Pitching Thursday has now become a ‘thing’ at the festival – an extra day of Pitch training to get our delegates to prep them for the Pitchfest. This year, alongside Charlie Harris, we flew over pitching rock star Pilar Alessandra to kick everyone into high octane, top gear!
We asked all our delegates if they thought the day was value for money, and 100% of them said YES! You can bet we will be flying in Pilar again for 2013! Buckle up!
Here’s what the delegates said…
‘I went from rookie to ready in one day!’
‘…A great and safe place to try things out. Really practical help. A solid grounding in how to pitch. I’ve heard so many different log lines and pitches, I feel so inspired. Everyone is so creative…Discussing my pitch has highlighted a few changes of emphasis I need to make in my script. Really helped me focus.’
‘Very engaging, gives you confidence and motivation to understand and make a clear and concise pitch’
‘I’ve come away from Pitching Thursday with a newfound confidence for the Pitching session.’
‘A must! Especially for beginner writers and producers’
‘I came this morning with a story and left at the end of the day with several versions of my pitch and heaps of ideas’
‘Charles and Pilar are AMAZING!!! They enabled me by giving me a simple approach to pitching techniques. I felt unprepared before, but they make the scary prospect of pitching seem easy’
‘Engaging, enthusiastic speakers, the chance to hear the views and ideas of other screenwriters, great advice for both concise and extended pitches. Really helped me piece together my loglines, pitch, and one sheet into one distinct element’
‘Gets you thinking (whether you like it or not)’‘
‘Tips, tools, ideals – the perfect preparation for the pitching sessions…Thank you!’
‘Wealth of good clear advice from real industry professionals’
‘It was a great warm up, eye opening, and inspiring. A big thank you for all your passion! Warm welcome from the producers of LSF. And thank you for British Pitch Fest. Great opportunity’
Georgia Andreea Patrucescee
‘Pitching can be fun! People want to hear your story, enjoy that’
‘Charles and Pilar were great value. Insight, inspiration and a de-mystifying of the pitch process’
‘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’
‘Essential for everyone looking to pitch’
‘I now know how to pitch my entire TV show in 1 or 2 sentences. Made pitching really simple – boiled it down to telling the story and making it a conversation’
‘Thank you. A big fabulous thank you!’
‘I finally got advice on how to pitch a multi-strand screenplay’
‘Pitching Thursday is about finding the fun and putting the ‘fest’ into Pitchfest’.
Onwards and upwards!