Practice Makes Perfect: Another Successful Virtual Pitch Challenge
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!
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!