Perfecting Your Pitch is a three-session intensive workshop designed to bring out the best in your film, television, or web-series idea and present it in a concise, effective, and catchy 1-pager, presentation paragraph, log-line, or “Elevator” pitch to potential producers.

Want a discount? Become a member by purchasing QWF Membership – Student, QWF Membership – General or QWF Membership – Professional!

Time: three Saturdays, 10:00 to 12:00

Duration: 6 November - 20 November, 2021

Location: Online via Zoom

Description

Open to all

Limited to 12 participants

Perfecting Your Pitch is a three-session intensive workshop designed to bring out the best in your film, television, or web-series idea and present it in a concise, effective, and catchy 1-pager, presentation paragraph, log-line, or “Elevator” pitch to potential producers. Whether you’re interested in fine-tuning only one of the above or all four, this workshop will identify the “hook” of your idea and make sure it is placed front and centre in your presentation.

Through the use of examples, basic notions of storytelling and cinematic structure, effective oral communication, and feedback, Perfecting Your Pitch will focus on originality and appeal, simplicity, and delivery in an effort to better acquaint and arm participants with their own work, ready to pitch effectively at a moment’s notice.

Additionally, the workshop will explore notions of confidence in pitching and identify different avenues available to get your idea in front of industry professionals and decision-makers.

Participants should bring an original fiction or documentary idea for a feature or short film, and/or a TV or web series to the workshop.

Workshop leader

Matt Holland is a screenwriter, story editor, and script consultant from Montreal.  His writing credits include short films (Drop Off, Whistleblowers Anonymous), episodic television (Moose TV, Toi & Moi), and feature film (Gone Dark). He has also worked extensively as a development executive for television, serving as a content analyst for Telefilm Canada and as a manager of development and production for the CTV network, where he fielded many pitches. He is a Creative Writing graduate of Concordia University and attended both the Writer's Lab and the Professional Screenwriting Programme at The Canadian Film Centre in Toronto.

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Please note that workshop registration is on a “first come, first served” basis.

Payment is required to confirm your place in the workshop. 

Payments are to be made online via credit card or PayPal. Click on the link below to add the workshop to your shopping cart, then proceed to payment. QWF Members must be logged in to receive their discount. If you are not already a QWF member, you will have the option of purchasing a Membership, in which case you will receive the discounted workshop rate.

If you are unable to pay online, you can temporarily reserve a place by registering online. Your payment must be made to the QWF office by cheque or cash within 7 days of registration or it will automatically be cancelled.

If the workshop is full, you will have the option of joining the waiting list. If a space becomes available, all those on the waiting list will be notified at once by email. The available spot will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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General $62 + $1.71 Fee
Student $36 + $1.12 Fee
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$72.5 + $1.95 Fee
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