Pitching Workshop with Fred Ritzenberg Presented by Scary Cow
Pitching Workshop with Fred Ritzenberg!
This class will teach students how to give pitches that best illustrate their ideas! Fred will explain what elements of a screenplay should be included while pitching and what will help verbally amplify the project.
Bring ideas and short film pitches for the workshop portion of the class! One of the best part of this class is testing our your pitch in front of an audience and you'll get constructive feedback BEFORE the actual pitch meeting.
- 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. 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, July 6th!
1800 Market Street, Rm Q13
$15, members only!!
S.F. LGBT Center
1800 Market Street, Room Q13
San Francisco, CA 94102