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"YOU CAN'T SELL IT, IF YOU CAN'T PITCH IT."  Whether you're a writer trying to get your script optioned, sold or produced...an author with a manuscript you want an agent or publisher to read...an actor or voice talent or other performer wanting the talent agent or casting agent to pick YOU...Whatever it is you want another person to do to further your creative career: convincing that person is a "pitch" to win them over.  LEARN in a workshop how to pitch better at the Inaugural (first ever!) 'PITCH STRONG' event being held January 20+21, 2019, at State College of Florida in partnership with the Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office -- and possibly earn the right to pitch in front of executives from film, television, reality programming, literary scouts for major movie & television studio, who will be present to hear & judge the best pitches of the event.

UP TO FIVE WORKSHOPS to choose from
~ half day Sunday 1/20 1PM-5:30 PM followed by a networking mixer, and half-day Monday morning 1/21, followed by a Judging Panel in Auditorium: 
  1. SCRIPTED AND UNSCRIPTED TELEVISION;
  2. FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAYS;
  3. STREAMING & OTT’S;
  4. ACTORS, PERFORMERS & OTHER TALENT: PITCHING YOURSELF IN AUDITIONS & INTERVIEWS; and
  5. PITCHING OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL – NOVELS, BOOKS, ARTICLES, SHORT STORIES ETC.
FILM, TV & OTHER INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS whose credits include directing, producing, casting, executive producing, writing and other elements for major motion pictures and television content for HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, WEtv, USA, THE CW, LIFETIME, UPN, STARZ, COMEDY CENTRAL, DISCOVERY, MTV, AND FX, will teach the workshops as well as sit on the final afternoon JUDGING PANEL, to decide First, Second and Third “BEST PITCHES” of the conference which will receive awards and prizes, as well as the distinction and opportunity for self-promotion, press and publicity to further the winners’ career goals!

VIP guests to teach and to judge, confirmed to date:
 
BRENDAN WALSH
(Director, Producer, Exec. Producer & other extensive credits include:  Bang Bang [in development]; Centigrade [wrapped]; The Kindergarten Teacher (Maggie Gyllenhaal); The Bourne Legacy; Gulliver’s Travels, The Wrestler, 27 Dresses; television particularly known for: ROYAL PAINS ; NURSE JACKIE ; among others.
 
BRADLEY ROSS
(Executive producer, producer, principal/exec Manhattan Productions in NYC; credits including independent films CARTEL Land (Emmy nomination), Here Alone, The Kindergarten Teacher, and others; television including Discovery Channel, MTV, and others.
 
MEGHAN RAFFERTY
(Casting Director, Casting Associate and other extensive casting credits for HBO, USA, Comedy Central, Starz, Fox, ABC, NBC, UPN, CBS, and many feature films. A few examples:  The Wolf of Wall Street, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Hugo, Shutter Island, Away We Go, The Aviator, College Road Trip, Boardwalk Empire/HBO; Gravity/STARZ ; Falling Water/USA Networks ; The Leftovers/HBO ; Louie/FX; Lipstick Jungle/NBC; You Don’t Know Jack/HBO; Demetri Martin/Comedy Central; etc.
 
MIA CUSUMANO
(Casting director, Casting Associate and other extensive casting credits for USA, WEtv; HBO, The CW; CBS, HBO, ABC, Lifetime, and many others. A few examples:  Lez Bomb; Annie; Falling Water/USA; South of Hell/WEtv; The Leftovers/HBO, The Tomorrow People/CW; Golden Boy, CBS, Phil Spector TV movie/HBO; Body of Proof/ABC, Sherri/Lifetime; In Treatment/HBO, and many others
 
PETER ODIORNE
(Director, producer, writer, partner in Last Man Standing in Los Angeles, two film projects in the works, The Middle of X (wrapped) and All Together, past award-winning documentaries, television commercials, corporate and industrial projects and clients too numerous to list.

Sunday check-in starts at 12:00p.
Sunday reception is 5:30-7:00p.


For more info call Kimmi at (941) 309-1200 x104 or email her at kimberly@filmsarasota.com

Class Details

2 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Sun.  
  Mon.  

Location : SCF Lakewood Ranch Location : 
  SCF Lakewood Ranch.

Instructor : Instructor TBD 

 

Notice

Please read:  Sunday check-in starts at 12:00p. Sunday reception is 5:30-7:00p.

Tuition: 

$199.00


Registration Closes On
Monday, January 21, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/20/2019 Sun 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sarasota, SCF Lakewood Ranch  Map, Room: Auditorium (125), Center for Innovation & Technology Instructor TBD 
1/21/2019 Mon 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Sarasota, SCF Lakewood Ranch  Map, Room: Auditorium (125), Center for Innovation & Technology Instructor TBD