Creating a powerful pitch

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ISBN: 9781843447337

Two screenwriters once walked into a Hollywood producer’s office and said three words ‘Jaws in space.’ That three-word pitch won them the contract for the blockbuster movie Alien.

The ability to pitch well is essential for all writers, directors and producers in cinema and TV, drama, documentary and series. Strong pitching skills will accelerate your career.

Not only helping you sell your projects, but also developing them in the first place – focusing on what makes a story work, clarifying character and plot, and working more successfully with industry collaborators.

What makes a good pitch

This book takes you from the essentials of what makes a good pitch to advanced skills that will help you in all kinds of pitching situations. Charles Harris gives a clear-sighted view of how pitching works in the industry and a series of very practical techniques for developing a gripping and convincing pitch.

An award-winning writer-director for cinema and TV, Charles has taught writers, directors and producers from all over the world. Following the courses, they’ve attracted the interest of agents, landed meetings with major TV stations and film companies, sold their scripts and had their films made.

Pitching mainstream and unconventional projects

In Jaws in Space, he examines the problems that can arise with both mainstream and unconventional projects – movies, TV dramas, documentaries and series, from a range of different cultures. He then explains how to solve them.

He also analyses the process of taking a pitch meeting and shows you how to ensure you perform at your best.

Jaws in Space is an Amazon best-seller with 60% 5-star reviews, and recommended reading on university MA courses in screenwriting and creative writing.


‘Everything you need to know about pitching and a whole lot more.’
Nicola Quilter [read the full review]

‘Charles Harris has created the perfect handbook for anyone who is a bit uncertain or scared about pitching their work.’ [read the full review]

‘Charles makes the whole process of pitching seem so enjoyable’
– Elinor, Lock and Load, Brides of Christ [read the full review]

Dimitar S. Stamatov

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Extent: 192pp
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  1. John Bottomley said:

    February 16, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    I have a very rare poster. It shows one of the yellow barrels from Jaws at the bottom of the ocean. The tag line reads “Underwater No One Can Hear You Scream”.

    • Charles Harris said:

      February 16, 2024 at 10:42 pm

      Hi John

      How amazing! I’d love to see it, if you could send a photo.


      • John Bottomley said:

        March 9, 2024 at 5:47 pm

        Hey Charles, Thanks for the contact, I did not see your original post.

  2. John Bottomley said:

    March 9, 2024 at 5:47 pm

    Hey Charles, Thanks for the contact, I did not see your original post.

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