Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Pitch Your Screenplay Idea


A full schedule for the residency is forthcoming, but in the meantime I want to let you know about the screenwriting panel I've scheduled. Louisa Burns-Bisogno, David Rich, Karen Smith-Vastola, and Leslie Dallas will speak briefly about the art of the pitch, then they will provide feedback on pitches you have submitted--they're likely to ask you a few questions about your story, identify problems or possible pitfalls, suggest changes, or "buy" your idea.

I'd love to have as many of you as possible participating in this panel (come on, even if you're a poet we all know that you secretly want to sell a screenplay). So email your pitch to me by July 28, and I'll pass all of the pitches to the panel so they can read them in advance.

Please provide a teaser pitch--keep it to about three sentences--but be prepared to provide a fuller story pitch. If the panel wants to know more, they'll ask for it.

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