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FactualWEST is a one-of-a-kind, one day conference for mid-career and senior creators, producers and crew working in factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary television. We bring together top showrunners, broadcasters, creators and producers for a day of workshops designed to help you increase your skills, learn practical tips and get useful insights you can use move your career and your projects forward.
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Saturday, October 21 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Finding Your Story Engine LIMITED

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“We all have ideas.  We all have stories to tell.  But how do we turn that spark of creativity into the creation of an enjoyable, watchable, profitable television (or new media) series?  Is it the characters?  The location?  The story engine?  Or is it simply a matter of timing, relationships, and opportunity?

Most pitches fail.  But a few take flight.  What separates the winners from the losers?  Why do networks embrace some ideas while turning their backs on others.

Don Young has pitched with the best of them.  He’s taken pitches.  He’s given pitches.  He’s spent millions of dollars as a network commissioning editor.  And most remarkable of all, he’s stayed in business as an independent producer for 30 years.

This seminar discusses how story sense and common sense combine with business sense … to earn dollars and cents.

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Don Young

President, Those Canadians Media Group
President of ‘Those Canadians Media Group’.   We produce music docs, lifestyle, sports, and Virtual Reality content.  Facebook is our most active client. Executive Producer London Olympic Games.  2012 Executive Producer Vancouver Winter Games. 2010. Writer/director for... Read More →

Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
420 Strategy Room 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3