My anticipation is great and excitement is high. I am anxious to attend the 18th Annual Hollywood Pitch Festival in Los Angeles, Ca. from August 1st-3rd. So what is a pitch festival? The first thing one might think of with the word “pitch” is baseball, but no – unless it is a movie about it. In short, a pitch fest is where authors of screenplays, teleplays, books, web series, short films, etc., meet with representatives of movie production companies, agents or managers to “pitch” their ideas for the next great work of film. http://fadeinonline.com/hollywood-pitch-festival
This will be my first attempt at this event. Those of us who registered were given an extensive lists of potential representatives and what type of genre they’re looking for. You may ask, “Which of your books are you going to try and pitch?” The answer is any story I have that fits the genre a representative is looking for. If they want Action/Adventure, High Seas: The Cabin Boy; for thriller, The Sin-Eater’s Daughter; Drama/Comedy, Michael Smith or Cheri Amore; Childrens; Humpty Dumpty: A Fractured Tale or Princess Courtney and the Magic Suit; and then there is the current novel I’m working on for Fantasy, Roxanne and the Dragon Mirror.
The Pitch Fest will be held at – Oops! Sorry, that’s classified to prevent event crashers. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and saying a little prayer that my tongue doesn’t trip over my teeth and I stammer through my pitch. With any luck, something I’ve written will strike someone’s fancy and I’ll be given an option. Nothing ventured – nothing gained. In any case, I’m looking forward to meeting other authors/screenwriters. And maybe someone I’ve already seen on the big screen.
I’ll update my experience when I return. Wish me luck!