Nail Your Story and Confidence with the Pitch Practice

Nail Your Story and Confidence with the Pitch Practice

Nail Your Story and Confidence with the Pitch Practice

John Mezes
John Mezes
2 months ago

For many writers, the written words on a page come much easier than the spoken ones. It could be nerves, speaking about your work to someone places you in a position of vulnerability... What will they think of my script? Will they understand what I'm trying to convey with it? Can they share my vision for my script? Or a writer may doubt their ability to talk about their script. Is my voice clear and inviting enough, and can I show enough excitement and passion so that an executive will believe in my script through my pitch?

All valid thoughts and concerns. We writers have all been through these moments in our writing careers, including myself, a sold writer of the feature script "Garden of Eden," which enters production in December, returning to the craft from a 27-year hiatus. Learning how to pitch your script to an executive is essential to its possible future success. It's a must! Pitching your script gives you an opportunity to be discovered, requested, and perhaps optioned and sold! Written or Verbal, there's no getting around it.

Luckily, Stage 32 offers writers like you a golden opportunity to practice pitching your scripts to an ever-growing group of fellow writers who attend the Pitch Practice Tank Session every Thursday at 5:30 pm PST, 8:30pm EST for members of the Writers' Room. Inside the session, writers can listen to other members pitch their unique and original scripts to the hosts of the session, Brooklynn Fields and myself, John Mezes, and learn from these pitches by identifying the strengths of each pitch as well as areas of improvement needed, and eventually pitching their own script. Supportive, constructive, and honest notes on a pitch are given by the hosts in order to develop and grow the pitch until it is an industry-level, strong, confident pitch that's ready for any executive to hear.

The Pitch Practice Tank Session allows participants to pitch in a safe, supportive environment, with members actively pulling for one another to succeed, a feeling shared by its hosts, Brooklynn and I, real writers always trying to improve ourselves and passing our experiences and education to our attendees. We urge members of the Stage 32 Writers Room to attend our Pitch Practice Sessions and see the value they bring to you as a writer getting ready to pitch your next script to an executive.

Keep writing, keep creating, and know that there is a venue in the Pitch Practice Tank Session and a community around you that can help you on your creative journey.

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About the Author

John Mezes

John Mezes

Screenwriter, Script Consultant

Writing is a love, no, a passion of mine, since my early twenties. Beginning my craft with several small short stories, I found comfort and satisfaction in putting pen to paper, creating and sharing sharing my vision and work with others. Life detoured me for a number of years, and I returned to wri...

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