This page is a resource for the SEAM Pitching Workshop - aka 'The Perfect Pitch". It will be kept up-to-date, so you might wish to bookmark it in your browser.
The Perfect Pitch is a great resource for Writers but, also, for the Public to get involved in the process of creating exciting new stories.
Overview of the Perfect Pitch Process:
- Read Introduction and Learn the Rules
- Participate in Discussions for Dramatic Question, Premise & Genre
- Join our Perfect Pitch Group (SEAM LABS) & SEAM Storytellers Mailing List
- Create a Pitch. Refine it. Discuss it. Publish it.
Now, Here's how you do it....
Step 1 - Read the Introduction to "The Perfect Pitch" - it provides a good overview of our process
Step 2 - Participate in Discussions for Dramatic Question, Premise and Genre
- Here is our list of 'What If...?' Dramatic Questions. Please Debate/Discuss them. Please Add New ones. [Open Forum]
- Here is our list of Story Premises. Please Add New ones. [Moderated Submission]
- Here is our list of Genres. Feel free to Add New ones. [Moderated Submission]
Step 3 - Join our Perfect Pitch Group and Storytellers Mailing List
Step 4 - Create a Pitch
- Anyone can create/debate Dramatic Questions & Story Premises
- Only Members of the Perfect Pitch Group can create/debate Pitches that are not yet published
- The Dramatic Question, Story Premise & Genre of every Pitch must be chosen from our existing List (so, make sure you've got the ones you need before creating your pitch)
- When a pitch is published, the public can comment/feedback/vote on it
- If a pitch goes to competition, it will be market/focus-group tested with the public
Here are some additional resources that you might find helpful:
Wait, I'm totally confused by this. Who is the Perfect Pitch for?
Writers and Creative Consumers who want to work together to create better stories. In particular, stories that have audience engagement from the get-go and, therefore, a better chance of success in the marketplace. This is what we refer to as, "Audience-Driven Entertainment".
I'm a Writer and I've already got a great idea for a movie pitch. How do I pitch it here?
You don't. The Perfect Pitch is not for existing ideas but to be used to create new ones, preferably co-created with the public. It is a collaborative process.
I'm not a writer but like to get involved. What do I do?
You can join in our Dramatic Question discussions. That is a great place to debate and generate new ideas for stories. We also would love to get your feedback and vote on pitches once they are published.
Where are the Pitches?
The pitches are composed in a private area called the Perfect Pitch Group (SEAM LABS). This area is Members-Only and by invitation. This is a community of writers and creative consumers who have demonstrated a keen interest and valuable contribution.
When the pitches are published, they will go into a public area (yet to be determined).
Who owns the rights to the Pitches?
Please read our Terms & Conditions. SEAM has a perpetual license to exploit the work. This is standard practice for any public Website that allows the public to post in its discussion groups and forums.
To minimise fears of having work stolen - and this is a public forum, after all - we ask writers not to pitch ideas that they have already developed but to co-create new ones with us.
SEAM is not in the business of stealing people's ideas. We are in the business of building relationships with artists and the public. We aim to facilitate. How we monetize this process - if ever - will be transparent. There is no monetization at this time.