Pitching for Film & TV – A 4-Week Intensive Workshop for Producers, Actors, Writers, Directors, and Content Creators of ALL TYPES!

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Hi everyone,

Here’s a great course on PITCHING FOR FILM &

TV – for producers,

actors, writers,

directors, and content creators of ALL

TYPES, on everything you need to know about writing and pitching!

As always, there’s a great

discount for INFOLIST.com, and

feel free to forward if you know anyone who might be interested – details are

below!

Good luck, have a great day, and

don’t forget to dream big!

-Jeff

Jeffrey R.

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Group ______________________________

PERFECT YOUR

PITCH

AS A DIRECTOR, WRITER, ACTOR, OR

PRODUCER!

RAINDANCE LA & ROUGH

DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS

present

PITCHING

FOR FILM & TV

WORKSHOP

with

WRITER/DIRECTOR

JOHN

PENNEY

Award-winning Writer/Director, Instructor

at the Los Angeles Film School

and Guest Speakers:

DAVID

A. WEINSTEIN

(TV Writer – KYLE XY, CHICAGO MED,

UNREAL)

JASON

PIETTE

(Financier / Sales Agent of 50+ films –

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS starring Charlize Theron and Penlope Cruz; the upcoming

BERLIN, I LOVE YOU starring Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren;)

JULIA

VERDIN

(Producer of 30+ films – MERCHANT OF VENICE

starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, 2 JACKS starring Sienna Miller, Jack Huston,

Danny Huston)

TAKE THE CLASS:

IN

PERSON

in West Hollywood

OR

LIVE ONLINE with

Streaming Video!

OR

watch after each class on VIDEO-ON-DEMAND!

4-WEEK

INTENSIVE COURSE

4 Monday Evenings

beginning

MONDAY, January 22,

2018

6pm to 9pm (week 2 and 3:

until 10pm)

and continuing until

MONDAY, February 12, 2018

YOU

WILL LEARN:

This 4 week pitching workshop is your

chance to hone your pitching skills.  Pitching is one of the most

essential skills needed for a successful career in the Film and TV industries.

 It is also one of the least considered by new entrants to these

industries.

With this course, learn how

to pitch successfully in Hollywood as a WRITER, DIRECTOR, ACTOR, or

PRODUCER, have the opportunity to test your pitches out on the tutor

and get his immediate response in his Pitch Repair session,

and then pitch it to industry veterans during the final session and get their

constructive feedback!

WEEKLY

COURSE OUTLINE:

Week 1: Learning The

Pitching Skills

January 22, 2018

– Running a pitch

meeting

– The goals of a pitch

meeting

– Crafting your logline

– Pitching tools explained and

demonstrated

Guest Speaker: David A.

Weinstein

Week 2 & 3: Workshop

& Pitch Repair

January 29, 2018

& February 5, 2018

– During these intensive

workshops sessions improve your own pitch and pitching skills by testing your

pitch out on the tutor, getting his immediate response and feedback, and

discussing it with other filmmakers in the class. These two workshop sessions

are executed in a discussion group, where participants also learn from pitches

made by other participants and the feedback they get.

Week 4: Pitching To Industry

Veterans

February 12,

2018

– Now that you workshopped

your pitch, you are ready to pitch to a group of industry veterans selected

from different areas of the industry: a director /writer (John Penney), a

producer (Julia Verdin), a financier /sales agent (Jason Piette), and get their

constructive feedback!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT

FOR INFOLIST.com!! Use the special link below, and get

15% OFF!!

 That’s just $228.65 (regularly $269!) for a 4-week

course with industry veterans John Penney, David A. Weinstein, Julia Verdin,

and Jason Piette!

REGISTER

NOW!

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Course Location for LIVE

EVENT:

Rough Diamond

Productions

1424 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Information for Online or

VOD:

Provided upon

registration.

ABOUT THE

INSTRUCTORS:

JOHN PENNEY

Award winning

writer/director John Penney attended UCLA where he studied film and received a

degree in English.  In addition to his screenplays, John has written

short stories that have won him an award from the Adelphi Academy in New York,

and have been published in the “Magazine of Fantasy and Science

Fiction.”

In 2011 John wrote and directed the

supernatural thriller “Hellgate” starring

William Hurt and Cary Elwes.

 The film was awarded Best Film at the Bram Stoker

International Film Festival as well as the Best Horror

Film from the Fantasy Horror Awards in Italy,

sponsored by Syfy Europe Universal.  Prior writer-director credits

include the thriller “Zyzzyx Road” starring

Katherine Heigl and Tom Sizemore, and the

family film “Magic” with Robert

Davis and Christopher Lloyd.  He is

currently prepping his next feature film, “Truck Stop,”

based on his novel.

John is currently an adjunct

Directing Instructor at the Los Angeles Film School and has

taught pitching classes as a Guest Lecturer at the University of

Southern California (USC).  This is his debut at Raindance

teaching the Pitching Skills Evening Workshop.

