Posts tagged pitching
Posts tagged pitching
"A producer friend at a production company recently shared this email interchange with a writer. It painfully illustrates why most producers will only accept solicited submissions or via a reputable agent. Irrespective of the talent this writer may show in the future, this bridge is burned."
One way to tell who deserves attention and who doesn’t is very simple: rookies use certain words and phrases that give them away.
So, it’s time to pull back the curtain.
Here are words and phrases that make you sound like a rookie, even if you’re not. I started this list on a blog post on my site and received some great comments from readers which I’ve included on the list.
At the recent Austin Film Festival, Danny Manus and Pamela Ribon were on hand to teach all the shy, introverted, socially-awkward writers in the room (myself included) how to pitch. Danny’s experience with pitching comes from the executive end. He’s currently running No BullScript Consulting, but he admits that he is a “recovering development executive.” Pamela’s experience comes from actually doing pitches for both film and TV projects, and she has sold numerous ideas and scripts to the likes of ABC, Warner Bros., Disney Channel, and 20th Century Fox.
Check out Jen Grisant’s Facebook page. On it she posts the format for a television pitch that she teaches in Writers on the Verge.
Dead in a Room- Genius take on pitching Hell!
Gary Schusett’s famous pitching coaching for free!
From Tony Lee writer of comic books, films, tv et al. Pitching is hard and it’s the nemesis of many of us. But not kryptonite. That would be distractions like Twitter and…pretty much anything. These are some insights from someone who has been there and does that and succeeds. And who does not apparently freeze up like an alien pretending to be a deer in tractor beam that looks like headlights or maybe it’s a really, really interesting phase shifter, when asked an unexpected question, but I digress.
It’s part of the business of being a writer. You have to do it and doing it well can make you. Gary Shusett, producer of Moon over Parador and brother of Ron Shusett, writer of the Alien franchise, knows the business and is a pitching uber-guru. Check out some of his advice.
Great pitching tips from independent development exec. Zac Sanford.