I can pitch: Contest

Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 17:00 to 19:00


TSMG - I CAN Pitch: Practice Pitching Contest + Hints & Tips (SUBMISSION* + MEETUP)

For those of you gearing up to pitch at many of the events across the city, May’s meetup is a fantastic chance to practice your pitching skills. TSMG will be hosting its own ONE-PAGE script, treatment or synopsis pitching contest where 3 lucky winners will receive a ticket to the forthcoming  I CAN Pitch  2-day pitching and networking event in October 2011.

I CAN PITCH is entering its 4th year and will once again bring those in attendance the chance to pitch, network and attend industry workshops led by well-known industry companies. Previous participants include the Canadian Film Centre, CBC, Whizbang Films, Longshot Pictures, MuchMusic, Guru Studios and many many more.

Please visit www.icanpitch.ca for more details.

We are now accepting submissions of ONE-PAGE script ideas, treatments or outlines to enter the contest for our May meetup. The top 10 selected will be invited to pitch our special guest panel on the day during the meetup. For those selected to pitch, you will have no more than 5 minutes to wow the guest panel and audience. Winners will be voted for by the panel and in the case of a tie the audience will lend a hand acting as a tie-breaker.

Not interested in pitching? Please refer to the TSMG - I CAN Pitch: Practice Pitching + Hints & Tips (MEETUP ONLY*) notice for more info in your eMail inbox or on the TSMG home page.

For the rest of the members in attendance, our special guest panel will be giving us some great hints & tips along with insight on how to get involved in what they are currently working on.

The guest panel:

Marie De Luca - Co - founder and Managing Director of the highly successful I CAN PITCH event and screenwriter pitching organization. We are very lucky to have Marie present on the day, who will give our members an overview of what I CAN PITCH is all about plus hints and tips for those planning to attend the event in October 2011.

Brigitte Kingsley - CEO/Co-Partner of the celebrated and award production company Blackwalk Productions (www.blackwalk.com). Brigitte is also the star of the Dark Rising movies and television series airing on Super Channel. Brigitte is rapidly becoming a force majeure in not only the Canadian, but also the international production landscape. Brigitte will also be giving a brief talk about those writers wishing to submit to and or work with Blackwalk - they are accepting new ideas/concepts so dust those screenplays, TV treatments and proposals off to get them ready for success!

David W. Cooper - Winner of the Raindance Toronto Live!Ammunition! pitching event and longtime TSMG member, David will sit on the other side of the fence and share his extensive pitching tips from numerous events attended in LA and NYC for those brave enough to participate on the day.

All attendees will receive a special hints & tips package around forthcoming pitching events, also what and what not to do while attending such events.

Friday May 6th is the deadline for those wishing to submit a one page script idea, treatment or synopsis for the TSMG - I CAN PITCH: Practice Pitching Contest top ten selection process and should be mailed to [email protected]

Please enter in the subject line of your email   ‘May One-Page Contest Submission’

Hurry now and get your submissions in for review and selection of the top ten. TSMG special guest reader Wayne Maclean (www.waynesmovieworld.com) will be helping to select the top ten pitchers - look out for a special series of workshops coming from Wayne in the summer!

More info:     http://www.meetup.com/screenwriters-240/



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