Pitching for Film and Television

SCRIPT X 469.4WS

Learn to build effective feature film and television pitches and communicate them in a style that fits your personality.

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In-Person
Starting at $985.00
As few as 4 days
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn to communicate what is special about you and about your project to draw interest to your work
  • Explore the differences in pitching for film and for television as you role play industry pitching scenarios
  • Develop a set of practical tools to help you pitch your screenwriting project for maximum interest
  • Give and receive feedback from a supportive community of writers and aspiring professionals

About this course:

Aspiring film and television writers can spend years getting their scripts to a place where they gain traction, earning them desired meetings with industry professionals such as agents, managers, producers, showrunners and executives. Many writers find themselves unprepared for the opportunities that their hard word has earned. They may get overwhelmed or feel ill equipped to communicate what is special about their projects or why they, (with so many other writers out there) should be hired for a particular writing assignment. In other words, they don’t know how to pitch themselves and their projects. There’s no way around it, pitching is an essential part of the business and sometimes you “gotta tell it to sell it.” This course deconstructs and demystifies the pitching process in a way that helps writers build effective pitches and communicate them in a style that fits their personality. We’ll explore the difference between pitching for film and television, identify the commercial potential of your project, role play industry pitching scenarios and empower you to pitch with confidence. You’ll leave the course with a set of practical tools to help you pitch your film or television project in a way that generates excitement about you and your work.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
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Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Roberto Marinas
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Fee:
$985.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Feb 22, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. $150 nonrefundable. Internet access required.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 23, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 23, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A
Discussion
Fri Feb 24, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A
Discussion
Sat Feb 25, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A
Discussion
Sun Feb 26, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A

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