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The Book-to-Screen Pitchfest goes semi-virtual

The Book-to-Screen Pitchfest goes semi-virtual

We’ve always looked forward to meeting our authors in the various festivals that are held each year, so we were glad to have managed to organize a recent event despite the state of things.

L-R: Mia Harris, Tasheena Moore, Derrick Purvis, Laurel Harris, Scott Walters, and Jason Schmetzer of Author Solutions.
L-R: Mia Harris, Tasheena Moore, Derrick Purvis, Laurel Harris, Scott Walters, and Jason Schmetzer of Author Solutions.

Held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the 2020 Book-to-Screen Pitchfest was a cozy affair—not quite the same as the usual Pitchfest due to COVID-19 restrictions, but still thrumming with the excitement of pitching your self-published book to Hollywood executives. Of course, we did our best to create a safe space for authors to learn about pitching, practice with one another, and deliver an actual pitch to execs. Participants were urged to keep their masks on and observe social distancing for the duration of the event.

Producer John Sacchi also gave a live video lecture that reflected his experience of nearly two decades as a senior production and development executive at Lionsgate Films, where he oversaw films including Confidence, Employee of the Month, They Came Together, My Bloody Valentine, The Possession, Killers, The Last Stand, Addicted, Conan the Barbarian, Punisher, My Best Friend’s Girl, Pride, and Akeelah and the Bee.

John Sacchi on Zoom.
John Sacchi on Zoom.

An author presents his pitch from a safe distance.
An author presents his pitch from a safe distance.

Missed the Pitchfest? Viewed through the lens of success, the exploration of your book’s screenplay potential seems to be a gamble, but that didn’t stop this year’s participants from actively considering their books’ page-to-screen feasibility—and neither should it stop you. If you still want to explore your book’s movie or TV potential, our Hollywood Book-to-Screen services can get your story in front of industry professionals looking for fresh material.

  • Hollywood Coverage – Start your Hollywood journey with a script coverage for your book.
  • Hollywood Treatment – Get a film treatment detailing how your book can best be adapted for the screen.
  • Hollywood Screenplay – Have a full-fledged, production-ready screenplay written for your book.

  Contact one of our Marketing Consultants at 833.262.8899 to learn more about the Hollywood Book-to-Screen services.  

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    1. Hello, thank you for reaching out. We have not held any Pitchfest events outside of the US; should things change, we will be sure to post an update.

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