How to Pitch a Film or TV Series


How to Pitch a Film or TV Series

Saturday, March 2, 4:30–7:30pm sold out!

Film Producer Linda Burns teaches you how to pitch a film idea to producers, whether you have a screenplay, a book, a blog or just an idea. Learn to master the elevator pitch and the one liner, as well as how to talk about your project in a way that leaves them wanting more. Bring your best pitch and we’ll whip them into shape.
This course is for writers with little or no professional film or television experience who want to learn how to pitch a movie — how it’s really done. Everyone will be encouraged to participate and pitch ideas. There are no bad ideas.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Think, talk, and self-edit like a film and television writer
  • Write collaboratively and brainstorm
  • Successfully pitch new ideas
  • Write your one liner and elevator pitch, and better understand how to write a great synopsis
By the end of class, you will have:
Hands-on experience with pitching your ideas to a producer, the tools you need to hone the best pitch through collaboration, and techniques to make your pitch stand out to agents, studios, networks, and executive producers.

Since 1992, Linda Burns has produced, line produced, production managed and consulted on award winning short films and feature films, national commercials, major label music videos, and television shows and promos.  Linda’s feature producing credits include The Little Death, Living is Winning, The Signal, The Sacred Arts of Bhutan, Last Goodbye, The Proxy, and most recently, her 2nd Sundance premiere V/H/S.  Commercial clients include Dodge, Titleist, Honda, Georgia Pacific, Pebble Beach Resorts, CNN, Ford, Boomerang Network, The NBA, and the Academy Awards on TNT.Known for “telling it like it is,” she is a regular contributor on industry and festival panels, runs the PA Academy and other film training courses, teaches film resume creation, and is a frequent guest speaker at grade schools, high schools and colleges on careers in the film industry.  Linda sits on the Executive Committees of the Board of Directors of both Atlanta Film Festival 365 and Georgia Production Partnership, on the Advisory Committee for Core of Culture and Camp Flix, and is a Charter Member of the Southeastern Chapter of the Producers Guild of America.

SIGN UP below for the SRL Pitching for Film Workshop on Saturday, March 2, 4:30–7:30pm:


Cost: $75

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We are located in the historic Virginia Highlands artsy community in Atlanta, Georgia at 695 Pylant St., Atlanta, GA, 30306! Click HERE for directions from your location to our space! (Don’t use Google maps, they get it wrong for some reason)

We’re located just north of Downtown Atlanta in the Virginia Highlands area. Our Atlanta creative writing students come from Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett County. They come from midtown, Marietta, Norcross, Sandy Springs, near the perimeter, outside the perimeter, on Peachtree or north of metro Atlanta. That includes Suwanee, Lithonia, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Emory, Douglasville, Decatur, Chamblee, Conyers, Buford, Alpharetta, Saturn, Pluto, and the occasional escapee from the nearest black hole.