You have a great idea for a TV show, but how do you sell it? In this intimate conversation, writer Rafael Agustín (JANE THE VIRGIN) guides us on how to successfully pitch a series that captures the attention of production companies, studios executives, and network buyers. We discuss how he develops a story and characters that can sustain multiple episodes, get tips on how to deliver a compelling, persuasive pitch and review the materials you’ll need to prepare. After our conversation, we see the suggested strategies at work as several members of the audience practice pitching their show ideas.

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Rafael Agustín is a writer on the award-winning, CW show, JANE THE VIRGIN. He is a 2016 Sundance Fellow for his TV family comedy, ILLEGAL, based on his life as a former undocumented student. Agustín co-created and co-starred in the national touring, award-winning autobiographical comedy, N*GGER WET*CK CH*NK, which received acclaim from the LA Times, New York Times, Denver Post, and won awards for its advancement of social justice in the arts. Rafael Agustín currently serves as Executive Director of the Latino Film Institute, where he oversees both the Youth Cinema Project and LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival). more...

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