Pitching Your Short Film Class | Taught by Fred Ritzenberg!
This class will help students understand what parts of their story to include when pitching and how to make it sound like a film no one can resist! Bring ideas/pitches to class!
- Choosing story lines
- What to leave out
- Know your characters!
- Know your theme!
- Creating excitement
- What is "good teasing"
- Confidence/Body Language
Fred Ritzenberg has been in the film business for the last twenty years, writing and producing motion pictures. He teaches Screenwriting and Pitching at The Berkeley Digital Film Institute.
Ritzenberg produced and directed the critically acclaimed feature film, GOSPEL, which Variety called "technically and artistically, the greatest concert film since Martin Scorsese's THE LAST WALTZ.
Other Hollywood screenplays include: BROTHER ZACK for Joe Roth (Revolution Studios), WOODY for Ted Field (Radar Pictures), OFFICER BUDDY for Scott Kroopf (Intermedia Entertainment), THE LIMIT for Daniel Melnick (Columbia Pictures), TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT for Dick Clark Entertainment, and PENNIES A DAY for Nash Entertainment.
Ritzenberg was an instructor at the Academy of Art College, teaching hundreds of undergraduates the craft of screenwriting. He also managed the writing department for The Ninth House Network, a cutting-edge broadband learning network, developing entertaining, story driven movies that utilized top authorities in the field of corporate management as on-camera talent. He then became director of development, and wrote eight films that were produced for the network.
Ritzenberg holds a BA and an MFA in filmmaking from the S.F. Art Institute and is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West.
Wednesday, October 13th
NEW LOCATION: 533 Sutter Street, Shelton Theatre
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been moved back to the Shelton Theater at 533 Sutter, between Powell and Mason.
533 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|