The Atlanta Pitch Summit is a weekend event held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center for all writers, producers, directors, actors and entertainment entrepreneurs to pitch their idea to television networks and film studios. This year was a phenomenal event as Ty Johnston, the founder of Atlanta Pitch Summit, magnifies the marketplace for unseen professionals working in the business of TV, Film & Entertainment.
Atlanta is ranked in the top 5 in production according to Georgia’s Film Commission. Georgia’s film and television industry is thriving with more than 348 productions shot in Georgia in FY 2013. With more than 14 in-state colleges and universities offering degrees or study in film and television production the Atlanta Pitch Summit is the perfect opportunity for juniors and seniors to get their foot in the door.
Luckily, I was a student of Georgia State University who was fortunate enough to take full advantage of this opportunity. I sat in Tracey Walker event on how to market your self through social media. She broke it down to three basic steps: market, message and medium. First in for most one must understand their target audience so they can cater to their needs. Next, evaluate the message your company is marketing. Make sure the message acknowledges problems and gives solutions, and then add the medium.
This year some the companies and networks such as Aspire TV, BET Networks, Bobb Cat Films, CTG Films, Motion Picture Equity Fund, North South Productions, Pink Sneakers, RLJ Entertainment, She’s a Movement Media Group, Simmons-Shelley Entertainment, and UP Entertainment (formerly GMC) were all in attendance. The Atlanta Pitch Summit is dedicated to getting your project to the next phase in production, sold to the right buyer and green lit.
Now Georgia is ranked number one in the Southeast, and among the top five states in the nation for film and TV production. This event has created access for Atlanta’s creative thinkers to come and pitch their completed project(s) to prominent executives in the motion picture and television industry.