WGFESTIVAL 2017: Pitch Competition

When you purchase a LINWOOD, PICKFORD, ALL ACCESS, SUNDAY HEADLINER or PITCH pass, you are eligible to enter the WGFestival Pitch Competition

After you’ve purchased your pass, you will receive instructions on how to email your logline to the Pitch Competition selection committee. Loglines will be due by noon PST on Monday, March 20, 2017

The top 10 loglines will be announced during WGFestival on Sunday, March 26 at 9:45am in the Linwood Dunn Theater.* 

Those 10 writers will pitch live at the Pitch Competition panel where they’ll be judged by Matt Dy, Austin Film Festival’s Screenplay and Teleplay Competition Director; Christopher Lockhart, Story Editor at WME; and writer/producer Edward Ricourt (MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES, NOW YOU SEE ME). 

The judges will choose the top three pitches, give feedback, and discuss with the audience what makes a successful pitch. Everyone will get the opportunity to observe what works and what doesn’t work. Last year’s winners, Lisa and Gina Gomez, share what it was like to pitch in front of audience and what they did with the prizes. 

Prizes include: 

  • A meeting and full script read with WME Story Editor Christopher Lockhart
  • A meeting and script read with agent Frank Wulinger from The Gersh Agency
  • A meeting and script read with agent Adrian Garcia from Paradigm Talent Agency
  • A Weekend Badge to the Austin Film Festival 
  • A WGF Golden Ticket to all WGF events in 2017

Plus, all 10 writers will receive a copy of Final Draft

And more prizes to be announced!

Back to the WGFestival 2017 Ticket Page

*You must be present on March 26 to pitch and to accept your prize. If someone does not show up to pitch on March 26 when the 10 logline winners are announced, then the next best logline on the list will be chosen and that attendeee will be able to pitch and so on.