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April 04, 2008

Pitch Week is Over

My first "Pitch Week" has finally come to a close. Last quarter, I didn't need to do this, because I got into an early admission via a written audition. This time, that didn't happen. So it was sitting a room with 40 other students, pitching your movie idea one at a time, trying to impress the professor enough to get one of 8 slots. It's nerve-wracking, but I also like it. And it's good training, because it's what you do all the time in this business.

It's also very enlightening to hear other people's pitches. You really get a sense of what a good pitch is, and what it isn't.

By the way, this quarter I'm writing a children's fantasy adventure which could be animated or could be a live action PG movie along the lines of Harry Potter. Look forward to it., it's going to be amazing.

Posted by jason on April 4, 2008 01:01 PM


So you get to hear all of the other 39 ideas? How long does each person get to talk? Does the professor provide any initial response about whether it's a good idea?

Posted by: Chris on April 5, 2008 07:49 AM

Yes, you hear them all. Some are excellent, most are very good, some sound boring. Each person has about 1-2 minutes. Yes, they all provide some feedback, ask questions for clarity, give suggestions, talk about potential or problems they see.

Posted by: jason on April 5, 2008 12:31 PM

Jason, I'm hoping you write a movie based on Greek Mythology sometime soon. There's hasn't been a good Hercules, Perseus, or Theseus movie in decades. Have at it.

Posted by: Anonymous on April 6, 2008 05:51 PM

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