The graduating Sept 2012 MFA Screenwriters from New York Film Academy in Los Angeles had their Pitch Fest on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014, at the Andaz Hotel on the Sunset Strip. The Pitch Fest is run “ speed dating” style, where each student gets five minutes with every guest. Who were the guests? Over 18 companies were in attendance, including Paradigm, APA, Conaco, De Laurentiis Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and many other management agencies and production companies.
The students pitched their thesis scripts, which they had been working on for 16 weeks until they were professionally polished and ready to sell.
The response from the guests was amazing. “One of the best pitch events I’ve ever been to,” Scott Stoops, Paradigm.
“Better than AFI’s Pitch Showcase,” Jarrod Murray, Epicenter.
The event was so successful that every student received at least two requests for their script. Don’t be surprised to see some NYFA graduates’ credits on the big screen soon!