Wow! Another Pitch Panel & Pitch Challenge in the books! We were blown away by the submissions this round and it was hard to narrow down our top picks, but first...
One Important Thing Executives Look for in a Pitch:
The biggest thing industry executives are looking for is YOU! What makes you the right person to tell this story? What's your special sauce? What do YOU bring to the table?
Anyone can write a script or come up with an idea, so why you? You want your pitch to feel so personal that the executive(s) you're pitching to can't imagine anyone else writing it. YOUR voice and YOUR UNIQUE perspective are what make you different than every other writer out there, so use that! Explain why you, and you alone, need to tell this specific story. We encourage you to get as personal as possible, because you are the most important part of a successful pitch!
We encourage you to study the below pitches and use them as inspiration the next time you're practicing your own pitch.
And without further ado, here are the winners and finalists of the ISA Virtual Pitch Challenge.
Virtual Pitch Winners
Virtual Pitch Finalists
Alan Jenkins - SCOTUS
Brandon Thomas - One Michelin Star
Chelsea Totten - Burn It Down
Christopher Morrison - Blackwood: The Jones Episode
Connie Weidel - A Little Bit Crazy
Daniel Shar - Single Family Unit
Derek Nunn - PARAGON
Graham Holliday - Dark of the Moon
Jana Forkel - Z.U.P.E.R.
Jana Forkel - Symbiosis
Jonathan Wickremasinghe-Kuhn - Blood Debt
Jordan Butcher and Jacob Chattman - SOLUS
Maria Rotger - Women on Play
Megan Swertlow - No Overnight Parking
Michael Klug - Boys
Nick Black and Michael Cudlitz - The Mortician, Steve
Sharilyn Kyle - 8Bytes
Sherry Ficklin - A Girl's Guide to Demon Hunting
Steven Stiefel and M.E. Ellington - The Harvesting
Tristan J Shuler - What Even Are You?
Wendy Wilkins - Tinderbox
You might not nail your first pitch and remember, that's okay! We're going to have another FREE pitch challenge soon, so check back soon. In the meantime, sharpen up those skills and keep at it.
A HUGE congrats again to our pitch winners and finalists!