Congratulations! You've written the next blockbuster hit! But...now what?
Writing your screenplay is just the first step. If you don't take it out into the world and pitch it, your script will never get sold. Pitching a Screenplay: Essential Advice for Before, During and After a Pitching Event can help you take that next step. This collection of articles from Script Magazine will take you through the ins and outs of crafting and delivering a truly impressive pitch.
Just how valuable are pitchfests? These articles explore what you can really expect to get out of spending your time and money at pitchfests. You will learn about pitchfest misconceptions and how networking and building relationships with producers can be the most valuable takeaway from any pitching event. You will learn how to prepare for a pitchfest: what research you need to conduct, what to bring, what to wear, and how to begin. These articles cover how to make a great first impression, the dos and don'ts of pitching, what phrases will make you sound like a rookie during a pitch meeting, and important tips to know before submitting your script. You will learn the 5 steps for pitching success, which include concentrating on the needs of the producers besides your own and turning rejection into connection. Pitching a Screenplay: Essential Advice for Before, During and After a Pitching Event also delves into the importance of listening, having both a prepared and improvisational phase of your pitch, and knowing your weaknesses.
Contributors to this collection include Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (editor for Script Magazine), Lee Jessup (career coach to notable screenwriters), Jacob Krueger (writer of The Matthew Shepard Story), Stephanie Palmer (leader of the American Film Market's annual Pitch Conference), and Wendy Kram (producer and owner of L.A. FOR HIRE).
Don't let your script gather dust of the shelf! Take the next step toward getting your vision produced with help from Pitching a Screenplay: Essential Advice for Before, During and After a Pitching Event.