Pitching

10 Vital Pitching Tips From Austin Film Festival

I had the pleasure of returning to the Austin Film Festival to teach the pitch prep seminar alongside the wonderful and brilliant Pamela Ribon for the second year in a row. I was also one of the pitch judges for two of the pitch competition sessions, choosing two finalists in each...

ScriptMag Archives: Speed Pitching – How to Pitch at a Pitchfest

Editor’s Note: From Script Magazine archives, previously published in our print magazine. HOW TO PITCH AT A FESTIVAL A guide to speed pitching in a loud and distracting environment. A standard activity at festivals now is to offer sessions where filmmakers and screenwriters can pitch industry executives, development people and financiers....

Writers’ Room 101: Pitching Tips

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! In the last post, I gave you a general overview of what pitching in the room is like. Hopefully, the information wasn’t too overwhelming. If it was…don’t panic! I’ve got some specific pitching tips that’ll make it all make sense. Pitch...

Notes from the Margins: A Writer’s Greatest Enemy

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Much like an innocent, wide-eyed gazelle prancing along the African plains, the amateur writer has many natural enemies lurking, waiting to pounce.  But I bet you don’t know what their greatest natural enemy is. It’s not the cold-hearted agent, not the...

Submissions Insanity # 10: Screenplay Submissions DOs and DON’Ts

1) DO connect. Lots of writers contact me, quoting the old “Catch 22” situation: they can’t get a producer without an agent, but they can’t get an agent without anything produced. NOPE! The savvy writer knows collaboration is the cornerstone of the industry. Getting together, making short films on smartphones, entering screenwriting contests...