Building a Kick-Ass Pitch Deck & Series Bible

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How to create a stunning deck to help sell your feature or TV series

So you wrote an incredible script and you’re really proud of it. Now what? You share it with friends and family, enter some screenwriting competitions, get some notes from script analysts. You do edits, edits and more edits. Then what? Well, these days, it’s the dreaded (but sometimes necessary), pitch deck or series bible. 

Some say this is one of the hardest things you’ll ever write. But, with the right tools, guidance and a dash of inspiration, you too can build a kick-ass pitch deck & series bible.

Maya Zivkovich will walk you through the importance of this document and break down the different components needed for your deck to truly stand out from the rest. No design experience necessary - you’ll get plenty of her best tips and tricks from her many years and expertise as a graphic artist.  

By the end of the presentation, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge, tools, templates and (hopefully) the motivation to get you on your way to creating your very own deck and be one huge step closer to selling your work. 

The presentation will cover:  

  • A brief history of pitch decks
  • The difference between pitch decks and series bibles
  • Key components for decks and bibles (sections/categories)
  • Formatting and referencing
  • Good VS bad (what not to do)
  • Examples of different decks and bibles
  • Q&A

    *includes worksheets/templates for participants

[Recorded February 16, 2022]

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Maya Zivkovich (she/her) is a screenwriter and experienced graphic designer from Montreal Quebec, Canada. With over 18 years in the field of design, Maya’s career now comes full circle as one of her first jobs involved designing DVD covers. Now she’s returned to working with the entertainment industry once more. She’s combined her writing knowledge with her passion for design and offers various graphic services for writers and anyone within the industry. Her greatest reward comes from helping fellow screenwriters sell their work and have projects come to life. These days, when not working, Maya enjoys the outdoors and finding quiet moments to write. You can check out her website at: www.deezinersstudios.com

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