I’ve jsut returned from Inktip’s Pitch Summit in Burbank, Ca. I was very pleased with how efficiently it was run. The producers and executives that I met were great. If they weren’t interested in my scripts, they gave a specific reason. Several still took my half-page sell sheets in case their situation changed. I met with one particular producer who took a liking to my Fractured Time TV series and was interested enough to request a copy of the pilot from me. Another was quite interested in Space Frontiers: The Eye of Icarus despite the budget that it might require. A third company seeking a female lead in an action genre enjoyed discussing Princess Pain with me. I was asked to contact her later in the week. These were the high-interest people that I met. There were many others who may still be interested but not as aggressive in their response. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and will get back to FT: season two episodes and the Princess Pain novel.
Pitching at a pitchfest event is a tough job for both the writer and the pro. Hearing so many pitches in a short period of time can wear a listener down as much as it can the writer who is pitching his project. You’ll find out real quick if you really know your material after the first two encounters.
On a different note, I will be adding a few signings soon to my list of appearances. By next week I should have dates and locations with the dates most likely to be in December. Join me again soon for more information and hopefully for that magic word DEAL!!!