Saturday 1/12 & 1/19 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Hosted by Jason Mirch (CEO of Waterfall Animation Studios)
If you’ve ever tried to pitch an animated project (either a feature or pilot), you’ve probably heard that you really need a pitch deck. But what does that even mean? Are they different from non-animation pitch decks? How many pages is too much? How many pages is too little? And what’s the best way to put everything together so the person you’re sending it to can picture the animation in their head?
Worry no more! Jason Mirch is here to host a two week clinic to get you up to speed!
In This Two-Week Clinic, You Will Learn:
About Your Instructor:
Jason Mirch is a feature film, television, branded entertainment, and digital content producer and executive with over 15 years of experience. Currently, he is the CEO of Waterfall Animation Studios, overseeing the company’s first feature film, SPOOKED! starring Jacob Tremblay, Dakota Fanning, Mads Mikkelsen, Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks, Kenan Thompson, and Carol Kane.
Mirch was the Head of Feature and Television Development at Image Nation, a finance and production company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Prior to his work at Image Nation, Mirch was Co-Head of Development at Zadan/Meron Productions (CHICAGO, FOOTLOOSE, THE BUCKET LIST) where he was actively involved in the development and sale of television series and mini-series to CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC, and Lifetime. He was also actively involved in developing a slate of feature film projects for New Line, Paramount, Summit Ent., and CBS/Paramount.
In addition to his work as an executive and producer, he has lectured on all areas of screenwriting, and has been a speaker on at the Harvard Screenwriting Group, the Producers Guild of America, American Film Market, University of Southern California Film School, as well as several international film festivals and markets.
Mirch graduated Cum Laude from Chapman University’s School of Film and Television, where he received a B.F.A., in Film Production, with an emphasis in Writing and Directing. He was mentored by Academy Award Winning Writer/Director David S. Ward, in the spring of 2004, and is the winner of Chapman University Student Filmmaker Award, for Best Director for his film ALLY.