Anybody ever pitch an feature film idea without a finished screenplay? Is it ever a good idea to do that?
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I see the answer to my question in a previous post. Basically finish the script first, pitch later. Thanks.
Thanks for the comment. It makes sense.
I did once, sort of, at a pitchfest. Here's why: I had a script done, but I knew it needed to be rewritten. At the same time, I already knew the story well enough, and I wanted to practice pitching. I knew the script wasn't good enough for production, but I wanted to experience and improve my pitching skills. And the fest was on a set date, so it was now or wait another year. Plus there were other workshops to go to also, so I wasn't only going for the pitchfest. Basically, had anyone requested the script, I would have sent what I had. But I also was honest with them if they asked if I had a script (since apparently lots of people pitch without one), and told them yes but it needed a rewrite. That was a few years ago, and I considered it a great learning experience. Would I pitch without even having a first draft? No.
Thanks for your comments, Daniel.
Think you're right. The wrong pitch and logline may hurt that it leaves an indelible record of following projects that even rewites won't remove.