In addition to his directing, John

has written the screenplays for such films as “The

Enemy” starring Roger Moore, Luke

Perry, Olivia D’abo; “Contaminated

Man” starring Peter Weller and

William Hurt; “A Breed Apart

with Robert Patrick, Andrew McCarthy; “In

Pursuit” with Daniel Baldwin,

Claudia Schiffer, “Matter of Trust

with C. Thomas Howell.  “The

Kindred” with Rod Steiger, “Return

of the Living Dead 3” with Mindy Clarke, “Past

Perfect” with Eric Roberts, and

Laurie Holden, and “Amphibious 3D

with Michael Pare.

John also served as a producer on his

films “Zyzzyx Rd” ,”A Breed Apart”, “Matter of Trust”

and “In Pursuit.”  In 2012 John wrote his first novel “Truck

Stop” and followed that up in 2013 with his second novel, “Killing

Time.”  He is also featured in the newly released book

on screenwriting by Jose Prendes, “The High Concept Massacre” along

with fellow screenwriters Carl Gottlieb (“Jaws”), Amy Holden Jones (“Mystic

Pizza” “Indecent Proposal”), and Doug Richardson (“Bad Boys”

“Die Hard 2”).

DAVID A. WEINSTEIN

David

Weinstein is a true journey-man TV writer.  Born in Brooklyn, NY –

David came out to write for film and ended up in television based on advice

from an agent who read his work and thought his sensibilities lent themselves

more to continuing drama than to screenplays at the time.  Starting

with an episode of SILK STALKINGS, David has written for

almost every TV genre there is.  His first staff-writing gig was on a

show called SLEEPWALKERS for NBC, and

then he stayed in drama writing for such shows as SOLDIER OF

FORTUNE, KYLE XY, and THE

CLOSER.  After deciding that he wanted to try other avenues

in the business, he took a job writing for JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

that lead to gigs on Chelsea Handler, The Stevie

Ryan show, and Death Valley for

MTV.  At that point David headed east and took the

WWE up on an offer to write wrestling in CT for a year,

until realizing that drama was his true love and returning to LA for runs on

LUCKY 7, UNREAL, and CHICAGO

MED.  David lives in North Hollywood with his two cats, Misty

and Munchie.  He’s currently working on a one hour pilot as well as

teaming up with a well-known animated comedy writer for a half-hour pilot –

meaning that David is still straddling the fence on genres.  He’s also

managed to sell six different pilots in the last few years and is ready to

share some of his know-how.

JULIA VERDIN

Julia

Verdin is a British film producer and founder of

Rough Diamond Productions, established in 1994.

 She has established herself as one of Hollywood’s leading producers

with over 30 feature films.  She is best known for producing the

Sony Classics release The Merchant of

Venice, directed by Michael Radford, and starring

Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Joseph

Fiennes, the Newmarket release

Stander, directed by Bronwen Hughes, and

starring Tom Jane, Deborah Unger,

Dexter Fletcher, and David O’Hara, and

the Breaking Glass release 2 Jacks, based

on Leo Tolstoy short story “Two Hussars,” directed by

Bernard Rose, and starring Danny Huston,

Jack Huston, Sienna Miller,

Jacqueline Bisset, and Billy

Zane.

Verdin has recently executive

produced Lionsgate release Born of

War, directed by Vicky Jewson,

and starring James Frain and Sophia Black D’Elia.

 This year she has just directed her first film Lost

Girls staring Bar Paly, Marisol Nichols,

and Jamie Harris, and produced The

Unwilling directed by Academy Award nominated director

Jonathan Heap, and starring Dina Meyer,

Jake Thomas, and Lance

Henriksen.

She is currently developing various

projects with writers and directors including Academy Award and Palme d’Or

nominated writer/director James Dearden; acclaimed festival

award winning writer/director íŠva Gíçrdos; Academy Award

Nominated director Jonathan Heap; WGA Autumn Stories 2010

winner screenwriter Cynthia Riddle, and director

Vincenzo Natali.

Verdin is a top film consultant

having provided consulting services on development and production.

 She also wrote the critically acclaimed book,

Success in Film, a detailed guide to

funding, making, and finishing independent films.

Verdin served on the board of BAFTA

LA for 12 years.  She is based in Los Angeles, and still maintains a

base in London. We are honoured to include Julia on the Pitching Skills Evening

Workshop.

JASON PIETTE

Jason Piette

is a producer and film financier with over 50 movies and TV series to his name,

including the $25M The Merchant Of Venice starring

Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; Head

In The Clouds ($20M) starring Charlize

Theron and Penelope Cruz, (both for Sony

Pictures Classics); the $33M Napoleon

TV series for A&E in the United States;

Perfect Creatures ($11M) for

Twentieth Century Fox; independent American features such as

Mark Pellington’s I Melt With

You for Magnolia

Pictures and cult classic, part crowdfunded Iron Sky

for Entertainment One.  Before

co-founding Disrupting Influence, Jason also worked on the

$300 million Movision Film Fund.  Jason is a

graduate of Cambridge University.  We are honoured to include Jason on

the Pitching Skills Evening Workshop.

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