THE ART OF THE PITCH
An Online Class With Dave Johnson
It's the one thing nearly every screenwriter dreads: THE PITCH.
But a successful screenwriting career depends on more than the writing alone. Not only must a screenwriter develop the ability to sell their projects to industry professionals, they must learn how to "pitch themselves" to prospective employers. In this 10-week course, students will explore all aspects of the pitching process, from the conception of a "pitchable" idea, to pitching a "take" for a rewrite assignment or book adaptation. Through lecture, class discussion, and exercises, you'll learn how to get comfortable pitching your ideas to producers, agencies, and executives.
INSTRUCTOR DAVE JOHNSON: Dave is a UCLA Adjunct Instructor and a graduate of both the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting and the UCLA MFA Screenwriting Program. While a student, he was the recipient of the Jack Nicholson Award in Screenwriting, the Harmony Gold Award for Excellence in Screenwriting, and he was a winner of the Screenwriters Showcase. Along with being a produced television writer (JAKE 2.0 on UPN), Dave has sold and developed feature films for Walt Disney Pictures (YOU AGAIN), 20th Century Fox, Paramount, New Regency, Fox Animation, and Universal Studios. Currently, Dave is adapting WALTER THE FARTING DOG for Paramount Studios, and writing PLAYDATE, an original feature for 20th Century Fox.
Please be advised that there is an enrollment cap of 8 students per class. Enrollment is handled on a first come, first served basis.
Meeting Days/Time: Choose Tuesdays or Thursdays, 6pm-9pm Pacific Standard Time
Start Date: Week of April 1, 2013
Duration: 10 weeks
Location: Online only
Cost: $750 (due upon enrollment).
How to Enroll
To enroll, fax or mail the completed enrollment form. Or call us at 310-825-6124 to enroll over the phone.