Sunday, July 22nd | 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Join AFF for a day of pitching fun! Fine tune your pitch before you take on the big leagues at AFF 2018 with AFF’s Pitch day on Sunday, July 22nd. This workshop is great to practice an elevator-style pitch and can help writers to conquer their fears of public speaking and selling themselves.
Start your day off with an intimate Pitch Workshop with industry script consultant Jill Chamberlain, founder of The Screenplay Workshop. She’ll give feedback and workshop a few pitches to make sure they’re ready to go!
Next, enjoy a generous break – plenty of time to practice your pitch with other workshop attendees and grab a drink or two before… The Pitch Party! Be sure to invite your friends because there is also going to be an audience award-winner! Guests can arrive at 2:30 pm for drinks and mingling.
In our final event of the day, you’ll have 90 seconds to pitch to a live audience and a panel of judges. One winner will be crowned Pitcher Extraordinaire and win a Lone Star Badge and Pitch Ticket for the 2018 Austin Film Festival for a chance to do it all again!
Meet Jill Chamberlain
Jill Chamberlain is the founder of The Screenplay Workshop where she has helped thousands of writers with their screenplays. Her book, The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret to Successful Screenwriting (University of Texas Press), is one of the highest rated screenwriting books on Amazon, out of over 3,000 books on the subject. It’s considered the go-to manual many professionals swear by and is on the syllabus for film schools across the U.S. including the acclaimed screenwriting program at Columbia University. Producer Callum Greene (Star Wars Episode 9, Crimson Peak, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) said “Chamberlain’s Nutshell Technique cracks the code behind why we love the movies that we love. It will guide you to organically write the story you want to tell.” Chamberlain has fixed and fine-tuned scripts for major Hollywood studios, A-list writers, television showrunners, award-winning independent filmmakers and many spec script writers. Many of her clients have achieved success in Hollywood, having had their scripts optioned, sold and made into award-winning feature films and television series. In addition to teaching through The Screenplay Workshop, Chamberlain is on the adjunct faculty at University of Houston and Maryland Institute College of Art.
What's the schedule?
12:00pm – 12:30pm Check In/Networking
12:30pm – 2:00pm Seminar/Pitch Workshop
2:00pm – 3:00pm Break/Practice – Guests can arrive at 2:30pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm Pitch Party with invited guests
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