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The Art of the Pitch: Film and TV

“Pitching” is a technique as old as time. It’s a skill used extensively in everyday life, but it’s paramount in the film and TV industry, whether pitching oneself or a project. For aspiring writers, agents, producers, managers, and executives, pitching is a required skill throughout the industry. This course will introduce you to the brief and succinct teaser pitch, which is roughly three to five minutes, for feature films and TV. You then will have the opportunity to create and hone your own teaser pitch for a project you currently are developing or for a hypothetical future project. Additionally, you will be asked to outline and possibly rehearse an extended version of your pitch (15 to 20 minutes), which is a common next step in selling a project. In the final class session, you will perform your teaser pitches for industry guests and receive feedback. You will walk away with a confident sense of how to pitch your stories and yourself, as well as with the tools to craft an effective narrative that will engage listeners.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A three- to five-minute teaser pitch for a feature film or TV project
  • The outline of an extended pitch
  • Familiarity with best practices for pitching yourself and your film and TV projects

Ideal for

  • Students interested in film and TV writing, producing, directing, and development, or in a career in the entertainment industry
  • Those with a finished project ready to pitch, as well as those with projects still in development

1 section

  • Summer 2021

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2021
    • Date

      Jun 15 - Jul 20
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Instructor Led