Treatments and pitches, part 1: the five key questions

Five hands

Micheál Jacob's long career as an executive producer and script editor encompasses a plethora of television and radio comedies, including Birds Of A Feather, Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, Goodnight Sweetheart, My Family, Eyes Down, Thieves Like Us, The Smoking Room, Not For Turning and Dead Canny. Here, he discusses pitches and treatments.

Apart from being sensitive souls who believe that their work is genius but fear secretly that it isn't, writers enjoy a good moan. And they moan particularly about having to create pitches and treatments when they would much rather just write a script....

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Micheál presents us a treatment for an original idea, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, in Part 2

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Micheál Jacob on script editing

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