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points north-pitch forumFor all the producers who ever wished that a common application existed for documentary film grants, pitching forums might be as close as we’re gonna get to efficiency in the fundraising process. It’s like an elevator pitch in the best possible elevator a documentarian could hope to get stuck in. There’s only room for 6 pitches at Camden International Film Festival’s Points North Pitch this coming September, but those selected will have a captive audience of representatives from the likes of HBO, ITVS, Participant Media, and ARTE.  Details after the jump. More »

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Recently here on NFS, we’ve discussed the emergence of the online pitch for screenwriters and the prevalence of pitch reels (or sizzle reels or mood/tone films or multimedia lookbooks) among directors looking to get hired for a gig. Today, I thought we could focus on good ol’ fashioned pitching for screenwriters. Thanks to the folks over at MakingOf, screenwriters Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio (Despicable Me, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, Hop) reveal their pitching experiences, including the performance of a pitch, the importance of appearing not to care, and the reactions of the room. More »

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The reason I slipped from my daily posting schedule this week is because it’s Independent Film Week here in New York; as a participant in the No Borders co-production forum, I pitched my feature-length, interactive murder mystery 3rd Rail to something like eighteen different producers/financiers/sales agents/distributors over the past three days. This post, about the experience of attending and pitching at Ithe Project Forum, is cross-posted on the Filmmaker Magazine blog. For more on what the Project Forum is and why you should apply, check out this post. More »