Told from the perspective of a Hollywood executive with nearly 20 years' experience professionally pitching and distributing film/TV projects, Mastering the Pitch reveals all the nuanced details of the pitching process.
Readers will gain valuable insights into how the Hollywood system operates, improve their professional pitching skills and gain a competitive edge in getting their ideas from concept to greenlight. This book covers:
how projects are packaged and developed before a pitch;
how a pitch presentation happens in a real-world setting;
the core concepts required to pitch each genre type;
how professional companies actually acquire a pitched project;
the legal workflows and financial details required to put a deal together;
examples of pitch documents, presentation materials and how these elements should be designed;
how to build your personal brand so that you're seen by Hollywood decision-makers as someone capable of delivering great projects; and
how you should speak to professionals about the business viability of your projects
Mastering the Pitch is a valuable crossover text, designed to help both students and veteran film/TV producers alike hone their pitching and presentation skills.