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Sell Your Movie or TV Show... and Say Hello... at Pitchfest!

Hey, everyone--

Just wanted to invite you all to next month's annual Great American PitchFest, where I'll be speaking and doing pitch and project consultations.

For those of you who haven't been to PitchFest, it's a two-day festival where writers, producers, directors, and other filmmakers can take classes, network, and pitch their ideas to actual agents, execs, producers, and representatives from studios, networks, and production companies.

Previous participants have sold scripts, gotten jobs, and signed with representation... and last year's festival sold out!

Most importantly... I'll be speaking there at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13... participating on "Making It Reel," a panel of reality producers including Tim Crescenti (I Survived a Japanese Game Show) and Donna Michelle Anderson (Big Brother, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl).

I'll also be doing pitch and project consultations that afternoon, and signing copies of Small Screen, Big Picture
at the Writers Store booth.

Anyway, it should be a valuable, productive, and informative weekend, and I'd love to see you all there!

For more information, take a look at the attached schedule and check out the website at www.pitchfest.com, or...

Just fill out the attached sign-up form and send it in to the address or fax number on the sheet!

Here's all the information...

WHAT: GREAT AMERICAN PITCHFEST

WHEN: Saturday, June 13th; 9am-6pm (Free Classes Day & Tradeshow)
Sunday, June 14th; 10am-6pm (PitchFest Day)

WHERE: Burbank Marriott Convention Center
2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

OTHER SPEAKERS/PANELISTS INCLUDE: great writers like Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), Pete Briggs (Hellboy), Joe Forte (Firewall), Simon Kinberg (Mr. & Mrs. Smith), Michael Hauge, Blake Snyder, and many more!

And you'll also have the opportunity to pitch to execs, agents, and representatives from Dimension Films (Bad Santa, Grindhouse, Soul Men), Disney's Gunn Films (Race to Witch Mountain, Freaky Friday, The Haunted Mansion), Principato Young (Reno 911), BenderSpink (The Ruins, The Ring), Morgan Creek (Young Guns, Major League, Georgia Rule, Ace Ventura) and management companies or agencies like Untitled (Zachary Quinto, Elizabeth Banks) and Abrams Artists.

Here's the sign-up form...

Pitchfest Registration Form (2009).pdf (263.59 KB)

And here's a schedule of the weekend's events...

PitchFestSchedule2009.pdf (57.65 KB)

Hope to see you all there!

Chad

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