Selasa, 2 Jun 2009

Program Artis, Komposer & Single


Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia mengambil inisetif untuk menganjurkan satu hub lagu yang dipanggil “Program Artis, Komposer dan Single” yang akan mengetengahkan karya ciptaan para komposer baru dan lama .

Karyawan akan bertindak sebagai pengkalan data lagu-lagu yang dihantar bagi memudahkan para artis yang ingin merakamkan single untuk ke sesi pra-dengar material . Pihak Karyawan juga akan menguruskan beberapa perkara seperti pemasaran single ini melalui sistem muat turun telekomunikasi dan lain-lain aspek berkaitan setelah lagu-lagu dipilih dan dirakam oleh artis.

Ini merupakan satu ruang yang akan membantu banyak pihak didalam industri muzik meliputi para komposer baru dan lama yang ingin mengetengahkan bakat mereka , memberi kemudahan dan pilihan kepada para artis untuk mencari lagu baru seterusnya membuka peluang untuk memasarkan produk mereka.

Program ini terbuka kepada semua komposer dari pelbagai golongan dan genre muzik . Bagi Sesiapa yang berminat boleh menghubungi pejabat Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia ataupun En Ahmad (+6012 3006084)

Majlis Jom Mesra Bersama SWAM

Presiden dan AJK Persatuan Penulis Skrin Malaysia(SWAM)

dengan segala hormatnya mempersilakan

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

ke Majlis Jom Mesra Bersama SWAM

Pada: 10 Jun, 2009

Masa: 8.00 – 11.00 malam

Tempat: Restoran Lemon, G-CQ3 MINES Shopping Fair/Complex, Seri Kembangan

Majlis Jom Mesra Bersama SWAM bertujuan menjalin persefahaman serta merapatkan hubungan di antara para penerbit dan stesen-stesen TV dengan para penulis skrin yang menganggotai SWAM. Dalam pertemuan ini juga SWAM akan membuka kesempatan mengadakan sesi pitching dengan harapan pihak-pihak yang berkenaan berpeluang berurusan secara terus-menerus di antara satu sama lain.

Mohon saudara/saudari dapat mengesahkah kehadiran dengan menghubungi Cik Norrasidah (019 255 9196), Puan Asmira (012 646 3240), Encik Hakimi (012 399 1535) atau email : swamadmin@gmail.com atau faks sebelum atau pada 7/5/2009.

Salam mesra,

DATIN RUSILA HASHIM

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Majlis

016 2526 836

Tema: Santai tetapi bersemangat Makan Malam

Pengesahan Kehadiran melalui faks (SILA FAKS mukasurat ini ke 03 6141 2319)


Saya/kami dapat hadir Bilangan _________



Saya/kami tidak dapat hadir

Kursus Penulisan Drama TV Bersiri

P E R S A T U A N P E N U L I S S K R I N M A L A Y S I A

S C R E E N W R I T E R S G U I L D O F M A L A Y S I A

Industri skrin bermula di sini !

20hb. Mei 2009

AHLI-AHLI SWAM DAN MEREKA YANG BERMINAT

Tuan/Puan,

PER: KURSUS PENULISAN SKRIN DRAMA TV (BERSIRI)

Dengan segala hormat takzimnya saya ingin memaklumkan bahawa Persatuan Penulis Skrin Malaysia (SWAM) akan menganjurkan Kursus Penulisan Skrin Drama TV (Bersiri) bagi menjayakan program-program pendidikan dan latihan semula (reskilling) penulis-penulis skrin. Kursus ini dianjurkan dengan kerjasama Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia (FINAS), demi pembangunan dan kemajuan industri perfileman dan penyiaran tanah air.

2. Kursus Penulisan Skrin Drama TV (Bersiri) ini akan berlansung selama 40 jam untuk memenuhi syarat sijil bagi pembelajaran “Core Subject” dalam kursus perfileman dalam satu semester. Kursus ini akan diadakan pada setiap hari Ahad selama 5 hari bermula pada 14, 21, 28 Jun, 5 & tamat pada 12 Julai 2009.

