SXSW 2024

How to Create a Killer Pitch


In this interactive presentation, screenwriters and filmmakers will have the opportunity to practice pitching their projects using several different techniques and approaches to communicating your concept, with tips and strategies for developing a custom pitch that works best for you and your unique idea. Whether you are pitching an episodic TV series, a short film, a documentary project, or a feature film, this session will provide specific templates and tools that can be adapted for your concept, and help you connect with the people who can bring your project to audiences around the world.

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  1. Strategies for developing the best pitch for you and your project, with templates and tools for creating different styles to mix and match for success
  2. Learn what funders, producers, and collaborators are really looking for when listening to a pitch and how to create your pitch to meet their needs
  3. Practice pitching your project and yourself as an expert in a safe space with supportive, specific feedback from the instructor and fellow creatives



Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, Director/Producer, Controversy Films

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Creating Film & TV
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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