Chris Abbott (of Magnum PI, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
, etc. fame) is doing a book tour for her new book Ten Minutes to the Pitch.
I'll be interviewing her in these pages over the next few weeks, and so will other bloggers. In the mean time, (thanks for the heads up, Lee
) she's doing a book tour in LA. According to the press release:
According to 25-year Hollywood veteran Chris Abbott (Magnum P.I., Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, The Bold and the Beautiful), there are three key mistakes new writers make "in the room" when trying to sell their ideas to network and studio executives:
1) They're in the wrong place
2) They don't know the people in the room
3) They don't tell the story they’ve come to tell
On April 13 at 7:30 p.m., Abbott and guests Charlie Hauck (Frasier, Home Improvement), Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society, What About Bob?) and Eric Tuchman (Just Cause, Early Edition), will gather at The Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles to redress these problems and share their experiences and advice about what to do in a pitch meeting - and what not to do.
The event will begin with a public, pitch-to-the-camera practice session. Following that, Abbott and her industry guests will select audience members to "pitch" their ideas before she discusses common pitfalls, helpful hints and her new book, "Ten Minutes to the Pitch". Following the session and Q&A, the same audience members may "re-pitch," hopefully with newfound knowledge, to the panel. The most improved pitch of the evening will receive a free, autographed copy of Abbott's book.
Sounds like you don't want to miss it.