3. Objektif kursus ini diadakan ialah untuk

3.1 Memberi latihan kepada penulis-penulis skrin yang sedia ada dengan tujuan melahirkan modal insan yang berkualiti.

3.2 Meningkatkan kualiti karya di kalangan penulis dengan menggunakan pendekatan dan kaedah yang betul dalam menggarapkan karya mereka.

3.3 Memperluaskan kegiatan SWAM kepada masyarakat industri perfileman.

4. Kursus ini ditawarkan kepada semua penulis skrin

4.1 Yang telah atau sedang menulis screenplay drama TV, atau

4.2 Yang berhasrat menulis drama TV

5. Kursus ini dikendalikan mengikut format berikut:

a. Ceramah

b. Aktiviti

c. Latihan

6. Kemudahan yang disediakan selain daripada bilik kuliah dan makan minum adalah seperti berikut:

o 1 atau 2 Komputer dengan pengisian software “Final Draft”

o White board, marker dan duster

o Pemain VCD, projector dan speaker

o Kemudahan Power point

o Kemudahan fotostat dan kertas A4

Semua perserta digalakkan supaya membawa laptop masing-masing jika ada

7. BAYARAN

7.1 Ahli SWAM dikenakan yuran pendaftaran sebanyak RM 30 seorang.

7.2 Bukan Ahli SWAM dikenakan yuran pendaftaran sebanyak RM 300 seorang.

7.3 Bayaran boleh dibuat atas nama Persatuan Penulis Skrin Malaysia dan dihantar kepada alamat berikut:

Persatuan Penulis Skrin Malaysia

Kompleks Studio Merdeka

Jalan Hulu Kelang

68000 Ampang, Selangor

Tel : 012 399 1535 fax: 61412319

8. TARIKH TUTUP

8.1 Tarikh Tutup Permohonan ialah 8 Jun 2009

8.2 Tempat adalah terhad kepada 25 perserta sahaja

SWAM amatlah mengalu-alukan penyertaan daripada ahli, penulis, warga industri, pegawai stesyen penyaiaran dan sebagainya.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Yang menjalankan tugas,

(DATIN RUSILA HASHIM)

Setiausaha Kehormat

Selasa, 26 Mei 2009

My Video Production

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Find me in "The Oriental Culture of Yeslam- at Starhill, Bukit Bintang"

Bengkel Penulisan Skrip Drama TV By Martias Ali

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Berlangsung pada 14 Dec 2008 lepas, penulis skrip TV tersohor di Malaysia, Martias Ali mengadakan kursus/bengkel penulisan skrip Tv di Mini Pawagam Finas, dengan sambutan yang amat memberangsangkan. Terima kasih di atas sumbangan beliau dalam memperkayakan industri ini.

Isnin, 25 Mei 2009

THE ART OF PITCHING





THE ART OF PITCHING


Make no mistake; pitching is an art. Every screenplay begins with an idea and if you want to write a screenplay based on your idea, then the chances are you're going to have to pitch it to someone; it could be a producer, a director, a production executive, an agent or anyone in the business.

A pitch is nothing more than a verbal presentation of a notion, concept, situation, idea, or story. It can be augmented with photographs, casting suggestions, newspaper articles, clippings, or anything else that will help you in the "selling" of your idea.

When we talk about pitching, we're talking about the presentation of an idea. That means it's your responsibility to convince a production executive (s), or agent, or producer, whoever it might be, that your idea is so good, so unique, so hip, that they want to develop it into a screenplay and pay you for doing it.

When you pitch, you've got to remember that you're pitching story, and while character and action may be the glue that holds everything together, it all starts within the context of story.
In any pitch meeting you've got about 15 or 20 minutes to do your stuff. That means knowing the key structural points of your story. How you're setting up the story, who the story's about, the changes that he or she goes through; in other words, what is it about your story that will make an audience plunk down the cost of admission to see your movie.

Before you even begin to present your idea, your story line needs to be structured into the key elements from beginning to end. It means knowing the personalities and intricacies of your characters. It means rehearsing your presentation so the person you're pitching is hanging on every word. It's your job to keep the listener, the buyer in this case, perched on the edge of his or her seat.

