"THE ART OF THE PITCH: THE AGENT'S TAKE" with Jim Arnoff
Jim Arnoff, a Television Packaging Agent representing New York production companies (reality, documentary, non-fiction and scripted) in developing and selling original programming to the networks and new media, took the time to teach classes in LA and NYC to VME members. He spoke to members in LA and NYC about the anatomy of a pitch, whether it's your film, your television series or your services and it takes to do a successful pitch. He shared what it really takes to make a powerful pitch, what pitfalls to avoid at all costs, and how to master the art of pitching with your own style, personality, and brand. Jim also gave information on the agent’s top 10 tips for pitching with conviction and results, how to prepare for a pitch, how to read the person you’re pitching, how to pitch as a team, how to engage in the room and how to anticipate every question. JIM ARNOFF’S BIO:
Jim Arnoff is a Television Packaging Agent representing New York production companies (reality, documentary, non-fiction and scripted) in developing and selling original programming to the networks and new media. He is an entertainment lawyer and Certified Life/Career Coach to the entertainment industry.
Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and packaging agent. He leads workshops for the Producers Guild of America, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Writers Guild of America, TimeWarner, New York Women in Film & Television, Time, Inc, FilmFatales, NYU Career Services/Alumni Relations and MTV Networks.
Jim is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts, FIT and NYU. He is a member of the New York State, New York City, and LGBT Bar Associations. He also provides agent consulting in the industry, including starting your own production company, creating powerful sizzle reels, developing original series and becoming an on-air talent.