Wednesday
Feb092011

Good to Go: Pitch to Premiere

Good to GO
13 x ½ hr Doc Series
CTVglobemedia, A Channels, CLT
Directed and Edited by Martin de Valk
 
Buckle up. Good to GO is a thirteen part ride through the creative process of film making. From pitch to planning to production to premiere – you’re in the front row for the exhilaration, the stress and the grit of movie making – where the dream fulfilled collides with the hard reality of the business. Get ready for that.
Good to GO is a documentary series that will provide you with unequalled access to the lives of the filmmakers on their journey to fulfilling a dream. Filmmaking can be lonely, frustrating work punctuated by moments of sheer madness, and like a birth, it is exhilarating, euphoric, and wonderfully intense.
The Pitch: Eight short listed teams have assembled to pitch their ideas. Each team will have less than thirty minutes to sell their project, and themselves, to the selection committee. Each team runs its own race, but only the selection committee can determine the finish line.
The pitch teams have been promised a quick decision. It’s what they want, but the selection committee struggles with the variety, the volume and the value of the projects. Seven of the eight teams didn’t win. They knew the odds going in.
The Winning Team: The script is ready, stripped down to reflect the limited budget. With just 15 weeks prep, shoot and edit, can the director make his ‘film’, and not the TV movie he fears it will become?
Rough and Tumble Business: Art versus business, creative versus commerce. It is the eternal struggle in the movie industry, between the director meeting his needs and the producers meeting their budget
The classic movie formula, get a million dollars, make a movie. Easy, right? Ask the Producer and Director. Do they have enough material on film to actually make the movie work? Visit the Good to Go Web Page for more info.

Buckle up. Good to GO is a thirteen part ride through the creative process of film making. From pitch to planning to production to premiere – you’re in the front row for the exhilaration, the stress and the grit of movie making – where the dream fulfilled collides with the hard reality of the business. Get ready for that.
Good to GO is a documentary series that will provide you with unequalled access to the lives of the filmmakers on their journey to fulfilling a dream. Filmmaking can be lonely, frustrating work punctuated by moments of sheer madness, and like a birth, it is exhilarating, euphoric, and wonderfully intense.
The Pitch: Eight short listed teams have assembled to pitch their ideas. Each team will have less than thirty minutes to sell their project, and themselves, to the selection committee. Each team runs its own race, but only the selection committee can determine the finish line.
The pitch teams have been promised a quick decision. It’s what they want, but the selection committee struggles with the variety, the volume and the value of the projects. Seven of the eight teams didn’t win. They knew the odds going in.
The Winning Team: The script is ready, stripped down to reflect the limited budget. With just 15 weeks prep, shoot and edit, can the director make his ‘film’, and not the TV movie he fears it will become?
Rough and Tumble Business: Art versus business, creative versus commerce. It is the eternal struggle in the movie industry, between the director meeting his needs and the producers meeting their budget
The classic movie formula, get a million dollars, make a movie. Easy, right? Ask the Producer and Director. Do they have enough material on film to actually make the movie work? Visit the Good to Go Web Page for more info.