"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:
FILM, TV & OTHER INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
- SCRIPTED AND UNSCRIPTED TELEVISION;
- FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAYS;
- STREAMING & OTT’S;
- ACTORS, PERFORMERS & OTHER TALENT: PITCHING YOURSELF IN AUDITIONS & INTERVIEWS; and
- PITCHING OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL – NOVELS, BOOKS, ARTICLES, SHORT STORIES ETC.
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:
(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.
(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,
(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;
(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
(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 email@example.com