Darkest Secrets of Making a Pitch for Film and Television
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Darkest Secrets of Making a Pitch for Film and Television

How You Can Get a Studio Executive, Producer, Name Actor or Private Investor to Say YES to Your Project
5.0 (3 ratings)
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19 students enrolled
Created by Tom Marcoux
Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Pitch to a Studio Executive, Producer, Name Actor or Private Investor
  • Avoid Deadly Mistakes that make the person say "No" automatically
  • Learn Secrets so you avoid being blindsided during your pitch
  • Create the emotions of "Intrigue" and "Wanting" so the person easily says YES to your project
  • Design Your Pitch to Seize the Attention of the person's Emotional Brain
  • Learn the exact words and actions to SAVE YOUR PITCH if it goes bad and becomes awkward
Requirements
  • None
Description

Need your movie, TV series, streaming series or screenplay to be produced? Are you going to pitch a project to a studio executive, producer, name actor or private investor? Pitching means asking producers, name actors, and studio executives for help. No one pretends this is easy. "I’ve seen other filmmakers give presentations," says film producer/director/screenwriter Tom Marcoux, "Many presentations crashed and burned. But remember, people do this all the time, successfully. You can do it well." After gaining funds for a number of projects (one film went to the Cannes film market), Marcoux has compiled what worked and what didn't into this online course. Much of it builds on his observations of dire mistakes, his own and others’. He alerts you to the 10 Darkest Secrets of this process. Even better, you’ll find Countermeasures. Discover problems that pop up and how to solve them. Learn to avoid the traps that amateurs fall into. You’ll learn great skills and how to eliminate bad habits or wrong assumptions that can torpedo your pitch. When it comes to the vital skill of pitching your ideas and enrolling others into your vision, this course shows you the way.

"This insightful course shows you how to zing a curveball right past the parts of the Hollywood exec's brain that want to say no before you even make your pitch. You will learn what works when pitching, and more importantly, why, so you can get to YES much more often." - Danek S. Kaus, produced screenwriter

“Tom Marcoux gives you powerful methods so you easily gain rapport, trust and active responsiveness from important people.” – David Baron, co-author of Power Persuasion

Who this course is for:
  • Film producers
  • Film directors
  • New filmmakers
  • Screenwriters
  • Television Producers, Directors, Writers
  • Streaming Series Producers, Directors, Writers
  • Writers, Novelists
  • Actors wanting to pitch a film they want to star in
  • Anyone who wants to create a TV series or streaming series
  • Seasoned film and television directors
  • Seasoned film and television producers
  • Producer wanting to know how to get YES from a studio executive
  • Producer wanting to get YES from a private investor
  • Producer wanting to have a Name Actor say YES to their project
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 02:50:25
+ Introduction
1 lecture 00:47

Discover how this course covers Countermeasures so you pitch well.

Preview 00:47
+ Darkest Secret #1
1 lecture 11:45

Learn how to show elements of your project and get the person to fully connect with your project. Then get the YES you want.

Preview 11:45
+ Darkest Secret #2
1 lecture 15:42

Learn to avoid coming across as needy. Instead, show appropriate confidence.

Darkest Secret #2
15:42
+ Darkest Secret #3
1 lecture 15:38

Learn how to avoid mistakes that make you look arrogant. Instead, show appropriate confidence that attracts the YES-answer you want.

Darkest Secret #3
15:38
+ Darkest Secret #4
1 lecture 10:15

Learn to seize the person’s attention so they want your project.

Darkest Secret #4
10:15
+ Darkest Secret #5
1 lecture 19:12

Learn to get the person into an immediate positive response to your project.

Darkest Secret #5
19:12
+ Darkest Secret #6
1 lecture 12:51

Learn to quiet down your fear so you come across as confident. You remove the person’s fear of saying YES to you.

Darkest Secret #6
12:51
+ Darkest Secret #7
1 lecture 18:50

Learn to truly handle any tests that the investor/studio executive/name actor will throw at you.

Darkest Secret #7
18:50
+ Darkest Secret #8
1 lecture 20:26

Learn to avoid 6 Rapport-Breakers that can end your pitch before you begin.

Darkest Secret #8
20:26
+ Darkest Secret #9
1 lecture 19:31

Learn to craft an Attention-Grabbing Logline. Additionally, avoid expressing your logline at the wrong time. Use the logline for a maximum, positive effect.

Darkest Secret #9
19:31