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June 29, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Perfect the Pitch – WIFTA Members

$90.00

TRAINING – PACKAGING – SELLING YOUR STORY

Spending a day for pitch training offers invaluable benefits for anyone in the TV and film industry. The training provides a unique and immersive environment where aspiring creators can learn the art of pitching directly from industry experts. Here are some key benefits:

  • Expert Guidance: Receive mentorship from seasoned professionals who have a track record of successful pitches and productions. Their insights and feedback are tailored to help refine and perfect your pitch.
  • Hands-On Experience: Engage in practical exercises that simulate real-world pitching scenarios, allowing you to build confidence and adapt to various pitching environments.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow creators and industry professionals, fostering relationships that can lead to future collaborations and opportunities.
  • Cutting-Edge Techniques: Learn the latest trends and strategies in pitching, ensuring your presentations are current, compelling, and aligned with industry standards.
  • Comprehensive Training: Gain a thorough understanding of the entire pitching process, from conceptualization and development to presentation and follow-up, equipping you with the skills needed to succeed in a competitive market.
  • Feedback and Refinement: Present your pitch and receive constructive critiques, helping you to identify strengths and areas for improvement, ultimately enhancing the effectiveness of your pitch.

This training is a transformative experience that equips you with the tools, knowledge, and confidence needed to pitch your TV and film projects successfully, increasing your chances of turning creative ideas into reality.

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$90.00
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WIFTA
Trilith Institute

Venue

Trilith Studios Production Centre
461 Sandy Creek Rd
Fayetteville, GA 30214 United States
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Perfect the Pitch
WIFTA Members Only
$ 90.00
19 available

Meet your Instructor!

Georgia Filmmaking Pitch Workshop

Ty Johnston-Chavis, an international luminary in television and film production, who has set the gold standard for excellence throughout her decades-long career in the entertainment industry. Ty not only produces unforgettable stories but also champions diversity and inclusion, creating opportunities for underrepresented voices.

As the founder of The Atlanta Pitch Summit established in 2011, Ty provides a premier platform for content creators to pitch their ideas to industry giants like Lifetime, MGM, Harpo Films, Nickelodeon, BET, and FOX. Her influence extends beyond the screen, as she works alongside industry veterans and mentors the next generation of filmmakers.

Ty has shared her expertise as a professor at American Intercontinental University and The Art Institutes. Her debut book, “To Pitch or Not to Pitch,” soared to Amazon’s top 100 bestsellers, guiding content creators through the pitching process. Her sophomore release, “Give Me The Greenlight,” serves as a mentor for independent filmmakers. Ty is gearing up to release her third book on Producing, which joins her Independent Filmmaker Book Collection. Concurrently, she is preparing to launch The Producers Academy, a dynamic institution hub tailored for TV & Film Producers.

With her recent directorial debut in the thriller feature “A Taste of Betrayal,” Ty continues to expand her repertoire. Her upcoming films for 2024, including “Scheme Queens 2, “The Match” (August, ALLBLK), and “Style Me for Christmas” (November, BET), showcase her versatility and creativity. A member of the Producers Guild of America and a UCLA Professional Producing Program graduate, Ty holds an MFA in digital filmmaking from Anaheim University. Married with four children, she and her husband also own and operate acclaimed restaurant locations in Atlanta, Georgia.

WIFTA Filmmaking Pitch

Schedule:

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Registration and Morning Mingle (Breakfast Bites)

  • Participants arrive, register, and enjoy a social morning andwelcome speech by the organizer

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Foundations of Pitching Creating pitch materials

  • What elements to include? How to make a compelling pitch deck? What materials do you need to have ready (treatment, synopsis, log-line, etc.)?

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Break

  • Participants should use this time to make adjustments to their existing pitch materials and pair up with other participants to practice their 5-minute pitch

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Continuation of Scriptwriting

  • Film & Television Business Basics (How to get a meeting. Basics of deal structures. When to engage an entertainment lawyer, etc.)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: 1-on-1 practice pitches

  • In this segment, participants will be allotted 15 minutes each with an industry professional. During that time, the participant should do a 5-minute pitch and then have 10 minutes with the Industry professional for personalized feedback and questions.

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Closing Remarks, Final Questions & Farewell