Pitching Thursday (Evening): LondonSWF Festival Week Evening Workshop (Sept 14th 2017)

with Pilar Alessandra

Pitching Thursday (Evening): LondonSWF Festival Week Evening Workshop (Sept 14th 2017) image

You can’t sell your project until you’ve convinced someone to read it. How do you convince someone to read it? By pitching it to them!

NOTE: PITCHING THURSDAY HAS MOVED TO THURSDAY EVENING.

Pitching Thursday (Evening) is back, our popular pre-festival event that prepares you for the weekend of pitching that lies ahead.

pitch3‘Absolutely inspiring and stimulating! It helps even the shyest guy in the world to gain a startling self-confidence in pitching. It’s also a good exercise to test the real value of your writing’
Giordano Trischitta (Pitching Thursday delegate)

Tickets are £20.00
Venue: Regents College, Regents Park
Date: Thursday 14th September 2017 (evening), 6pm to 8:45pm (followed by party at festival)

pilar2Meet Pilar

Run by studio screenplay reader, script consultant and director of the LA writers’ studio On the Page®, Pilar Alessandra, Pitching Thursday is designed to improve your pitching skills, giving you insight into your style, ideas and delivery. This will ideally prep you for the Great British Pitchfest at the LSF too.

Pitching is a necessary part of the business. It is not something to get nervous or overwhelmed about, but a skill to be learned and mastered like any other. Pitching Thursday will give you confidence and clarity as you focus on what is special about your project, and you will learn how to powerfully convey your passion to someone else. Don’t fall into the trap of crippling your project just because you didn’t have a killer pitch.

Read Pilar’s full Bio HERE

pitchingPrep For Pitchfest!

Pitching Thursday (evening) also includes rehearsal pitching in groups so that you get to refine your project for pitching at the LSF. By the end of the evening, your project will be ready to pitch to any producer, agent or executive you meet at the festival.

Get the most out of your opportunities at the festival by signing up to Pitching Thursday (evening) today.

pitchYour Outcomes

Pitching Thursday (evening) will show you and help you…

  • Prepare to pitch professionally, passionately and powerfully.
  • Learn the different pitching styles for different people, places and opportunities.
  • Learn the common pitfalls that kill most great ideas dead.
  • Highlight weaknesses in your pitching style, and offer immediate solutions.
  • Offer a specific, beat-by-beat template to fine tune your killer pitch.
  • Give you tons of practice – and practice makes perfect!
  • Give you TONS of confidence – if you believe, they will believe too!
  • Turn your fear into FUN! You will leave dying to pitch your projects.
  • Prepare you for the Great British Pitchfest to get the most from your opportunity.

Tickets are £20.00
Venue: Regents College, Regents Park
Date: Thursday 14th September 2017 (evening), 6pm to 8:45pm (followed by party at festival)

First Draft Workshop_Pilar_21Feedback for Pilar

‘Your pitching strategies were awesome.’
Irin Evers

‘An amazing start to my festival experience, Pilar’s session was filled with ballsy woman confidence.’
Alison Down, Writer

‘Tips, tools, ideals – the perfect preparation for the pitching sessions…Thank you!’
Anthony Etherington

‘I am now applying what I learned to my screenplay, making it not only more sellable, but also more engaging.’
Amy Hardiman, Screenwriter

‘The best one day workshop on Pitching I have attended. The day was organised to give us the skills, encourage us to use them and deliver a pitch. Excellent!’
Ann Monks, Writer

‘Pitching Thursday was absolutely brilliant! It gave me the foundation and confidence to pitch on at the PitchFest’
Valerie Pierre Louis, Filmmaker

‘A powerhouse session packed with everything you need to know about pitching’
Paul Sukhija, Filmmaker

‘Made me realise the importance of keeping my pitch simple, tied totally to the protagonist, and pitched with love and passion and clarity.’
Alison Down, Writer

‘Pitching had become my focus point of anxiety. Now, I know that I can deliver a pitch with confidence.’
Michaeline Johnson

‘We had our first pitch today for “The House” and rocked it – all because we followed the pitch structure you laid out for us.’
Susan Cohen

‘Your class on pitching resulted in a refined pitch and half a dozen reps requesting more.Jim T.

‘Your class made it all worth it because two producers expressed a strong interest, and a third actually asked to read a copy of the script that I had on hand!’
Murray Williams

‘Thanks for your wonderfully inspiring and informative session on pitching.’
Donna Roa

‘Just wanted to let you know that your approach to pitching – both your method and your presentation of it – has worked wonders. I’ve garnered enough buzz to get very good coverage from ICM, and have convinced many people to read it.
Ben Zolno

‘Absolutely inspiring and stimulating! It helps even the shyest guy in the world to gain a startling self-confidence in pitching.
Giordano Trischitta, Screenwriter

Appearing in this session

Pilar Alessandra

Pilar Alessandra – Script Consultant and Educator

Credits include: The Coffee Break Screenwriter

Pilar's students and clients have written for Lost, Prison Break, Nip Tuck, House of Lies, CSI and Family Guy.
Pilar Alessandra

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