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Want to Fine Tune Your Pitching Skills? Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to workshop your original series or feature film idea into a killer pitch!
In this 90 minute session by screenwriter and pitching artist Holly Lyons, you’ll
Just bring yourself, an original idea you’re willing to share, and your confidence!
Holly Lyons has over twenty years of experience as a screenwriter in both Australia and the UK. She’s pitched her original series ideas many times successfully – and unsuccessfully – throughout her career. She once pitched her original television series, Hamlette’s Diner at an EBU competition in Paris to several European broadcasters, and was awarded first prize of 15,000 euros. Her original series Help! I’m a Teenage Outlaw was commissioned by ITV the same day Holly pitched the idea. Holly has participated in a Speed Pitching event ran by the BBC in London, and once gave a Commissioning Editor a pair of her son’s underpants as part of her pitch. Holly runs the annual Pitching Event at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (available on itunes, Australian Screenwriters Podcasts) and in 2017 she organised the VIVID Sydney Speed Pitching Breakfast in partnership with the Australian Writers’ Guild.
Holly is currently undertaking a research project, “Pitching: A Biometic approach” in an attempt to scientifically analyse what techniques make a successful pitch.
Holly is co-chair of the AWG NSW Committee and currently lectures in Screenwriting at AFTRS.
This opportunity is proudly brought to you by Write Night, the NSW Committee of the AWG.