Your idea must be presented with passion, clarity and confidence. You need to know the beginning, middle and end of your story. Can you name three actors or actresses who could play the lead? Two or three directors who you think would respond to the material. Can you reference your idea with a few movies that have been successful, including the amount of monies those films have grossed. These are valuable aids in the pitching process.

What do studio executives look for in a pitch? That's a question I posed to several top film executives and they all agreed; they want to hear something interesting, something they can turn around and sell. So your manner of presentation, your attitude, even the clothes you're wearing, goes into the whole package of what makes a good pitch.

One executive shared that "when a writer pitches me, I'm always thinking - would I want to see this movie? Is it different than anything I've seen before, or is it the same old thing only with a slight twist? I want to see something original, not a variation on a film that's already out there. I want to see how well the story is worked out. Does the writer know their material cold and, most importantly, is he or she really committed to it. Don't think you're going to sell something to me that you're not committed to, no matter what, because I can smell it. Then I say to myself, if they're not committed to it, how can I be? I look for someone who believes in what they're saying."

Words to think about.

Nobody is immune to the pitching process. Writers pitch to executives. Executives pitch their executive team. Then to the head of production. Then the head of production has to pitch to the CEO. And, so it goes.

What does a "normal" pitching session look like?

"Fifteen or twenty minutes," says one studio executive. "That's the longest. I have writers come in who are wonderful, and they go on and on for forty-five minutes. Sometimes I just cut it short because it's obvious they're rambling. Pitching is the style of presentation; you have to win someone over with the energy and theatrics of it."

In a typical pitch meeting you'll schmooze for a few minutes while waiting for an opportunity to say I'd like to tell you about my idea. Then introduce the idea by telling a few lines about the overview of the story. For example, this is a story about a private detective who's hired by the wife of a prominent man to find out who he's having an affair with. In the process, he becomes involved in several murders and uncovers a major water scandal. That's how the pitch for Chinatown began.

Once you've got your opening three-sentence story line, you can establish the structural dynamics of the story; the beginning, middle and end. Plot Point I and Plot Point II. Design your story line in a way the executive can "see" the story. Now, what's the resolution of the story? Not the specific scene or shot, but the solution; does your character live or die, succeed or fail, win the race or not, get married or not? Perhaps the executive will suggest another ending - what do you do then? Can you get behind it?

Remember, a good pitch is something that gets bought. To walk out of that room and say, that was a great pitch meeting, and then they pass on your project, what does that do?
So, here's some key reminder points from a top production executive at a major motion picture company:

• Pitching Etiquette - be on time and be prepared to wait.

• Impress your audience - you're hoping to start a business relationship. So, dress appropriately, prepare your presentation, and look for any pitching aids, like photographs.

• See if you can read your audience.

• Things to expect and anticipate - the executive on the other side of the desk taking phone calls during your pitch, or having several other execs in the room, etc.).

• First impressions...what's the best way to handle the introduction (including the all-important pitch on who you are, and what your background is).

• Improvisation - what do you do when you fumble the pitch - how do you recover? .

• When the exec's eyes glaze over, are you ready to move to "Plan B." Or, "What else do you have?"

• "The leave behind" - a one or two page summary - setting up the follow up time to call....
To summarize: The executive looks for a "great idea." Think about the passion and manner of your presentation. Your writing ability always comes in second. Everybody's a buyer and seller in Hollywood. It is the Town of Sell, built on a foundation of hype, fear, greed, insecurity and ego. Pitching something just because you think it's commercial is a real trap. The trick is to find a commercial idea that you really want to write; not because it's commercial, but because you love the idea.

Yes, pitching is an art. How well you do it depends upon two things: the idea behind your screenplay and how well you present it.

Good luck.

