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Saturday, October 15 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Pitch to Pick-Up: The People, the Process, the Prep

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Producing a story and producing a story sale are two very different skills, and successful writers need to excel at both. The love for your idea can be your greatest ally or worst enemy when pitching – it all depends on how you package and deliver your material. Along with presenting a clear core concept, you should know your market and be prepared to make a strong first impression. Writers who have had their pitches picked up will divulge how they mastered the power of persuasion, what to expect in the process, and how to balance creative integrity with compromise.

Moderators
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Trey Selman

Moderator
Trey believes in slow-smoked brisket, Davy Crockett and Bigfoot. After studying business at The University of Texas he traded in his suits and dry cleaning bills for shorts and flip flops and became a writer. He's lucky to live in the hill country and works from an offbeat collection of ramshackle diners, small town coffee shops and anywhere else the people are friendly but the wifi never works. Hasta mañana is his favorite phrase and... Read More →

Panelists
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VJ Boyd

writer/producer Justified, The Player, Snowfall
VJ Boyd has written for JUSTIFIED and THE PLAYER and is the author of the graphic novel GHOST COP. He is currently producing his pilot THE JURY for ABC.
avatar for Tiffany Paulsen

Tiffany Paulsen

writer Nancy Drew, Adventures in Babysitting
A former professional actress, Tiffany launched her writing career in 2006 after she won a prestigious Disney/ABC writing fellowship. In 2007, she created the big-screen version of the iconic NANCY DREW series for Warner Brothers, starring Emma Roberts. Since then, she has developed projects for Disney, FOX, MGM, Universal, ABC Family, Disney Channel, FOX TV, Nickelodeon and others. In 2015 she wrote a sequel to the 1987 classic ADVENTURES IN... Read More →
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Scott Rosenberg

writer High Fidelity, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Con Air, Beautiful Girls
Scott Rosenberg has written the screenplays “THINGS TO IN DENVER WHEN YOU’RE DEAD”, “BEAUTIFUL GIRLS”, “CON AIR”, “DISTURBING BEHAVIOR”, “GONE IN 60 SECONDS”, and “HIGHWAY”. He co-wrote “HIGH FIDELITY” and “KANGAROO JACK”. As well as created and produced the Showtime series, “GOING TO CALIFORNIA”, and co-created the ABC series... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 4:30pm - 5:45pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Historic Sanctuary

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