Imagine a weekend spent pitching your book face-to-face with professional film and television entertainment executives at the chic Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square and the Broadway theater district. Now you can make this dream a reality. Author Solutions, the parent company of Xlibris, is hosting a premier event where you can learn how to pitch your book's movie and television potential to entertainment executives, and then have the chance to do it!
What you get:
Reception and Cocktail Opener - Oct. 28, 2011
Held at the elegant Marriott Marquis in the heart of Manhattan, you'll meet Hollywood producer Robert Kosberg, the King of the Pitch, and Marcus Chait, Author Solutions' director of film and new media, as well as mingle with other attendees.
How to Pitch Workshop with One-on-One Learning - Oct.29, 2011 (Morning)
Robert Kosberg will teach you how to pitch your book.. You'll then have the opportunity to fine tune your approach one-on-one with Kosberg and Chait.
Speed-Pitch - Oct. 29, 2011 (Afternoon)
You'll pitch your idea to film, TV and theatre company representatives in a speed dating setting where you'll have approximately two to three minutes per company to make a lasting impression.
Writers Guild of America Idea Registration
We'll register your book and your pitch idea with the WGA to protect your unique concept.*
Author Interview Video - Filmed Oct. 30, 2011
We'll film an interview with you and later create a short video for you to use in your book marketing efforts.
Overview of Packages
Book to Screen PitchFest NYC 2011 $ 1,999
NYC PitchFest Slot
WGA book Registration
Book to Screen PitchFest NYC 2011 with Author Video $ 3,499
NYC PitchFest Slot
Author Video at NYC PitchFest
WGA book Registration
What to expect at the Book-to-Screen PitchFest:
Prepare. Approximately one month prior to the event, you'll receive a pre-event assignment that will help you develop and jumpstart the first draft of your pitch. Welcome. On Friday, October 28, you will meet onsite at the landmark Marriott Marquis** hotel in Manhattan, New York City, New York, for an evening of cocktails and introductions. You'll be introduced to Robert Kosberg, known in Hollywood as one of the best idea men and producers in the business, and Marcus Chait, director of film & new media for Author Solutions.
Learn. On Saturday, October 29, breakfast will be served prior to Kosberg's two-hour How to Pitch Your Book presentation and workshop. You'll learn practical pitching methods with step-by-step processes outlined by Kosberg.
Practice. At the end of the seminar, a two-hour slot has been designated for those who wish to participate in the Pitch Practice where you will present your pitch to Kosberg and Chait. They will provide tips to perfect and improve your strategy. You also have the opportunity to learn from the feedback they give others.
Pitch. Following a one-hour lunch break, you will meet with established agents, managers, production companies and studio executives at the Speed Pitch. You will present your rehearsed and refined pitch for approximately two to three minutes per company represented. If a rep is interested in your pitch, you will be contacted on the spot or after the event for a follow-up meeting.
Opportunity. At the close of the Speed Pitch, the entertainment executives will vote on the top two pitches of the day. These two authors will be given an exclusive opportunity to pitch to a prestigious Hollywood player
Advice. Kosberg will lead a final seminar to help you formulate what your next story should be. After the conference you will also receive a feedback packet regarding how the various executives responded to your pitch.
The PitchFest Experience
What You Need to Know
The Big Apple is a hotbed of professional entertainment executives who are looking for stories with an enthralling concept, a sharp focus, and visual potential to name a few book-to-screen characteristics. Are you ready to show New York City what you and your book are made of? Don't miss out on this glamorous opportunity to launch your book into the limelight. There are only 150 spots available, and spots will be filled first come, first served. Call your Xlibris representative to claim your spot today.
About Robert Kosberg
With years of experience, Kosberg has sold more than 50 feature film projects and currently has more than a dozen movies in active development at various studios. Kosberg's credits as a producer include 12 Monkeys, Fade to Black, National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off, and Commando for 20th Century Fox, which grossed more than $200 million worldwide. Kosberg is frequently invited to host pitch seminars all over the world. His unique background has led to numerous national magazines and newspapers doing extensive profiles on him including GQ, LA Times, London Times, Details, the Adam Corolla show, LA Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.
*Registering your work does not disallow others from having a similar storyline or theme. Rather, registering your work would potentially discourage others from using your work without your permission. Though the Registry cannot prevent plagiarism, it can produce the registered material as well as confirm the date of registration. Registering your work creates legal evidence for the material that establishes a date for the material's existence. Registration is good for five years.
**Author is responsible for the cost and arrangement of travel expenses, hotel, etc. In association with this event, you can get discounted price of $279.00 (plus state and local tax) per night on hotel rooms at the Marriott Marquis until Oct. 7, 2011. Our Events Team will contact you with the details of how to get the discounted price.
Note: It is solely at the discretion of the Hollywood and New York producers, agents, executives, etc., whether or not they are interested in authors' pitch ideas, and they are under no obligation to pursue authors' materials.
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