PITCH, PITCH, PITCH!
For the last 14 years, NMI has hosted the BIZ of the MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ Conference in Los Angeles, and attendees have paid over $500 to take part, not including airfare and hotels. Because of the current SOCIAL DISTANCING measures in place across most of the country, we have decided to bring this summer's conference to you in your own homes - completely via video conferencing. We have also managed to secure some underwriting funds so that we can bring you this exciting new ALL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE for only $175 ($125 if you sign up by June 1st!)
New Musicals Inc.'s eighth national conference for musical theatre bookwriters, lyricists, and composers will be our first ever ALL VIRTUAL conference designed to give participants the chance to prepare, practice, and present three-minute pitches of their new musicals to industry professionals.
The weekend will launch with a Friday evening session on the art of pitching from NMI Executive Director Scott Guy, who will call upon his many years of experience in the world of television.
Saturday's sessions will give all teams the chance to try out their three-minute pitches on NMI staff for feedback and help in making their pitches stronger and more compelling.
Sunday's sessions will give all teams the chance to practice their refined pitches on chosen industry professionals who will give constructive and specific feedback on improving the pitches.
During the week of July 27th, each participating team will be given two separate opportunties to pitch live to a group of industry professionals. Pitch sessions will be two hours long; there will be a morning and an afternoon pitch session from Monday to Friday during the week. Participating teams will be pre-assigned to specific sessions.
Following the entire process, all participating teams will be given a web page (set up by NMI staff) that will include a recorded version of their pitch; as well as more info about their show including song demos. These pages will be made available to all of the industry professionals who have taken part in the conference; as well as a much longer list of industry professionals across the country.
NOTE: A maximum of 60 participating writing teams will be able to sign up for the full conference, but we are also accepting auditors for the conference who will not get to pitch live, but will still get the opportunity to have a webpage that will be circulated to the same list of industry professionals after the conference.
Want to make sure you are extra prepared for your chance to pitch? You can also sign up for Scott Guy's PITCH BOOTCAMP prior to the conference and polish your materials in advance. (Bonus! Conference registrants receive a $100 discount on the regular Pitch Boot Camp price).