Want to break into Hollywood? Whether you’re pitching reality TV, scripted television, or feature length screenplays, at some point you will have to meet — face to face — with real people and convince them to invest in you and your project. It’s at this meeting that most newbies implode, and blow a crucial opportunity for both their project and their career. Not you — after today’s podcast ep, you’ll be able to pitch like a pro, thanks to priceless advice from Stephanie Palmer.
Get Good In A Room with Stephanie Palmer
From our point of view, there’s nothing more frustrating than meeting with someone who has sent us some great tape or a really unique concept…who then proceeds to completely blow the meeting.
This happens so often that it’s almost like there’s a playbook for rookies: “Here’s exactly how to make sure no one wants to work with you.”
Stephanie Palmer Can Fix Your Pitch Meetings
Luckily, for all of you, Stephanie Palmer, who recently put out the Pro Writer Course (Stephanie has given readers of this site a coupon for $50 off the price — just use this Pro Writer Course coupon code: JOKE50 ) and runs the great blog Good In A Room is here today to give you the winner’s playbook.
Listen to today’s podcast episode, take this advice from Stephanie Palmer and the two of us, and whether you’re pitching here, a major hollywood studio, or to a top director…or trying to sell a reality show, feature film, or scripted television series…you will come off smelling like a pro.
Today’s podcast ep with Stephanie Palmer is jam-packed and here are just a few of the things we touch on:
- Why you must conquer your nerves in every pitch meeting you take.
- Will a great idea sell itself?
- Is pitching a skill anyone can learn?
- What do Oscar winners AND you have in common?
- Why you need to sell more than your idea in a Hollywood pitch meeting.
- Why a “no” to your project might turn into a “yes” for your career.
- The most common pitch meeting mistake you don’t know you’re making.
- Are you insulting the person you’re pitching to?
- The 9th commandment of pitching in Hollywood.
- How to turn a horrible suggestion into a big career boost.
- Another reason why one idea is never enough.
- The apology you should NEVER make.
- Getting rich in Hollywood.
- How much money you really make for selling a screenplay.
- The new Stephanie Palmer Pro Writer Course that will help you project confidence, be seen as a pro, get hired, and sell your material.
Stephanie’s amazing, and that’s why we even included her in our in-depth guide to pitching reality show ideas.
Press the giant PLAY button above to take advantage of the wisdom and generosity of Stephanie Palmer and her amazing advice.
Transcript coming soon!
Helpful and Related Links
Our in-depth review of the Pro Writer Course from Stephanie Palmer.
How to get the Pro Writer Course and free video preview (scroll down the page. Use this Pro Writer Course coupon code to save $50: JOKE50 )
Joke and Biagio interviewed on Good In a Room.
Good In a Room Posts Discussed with Stephanie Palmer today:
- The Most Common Pitch Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making
- Ten Commandments of Pitching in Hollywood
- 20 Things You Should Never Do In A Pitch Meeting
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