Thursday, July 12, 2012

Comic-Con: Pitching Hour

Greetings from the Professional Lounge at 2012 San Diego Comic-Con.  #unhumblebrag

Quick summary of the first panel I attended this year.  This was a large panel, which unfortunately means a few people will barely talk at all.  Representatives from TV, movies, talent management, entertainment law, and mainstream and independent comic books talked about the art of pitching.

If you're curious how to pitch:
  • Be confident
  • Keep in mind that you're selling yourself, not your idea
  • Nobody has stolen your precious idea; lots of people have the same ideas.  If you're not the one who executed the idea, you're not going to win a lawsuit
  • Network network network
The good news for people who are unable to attend Comic-Con: this is information you can get without being here.  Plenty of podcasts and blogs by professionals that will help you learn the same things discussed in this panel.  Much of it is pretty intuitive.

Best quote from the panel:
"You should expose yourself to as many people as possible on the internet." - Carina Schulze, Chatrone

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