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The Great American Scriptfest & Pitchfest

EVENT DESCRIPTION

ISA Members: SAVE $50 when you register for a Platinum, Silver, Gold or Bronze ScriptFest ticket package through the ISA! Register here AND enter the Coupon Code ISA50 at check out. 

 

Pitch Your Script to more than 120 production companies, agents, managers, financiers, and other industry professionals seeking material to option, and writers to hire, manage, and represent. This is our most popular event and sells out every year. Held on Sunday, May 31st, you may pitch to as many companies as you can. Only 500 tickets are sold.

 

Please look at the registration levels below to pick your package (description of all events & sessions are near the bottom of the page)!

 

Registration Options:

Scriptfest Package ($100) - Access to all Saturday ScriptFest classes

 

Bronze Package ($300) -  Access to all Saturday classes, PitchFest Pass to Sunday's Pitchfest, Electronic copy of Executive Contact Booklet, 1 Ticket to Sweet Taste of Success Party

 

Writing Partner Package ($500) -  Two (2) bronze packages for all Saturday classes, ScriptFest social events, Two (2) PitchFest passes to Sunday's Great American PitchFest, Executive Director, Sunday Sweet Taste of Success Cocktail Party

 

Silver Package ($375) -  Access to all Saturday classes, PitchFest Pass to Sunday's Pitchfest, Electronic copy of Executive Contact Booklet, 1 Ticket to Sweet Taste of Success Party, Hard Copy of Executive Contact Booklet, Ticket to Executive Luncheon

 

Gold Package ($500) -  Access to all Saturday classes, PitchFest Pass to Sunday's Pitchfest, Electronic copy of Executive Contact Booklet, 1 Ticket to Sweet Taste of Success Party, Hard Copy of Executive Contact Booklet, Ticket to Executive Luncheon, Ticket to Friday Master Class, 1 Private Consultation, Pitch Boot Camp

 

Platinum ($750) -  Access to all Saturday classes, PitchFest Pass to Sunday's Pitchfest, Electronic copy of Executive Contact Booklet, 1 Ticket to Sweet Taste of Success Party, Hard Copy of Executive Contact Booklet, Ticket to Executive Luncheon, Ticket to Friday Master Class, 1 Private Consultation, Pitch Boot Camp, Career in a Day (full day session), Agent & Manager Luncheon, Saturday ScriptFest Power Lunch, Screenwriter Survival Kit

 

EVENTS/SESSIONS

Career In A Day

Kickstart your screenwriting career into gear with either of our popular half day or full day ‘Career In A Day’ power classes. These half hour presentations give a snapshot into everything you need to know about the craft and business of screenwriting. These powerful blasts of information have been called ‘Ted Talks For Writers.’ Attend half the day for $75 or the full day for $125. The full day includes the Agent and Manager Luncheon.  If you want ONLY the Career in a Day option, please find our other listing here: http://www.networkisa.org/class.php?id=338

 

Agent & Manager Luncheon

New this year, this special luncheon is only available to those attending the full day Career In A Day session. It will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 12:30 – 1:45pm.

 

Executive Luncheon

Don’t miss one of our most popular networking events, held on Sunday, May 30, where you dine with a table of industry execs for an entire hour, and enjoy a delicious, three course meal with your new best friends in the biz (Approximately 2-4 Execs and 2-4 Writers per table). Approximately 100 Executives attend this luncheon, with only 100 luncheon tickets available to writers. You must be registered for the Great American PitchFest and have a lunch ticket to attend. The luncheon sells out, so please purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

 

Great American PitchFest

Pitch Your Script to more than 120 production companies, agents, managers, financiers, and other industry professionals seeking material to option, and writers to hire, manage, and represent. This is our most popular event and sells out every year. Held on Sunday, May 31st, you may pitch to as many companies as you can. Only 500 tickets are sold.

 

Master Classes

Master Classes are half-day (or evening) sessions with the best teachers in the business. Past instructors have included industry leaders such as Robert McKee (“Robert McKee’s Story Seminar”), Syd Field (“Screenplay”), Dr. Linda Seger (Author, “Making A Good Script Great”), Blake Snyder (“Save The Cat”), Michael Hauge (Author, “Writing Screenplays That Sell”) and the exceptional, Pilar Alessandra (“On The Page”).

