Pitching Skill Workshop With Elliot Grove Of Raindance


Pitching Skills Workshop

(6 customer reviews)

$79.15 $71.24

Next Date: Wednesday 7th July, 19:00 – 21:30 UK Time
Duration: Single evening
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE or Online
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Week 5 of the Screenwriters Foundation Certificate

Pitching skills is one of the essential skills needed for a successful career in the film industry. It is also one of the least considered by new entrants to the industry.

This intensive evening class presents the original pitching skill class developed for the MA programme of film studies at the Royal College of Art Film School in London, England, and is presented here in its entirety. Participants will also have the opportunity to test their pitches out on Elliot Grove and get his immediate response in his acclaimed Pitch Repair session.

You will learn:

+ How to run a pitch meeting
+ The goals of a pitch meeting
+ How to use visual aids
+ How to find your hook
+ How to ask for money and close investors
+ How to use crowdfunding ‘asks’
+ Pitching story vs pitching for money
+ Pitching tools – which will be explained and demonstrated

Who Should Attend

You don’t need to be a movie fan to attend this class – anyone interested in communicating a thought clearly and concisely will benefit as will writers, directors, producers, actors, filmmakers, cinema lovers, anyone with an interest in how movies are made and who seek a basic introduction to the filmmaking process.

About Elliot Grove

Elliot Grove founded Raindance as a thought experiment: Can you make a film with no money, no training and no experience, he asked?

When people like his first intern Edgar Wright started making movies he started the Raindance Film Festival to celebrate their work in 1993, the British Independent Film Awards in 1998, and Raindance.TV in 2007.

Elliot has produced over 150 short films and 5 feature films. He has written eight scripts, one of which is currently in pre-production. His first feature film, TABLE 5 (1997) was shot on 35mm and completed for a total of £278.38. He teaches writers and producers in the UK, Europe, Japan and America. In 2006 he produced the multiple-award winning The Living and the Dead.

In 2013 he relaunched the production arm: Raw Talent with the cult film director Ate de Jong. Their first venture was the psychological thriller Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey. finished late 2013.

He has written three books which have become industry standards: RAINDANCE WRITERS LAB 2nd Edition (Focal Press 2008), Raindance Producers’ Lab: Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking (Focal Press 2013) and 130 PROJECTS TO GET YOU INTO FILMMAKING (Barrons 2009). He was awarded a PhD in 2009 for services to film education. His first novel THE BANDIT QUEEN is scheduled for publication next year.

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6 reviews for


Pitching Skills Workshop

  1. Alice

    I really enjoyed the Pitching Skills Workshop at Raindance. It was both informative and detailed, packed with useful tips and insight within the industry.

  2. Robert Dee

    Excellent workshop on the dark art of pitching skills. Charles knows his stuff and he communicates it clearly with an infectious energy. It was not only useful for the information on the pitching process but helped me to shape my script ideas and make them more compelling.

  3. Andrew Ionides (verified owner)

    The workshop was relaxed and inspiring. Charles urged us to come out of our comfort zone and pair up with different individuals to refine each other’s pitching skills. Really helpful and important for that first interaction in any industry event.

  4. Nicolo Riboni

    I’d totally recommend this workshop to anyone interested in how to approach a pitch. Detailed and useful, it gives you a clear vision of what to do during a pitch meeting. Elliot’s experience makes it extremely valuable, and as always, the amount of information and inside tips is incredible.

  5. Susheel Arya (verified owner)

    Great Experience. The one I attended was an extension to a 5 week course which wasn’t ideal as everyone knew everyone when I joined. A bit awkward tbh. The content was in continuation from past classes so it took me some time to adjust. Great storytelling and pretty clear vision on how to approach. Picked up some great points – hope to apply these points in real life soon.

  6. mm

    Elliot Grove

    Thanks for your comments and glad you could join. I need to fix the past class content and try to make it more concise! And let us know if there is anything else we can do!

  7. Michael Brand

    Really useful and very informative course. Lots of information and direction. Ask questions too, as answers will definitely get information that might get passed over in the right time schedule (I got the name of an entertainment lawyer, which is essential). Oh yeah, and if you have a movie you want to pitch, great time to get in some practice AND advice!

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