Advanced Documentary Development

An extension of Jack McDonald’s Writing and Documentary Development workshop for his alumni and experienced producers.

This course, a continuation of Jack McDonald's Writing and Developing the Documentary workshop, is for those who understand the basics of the development process and want to push further into structure, storytelling, production strategies, style and writing. Students bring current projects for assessment, learn to refine their pitches, improve their treatments and polish their scripts in order to move their projects to the next level. Student filmmakers from Jack's past Advanced Development course have gone on to successfully develop projects for PBS and other networks.