So I pitched a feature script to a Manager via the Pitch Sessions portal, but to be honest the response has left me somewhat confused.
What I got for my $35 was a simple numerical scorecard from 1 to 5 covering 7 elements relating to the story and the pitch. In the elements relating to the quality of the story, Setup, Conflict & strength of voice scored 4 out of 5. The originality of concept was scored 5 out of 5. All very positive.
The pitch format, clarity of pitch and clarity of tone all scored 3 out of 5. I find this somewhat ironic as I copied the format from the Star Wars example provided by Stage 32!!! Also because I don't see the relevance of scoring the format of a written pitch (all the Skype pitches were taken) as its nothing do do with the script idea being pitched.
What's worse is this experience hasn't really been of any use to me, since I knew prior to pitching that the story elements were strong. The first draft of the script already received a Consider from professional coverage, and the script quality has since been elevated after working with a renowned script consultant.
I wasn't expecting miracles from this one pitch, no dreams of instantly being signed etc. What I was hoping for was a conversation with a Manager about my script, and perhaps about what else I need to do to make a Manager want to sign me as a client. Unfortunately the pitch fell very short of these expectations, and will certainly make me think twice about using this service.