The BTFC Pitch
Note: You will receive a separate email with the location of the pitch – to be held in Manhattan. All attendees must be vaccinated and have a COVID test completed prior to attending.
The anticipated BTFC PITCH SESSION is BACK! We saw lots of productions, ideas, and projects get put on pause due to COVID but at BTFC we will always find a way to help the members of our community #MakeYourWork!
That said, “DRUM-ROLL PLEASE”, we are bringing back the BTFC PITCH SESSION as our first in-person event!
Why pitch? That’s easy. Let’s say you have a script or even an idea that you are developing. But how do you take that script or idea and actually build momentum? How do you attract collaborators who will help to make it a reality? One of the best steps you can take is to pitch. Pitch sessions are about coming together to hear what we all are working on, pitching new ideas, discussing our needs to begin and finish projects, and helping to make it happen.
Let’s end the year strong! If you need help with your production, want to hop on a crew, want to be cast in a project, you should be in the room.
So how do pitch sessions work at the Black TV & Film Collective? It’s simple…
It Starts With Intros
We start with a round of introductions. During this time, each member introduces themselves and their experience level. We start intros at 4:30 PM sharp. It’s extremely important to be there when the introductions start, especially if you are pitching. This gives you an opportunity to learn more about the people in the room. There may be a writer, producer, composer, cinematographer, etc who would make the perfect collaborator.
Next We Pitch
Those who are ready to launch projects/or are looking for writing collaborators will have three minutes to pitch their idea to the room, with (if needed) an extra minute to mention above and below-the-line needs. Members then get the opportunity to ask questions. Many times questions clarify or give pitchers an extra opportunity to convey what is great about their project.
Last But Not Least – We Network
Following all the pitches, we then break into an informal session of conversation. During this time, members who want to learn more about your project get a chance to speak to you, and you also can speak to members who possess those skills you need. Many members have launched their projects in the BTFC pitch session.
In the Process, We Eat
We’ll have a snack or two as we pitch and mingle.
We can’t help you with your projects if we don’t know about them. The BTFC community is here to help support you in finding the people and resources to make your films and creative projects.
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