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

Chris Deckard
Literary Manager
Fictional Entity

Once you've overcome the first pitching hurdle of telling your story in a precise amount of time, it's time to make the pitch as enthralling and engaging as possible. It can feel overwhelming to know how best to balance the facts with the feelings in a pitch, so Literary Manager Chris Deckard is going to help you streamline your pitch and make it really sing. Chris will cover the key points that execs look for in a pitch, offer tips on how to get tone across, and share how to build the stakes that carry your story into a tantalizing final act. He will also address how the genre of your script plays a big part in how you should pitch, and common questions execs ask during a pitch meeting. 

This 90-Min. Webinar Covers:
  • How much of your resume to include in the pitch
  • The effectiveness of comps
  • The purpose of a logline
  • Tips on how to build confidence in your verbal pitches
  • What executives are looking for in a pitch
  • How to keep the listener engaged all the way through

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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