Posted on: Monday, October 15th, 2012
So, you’ve read Elsa Morena’s handy-dandy run-down on pitching. Your brain is exploding with awesomeness. And from that awesomeness, you’ve managed to squeeze out at least one solid, focused, explainable-with-one-sentence-and-totally-easily-expandable-into-a-wonderfully-fleshed-out-and-coherent-project idea.
It’s pitchin’ time.
On Wednesday, October 17th, at the Masonic Hall, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., the SJIWFF Film Forum is hosting a one-on-one pitch event.
Even if you’re not quite ready for full-on pitching, just use this opportunity as a way to meet some local heavies and get some feedback on your project. Seriously, it’s NBD.
Here’s who you can talk to and what they’re looking for:
Participating broadcasters include:
SHAW MEDIA Susan Alexander – Production Executive, Original Drama Content
Susan will take any pitches for ½ hour comedies and 1 hour dramatic series that could air on Showcase or Global. We don’t do feature films or children’s programming.
BEST BOY ENTERTAINMENT – Ed Martin Jr., VP Operations at Best Boy Entertainment
Ed is primarily looking for film pitches, especially related to genre films. Open to TV pitches (dramatic or factual), as well.
POPE PRODUCTIONS – Paul Pope, President / Producer Pope Production
Paul is interested in half-hour series or features. He is not interested in docs, game shows, reality or lifestyle shows.
CBC NL – Denise Wilson, Managing Director Newfoundland and Labrador
CBC – Jennifer Burkitt, Interactive Content at Kids CBC
CORUS Entertainment – Margot Daley Production Executive, Original Programming: Lifestyle, Reality & Factual Entertainment
SHAW MEDIA – Nancy Franklin – Production Executive Lifestyle Original Content on Food, HGTV and Slice
NATIONAL FILM BOARD – Annette Clarke, Atlantic Producer
The National Film Board of Canada is a public producer and distributor creating interactive stories, social-issue documentaries, auteur animation and alternative dramas that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. It works in collaboration with emerging and established filmmakers, digital media creators and co-producers across Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as partners around the world.
To set up an appointment to talk to any of these people, email the mighty Elsa Morena at email@example.com.