To support our community of filmmakers during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the decision to remove the $50 fee for Sundance Collab Master Classes. As we meet this next moment and continue to support artists through our content, we are reinstating a discounted fee of $27 for on-demand recordings.

Both Master Class live event registration and on-demand recording access to this and more than 40 other Master Classes are included in Collaborator and All Access memberships. Upgrade today and get a free 14-day trial.

Master Classes are in-depth, interactive learning experiences focused on craft and career building and led by renowned industry experts. Topics include fiction and documentary filmmaking, TV writing and production, and navigating and succeeding in the entertainment industry.

Pitching is the essential process where screenwriters, directors, and producers communicate an idea or a project to the hands that can make it happen. Just like any other industry skill, it is a craft that requires research, practice, and time. In this session, you will learn what industry pros in the film and tv fields expect to see and hear in a pitch. During the event, Jose Acevedo, head of development of Phoebe Robinson's company Tiny Reparations, and established producer Giulia Caruso (COLUMBUS) will detail how someone who is trying to sell a script or series should prepare as well as pitfalls to avoid for a pitch meeting.

Topics presented will include:

  • How to structure your pitch presentation
  • Which elements to include in your pitch
  • The best and worst times of the development cycle for pitching
  • Preparing yourself up for success before, during, and after a pitch meeting

Past classes have included Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams on Documentary Storytelling, Finding Dory’s Victoria Strouse on Comedy Writing, Emmy-nominated director Lesli Linka Glatter on Blocking a Scene, The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara on TV Writing, and more.

Sundance Collab Master Classes are open and free of charge to all members as live events. Sessions will be recorded and available in our video library within 24 hours to all members for 48 hours after posting. After that, on-demand access to the recording is available only to Creator+ and Course Pass members. Sign up today to get a free 30-day trial Creator+ Membership.


Download the list of RESOURCES from Jose Acevedo, Giulia Caruso and Sundance Collab

Giulia Caruso is an award-winning independent producer and founding member of Nonetheless Productions. With partner Ki Jin Kim, she was nominated for the 2018 Piaget Producers Award. Giulia won an Independent Spirit Award for Andrew Ahn’s debut feature SPA NIGHT and an Emmy for KCET’s docuseries LOSTLA. more...
As Tiny Reparation's head of development, Jose has sold shows in both broadcast and cable across multiple genres and formats. This spring he will serve as Co-EP on EVERYTHING"S TRASH for Freeform, starring Phoebe Robinson. more...

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