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Pitch Workshop

Get your pitch in great shape with this intensive pitching workshop. Identify the key components that contribute to a good pitch, and learn the best way to deliver them.

Learn the key persuasive modes of packaging and pitching - from the "how to position marketing" to "attracting the decision makers and key talent" to "learning the fetaures & benefits of a verbal and written presention". Participants can expect to learn in-depth information through case studies as well as enjoy an interactive presentation session. Step up your pitching skills to get closer to the YES!

PLUS so much more, including a 3:1 intensive breakout consultation!

NEW DATES!

Master Class Workshop: Friday December 3, 2021

* all participants attend this Master Class Workshop together

Three-to-One Consultations: Tuesday December 7 OR Wednesday December 8, 2021

* all participants will be assigned a hlaf-day slot during one of these two days for their individual consultation

What makes this course different? This program will take a small group of participants (12 max) through a very rigorous master class to be followed by intensive breakout sessions in a "3 participants: 1" with Marina.

Workshop participants will take a deeper dive into pitch development. Get practical and "hands on" learning, and prepare a strong pitch for investors and other stakeholders.

Questions? Contact Laurie Januska, Director of Programming at ljanuska@wift.com.

2021 PROGRAM FEES

Application Fee: $25 (+ HST)

Workshop Fee - WIFT Toronto Members: $400 (+ HST)

Workshop Fee - Non-Members: $500 (+ HST)

*Note: only those accepted into this program will be required to pay the Workshop fee, above.

CLICK HERE to register and get application information.

Bursary Information

A Bursary is available courtesy the Foundation for WIFT Toronto to cover the program fees for one successful applicant. The deadline to apply for a bursary is closed as the bursary has already been assigned prior to the dates being rescheduled.

Guidelines and application available here.
APPLICATION DATES

Open for Applications: NOW OPEN

CLICK HERE to register and for information on the application process.

Open for Bursary Applications: CLOSED

CLICK HERE for information on the Bursary application process.

Deadline for Applications: CLOSED

Deadline for Bursary Applications: CLOSED

PROGRAM DATES

Master Class Workshop: Friday December 3, 2021

* all participants attend this Master Class Workshop together

Three-to-One Consultations: Tuesday December 7 OR Wednesday December 8, 2021

* all participants will be assigned a hlaf-day slot during one of these two days for their individual consultation

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

This program is designed for emerging content creators/producers (with at least 5 years experience in the industry) who are ready to start pitching their projects. This is not a "beginner" or "introductory" program; participants are expected to have industry experience so that they can get full advantage of the workshop and hit the ground running.

Eligible projects include TV/web series, short feature-length films. All genres accepted. See the link above for all required documentation for the application.

Note: for this program, documentaries, talk-show formats or reality programs will not be considered eligible.

MASTER CLASS

In this Master Class, participants will - while working with their own projects as reference - learn:

  • identify the key components that contribute to a good pitch: the introduction, cut line, logline, synopsis, the heart, the package of pluses, the close
  • to adapt a pitch to a conversational one-on-one, a chance meeting, a pitch forum presentation
  • to research an audience before the meeting
  • to identify and strengthen personal communications skills to reinforce the pitch in person
  • to improve story telling skills: clarity, structure, economy, visuals
  • to identify the credentials or "package of pluses" being brought to the table
  • to review the essentials required for a pitch one-sheet
  • to identify achievable goals for each kind of meeting
  • to develop the skills for follow-up
  • to increase the chances of finding a good fit for each project by successfully targeting the pitch to the right person, in the right place, at the right time

Make Your Best Pitch!
Make Your Best Pitch!