Pitch Practice Makes Perfect

Event Details

Monday August 15, 2022 6:00 pm

via Zoom


Producers' Panel & Pitch Practice with Franklin Leonard, Cara Masline and Denis O'Sullivan

Hone your pitch with the help of experienced producers. In front of a live (virtual) audience of Writers Guild members, up to six writers will have the opportunity to pitch to producers. Each writer will be given constructive feedback and advice on moving their project forward. This is a great opportunity to hone your presentation and get your idea in front of influential producers in a safe space.

About the panelists

Franklin Leonard is a film and television producer, cultural commentator, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of the Black List, the company that celebrates and supports great screenwriting and the writers who do it. He’s been one of Black Enterprise magazine’s “40 Emerging Leaders for Our Future,” and Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business.” He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a member of BAFTA and the Academy.

Cara Masline (3 Arts Entertainment) is a talent and literary manager and an Emmy Award nominated producer. Her clients include Bowen Yang, John Mulaney, Natasha Lyonne, Jaboukie Young-White, and Matt Rogers to name a few.

Denis O’Sullivan – With over 25 years of experience in the film industry as a producer and executive, Denis O’Sullivan has collaborated with some of the industry’s foremost creative talents. The films that O’Sullivan has worked on as a producer and/or executive have grossed over $3.6 billion dollars at the worldwide box office, been nominated for 29 Oscars (winning 14), 17 Golden Globes (winning 5), and 29 BAFTA Awards (winning 10). His credits include BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, THE YOUNG VICTORIA, THE TOWN, ALLIED, TOMB RAIDER, HUGO, ARGO, WORLD WAR Z, JERSEY BOYS, THE TOURIST, and the upcoming feature film I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY, about the legendary Whitney Houston which will be released in theaters worldwide by Sony this Christmas.

The pitch submission deadline has passed.

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