Practice Makes Perfect: Another Successful Virtual Pitch Challenge

By Caitlin Arcand • November 22, 2021

And just like that, another successful Virtual Pitch Challenge is in the books! We had a great evening at our Pitch Panel, where we heard valuable feedback from industry pro panelists Leyla Kader Dahm (Literary Manager at Zero Gravity Entertainment), Rebecca Windsor (Head of the Warner Brothers Television Workshop), Elly Lachman (Warner Brothers Television Workshop), and Alrik Bursell (Post Production Producer at Glass & Marker). 

With every pitch, our industry pros emphasized the importance of character arcs, plot lines, and tone. Three crucial aspects of a successful story.

But more than anything, the key to nailing a pitch is practice, practice, practice! You only get one chance to make a first impression, and you want to make sure you are prepared and polished. So whether it's talking in the mirror or writing out note cards, there is no better time than now to start fine-tuning your presentation. 

Now without further ado, please join us in congratulating the Grand Prize Winners and Finalists of our Virtual Pitch Challenge! 

Grand Prize Winners

Jewels Proctor - Truth High

Jingjing Tian - Kid C

Mark Bowes - Life During Wartime: Pilot Episode - Nowhere Fast


Adrienne Thorne - Stones

Alex Bright - Revenants

Arnon Shorr - The Golem of Cotopaxi

Bruna Pias - Bonny x Read

Devan Young - In The Hills

Finn Wagstaff - Glenn vs. The Filthiest Woman Alive

J&J Lawson - The Special

Jeffrey Chase - Little Old Ladies

Joel Zhang Jie Pau - Wonders of the Symphony

Jonathan Logan - Danger With Wings

Kate Imy - Uniform

Katie Combs - The Curious Journeys of Samuel Mullins

Natausha Bushell - Scooby's Gone

Norm Fassbender and Katherine Holowach - Quantum Betty - The Plant Thief

Patrice Williams-Marks - The Zetto Equation

Patricia Selznick - The Great Shedding

Patrick Lehe - Our Father

Robin Streichler - Getting Back to Jane

Rod Spence - Straight Up

Sarah Moss - Instant Message

Shane Walsh-Smith - Matchsticks 2.0 (Pilot): Perfect is the Enemy of Special

Simon X. Frederick - Loreful, Good and Evil

Sarah Marie Adamson - What's Best

Tobey Alexander - Timothy Scott: Shadow Island

Yvonne Paulin - The Trail

To learn more about pitching, check out some of our resources like our ProTips page filled with hundreds of helpful videos, classes, and webinars. Plus, we are now offering one-on-one pitch feedback sessions with Producer, Writer & Senior Manager of Events & Writer Relations, Shayna Weber. Click here to learn more. 

We look forward to hearing about your next successful pitch meeting! 

Caitlin Arcand