Jane Clancey and guests take on the subject of pitching - how to get commissioners to listen, and how to get your idea off the ground.

Getting your idea commissioned requires planning, creativity and salesmanship.

Commissioners often have to listen to pitches all day long, so how can you make yours stand out and convince them that your show is the one they need to make?

"I always try to say something funny early on; If you can get people to laugh and relax then that's a good thing." – Lisa Ausden

Jane is joined by two successful pitchers, Lisa Ausden, executive producer in BBC Vision and BBC development executive Andy Brereton.