Pitch to the top Talent – Actor’s companies, Director’s companies. This class is limited to 15 students. No crowds – Cut out the Hollywood middlemen and pitch your script(s) directly to the decision-makers! 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 producers and development executives 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 October, do NOT miss out.
|Table Pitching to Agents
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.
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):
Morgan Freeman’s Company, Revolution (Dolphin Tale, The Dark Knight, Million Dollar Baby)
Peter Hyams’ Company (2010, End of Days, TimeCop)
Pierce Brosnan’s Company (Golden Eye, The Matador)
David Dochovny’s Company (Californication, X-Files)
and several more ….
We expect 5 to 6 guests and plan to invite a total of 7 guests!
This class sold out in August and October!
Date: Friday, February 3, 2012
Time: 9 -5 pm
Location: Los Angeles or Santa Monica
Style: Table pitching
Due to a recent cancellation, we have one seat left, grab it 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 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