Monday, June 7, 2010

Film Finance and Distribution Conference - Pitch Your Project!

As you know, this coming Friday and Saturday (June 11-12), we’ll be holding our first Film Finance & Distribution Conference (Part I: For Micro and Low Budget Filmmakers). A summary of the schedule is listed on the homepage By tomorrow, the entire schedule along with speakers’ bios and specific time frames will be posted on the homepage. One of the events we’ll be conducting on Saturday afternoon is a Pitch Workshop with Producer Suzanne Lyons, which will include a practice “pitch session” with a few local filmmakers. Those filmmakers will be chosen at random that afternoon. If you are interested in adding your name to the hat of those who’d like to pitch your project, please send and email with the following information to:

-Your Name
-Title and genre of your project
-E-mail and phone

As a filmmaker interested in the opportunity to pitch that day, you will need to:

-Be registered for the Conference (see NMFO website for RSVP info);
-Be present for the entire pitch workshop on Saturday (currently scheduled from 4:30-6:30p);
-Present your pitch in two minutes or less;
-Be open to constructive feedback from our panelists.

As we’ll be conducting the pitch workshop first, you’ll learn a great deal of information and helpful tips for pitching prior to the mini-pitch. We welcome all who are interested to give it a shot. I think you’ll all find this year’s entire conference to be a wonderful forum for of information for local filmmakers. Looking forward to seeing you there!