Jumaat, 22 Mei 2009

How To Pitch A Movie By Andrew Lazar

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Pitching a story By JOE GRIMM

Pitching a story
By JOE GRIMM
Detroit Free Press
Recruiting and development editor

Even after 25 years of newspapering, I pitch ideas that never make it to the plate. When that happens, I have to try someone else, or go back, re-evaluate what I'm pitching and try again. Sometimes I have forgotten my own advice for pitching a story. It is:

• Pitch ideas, not topics. While the maxim is "if you can't write your idea on the back of a business card, you don't have one," editors need more than that. "Rave parties" is not a story idea. "Garage sales" is not a story idea. These are topics. A fully fleshed story idea has a news peg and answers the question, "Why are we doing this now?" The answer "because we never did it before" is lame. A story idea has news elements -- currency, importance, conflict or resolution. Editors do not deal in three-word ideas. They deal in budget lines. Get a look at the news budgets used at the newspaper for story meetings. See how the stories sound on there. Develop a budget line for your story idea.

• Prepare your pitch with a little reporting. Talk to some people. Search the newspaper's library. Is this really a new idea? You don't want to be pitching a story that was written six months ago. Do some reporting to flesh out the idea. Who is behind the story? What make it news? How is it developing? Why does it matter to our readers?

• Make the case. You want to pitch a story about a quirky little diner that is shutting after a short but successful run. It doesn't sound like much of a story -- unless you can say that the diner attracted a large clientele from the city's legal community. Or was the only place where homeless people and business people ate, side by side. Or was the only place in the city that served gazpatcho, and now people will have to drive a hundred miles to find it. Or the owner is closing shop because she is going to take the profits and sail around the world. Do enough reporting so that the editor can take this story into a news meeting and talk it up to other editors. Don't blurt out a story idea on your hunch alone. Poke around. Chances are your instincts are good, but you need to deliver some specifics.

• Understand what the newspaper is looking for. If you come up with a story that connects to one of the newspaper's key initiatives, you have something. They say they care about the well-being of children and you have a story about children having no safe place to play. You're onto something. Find a child who exemplifies that and who could be the lead for your story.

• Look at it from the editor's point of view. This is not selling out or "playing the game," this is framing your idea in a way that will strike the right chords with the newspaper and get your story into print.

• Try another angle. You've sharpened, focused and retooled. No dice. There may be another avenue. Sometimes you're pitching the wrong editor. If the metro editor won't take it, will the features editor? Could it be a photo story? There's more than one way to get an idea into print.

• Finally, explain why you think the story is important. You and the editor may have different perspectives, but you're not from different planets. Listen to the editor's questions. Find out what it will take to move your idea to the story stage. Be willing to explain, negotiate and sharpen the idea.
If your pitch falls flat, it's easy to blame it on an editor. Too easy. If your story matters to you, find a way to recast it and pitch it again so that the editors can see what you have. Don't drop the idea at the first obstacle. If you really have a good idea, it deserves more than a half-hearted pitch.
And, remember. Even I, after 25 years in the newsroom, many as an assigning editor and news editor, sometimes can't get my ideas into the paper. But I don't stop trying.
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DANA PEMBANGUNAN SENI FILEM & MULTIMEDIA


DANA PEMBANGUNAN SENI FILEM & MULTIMEDIA

PENGENALAN


Dana Pembangunan Seni Filem & Multimedia diwujudkan bertujuan melahirkan karya filem Malaysia yang bermutu tinggi yang diiktiraf di peringkat antarabangsa serta menggalak pertumbuhan bakat dan memajukan tahap profesionalisme para penggiat dan pengamal filem. Skim ini dikendalikan oleh sebuah Jawatankuasa yang terdiri dari kalangan karyawan dan penggiat filem.


OBJEKTIF

* Meningkatkan kuantiti dan kualiti penerbitan filem terutama filem pendek, dokumentari & animasi.

* Menempatkan industri filem Malaysia ditahap yang sewajarnya diperingkat antarabangsa.

* Menghargai karyawan dan seniman filem Malaysia mencapai kejayaan di peringkat antarabangsa.

* Menampilkan kemampuan pembikin filem tempatan di peringkat antarabangsa.


