Pitch "Sling Blade" Producer Larry Meistrich at Fairleigh Dickinson on April 7
Teaneck, NJ (March 9, 2007) — Oscar-winning producer Larry Meistrich (Sling Blade, You Can Count on Me, Belly) has started a major new studio, NEHST (pronounced “next”), and will be at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in Teaneck, NJ, on April 7 to accept pitches on film, TV, and internet concepts. The session is hosted by FDU’s School of Art & Media Studies.
Participants will attend a session given by Meistrich and his associates on what they look for in a pitch. They will review the elements of good pitches and bad ones, and discuss emerging models for content distribution, including new media opportunities. The rest of the day will be devoted to pitches. The NEHST team will give instant feedback on whether you “sold” them and what to do to improve.
According to Meistrich “This April 7 event is different from a pitch seminar. We’re actually looking for projects to greenlight. We’re building a major production, distribution, and internet organization. We’re funded and are actively looking for content. So when you pitch us, it’s not an instructional exercise – it’s the real thing. We signed two deals from workshop pitches at Fairleigh Dickinson and are in negotiations on three from a session at Syracuse University. I believe in access – I want talent to have access to us. You don’t need an agent, a lawyer, or a friend in the business – just original work and a signed release.”
NEHST has created www.pitchnehst.com, where people can learn more about the process, submit pitches online, and register for the event. Meistrich says: “This is one of a series we’re going to do all over the country. It’s not a workshop on pitching – it IS pitching. Those seven minutes can change your life. It’s your shot.”
For information, call 201 692 2263, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pitchnehst.com