How To Get Your Pitch Package Noticed (As Told By A Producer)

Pitch Packaging for Broadcasting

By Ryan Uytdewilligen

 

So you’ve typed the final words of your literary masterpiece and must now embark on the beastly journey that is capturing it on film. As if crafting a scripted masterwork wasn’t enough of a challenge, breaking into the industry by winning over busy producers is a whole other ball game that requires persistence, focus, and a winning pitch package.

 

Many have tried storming the gates of Hollywood and failed at the first rejection, while even the thought of pitching has halted many great projects. Nonetheless, getting your idea out there and presenting a pitch package to the people who can make that dream a reality is a must for aspiring filmmakers.

 

It’s arguably the hardest step, but there are smart ways to go about it.

 

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7 Essential Tips for Wedding Videographers

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Photo credit: Tom Pumford

by Renee Sutton

 

Dearly beloved, in the years following film school, you’ll likely pick up a side hustle or two. Taking on work as a wedding videographer is often viewed as a sweet summer gig, with the potential to make a good living at someone else’s party.

 

On the other hand, the idea of working for bridezilla every weekend all summer long could deter some film school grads from marrying into this type of work.

 

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Photographer and videographer Maik Hassel (of Nirvana Photography Studios) has been shooting weddings and creating tailored experiences for twenty years.

 

His passion is evident as he speaks about his career.   “It’s really satisfying to build that relationship, to work with somebody and actually build something that is really special to them,” he says. Read more

Dunkirk: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

War movie Dunkirk Christopher Nolan's directorial masterpiece

by Henry Kulick

 

Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s first major motion picture that doesn’t take place deep within the subconscious or far into the reaches of space. There are no superheroes, only real ones. This fictional portrayal of the real evacuation that happened in Dunkirk, France during WWII is Nolan’s most real movie to date, and it’s a modern spectacle. Through all the telltale signs of a Nolan film—musical score, cinematography, and direction—Dunkirk is a film for the ages.

 

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Baby Driver is the Best Movie This Year

Baby Driver review ansel elgort jamie foxx kevin spacey By Henry Kulick

 

Baby Driver’s essence is captured within the first five, heart-pounding moments. While other films need time to capture an audience, Edgar Wright’s newest directorial debut doesn’t waste any time letting you know just what it is: one of the best heist movies to ever exist.

 

Baby Driver isn’t without flaw, but it’s one of the most enjoyable films to be shown on the big screen this year. Read more