HOW TO PITCH YOURSELF
(free online workshop)
The entertainment industry is full of pitching. You pitch ideas, you pitch attachments, you pitch strategies; but the most important thing to learn to pitch is you. This interac- tive workshop is all about learning to pitch yourself to make the strongest connection. What makes a successful pitch? What are the pitfalls to avoid at all cost? How can you master the art of pitching with your own style, personality and brand? This workshop will give you the agent’s top 10 tips for pitching with conviction and results. Tips on how to prepare, read the person you are pitching, engage, anticipate every question, and fol- low up.
It’s presented by Jim Arnoff, a Television Packaging Agent representing New York production companies in developing and selling original programming to the networks and new media. Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and packaging agent. He leads workshops for the Producers Guild of America, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Writers Guild of America/East, HBO, TimeWarner, New York Women in Film & Television, Time, Inc., NYU Career Services/Alumni Relations and MTV Networks. Jim is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts, FIT and NYU.
This workshop is made possible in part by the generous support of ArtsWestchester. YoFi Fest is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County Government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.