Seven, that’s the magic number, I got Seven requests thanks to Stage32/Happywriters Pitch Sessions ! Let me tell you about my experience from the very beginning. In fact, I’m a newbie in screenwriting. After having attended numerous online courses, webinars and completed my first spec in a Master Class, I submitted it to a consultant and a script coverage. Then I checked the possibilities to have it read by a production company, an agent or a manager. Of course I was not repped and my unsolicited material was doomed to be rejected. Even so I started sending query letters, but postponed the cold calls, feeling more at ease with writing English. (Did I mention that English is my third language ?) Anyway, I surprisingly got one manager’s email reply who showed interest in my Action/Thriller script. I was over the moon ! Soon after, while browsing the Internet, I came across Stage 32 website. I immediately joined that community and received a warm welcome from Richard Botto and numerous members’ invites. I also noticed that Online Pitch Sessions were organized there by Joey Tuccio. -- By the way, what a great opportunity for the people living outside LA or around the globe ! What’s more, Joey spares those like me, petrified by a Verbal Pitch, by giving us the possibility to send a Written Pitch submission instead ! But the icing on the cake is that we are offered direct access to the very execs who usually don’t accept unsolicited material and who are inaccessible otherwise. ! But let me come to the point, the moment when I anxiously started submitting my first written pitch. To my greatest surprise, my script was immediately requested, and followed by a second request a few days after ! You probably wonder how I got seven requests so far ? That’s quite simple, I could not resist pitching to the prestigious Production Companies which called during the following weeks, and also to newest ones, as long as they looked for my script genre. (Ghost House, Benderspink, Bold, Cross Creek, Route One Films, Flick the Switch, Future Film). Although I’ve also been rejected several times, I think I can learn from my mistakes, that’s why I continue pitching. Actually, it has become a kind of addiction because I still find some comfort in doing that while I’m in the wait. It’s been nearly two months since I got the first request, and I’ll soon receive a report. Till then I’ll keep my fingers crossed. I wish you all every success and the same thrilling experience. Richard and Joey, you have all my gratitude.