Posts tagged ‘screenwriters event’

May 2, 2011

Free Event: Script Mag Hollywood Meetup Tomorrow

Script Mag is hosting a free meetup tomorrow night. Here are the details:

Come out to Hollywood and enjoy a fun night of great food, drinks and conversation at Script Magazine’s next Hollywood Meetup!

Tuesday, May 3, 7-10pm at Cat N’ Fiddle Pub & Restaurant – 6530 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028-7202

Script Magazine’s Meetup is an informal gathering of Script Magazine readers, screenwriters and entertainment industry professionals. The perfect place to community-build, network, make new friends, find a writing partner and get involved with likeminded professionals.

The event will be hosted by Script Magazine’s West Coast/Web Editor, Joshua Stecker. Other contributors from Script Magazine and Final Draft, Inc. will also be in attendance.

April 27, 2011

Pitchfests: Are They Worth It?

This is a question that I don’t have an aswer to. And I am genuinely interested in the answer. The Great American Pitchfest is coming up in Los Angeles, and everything I’ve read says its the best of the best when it comes to pitchfests, but I’ve also read that all pitchfests are scams.

Frankly I don’t know where the truth is, and I would love some insight.

One great thing about the Great American Pitchfest is that the day before is filled with FREE classes that can be attended by anyone who registers in advance. I plan to attend some of these classes, both to learn about pitching and to hopefully meet some fellow writers.

I’ve never actually pitched a script to anyone who could do something about it, and I dread the experience. I look forward to the chance to learn a bit more about the art of pitching and hopefully take away some of the fears I associate with it.

The Pitchfest itself, on the otherhand, is an opportunity to meet dozens of producers and agents and to give them your pitch. The question is, are these 12-20 conversations worth the minimum $250 fee to get in?

If you’ve attended this or another pitchfest before, please share your experience! I’m dying to learn more, and I’m sure others are as well.