How to Pitch Your Movie or Screenplay
Pitching is one of the most 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.
Participants will also have the opportunity to test their pitches out on the tutor, and get his immediate response in his acclaimed Pitch Repair session.
- Running a pitch meeting
- The goals of a pitch meeting
- Using visual aids
- Finding your hook
- Pitching tools 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.
Clear. Concise. Information packed. I wrote ’til my fingers cramped.
Justin Lee, Screenwriter
This calmly took me down a path where the complicated suddenly became clear. The pitching session at the end was a terrific exercise.
Caroline deFoe, Screenwriter/Producer
Michael Wiese lives in Cornwall and is an American director, producer, author, and publisher with 50 years experience during which he has heard over 3000 pitches. He launched video lines for National Geographic, The Smithsonian, NOVA, Audubon, PBS Home Video and a comedy line with Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and Whoopi Goldberg. His publishing company (mwp.com) has released over 200 filmmaking titles (10 of which he wrote) including the best-sellers, “Save the Cat”, “The Writer’s Journey”, “Shot by Shot”, “Directing Actors” and the “Master Shots” series. Six years ago – together with his wife Geraldine – they created the Divine Arts (divineartsmedia.com) imprint and produced books and films such as “The Shaman & Ayahuasca” and “The Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas”. His memoirs, “Onward and Upward” was recently released.