Christian Filmmakers, Writers: Pitch Your Project or Story to Distributors at NRB 2020!

Pitch-a-thonDo you have a completed film or video project? A screenplay you'd like to see made into a movie? A book you think would make a great movie?

The NRB 2020 Pitch-a-thon is for you! You can pitch your screenplay, book, or completed media project one-on-one, face-to-face with a distribution company!

If you sign up for NRB 2020 with a Full Convention Registration, Expo-Plus Registration, or a Friday-Only Registration, you can pitch to at least two different distributors at the NRB 2020 Pitch-a-thon at no extra cost!

Choose from at least 10 top distributors this year!

During the Pitch-a-thon, representatives of participating distribution companies will be seated at individual tables. Sign up for the Pitch-a-thon and you will have five minutes at the tables of the two distributors you’ve chosen – up to three minutes to pitch your project, and two for their notes. Do your homework and pick the best two for the type of project you are pitching!

The still-growing list* of those on the receiving end of the Pitch-a-thon currently includes:

• PROVIDENT FILMS (Trey Reynolds, Ashley Chambliss)
Seeking: Screenplays, Completed Projects (Feature Films, Animation, TV Series, Children’s Programs, Documentaries, Strictly Christian Products)

• PURE FLIX DIGITAL (Linda Blazy)
Seeking: ONLY Completed Projects (All Types)

• VISION VIDEO (Bill Curtis, Bill Carroll)
Seeking: Completed Projects (Feature Films, Animated, TV Series, Children's Programs, Documentaries)

• MAGNOLIA FILMS (Ashley Bratcher, owner and star of the movie UNPLANNED)
Seeking: Screenplays and Book Manuscripts (Christian Movies, TV)

• PARABLES TV (Isaac Hernandez)
Seeking: Completed Projects, Screenplays (All Types)

• OCEAN AVENUE ENT. (Chris Bueno, Denise Bueno)
Seeking: Completed Projects (Feature Films, Animation, TV Series, Children’s Programs, Documentaries, Comedy)

• GIVING COMPANY/ CHRISTIAN CINEMA (David Henriksen)
Seeking: Screenplays, Completed Projects, Book Manuscripts (Giving Co. is also a publisher)

• EXPLORATION FILMS (Stephen Penn)
Seeking: ONLY Completed Projects (Feature Films, Animation, TV Series, Children’s Programs, Documentaries, Short Films, Church or Educational-Use Programs)

• 5X5 PRODUCTIONS (JD DeWitt)
Seeking: Screenplays, Book Manuscripts (5X5 is also a publisher)

• SKIPSTONE FILMS (Johnny Remo)
Seeking: Screenplays

• PREVAILING PICTURES/KIRKLAND MEDIA MANAGEMENT (Jessica Kirkland)
Seeks: Screenplays, TV/Feature Concepts, Book Manuscripts for Christian & Faith-Friendly Audiences

• COLLIDE MEDIA GROUP (Bob Elder)
Seeking: Stories, Books, or Screenplays; Completed Projects (Feature Films, Documentaries, Animated Films, TV Series, Children’s TV Programming, Strictly Christian Products)

In its six years, the NRB Pitch-a-thon has resulted in deals, and a number of participants have received offers for distribution for their films, documentaries, short films, and other projects and screenplays.

“NRB’s Pitch-a-thon was really helpful, as it gave us a window and opportunity to pitch to the relevant people in the industry, and meet the best of the best of the distributors/producers,” recalled Aneesh Daniel, whose movie, The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story, released nationwide last year. The movie recently received the “Best Picture” Gold honor at the ICVM Crown Awards.

Daniel had pitched the script for The Least of These at the NRB Pitch-a-thon and made numerous contacts that led to him getting his film made.

The 2020 Pitch-a-thon will take place Friday, February 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Delta B Ballroom at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, during the week of NRB 2020 (February 25-28).

To participate in the Pitch-a-thon, you must first register for the NRB 2020 Convention with a Full Registration, an Expo-Plus Registration, a Friday-Only Registration.

Register as soon as possible to ensure a spot with the distributor(s) you want most. Appointments are expected to fill up quickly, and it's first come, first served.

To register for NRB 2020, visit nrbconvention.org.

All those with questions about the Pitch-a-thon are invited to contact Paul Sirmons at paulbiz8@aol.com. For questions related to registration, contact Monica Palmer at registration@nrb.org, or call 202-849-8444.

*The representative(s) taking pitches for the company, and the companies themselves, are subject to change.

By NRB Staff

Published: January 9, 2020

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