WmE requested scripts from many writers. Pitch to 9 invited high level Agents and Managers including William Morris/Endeavor and more. This class is limited to 15 students. We guarantee at least 5 quality pitches. No crowds – Cut out the Hollywood middlemen and pitch your script(s) directly to the decision-makers!
Sell to the top agents and managers in the world.
Spend time getting feedback and learning to pitch before you sell [option] your big screenplay. This special day is jam-packed with micro-meetings with numerous agents and managers in which students are given up to 3 minutes to pitch their scripts to almost every guest, followed by up to 3 minutes of highly valuable feedback – something you’re not likely to get from your real-world pitches!
This class sold out in February 2012, do NOT miss out.
This practice is known in the industry as “table pitching”, and it is an excellent way to practice this vital skill. Not only do you get to bend the ear of someone who could potentially fall in love with your idea and want to make your film, but you will hear other students’ pitches as well, which provides an additional opportunity to learn – from your peers.
Table pitching ...
This is for people who are interested in selling their script in addition to learning ways to make that happen. It allows you to have quality time with adequate feedback from a high-level agent or manager. You get 3 minutes to pitch then 3 minutes of feedback then you move onto the next student with one guest around the table. We only have two tables at the time so the noise level is much lower than other pitch events. After 6 minutes the next student pitches to the speaker. This saves time. After the table of 8 students pitch (about 55 minutes) then the guest moves to the next table. Then, after two hours, we have 2 new guests. This goes on the entire day. We may have 3 tables going on depending on when guests arrive and maximize the number of pitches.
Students can only pitch one logline or script per pitch to a guest. You may switch to another script for the next guest.
Why do I care about other people’s pitches
We have found as other pitch, there is a great deal of learning that happens. We get attached to our pitch and our idea but when we hear feedback from someone else who has a similar flawed strategy as we may have then we can more easily see it in others rather than ourselves. This way you can learn and develop your pitch and your material in a more effective manner. It is easier to learn from other’s mistakes rather than our own. Improving your chances at success is our goal. It has worked.
We know you are perfect. We just want everyone to realize how perfect you are.
Compared to other pitching events
Most pitching events have 50 to 600 people. In this event we are limited to 19 students so there are no crowds. We also guarantee a higher caliber of guest.
Although many “pitch fests” claim to offer the same experience, the truth of the matter is that the typical pitch fest will accept any representative from a production company – often a receptionist, who cannot offer the same caliber of feedback that the decision-makers themselves can. Sherwood Oaks only invites seasoned Producers and industry professionals who will provide useful feedback on improving your pitch.
We cannot guarantee the companies that you can pitch to but we do promise one of the best ratios in any pitch event.
The following guests are invited (and are mostly likely to attend):
The Warden Group
and several more ….
We expect 6+ guests and plan to invite a total of 9 guests!
This class sold out in August and October and February!
|Table Pitching to Agents & Managers
Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
Time: 9 – 5 pm
Location: Beverly Hills
Style: Table pitching
Seize your opportunity to create strong Hollywood relationships now!
No site registration is available due to providing students are 2:1 ratio (best in the industy). Please bring your receipt or canceled check, if your name is not on the registration list (you did not receive an email with the agenda) and don’t have a receipt then we will have to charge you $295.
If you have signed up and have not received your agenda, please immediately email@example.com with your paypal or canceled check.
Please read a review from our sold-out August 2011 Pitching Class …
I went to the August 23 -25, 2011 Pitching Class/ Session. Within 5 seconds of opening my mouth, Gary shut me down, said it was terrible and taught me the RIGHT WAY to pitch to big executives. He did the same thing to everyone. HE’S A GENIUS.
Once we had the skills we needed, the actual Sessions started. For the next 7 hours, we pitched our screenplays to one executive after another. THREE of them are reading my screenplay RIGHT NOW!! Of course they don’t accept the scripts there at the session. WOULD YOU CARRY THEM AROUND???
There is nothing that compares to what Gary and Christine do. You’ll network with stars and execs, you couldn’t meet on your own in 10 years, MAYBE IN YOUR LIFETIME!
If you’re trying to break in to Hollywood, check their website regularly for classes and events.
Gary knows and is known by the BIGGEST NAMES IN HOLLYWOOD. His brother did Alien, Minority Reports and many more. AND they’re the coolest, most down to earth people you could ever meet. WE HAD A GREAT TIME, GOT OUR WORK MOVING FORWARD AND MADE SUPER COOL, SUPER TALENTED NEW FRIENDS.
Mark, writer who drove from San Diego to be here