Taking a half-day workshop with one of these masters will help you to elevate your craft, and master your story.

This year’s ‘Television Master Class’ will be held on Friday, May 29th from 7-10pm with Pilar Alessandra.  Don’t miss this fantastic class or your opportunity to learn how to work in series television and create your best TV script.

 

Party On The Patio

Join your fellow writers for a drink around the pool to celebrate, and share with others what you have learned after a full day of classes. The fire pits will be going, as well as the music. Sit back, have a drink, and enjoy the company of great friends under a star-filled, Californian sky.

 

Pitch Alley

New this year for the first time ever – pitching on Saturday, as well as Sunday. Approximately 20-30 companies will line the hallways to hear your pitch, and consider you for writing assignments, for representation, or to option your screenplay. Agents, managers, and production companies will be in attendance from 11am – 1pm, and 2pm – 6pm. They are all invited to continue the festivities afterwards at the poolside Party On The Patio.

 

Pitch Boot Camp

Whip your pitch into shape at Pitch Boot Camp! Never pitched before? After this session, you will be a pro! Make new friends as you practice your pitch, learn from others as you hear theirs, and hone your script to its most powerful and pitch-worthy perfection.

 

Private Consultations

Meet with your favorite speaker for a private, half hour consultation. These are your meetings, so anything goes. No matter what your experience level, our consultants are there to help shape your script, your pitch, and your future.

Consultants are available to provide:

·    Career Advice

·    Pitch Coaching

·    First Page Analysis

·    Perfect your logline

·    Find the high concept in your low concept story

·    Inject confidence in yourself and your pitch

 

Consultants who are available include:

Pilar Alessandra  -  Scotty Cornfield  -  Lee Jessup  -  Steve Kaplan  -  Carole Kirschner  -  Steve LaRue  -  Jose Silero  -  Jessica Sitomer  -  Pamela Jaye Smith  -  Shawn Tolleson  -  Kathie Fong Yoneda  -  Nick Reed (Oscar Winner for Best Documentary)

 

Once you have purchased a session, you will be contacted about a week before the event to schedule a mutually agreeable time. You are guaranteed a meeting with the consultant of your choice. If your consultant sells out, you may either meet with a different one or have your money refunded. Appointments are booked on a first come, first served basis so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

ScriptFest

ScriptFest is a conference that kicks off on Friday night with a master class intensive, followed by a full day on Saturday of screenwriting panels, workshops, roundtables, networking parties, and our latest addition of the Pitch Alley. ScriptFest and the Great American PitchFest is a new partnership to bring the best conference and pitching opportunities together to create the ultimate screenwriting event.

 

ScriptFest Kick-Off & Sweet Taste of Success Parties

Join us at the welcome reception and the after parties where you will meet dozens of other writers and industry professionals. Don’t know anyone in LA? You certainly will by the end of the weekend! These are FREE events – open to all.

 

The companies below are confirmed to attend.  To get your pitch ready, research them to find out what kind of work they do!  Know who you're pitching to!  (New companies are confirming all the time)

ADS Management (Magic Mike XXL)
All3Media (Shameless)
Amasia Entertainment (The Call)
Benaroya Pictures (Kill Your Darlings)
Benderspink (Horrible Bosses 2)
Boz Productions (Soul Plane)
Citizen Skull Production & Management (9)
Duke Media Foundation (Actor Bill Duke)
Elliott Rosenblatt (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas)
Gotham Group (The Maze Runner)
Leverage Management (Boardwalk Empire)
Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
Millennium Films (Olympus Has Fallen)
MRC Studios (Ted)
NBCUniversal (Furious 7)
Quadrant Pictures (Mena, starring Tom Cruise, 2017)
Reeves Entertainment (Homicide: Life On The Street)
Romark Entertainment (Showrunners)
Sierra/Affinity (Whiplash)
The Warden Group (Witness)
And at least 100 more!

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