NYFA Screenwriting and Producing Graduates Celebrate with Industry Pitch Fest

May 27, 2022

On Thursday, April 21st, 2022, graduating MFA and BFA Screenwriting and Producing students gathered to pitch their thesis projects to industry professionals at an in-person Pitch Fest!  We celebrated their hard work and accomplishments at the Andaz Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

A catered event and mingling opportunity for the students, executives, and faculty alike, this capstone evening celebrates the New York Film Academy’s graduating Screenwriting and Producing students, offering them a unique opportunity to jumpstart their professional development by pitching their thesis projects to entertainment industry professionals.  And as an added bonus, many faculty members came to the Andaz to support the graduates.

The students’ dedication and passionate love for their work shined as they pitched their thesis projects, which they had developed for nearly a year.  Students left with new contacts, excitement about the scripts they’d worked so hard on and a sense of what it’s like to meet with industry professionals.

Considered by the school to be their first night as professionals, this group of talented and creative students’ hard work has paid off, as they pitched agents, managers, studios, and Alternative Media, TV and Film production company execs in a relaxed, round-table environment.

Organized and hosted by Jenni Powell, Ashley Bank, and Morgan Dameron, with the assistance of Jenny Sterner and Heather Ritcheson, the event featured representatives from Hollywood companies, including –

Bad Robot, Lit Entertainment Group, Anonymous Content, Verve, We Are the Mighty, Scenario Entertainment, Tremendum Pictures, HIVEMIND, and Florida Hill Entertainment.

NYFA wishes to thank all of its participants, particularly our industry guests, without whom this evening could not have been possible. Also, we’d like to extend a big congratulations to all of our MFA and BFA Screenwriting and Producing graduates and wish them the best as they move forward in their professional journeys!