Mastering the Short Pitch

Event Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016 || Speaker: Danny Manus || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

This seminar will cover the do’s and dont’s of short pitches, pitchfests and pitching strategies. We’ll go through the biggest mistakes writers make, the vital 4 C’s of pitching, what execs and reps are really looking for, how to prepare your pitch, what to include in your first minute, and step by step mechanics of and options for the 5 minute(ish) pitch. Plus, the perfect movie trailer pitch, the necessary one sheet, horror stories and Q&A. Plus, we’ll do LIVE pitch critiques!    See more details below.



**The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. Please view our calendar for upcoming events.


More details:

Danny ManusDanny Manus is one of the most in-demand script consultants as CEO of No BullScript Consulting ( and author of “No B.S. for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective.” He was ranked one of the Top 15 “Cream of the Crop” script consultants in CS Magazine and named one of ScreenCraft’s “25 People Writers Should Follow on Twitter”. He was previously the Director of Development for Clifford Werber Productions (Cinderella Story, Sydney White), where he sold “To Oz” to United Artists. He was also Development Consultant for Eclectic Pictures (Lovelace) and the DOD at Sandstorm Films (The Covenant, 8MM2), which had a first look deal at Screen Gems. Danny is a columnist for ScriptMag, a judge five years running for the PAGE Awards, and has been a speaker at Austin Film Festival, Producer’s Guild of America, Kansas City Film Fest, and well over a dozen other major writing conferences.

You can follow him on Twitter @DannyManus.



Join us on the Third Saturday every month at:

CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604

Free Parking — Enter the CBS lot at the main gate & inform security you are there for the Scriptwriters Network event.

You’ll be asked for your government issued photo ID, and then given directions to the meeting location. You may park in any available space on the lot, unless CBS’ Security directs you to a park at a different area.

As this is a professional event, we ask that you please arrive prior to the event start time.

Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm

Please remember to bring a picture ID and your SWN Membership Card!

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