Masterclass BUILDING THE BIBLE
September 29th, 12:00-13:30*, ZOOM
Host/Expert: Andrew Kavanagh, CEO & Founder, Kavaleer Production, Ireland
Experts: Tine Klint, Founder & CEO, LevelK, Denmark, Chris Dicker, Showrunner and a deft bible builder in the animation industry, Ireland, Telidja Klaï, Ketnet/VRT, Belgium
To participate in this event please buy an accreditation here.
*Central European Summer Time
As a content creator, no matter what development stage you are at, the pitch bible is an essential document to complement face-to-face pitching, and a tangible document to leave behind as a reminder of your IP. The “Building a Bible” masterclass will develop and refresh your skills on how to present your project for an international market. Host Andrew Kavanagh will guide you through the page-by-page mechanics of creating an industry-standard 2-page ‘flyer’ and a 10-page bible – distilling your storyworld, characters and narrative into concise but compelling text and visuals.
He will also introduce you to experienced industry experts, providing bible examples, including insights on how to approach different genres and platforms, and guidance on developing your project bible.
Plus, if you’re happy to discuss your own IP, attendance at the masterclass will give you priority in the consultation with one of our experts at the consultants’ tables session.
This online masterclass will help every content creator take their preparation, technique, materials, pitch bibles & international pitching opportunities to the next level.
Key content areas will include:
- Story fundamentals: logline; one-page synopsis; episode springboards
- Differences between the pitch deck and bible
- The ideal bible page count (2, 5, 10, 20+)
- Different stages of the bible
- Target audience
- Project tone and visual style
- Theme as DNA; story at the heart
- Character essentials: role & arc; traits & quirks; wants & needs; flaws & fears
- Storyworld architecture & landscape
- Cross-media options and brand extensions
The spaces for the masterclasses, workshops, and panels are limited and require prior registration. If you would like to attend some of the workshops or masterclass please remember to add this session to your Meeting Mojo calendar, where you can also find the ZOOM link.
CEO & Founder, Kavaleer Production
Andrew is a multi-award-winning writer-director, producer and show-creator. His children’s TV shows can be seen in 23 languages in 140 countries worldwide and are watched every day by thousands of children. His short films have won awards on three continents and have screened at hundreds of festivals. The company he founded, Kavaleer, is in its nineteenth year of business and produces content for BBC, Netflix, Nickelodeon and dozens of other terrestrial and cable broadcasters. Most recently, he has been adapting ‘The Pomegranate Tree’ by Vanessa Altin as an animated feature film. He is married with two children and a cat and lives in Ireland.
Founder & CEO, LevelK, Denmark
Tine founded LevelK in 2009 and has dedicated the majority of her professional life to independent cinema with 20 years’ experience across international sales, aggregation and film financing. Tine Klint is an active panellist and jury member at international seminars, events and festivals, sharing expertise on international sales, aggregation, family distribution and the digital shift. Furthermore Tine is lecturing at the Nordic Producers Club that takes place every year during Cannes Film Festival and is a member of the European Film Academy.
Chris was previously Head of Development at Jam Media, where he was responsible for overseeing both the development slate and also individual projects for the last seven years. Chris continues to come up with new, original and interesting concepts and projects for various broadcasting platforms such as Amazon Prime, CBBC, DreamWorks and Nickelodeon. He developed Little Roy for CBBC, co-created the award-winning Becca’s Bunch (52 x 11-minute episodes) for Nickelodeon US and delivered his latest creation Jessy and Nessy (40 x 11-minute episodes) for Amazon Prime in March 2020.
Prior to his time at Jam Media, he co-founded the children’s television company TT Animation, now owned by Warner Brothers, where he developed numerous shows for Nick Jr., Disney Junior, CBC and many other international broadcasters. One of his creations was the multi-award-winning What’s Your News?, which won Chris the prestigious NHK Japan Prize for Children’s Television and the Grand Prix. Before he started working in children’s TV, Chris worked as a lead animator and designer in the games industry, working on such titles as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lego Star Wars, Pixar’s Finding Nemo, Haven: Call of the King, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
During lockdown, Chris set up Create Aid – an online art auction site where artists can donate their pieces and buyers can donate money to a charity of their choice in exchange for an artwork. Chris asked the animation community to share their artistic talents and the response was overwhelmingly positive, raising considerable funds for charities and frontline staff across the world.
Content Manager, Ketnet/VRT, Belgium
As a PHD in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Telidja Klai is responsible for 360° programming strategy and target strategies at Ketnet the dedicated children’s channel of the public broadcaster VRT in Belgium. The main thrust of her activities in this field is the development of children and Ketnet’s vision and values. Besides her strategical work, Telidja is also responsible for programme acquisitions and co-productions animation for Ketnet. She is in charge of the selection, acquisition, adaptation and programming of international children’s programmes and she follows up on animation co-productions with Flemish animation studios and producers.
Masterclass BUILDING THE BIBLE