Screenwriting : What makes a good pitch? by Laurie Ashbourne

Laurie Ashbourne

What makes a good pitch?

The topic has been discussed at length in various threads and pleas for help. I invite you to read this post and watch a fun little video that was promoted as a how this story convinced execs http://1st10pages.com/2015/07/23/good-marketing-vs-a-good-pitch/

Good Marketing vs. A Good Pitch
Good Marketing vs. A Good Pitch
This video hit the online waves yesterday, touted as a behind the scenes rarity that only folks at Comic Con got to see until it got out. It's a fun watch but I'll come back to that. What it really...
David Levy

How could one not be convinced by The Muppets? Great post and points, Laurie!

Laurie Ashbourne

I know right? That's what made the whole thing even sillier. Thanks for reading!

David Levy

Anytime! This ia a show geared toward our generation to be shared with a new generation. I love the writing in the sample.

Laurie Ashbourne

I agree. It's loaded with subtext and very funny without being too cartoony.

Fiona Faith Ross

Thanks for posting it. This kind of analysis really helps writers.

Elisabeth Meier

Yes, the analysis is great and it is a fantastic and entertaining idea to explain something serious in such a playful way which will always reach the creative souls. What do we learn? Maybe indeed create a pitch of 3 acts and perhaps be more playful ourselves in such a serious business situation - the challenge and art of a great pitch then will be not to become ridiculous, but deliver great entertainment in addition to our screenplays. :)

Boomer Murrhee

Thanks for posting Laurie, this comes at a good time. I'm currently developing a pitch. It is easier to talk about the story than myself. That is a challenge.

Boomer Murrhee

Thanks for posting Laurie, this comes at a good time. I'm developing a pitch. I'm finding it much easier to talk about my story then myself. That is indeed a challenge.

Linda Scarlett

It worked. I have seen the commercials for this show and thought I would never watch it. Great pitch. I am in. : ) Now I will apply this to my work. Thank you for the article.

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