The Atlanta Pitch Summit returned to the campus of Georgia Tech for a second year. Created by industry vet Ty Johnston, The Atlanta Pitch Summit™ is a weekend event for all writers, producers, directors, actors and entertainment entrepreneurs to pitch their idea to television networks and film studios. The distribution process of selling a project can become stressful, time consuming and costly for the average person when trying to transition their script to mainstream. The educational factor is to learn how to pitch and give you the opportunity. This annual event draws Motion Picture and the Television industry’s most prominent studios, development/creative executives, producers, talent/literary agents, managers, attorneys & casting directors.
I say this all the time to believers. The pulpit is not the only place to get the Word out. Write your books…produce your films…create your music. The world is waiting! It’s at events like the Atlanta Pitch Summit that you have an opportunity to get your projects greenlit and learn about the process of creating.
During the Women In Entertainment panel, producer Tracey Edmonds mentioned the March 2013 launch of her YouTube Channel Alright TV. Alright TV is a groundbreaking channel that will revolutionize faith friendly content viewing. Featuring premiere talent along with rising stars, Alright TV will offer the best in feel-good, value based entertainment which will inspire and motivate. The channel will showcase buzz-worthy comedies, talk, reality, music, and also offers the streaming of national Sunday church services.
Check out the pics, video and some of the featured panels:
Women in Entertainment Panel – featuring Tracey Edmonds– CEO Edmonds Entertainment & Our Stories Films, Connie Orlando– VP of Original Programming (BET), Tracy Christian, Agent (TCA Jed Root), Shay Griffin-CEO of The Chez Group, Denene Millner– Author (THINK LIKE A MAN), Talking with Tami-Celebrity Blogger, Keshia Knight Pulliam-Actress, April Love – Ask April Love PR, MODERATOR: Professor & Filmmaker Fran Burst-Terranella
Greenlight Your Pitch for Television Panel – What are the secrets to pitching? What is the secret to getting your television show greenlit? Find out the TV Bible rules and the masterplan to creating pitches that sell. Panel Guests: Tina Thompson, Dir of Programming – ASPIRE TV, Joe Swift– 7 Stories Up, Programming-BET Network, Anthony Samadani, GC w/Trium Entertainment (The Biggest Loser)
Music Pitch: Promotions, Score & Licensing for Distribution – Learn the right way to push your record, track or jingle in a different direction than the regular mixtape. This panel will share how to release your music for Film & TV. Panel Guests: Traci Adams– VP of Epic Records, Melissa Love– Licensing Expert, French Spencer-Producer, Do It All-Lords of the Underground (artist), Jason Geter-CEO of Grand Hustle.
The Benefits of Marketing, P & A (Print & Advertising) for Distribution – Angela Cannon, GMC-VP of Marketing, Mitzi Miller, JET Magazine – Editor-in Chief, April Love-Public Relations, Tracey Walker – Online Marketing Expert, Nick F. Nelson, Liquid Soul Media – Chief Marketing Officer.
Using Other People’s Money To Create Your Film – Given that most independent film producers do not want to (or can’t) use their personal funds to finance the project, the producer is left with one solution – Use other people’s money. Shannon Nash, ESQ., Michelle L. Davis, ESQ., Paul Garnes, Producer. This panel will explore all the potential perils, pitfalls and proper ways to use other people’s money, including: SEC and state law security compliance and potential violations, using debt or agreements that look like debt (including high interest rates that may be illegal), crowdsourcing sites like Kickstarter and state and local tax credits and tax incentives such as the Invest Georgia Exemption for projects under $1million.
Tracey Edmonds talks about her start in film and her new faith-based YouTube channel, AlRight TV.
Keshia Knight Pulliam talks about her journey in acting.