SKOP

Pembiayaan bagi menerbitkan filem pendek / dokumentari / animasi yang bermutu tinggi termasuk pembangunan skrip


TERMA PEMBIAYAAN

Jumlah Pembiayaan – Bantuan Penerbitan

Tidak melebihi RM20,000 untuk penerbitan video pendek (tidak melebihi 30 minit)

Tidak melebihi RM50,000 untuk penerbitan dokumentari / animasi (tidak melebihi 60 minit)


KELAYAKAN PEMOHON

* Warganegara Malaysia berumur 18 tahun ke atas

* Persatuan / Kelab Perfileman yang diiktiraf

* Karyawan yang dikenalpasti oleh Jawatankuasa


KAEDAH PERMOHONAN

Bantuan Penerbitan

Bagi permohonan penerbitan, kertas kerja mestilah disertakan dengan dokumen-dokumen berikut :-

* idea / konsep cerita

* anggaran kos produksi;

* cadangan artis / krew filem;

* pelan pemasaran / promosi;

* kenyataan sumber modal tambahan; dan

* latarbelakang dan pengalaman perfileman pemohon


Permohonan Yang Lengkap

Borang & permohonan yang lengkap di alamatkan kepada :-


Urusetia

Dana Pembangunan Seni Filem & Multimedia

Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia (FINAS)

Lot 1662, Batu 8, Jalan Hulu Kelang

68000 Ampang, Selangor.

( u.p. Unit Dana & Insentif )


Pemilihan

Jawatankuasa akan membuat penilaian terhadap semua permohonan yang lengkap dan memenuhi kriteria. Permohonan akan dijemput untuk menghadiri sesi temuduga / pitching. Pemohon akan dimaklumkan keputusan melalui surat.



Isnin, 18 Mei 2009

10th Gerak Khas






Tahniah pada skop production kerana berjaya bertahan hingga 10tahun rancangan kesukaanramai GERAK KHAS.

Isnin, 11 Mei 2009

Telemovie Ihsan Part 1 of 8

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LATIHAN MEMBACA SKRIN TELEMOVIE

Anda dikehendaki membuat simple treatment untuk cerita ini.


TELEMOVIE : IHSAN

Kisah mengenai seorang anak yang durhaka kepada keluarganya terutama ibunya...

TREATMENT

(Lihat Lampiran)

PELAKON UTAMA

ZAMARUL - Nordin

DYNAZ – Anita

ZAFRUL – Zamri

KARTINA AZIZ – Mak Timah

ABU BAKAR JUAH – Koperal Mansur

PELAKON PEMBANTU

KISMAH JOHAR – Ibu Zamri

SHAFIQ – PO Saiful

AZRUL – Malik

ZUBAIDI – Ayah Anita

ROHANI AHMAD – Mak Anita

DINI JURI – Imam

PELAKON TAMBAHAN

MOHAMAD RAMZLI

ERMAN RIZLAR

NORNASNIMAH JAAFAR

NORI ABDULLAH

SKRIP – ZABIDI MOHAMED

PENGURUS PENERBITAN – AZMAN BACHIK

PENOLONG PENGARAH – CHE YUN MUTALIB

PERALATAN – COMEL

PEMBANTU PERALATAN – AZMI JEFRI

KESINAMBUNGAN – DYNA

PEMBANTU AM & PERALATAN – KABIR

AGENSI PELAKON – ZUL TALENT AGENCY

UNIT PENGAMARAN – NUR TV PRODUCTION

PASCA PENERBITAN – LAYAR CONSULT SDN. BHD.

JURUKAMERA – MOHD. YUSRI AYOP

PEMBANTU JURUKAMERA – MOHD. AZUAN ABDUL HALIM

JURU LAMPU – MOHD. RAZALI

PEMBANTU JURU LAMPU – CHE MAT

JURU AUDIO – SUNNY A. SAMAN

SUNTINGAN – FAUZEE YAHYA

PEMBANTU PENYUNTINGAN – MOHD. HAFEZ HARUN

ADUNAN AUDIO – FAUZEE YAHYA

PENERBIT PENYELARAS – MOHD. YUSRI MOHD YUSOF

PENERBIT EKSEKUTIF – ABDUL HALIM CHE PA

PENERBIT – HJ. ABU HASSAN MORAD

PENGARAH – MURALI ABDULLAH


Note: Cerita ini ditayangkan & dibincangkan utk tujuan pembelajaran semata-mata