Pitch Your Movies Bay Area

Pitch Fest Wednesday, Aug. 20th

by Ben Yennie

A lot of people ask me about what it takes to get films funded, and projects made.  While there are a lot of things that answer this question, the most important thing that seems to be the hardest to get is the budget to actually make the film happen.  There are a lot of filmmakers that think all you need to get films funded is a good script.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  I don’t mean to crush your artistic dreams, but there are a lot of people with good scripts out there, and nowhere near enough money to shoot all of them.

So how do you get a film funded?  Well, one of the first concrete steps a producer can take is to write a solid business plan.  But that’s not the most important thing.  The most important thing is a solid pitch.  Pitching is something that scares the hell out of almost every producer, but there are few skills more important than a good pitch.  How do you know if a pitch is good?  Well luckily, our friends over at Producer Foundry have your back.

The Producer Foundry is putting on their first Pitch Panel in just over a week, and there are still a few spots left for people to get all important feedback for their pitches.  The panel is superb.  They’ve got Debbie Brubaker, Produciton Manager of Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine on to give the feasibility of the budget, Christine Dewey of RoCo Films on to evaluate the distribution strategy, George Korpas, experience tech industry investment connector and former member of Film Angels on to evaluate the strength of the pitch from an investor’s standpoint, and Gary Tomchuk, who’s spent decades building companies in both the tech and media spheres on to act as a balance.

You only get one shot with an investor, and this is feedback that could mean the difference between burning a high value contact and getting your project funded.  Better act fast, space is limited.   Since out friends at the Producer Foundry are awesomely generous people, they’ve offered everyone at Pictoclik a 20% discount.  Better act fast, the event is close to selling out, and we’re not sure when there will be another one.

So get your ticket now.  More than half the seats are gone, and they’re going fast so best get your ticket before they sell out.  If you have any questions about the pitch process, feel free to email the organizer, Ben, at .