In the first part of our multi-part series about tips for pitching and selling an animated series, we explored some of the fundamentals of setting up a pitch presentation.
With that foundation established, we can now layer on the next step, which is learning how to communicate ideas clearly. Oftentimes at pitching forums and markets, a creator has only 10 to 15 minutes to present their entire idea. The quality of the idea is important, but equally important is communicating that idea to the audience in as clear and concise a manner as possible.
As noted in the first part, please 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 is important to do your research beforehand and understand to whom you’ll be pitching your project and in what format. Though these tips are based on experiences at European markets specifically, you will find that most of the tips will be applicable to other pitching situations as well.