:

  • Access to film industry expertise.
  • The opportunity to pitch and get feedback on your project.
  • Gain insight into the greenlight process and how to build creative teams.
  • Gain key skills in collaboration and pitching, skills that lie at the heart of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Program Partners:

This program is supported by Film Victoria.

Program Format:

A series of 5 x 90 minute workshops, 1 ‘Pitch In’ session and 1 ‘Pitch Out’ session will take place between October and November 2021. Workshops will take place over Zoom.

Saturday, 16th October Workshop 1: Choosing what to make wisely and Tools for Creative Development 10.00-11.30am

Saturday, 23rd October Pitch In Session: Participants propose their signature works 10.00am-12.00pm

Saturday, 30th October Workshop 2: Scheduling, Budgeting and Crewing on a Shoestring 10.00am-11.30am

Saturday 6th November Workshop 3: Building and Leading a Creative Team, 10.00am-11.30am

Saturday 13th November Workshop 4: Pitch Perfect, 10.00am-11.30am

Saturday, 20th November Pitch Out Session: Participants pitch their signature works, 10.00am-12.00pm

Saturday 20th November: Workshop 5: Feedback Session, 2.00-3.30pm


Cost $95.00

Enrolment closes Thursday, 14th October at 5.00pm

Course Brochure is here.

Online enrolment form is here.

You must be a Victorian citizen to take part in this course.