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showmeluv
06-14-2004, 03:44 PM
Hello Scribes,

I will be attending my first pitch session at a film festival next month. I have my 2 scripts completed. I have my main pitch and a backup pitch. My question is, if someone is interested will they tell me right there at the session? And, if so, do I give them a copy of the script at that time?

Thanks!

Cole Blackburn
06-15-2004, 01:30 PM
There are no hard and fast rules.
Many times when you are at a seminar, festival
or some other big deal where there are a lot of people
who are pitching, the "buyers" don't want to collect
a bunch of scripts because they have to carry them
back to their home base.
I have been handed business cards many times and told
to make contact in a few days or to submit the script
to their office.
But on occasion, I have had a buyer ask for a copy of
the script right then.
My advice, have a copy of your scripts with you just in
case they ask for one or both.
As a sidelight, you may want to have the pitches for
both of your scripts AND three or four pitches for
projects you want to write. The reason is the buyer
may say a quick "no" to both of your scripts and unless
you have something else to pitch, you are out the door.
Hope this helps.
Cole

showmeluv
06-15-2004, 10:15 PM
One last question. I have many ideas for future scipts I want to write but I've always wondered how can I protect my idea if I pitch it to others? Can't they take the idea and pass it to a more experienced writer?

Salazkin
06-15-2004, 10:42 PM
I've always wondered how can I protect my idea if I pitch it to others? Can't they take the idea and pass it to a more experienced writer? You can't protect your idea. Personally, I wouldn't give it out. OTOH, one thing I've learned here is that I don't know sh1t (the Goldman quote "No one knows anything" applies). So get a consensus of opinion, if you can.