Pitch Clinic with Michael Wiese
April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindance is proud to launch the world's first Pitch Clinic.
Few skills are more important for storytellers and filmmakers than the ability to pitch. Summing up your project in a minute or two could take as long as writing the script or making the film in the first place. Until now.
Few people know more filmmakers and authors than the legendary Michael Wiese. Over a forty-year film career Michael has produced films and documentaries, written ten books, and been pitched at the very highest level over three thousand times. Michael was the 'good' guy in the chair at Showtime and the USA giant Vestron. It was he who decided if your pitch would get the green light.
His amazing journey through the highest echelons of Hollywood has given Michael mastery in the art of pitching. More importantly, Michael has learned how to teach what makes a memorable pitch through his Pitch Clinic.
In a one-of-a-kind event Michael will listen to pitches and stage-manage your presentations. He will offer invaluable tips and tricks enabling you to better present your project to development executives and financiers.
What you will learn at Michael Wiese's Pitch Clinic
Through exercises and demonstrations Michael will show you how to deal with nerves. He will critique your story, forcing you to go to it's most basic emotion, which will enable you to quickly and succinctly hone your pitch. Some of the topics Michael will discuss include:
- stripping down a script to it's storyline
- choosing the right body language for a pitch
- when and how to us visual aids
- titles and why they matter
- overcoming jitters and nerves
What they are saying
"I had the pleasure of working with Michael for several years presenting workshops for student filmmakers at the Cannes Film Festival. Kodak sponsored over one hundred student interns who worked in The American Pavilion. Michael presented a full day workshop to these students which dealt with independent film production, financing, development, and marketing and distribution. Of all the great things that happened to these students while at Cannes, Michael's seminar was always a distinct highlight of their experience. He is a natural presenter who knows the nuances of the entire spectrum of independent production from a true insider's perspective. He was spontaneous and creative with the students, and very skilled at involving them in pitching. His development tutorials are still being talked about by those who were there. The students always gave him high marks and he delivered on Kodak's goals to promote film and understanding of the business. It was a delight working with such an accomplished professional."
- John Mason, Director of Eastman Kodak’s Worldwide Student Filmmaker Program
Who should attend
Screenwriters, film directors, documentary filmmakers, multi-format content creators, gaming creators and VR filmmakers will all benefit from this event. Don't miss this chance to learn from a master.