Just back from Real Screen 2015 (and both sides of the pitch table.) Having taken and overheard many “hollywood pitch meetings” gone wrong, we realized that most aspiring producers go wrong at the exact same point in their pitch meetings. Not you…not after today! Here’s the one thing you can do to guarantee you get something positive out of every single pitch meeting you take. It can be summed up in three words:
Pivot Your Pitch
You can instantly tell someone who’s been taking Hollywood pitch meetings for awhile from someone who hasn’t — and it’s the way they pivot their pitch to excite the buyer they’re sitting across from.
How? Today we cover:
- What it means to pivot your pitch
- The right–and wrong–ways to answer questions in Hollywood pitch meetings
- A true story of producers who did this all wrong
- Whether or not it’s okay to brainstorm while in Hollywood pitch meetings
- How our filmmaking friend just made one million dollars by being “hands on” and proving himself
Hollywood Pitch Meetings: Make Them Count
You’re going to learn the hard way that when taking Hollywood pitch meetings, (whether or not in “Hollywood”) you really only do get one shot at a first impression. (Even more reason to make sure you understand how to pitch a reality show.)
Learn to pivot your pitch, engage your exec, and answer questions the right way, and you’ll be one of the pitch meetings execs (and production companies like ours) smile about.
Hit the giant PLAY button above to learn how to pivot your pitch, and have great hollywood pitch meetings.
Transcript coming soon!
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Don’t Make this Pitch Mistake — it will keep you from pivoting your pitch in hollywood pitch meetings.
Stop ruining your pitches — brilliant advice from a former Hollywood Exec who’s seen it all.
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