Hi, it's me again! This weekend was another amazing pitchfest brought to us by Joey and the Stage 32 Happy Writers. It was a blast! If you have a script ready to go, and you haven't done one - I have to ask...why?? For me, it is far less intimidating then pitching to a room full of bored executives. Perhaps it's because, if you want to wear PJ's, that's ok! (at least from the waist down). So about this weekend's pitches for me – I'm not going to lie, I was pretty certain I totally bombed my first pitch. The executive asked me a question that I wasn't prepared for and I felt myself backslide (I also felt the warm burn of hives spreading up my neck). BUT I know my story backwards and forward; inside and out, so I recovered fairly quickly and was able to move forward. In the end, he requested my script! Oh, and he is from WME, did I forget to mention that?! I was so beyond elated. Even if it takes months to get read (or even if it never does), just the fact that someone in the WME building has my script, my baby, sitting in their office, is pretty epic! The second pitch was with Electric City Entertainment. When you look up the definition of “ideal pitch”- I'm fairly certain those 8 minutes, 40 seconds will be there. You know when you have those moments where you just click with a total stranger? They “get” you and more importantly they “get” your story - well this was it. Within the first minute she had the entire arch of my story in her head and actually outlined it back to me! Again, even if nothing happens, just that experience of what it's like for a pitch to go really well boosts confidence, not only in my story but in myself! Anyway, I'm still floating on cloud 9, so I thought I'd share. Shout outs to Erica – who is such an awesome moderator!! I'm fairly certain she is a large part of why WME requested my script! :) And, of course, the always wonderful, Joey!! :) One thing I've noticed about all the moderators thus far is, besides being very upbeat and positive, they seem to truly want all our pitches to succeed. It's nice to know that from the word “go”, you have someone rooting for you!