(PRWEB) January 20, 2005
WorldPitch.com's world headquarters is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan at 33 West 19th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) on the Third Floor. This February experience a major script pitching expo and a revolutionary new Internet concept designed to allow anyone to effectively pitch their film and television work directly to top executives at the nation's leading film and television companies who are always on the hunt for hot new commercial projects.
Writers and filmmakers abroad signing up now for next month's mega kick off weekend long expo, will learn screenwriting from instructors like Michael Tierno, a story analyst for IDT Entertainment, which brought "The Simpsons" to TV; receive one on one instruction from professional pitch coach Laurie Scheer; and have the opportunity to pitch to executives like Eric Robinson from Miramax, a company that produces major motion picture films each year.
Leon Antoine, President and Owner of WorldPitch.comÂ said that major companies such as Miramax and Revere Pictures have shown great enthusiasm for the upcoming WorldPitch.comÂ premiere expo because it allows them to sample hundreds upon hundreds of potential new film and television projects in a matter of a weekend, whereas before they literally had to spend days and weeks pouring over new scripts and treatments. With the same amount of effort in such a short amount of time executives are able to decipher whether or not to further develop a potential project. According to Mr. Antoine, companies right now are particularly on the lookout for hard hitting action films and clever comedies including searching for the next big animation blockbuster such as "Shrek." Television executives are searching for more reality shows, action, drama and sitcoms to replace successful shows like the infamous "Friends" and "Frasier."
Amateur and professional screenwriters who come from a wide variety of backgrounds learn how to perfect their all important pitch (what to say and how to say it), how to write a logline and deliver a description of an actual project in one or two sentences, as well as the plot of the story from beginning to end in a short summary. WorldPitch.comÂ gives writers who have often spent years trying to develop personal contacts with top level film and network television executives the opportunity to meet them in person or online. According to Mr. Antoine, some writers typically can squeeze as many as three film or television projects into a single five-minute pitch.
Thousands of writers are expected to attend the WorldPitch.comÂ expo from February 25 to 27 at the company's headquarters on West 19th Street. Attendees at the Expo can sign up for the first live on-line WorldPitch.comÂ pitch sessions which will take place once a month throughout the year. For further information call (646) 274-1408.
For a sample flash animated pitch session: http://www.worldpitch.com/examplevid/
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