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. Key topics include: distinguishing types of pitches, major attributes of a good pitch, being clear and effective in your delivery, and recognizing and avoiding potential pitfalls.
Workshop fee*: $425 + HST (WIFT Toronto Members: $350 +HST)
*Note: only those accepted into this program will be required to pay the Workshop fee, above.
The Bursary deadline has passed.
All sessions in this workshop will be led by Kevin Wright (Principal, The Optimal Pitch).
Kevin Wright is a dynamic speaker with thirty years’ experience in screen-based media. He has commissioned over sixty television series and heard thousands of pitches. His workshop helps people convey their ideas in a concise and persuasive manner by providing tips and secrets from the Decision Maker’s Perspective.
Kevin worked previously as senior vice-president, programming at Astral Television Networks where he was responsible for the acquisition and commissioning of content for HBO Canada, The Movie Network, TMN Encore, Family Channel, Disney Junior Canada and Disney XD Canada.
Kevin joined Astral in 1995 as vice-president, programming for Family Channel. He simultaneously served as vice-president, programming for Teletoon where he participated in the licensing and launch of the network. Prior to Astral, Kevin held positions at YTV Canada, Paragon International and Telefilm Canada.
Kevin graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in Psychology and holds a B.A.A. in Motion Picture Production from Ryerson.
“Kevin brought great clarity to how succinct the pitch really needs to be for all other departments within your production.”
“Kevin’s experience and perspective about what works as a pitch and what doesn’t was invaluable because it comes from years of experience. He was also very good at looking through the project and finding the essential element in the show and offering suggestions for one liners and elements that would make the show more effective.”
“[Effective Pitching] allowed us to explore our own project more and discover the “true north” of the project. Very helpful!”