Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Like throwing writers to the lions

The New York Times has a nice little piece about a strange little Hollywood ritual, Pitchfest.

The idea is that aspiring writers pay about $400 to show up in a large convention hall to give a seven minute pitch for their screenplay or series idea to producers.

It's a wonderfully giddy and frightening experience; I went through a similar gauntlet at a screenwriter's confab in Los Angeles a few years ago.

article at NY Times

essay on my own experience at the Screenwriter's Expo

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