Movie Pitch Fiasco at the Austin Film Festival

Jim Picariello at the Pitch Finals - Photo By Arnold Wells

It was going to be my big break.

I was heading to the 2013 Austin Film Festival (AFF) for its infamous screenwriter’s conference. My dream was to 1) rub elbows with my favorite screenwriters, and 2) soar straight to the finals of the elite Pitch Contest — where in 90 seconds I would pitch my screenplay to three, big-time movie producers (including Lindsay Doran), to the roar of applause from over 500 peers.

And I did it all. I even got the roaring applause.

Yet it all went so… so… painfully wrong. And the Pitch Finals went wrong in such a manner that would be considered impossibleContinue reading

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