[Marketing Series] How to Pitch Like An A-Lister #2

Chris Deckard
Literary Manager
Fictional Entity

You've practiced your pitch over and over, and you have your format and plot points down pat. But how do you make it really pop? Chris Deckard (Manager, Fictional Entity) is the host of Roadmap's most popular pitching webinar, and he is back for Round Two on how to truly elevate your pitch!

Chris will go into next steps to really hone your pitch- including tips on how to make the tone of your pitch match the genre and theme of your story. To get and maintain traction, it's not enough to just have the technique. You have to be able to engage your listener's emotions and demonstrate that you're a master storyteller in the room. Then they'll be excited to see what you can do on the page! 

Chris will also discuss how to think like an executive so you can stand out. Because if you can appreciate what an exec needs in order to successfully "upsell" your project to bosses and potential buyers, then your story becomes a solution rather than a problem. 

This 90-Min. Webinar Covers:
  • Identifying the tone of your project and how to incorporate it in your pitch 
  • How much to reveal in your pitch - and what to hold back
  • How to make the exec feel the funny/terror/adventure/mystery of your story
  • How to think like an exec
  • How to accomplish all of this in just 5-8 minutes

    About Your Host

    Since co-founding the management/production company Fictional Entity in late 2016, Chris Deckard has developed an international clientele that includes writers, directors, actors, and producers.

    Chris’ clients have been named to The Black List, The Hit List, The Young & Hungry List, The Blood List and been lauded by the PAGE Awards, The Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Awards, The Australian Writers Guild, and The Australian Directors Guild. His clients have written, directed, starred, and produced in numerous formats, including Features, TV, Virtual Reality, and Podcasts, independently and for companies like Netflix, NBCUniversal, Warner Bros., Amazon, Blumhouse, Comedy Central, TruTV, Super Deluxe, Hallmark, CBS, CryptTV, PopTV, VH1, Facebook, E!, and MSNBC.

    Chris has judged script competitions for UCLA and Australians in Film, and was a mentor at the 2017 Stowe Story Labs. He has worked with countless writers through Roadmap and has seen mentees go on to get signed, win competitions, and get optioned. 

    Prior to Fictional Entity, Chris spent over seven years working with and representing talent at major agencies such as ICM Partners and WME. He has worked closely with traditional and new media buyers to find and develop content for domestic and international audiences. In addition to helping cast and package numerous features and series, he has evaluated thousands of scripts for actors and directors. Chris graduated from Cornell University and earned his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.

    What To Expect

    Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


    If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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