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COURSE DESCRIPTION

THE 5 ELEMENTS OF A PERFECT HOLLYWOOD PITCH

Pitching is crucial to the success of any creative artist in Hollywood. But pitching is a difficult, mysterious process for most writers. In clear language, suitable for the beginner or the seasoned Hollywood professional, this workshop breaks down the pitching process step by step. With decades of combined experience working in Hollywood as buyers, sellers and teachers, producer Ken Aguado and screenwriter Douglas J. Eboch, authors of THE HOLLYWOOD PITCHING BIBLE, will demystify the pitching process. If you want to work in the Hollywood creative community, you must know how to pitch. This workshop will show you how.

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INSTRUCTOR: DOUGH EBOCH

Douglas J. Eboch’s first success in Hollywood was the kind every writer dreams of: a college assignment turned into a script that became his first sale and was made into the hit movie Sweet Home Alabama starring Reese Witherspoon. It broke the record for biggest September opening ever and ended up grossing $128 million domestically. Since then, he has worked as a script doctor and rewriter, including rewriting the upcoming feature film Best of Enemies directed by Donald Petrie.

Doug has not limited his writing to feature films, however. He wrote the acclaimed screenwriting book The Three Stages of Screenwriting and co-authored The Hollywood Pitching Bible with Ken Aguado. He wrote the interactive stories for the Nightmare Cove game app. His children’s Christmas play Sleepover at the Stables has been performed by hundreds of schools, churches and children’s theaters nationwide.

Doug received the Carl Sautter Memorial Screenwriting Award for Best New Voice in Feature Films from Scriptwriters Network. He has a BA in Film Production and an MFA in Screenwriting from USC. He currently teaches screenwriting and pitching at Art Center College of Design. He is valued as a public speaker, having lectured or participated in panels at the following schools and organizations:

USC, UCLA, Loyala Marymount University, Chapman University
Singapore's MediaCorp, The Scriptwriters' Network, The Great American Pitch Fest, Southwest Writers Conference, Screenwriters World Conference, Thriving Artists Circle

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INSTRUCTOR: KEN AGUADO

Ken Aguado in an Emmy-winning producer, screenwriter and author. His most recent films are the award-winning PBS film Miracle on 42nd Street and the theatrical film An Interview with God, which he wrote and produced.

 

His other credits include The Salton Sea (Warner Bros), Sexual Life (Showtime), Standing Up (ARC). Ken is a frequent guest speaker at film schools and entertainment industry events around the world. He is also the co-author of “The Hollywood Pitching Bible,” a text book used at film schools across the country — now in its 3rd edition — and his “Based On: A Non-Lawyer’s GUIDE to Acquiring Film and Television Rights from Everywhere.”

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