Get with the programme!

The Storyteller Pod services international animation productions with a writing team. Do you want to write on an writing team that creates animated series (cartoons)? Or are you going into co-production soon and you need to get your head around writing on a co-pro team?

We've developed THE PITCH TO SCRIPT-PROGRAMME to help you reach your goals.

Best part is, if you are a writer: We recruit from THIS SPACE.

Spoiler: If you read to the end, there's a FREEBIE up for grabs!

Let's Get Started

The Pitch to Script Programme

The full programme has three modules - it is recommended that you do ALL three, especially if you want to write on a Storyteller Pod-team. In each module we simulate writing on a team, you write an episode for a show... and go through your classmates' stories to REALLY get your head around episodic writing. You get live feedback and notes and grow your craft week by week.

Pitch to Script 101 - Premise

In PREMISE, we focus on getting your story straight in a presentable one pager, with a beginning-middle-end that gets your idea commissioned. You can't land the job, if your story editor or producer doesn't commission your idea.

Pitch to Script 102 - Outline

In OUTLINE, we focus on script structure. This is the blueprint of your script. You can't build a house without a plan... you can't write a script without an outline.

Pitch to Script 103 - Script

In SCRIPT, we bring your blueprint to life by focussing on characterisation. We also dive into COMEDY and get a whole lot of tools to sharpen your craft.


I get asked this question all the time? The programme is for writers and people who want to lead a writing team on an international co-production.

What kind of writer....

... if you are a child at heart, or just really passionate about children's writing and you would love to write for animated series, this is your pod! We are looking for talented, young-at-heart writers, with fresh and pliable minds - that means you need to be open to NEW ideas, and NEW ways of doing things... if you are married to how you've always been writing, I will frustrate the bejeezus out of you. The Storyteller Pod likes to keep things fresh. We like introducing new texts and new methods. In the words of Einstein, it's about curiosity and a hunger for greatness - if you have that, this is your pod!

One last thing... where, when and how much?

WHERE: Online... from the comfort of your couch in your pjs. If you keep your webcam off, you don't even have to put on pants.

WHEN: We start TUESDAY 6 February... why? Because yawl were broke over Janu-worry! The course runs 6 weeks. Time usually 6 - 9... but if we have a group that gets home at 6, we're happy to do 7 - 10.

HOW MUCH: The Storyteller Pod makes money from writing on International shows. The training we do purely recoups time and resource, so it's not expensive and we like to make accessible enough to draw the talent... So read the numbers, then read the special offers. 

P-S 101 = R2500 (6 weeks)
P-S 102 = R2900 (7 weeks)
P-S 103 = R2900 (7 weeks)

Total of R8300 for 20 weeks.... But if you commit upfront, we'll give you a R400 discount and make it R7900.

The Storyteller Pod is BIG on loyalty, so we have a few discounts for our frequent flyers:

ASA, WGSA, SAGA, SCWBI and Safrea members get R200 off on any course!!

Frequent flyers... those of you who have written for The Storyteller Pod on ANY production (past and present), is working with us on development and those growing seeds who have taken 2 or more courses get a whopping 30% off your class! Yes, we want you to keep your writing muscle fit, because we have a slate of productions coming up and we need you writing fit!! Our goal is 4 full writing teams by the end of 2018.

We reward referrals, because we love team-players loyal to the company! Refer a friend and YOU get 20% off your next class (if you're not a frequent flyer already) and they get 10% off, because we know we're going to like them. And like I said... THIS IS WHERE WE RECRUIT!

We are here to help... so if you need a payment plan, talk to us. However, discounts are only for cash-buyers. It is already a risk to do a payment plan... and we do it at NO INTEREST, we're not Truworths.

All writers enrolled on a course gets access to a FREE webinar on
How to get one - How they work - How to work internationally - International guilds - Industry structures.
Presented by the formidable CHARLES NORTHCOTE


Happy to help.

Any questions. Any time. Mail me
Or if you must... (I hate telephone calls and so does Stella.I'm a little deaf, I can't hear you half the time) call me on 0761500152.

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