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Barnaby Thompson

Helen de Winter

Helen de Winter has worked in production and post-production on independent and studio feature films, and freelanced as a script editor for UK and US producers. She produced her first acclaimed short film for FilmFour and BBC Films and has since produced four others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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‘What I Really Want To Do Is PRODUCE …’ : Top Producers Talk Movies & Money

Faber and Faber, 2006

Book chapter

...Barnaby Thompson began his career in the UK TV documentary sector, yet became an apprentice in screen comedy for Lorne Michaels, one of the contemporary legends of American television, who extended his Saturday Night Live empire all the way...

Show Biz

Eileen Quinn

Eileen Quinn and Judy Counihan have a combined experience of nearly forty years as producers in the UK film and television industry, with dozens of production credits as living proof of their pitching success. They joined forces to produce The Pitch after years of witnessing and working within an industry which suffers from its lack of sales training - their aim to help both buyers and sellers have a happier and more fruitful experience of the pitch process. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judy Counihan

Judy Counihan

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The Pitch

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...‘This is show business not show friends’When I started out in the industry in Britain nearly two decades ago, I noticed that Art and Money were separated at birth. In the case of institutions such as the BBC, the people who looked after...

Let’s Do It

Eileen Quinn

Eileen Quinn and Judy Counihan have a combined experience of nearly forty years as producers in the UK film and television industry, with dozens of production credits as living proof of their pitching success. They joined forces to produce The Pitch after years of witnessing and working within an industry which suffers from its lack of sales training - their aim to help both buyers and sellers have a happier and more fruitful experience of the pitch process. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judy Counihan

Judy Counihan

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The Pitch

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...How long should a pitch be?I have a very low tolerance threshold personally when I’m listening to a pitch, and most execs I know are overwhelmed with material, so concise, smart and intriguing are my watchwords.Ten minutes. No more. Make...

In the End

Eileen Quinn

Eileen Quinn and Judy Counihan have a combined experience of nearly forty years as producers in the UK film and television industry, with dozens of production credits as living proof of their pitching success. They joined forces to produce The Pitch after years of witnessing and working within an industry which suffers from its lack of sales training - their aim to help both buyers and sellers have a happier and more fruitful experience of the pitch process. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judy Counihan

Judy Counihan

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The Pitch

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

Book chapter

...I want to thank everyone who spends part of their day creating. I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting or a dance, a piece of theatre, a piece of music. Anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us… I think...

Step up to Bat

Eileen Quinn

Eileen Quinn and Judy Counihan have a combined experience of nearly forty years as producers in the UK film and television industry, with dozens of production credits as living proof of their pitching success. They joined forces to produce The Pitch after years of witnessing and working within an industry which suffers from its lack of sales training - their aim to help both buyers and sellers have a happier and more fruitful experience of the pitch process. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judy Counihan

Judy Counihan

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The Pitch

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.The day of the big pitch dawns. How is it for you? Are you lying in bed paralysed with fear, rehearsing the way it will go in your head? (This inevitably ends with the tragic words: ‘Sorry,...

In the Beginning

Eileen Quinn

Eileen Quinn and Judy Counihan have a combined experience of nearly forty years as producers in the UK film and television industry, with dozens of production credits as living proof of their pitching success. They joined forces to produce The Pitch after years of witnessing and working within an industry which suffers from its lack of sales training - their aim to help both buyers and sellers have a happier and more fruitful experience of the pitch process. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judy Counihan

Judy Counihan

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The Pitch

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...Not long after those early pitching days, I was asked to do a ‘little talk’ about pitching for an industry group in Scotland. ‘Come along and tell us some stories,’ they said, adding with amazement, ‘We heard you actually Like to pitch...

Lawrence Bender

Helen de Winter

Helen de Winter has worked in production and post-production on independent and studio feature films, and freelanced as a script editor for UK and US producers. She produced her first acclaimed short film for FilmFour and BBC Films and has since produced four others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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‘What I Really Want To Do Is PRODUCE …’ : Top Producers Talk Movies & Money

Faber and Faber, 2006

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...People may follow many and varied paths into the job of producing movies, and indeed they may embark from unlikely starting points. A background in the arts is not essential but clearly can be helpful — and those arts need...

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner: Working Title

Helen de Winter

Helen de Winter has worked in production and post-production on independent and studio feature films, and freelanced as a script editor for UK and US producers. She produced her first acclaimed short film for FilmFour and BBC Films and has since produced four others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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‘What I Really Want To Do Is PRODUCE …’ : Top Producers Talk Movies & Money

Faber and Faber, 2006

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...Working Title Films is one of the unalloyed success stories of contemporary British cinema. Its chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner each began their careers in the early 1980s while still in their mid-twenties, producing music videos, soon...

Out in the Cold

Eileen Quinn

Eileen Quinn and Judy Counihan have a combined experience of nearly forty years as producers in the UK film and television industry, with dozens of production credits as living proof of their pitching success. They joined forces to produce The Pitch after years of witnessing and working within an industry which suffers from its lack of sales training - their aim to help both buyers and sellers have a happier and more fruitful experience of the pitch process. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judy Counihan

Judy Counihan

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The Pitch

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...What happens if you can’t get into the pitch meeting room in the first place?There are two other kinds of pitch you can undertake: Written: the sales letter Opportunistic: the informal pitch The sales letter...

Gary Lucchesi

Helen de Winter

Helen de Winter has worked in production and post-production on independent and studio feature films, and freelanced as a script editor for UK and US producers. She produced her first acclaimed short film for FilmFour and BBC Films and has since produced four others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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‘What I Really Want To Do Is PRODUCE …’ : Top Producers Talk Movies & Money

Faber and Faber, 2006

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...Gary Lucchesi is among the more established of the many ex-agents who have taken the path into producing, from Paula Wagner to David Hoberman. One-time William Morris agent Lucchesi cut his studio production teeth at TriStar Pictures...