Screenwriting: Pitching Your Screenplay or Novel in 60 Secs
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Screenwriting: Pitching Your Screenplay or Novel in 60 Secs

Learn How to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read. Pitching is a needed tool in Writing, Storytelling & Screenwriting
4.4 (36 ratings)
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Last updated 7/2018
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The 8 Steps to a Powerful Pitch
  • The Cardinal Rule of Pitching

  • The 10 Essential Elements of Story

  • Designing a Marketing Plan
  • Pitching Other People’s Work
  • Nope, anyone who's interested in learning how to pitch a story or idea can take it.
  • Writers and Screenwriter should have a story they want to pitch

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From Michael Hauge, author of the Best Selling Udemy Screenwriting & Storytelling Course: Screenwriting and Story Blueprint: The Hero's Two Journeys.

You walk on an elevator and just before the door closes Steven Spielberg gets on. You have 60 secs to pitch him your latest screenplay. What do you do? 

Your goal is to have your audience say “yes, I understand, and I care” after reading or watching your brand story. 

If your audience just says “now I know” then you have successfully informed them but not enough to make them care, to make them stay to whatever you have to say next. They DON'T teach you this in Film School!

Your career can be made in 60 seconds - if you make the right pitch!

Master the Elevator Pitch, even when you've got less than 60 seconds. Get your screenplay or Novel read by the major power of Hollywood - guaranteed! 

Instructor Michael Hauge walks your through his process of breaking down the key elements of your story and how to pitch them in 60 secs


“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see two of Hollywood’s finest and smartest teachers combine their masterful approach to plot, character and commercial success.” - Rich KrevolinScreenwriting Professor at USC; Author of Screenwriting From the Soul and How to Adapt Anything into a Screenplay

“Wow! Michael Hauge and Christopher Vogler ignite the room. I’ve been a pro for nearly 20 years, and in one day this double-barreled seminar made me a better screenwriter.” - Eric Edson, Director of Graduate Screenwriting at Cal State University Northridge; Author of The Story Solution: 23 Steps All Great Heroes Must Take


Michael Hauge is a story and script consultant, author and lecturer who works with writers and filmmakers on their screenplays, novels, movies and television projects. He has coached writers, producers, stars and directors on projects for Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Kirsten Dunst, Charlize Theron and Morgan Freeman, as well as for every major studio and network.

Michael also works extensively with Hollywood executives, producers, agents and managers, helping them sharpen their story and development skills, and improving their companies' abilities to recognize powerful material, employ advanced principles of structure, character arc and theme, skillfully communicate a story's strengths and weaknesses, and work effectively with writers to achieve a commercially successful screenplay.


Who is Alex Ferrari? As the founder of Indie Film Hustle it's Alex goal to bring the best information and education he can to indie filmmakers, screenwriter, storytellers and entrepreneurs. 


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  • I will give you my full support regarding any issues or suggestions related to the course.


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Who this course is for:
  • Screenwriters
  • Writers
  • Novelist
  • Coming Book Writers
  • Directors
  • Filmmakers
  • Producers
  • Copyrighters
  • Bloggers
  • Podcast Hosts
Course content
Expand all 30 lectures 02:43:31
+ Step #1 - The Review
9 lectures 25:39

Understanding the Hero's need.

Preview 03:10

Learn how to set up your pitch.

The Setup

Here's how to create a connection with your characters.

Empathy for the Characters

Do you even like this character?

Likability of the Main Character

Ho to create the new situation.

The New Situation

What motivates the your characters?

Outer Motivation

The key to every story is conflict.


Where and how is your hero going to make the journey?

The Plan

What event will launch this pitch?

+ Step #2 - Research
2 lectures 06:01

Learn how to network your butt off. 

Network, Network, Network

Understanding IMDB Pro.

Using IMDB Pro
+ Step #3 - 5
3 lectures 10:48

Prepping the pitch. 

Step #3 - Write

Learn how to beat up your pitch and rehearse it until you breath it. 

Step #4 - How to Rehearse Your Pitch

Understand the power of relationship when pitching.

Step #5 - The Power of Relationships
+ Step #6 - The Reveal
6 lectures 18:24

The twist is real. 

The Reveal

Explaining how you came up with the idea is extremely powerful in a pitch. 

How you came up with idea

Let's get the reveal on!

Reveal - Antecedents

The power of "What If"

What If

What are the key elements of your story?

Go Through Key Elements

Learn how to craft a great title and logline. 

Title & Logline
+ The Request and the Response
2 lectures 24:00

Never be afraid to ask for what you want. 

Step #7 - The Request

How to deal with the response. 

Step #8 - The Response
What have you learned?​
2 questions
+ How Not to Pitch in 60 secs
2 lectures 17:00

Do not make these mistakes.

10 Things NOT to Do in Your Pitch

The single best thing you can do to ensure a successful pitch is...

One Final Tip
+ Bonus Materials
2 lectures 52:13
BONUS: What DO You Want to Learn Next?
Michael Hauge: How to Write a Screenplay that Sells
+ Bonus Materials
1 lecture 01:01