Our series of how to pitch and sell an animated show concludes today with this list of additional tips that will give an extra ‘oomph’ to your pitches.
In part one of this series, we explored some of the fundamentals of setting up a pitch presentation; in part two, we explored best practices for communicating ideas clearly; and in part three, we looked at techniques for building trust with the audience to whom you’ll be pitching your ideas.
As noted in the other sections, it’s important to remember that pitching practices vary all over the world, so not every pitch tip will apply to every pitching situation. For example, in the United States, most animated series are not pitched at production forums in the presence of distributors and broadcasters. It’s vital to do your research beforehand and understand to whom you’ll be pitching your project and in what format. Although these tips are based on experiences at European markets specifically, you will find that most of the tips will be applicable to other pitching environments as well.