Decision by October 6th
Pitches will be held between October 16-20, 2023
Coverfly Pitch Week redefines the pitching game. We set up specially curated, hand-selected, one-on-one virtual pitches that match writers with the specific needs of our industry members… all for the price of FREE.
What type of companies participate? Big ones. We’ve welcomed execs from companies at Lionsgate, Verve, Anonymous Content, Dreamworks, 21 Laps, Brillstein Entertainment, Lit Entertainment, ABC, MGM, and many more.
What does that mean for you? Whether you're looking to get signed or sell your projects, you could be personally selected by managers, agents, executives and producers based on your profile and your projects. Our goal is to connect you to the most relevant industry professionals for your career path.
To best position yourself for success, build out your Coverfly profile. Your profile is your calling card to the industry. Ensure it sells your unique life experience and portfolio.
Ready for another high-profile Coverfly Pitch Week? Submit your free application today.
...and over 90 other top entertainment companies!
- April 11, 2023: Submissions Open
- August 1, 2023: Submission Deadline
- September 15, 2023: Selections sent to industry
- October 6, 2023: Industry Professionals select Writers & Set Meetings
- October 16-20, 2023: Pitch Week!
First: Get Your Profile Industry-Ready
We use your profile to match with specific industry needs. We don’t look at just one project but all of your projects in your Coverfly portfolio. We only consider projects that are potentially available and none that are currently under option or other agreements. So make sure you’ve added all your projects, polished your loglines & bio, and added all relevant information. Once you’re confident that your profile is ready, submit to be considered for Pitch Week.
Second: We Get Mandates From Our Industry Contacts
Every Pitch Week, our industry members have different types of projects and writers they’re looking to meet with. We gather all of this information to ensure each pitch is tailored for a maximum chance of matching writers with relevant industry professionals.
Examples of mandates and industry requests include:
- Elevated horror, sci-fi & thriller features
- Writers with Writers' Room experience
- High-concept comedies for teens
- Big budget, theatrical-worthy, four-quadrant features
- Drama TV Writers with medical experience
Third: We Create Curated Lists of Writers
We create individual, curated lists of writers for each industry professional that matches their needs. They use these lists to select the writers they would like to meet. Industry professionals will review these profiles and projects for meeting consideration.
Fourth: Industry Members Make Their Selections
After reviewing their personalized list of writers, industry members make their final selection and schedule ideal times for them to meet with writers. Selected writers will receive an email inviting them to their Zoom pitch.
Fifth: Writers Meet with Industry Professionals
Please arrive on-time for this meeting, and read the invite carefully as it will inform you why the industry member selected you, and what they would like to specifically discuss. This ensures you have an opportunity to prepare and offers the best chance to represent yourself professionally.
Want to start getting prepared? Read how to nail your pitch and general meetings on how to take pitches and generals!
AND IF YOU’RE NOT SELECTED…don’t worry! Coverfly Pitch Week is a bi-annual event. And since mandates and needs change all the time, you could still be considered for the next event with our auto-enroll. Plus, we’ll also offer a virtual prep session to make sure your profile is ready.
"This all came out of Coverfly Pitch Week. The right exec found my profile and project and we had a wonderful meeting which turned into a great relationship. It is an amazing, free resource for writers and I always recommend it."
Chris & Michael Mul
"Being offered the chance to participate in the Coverfly Pitch Week gave us the fantastic opportunity to not only practice the act of pitching, but also meet new industry members. This in turn led to us developing a relationship with an Executive at Paramount, who gave us the chance to share more of our material. After really getting to know us and our writing, our relationship grew to a point where we began to discuss new ideas. As a result, we are now working with that very Executive to develop a significant IP project that we are all excited about and can’t wait to share."
"Through the CoverFly Pitch Week opportunity, I was introduced to my now manager, Jay Glazer at Neon Kite. Without their introduction, I never would have otherwise met him, but I'm super excited for where my career is going to go from here!"
"Coverfly literally changed my life over the course of a week. Through Coverfly Pitch Week, I met Anna Jones from Cloud Nine Productions, who loved my script so much that she shared it with the showrunner of WOKE. Two days after that, they offered me a staff writing job on the show and I started the next week! Once news of the staffing got around, I had over a dozen managers and agents in my inbox requesting meetings. Coverfly has continued to send my scripts to reps and execs, and Lauren Conn has been incredibly helpful in keeping me grounded through this truly wild and unexpected process!"
Lore V. Olivera
"I came across Coverfly when submitting to screenwriting competitions. I immediately fell in love with the system—it’s so simple and organized that it really made me feel like I was making progress with my work and prompted me to keep writing. They really care about their writers; my work was read and they invited me to the pitch week. Before I knew it, I had a manager all through Coverfly! "
"Through Coverfly, more than any other platform, I've received script requests and booked meetings with established executives. After participating in Pitch Week and meeting an executive through the platform, I signed a shopping Agreement with Citizen Skull Productions for my project CALL OUT."
"I can't thank Coverfly for introducing me to both my manager Jeff Portnoy (through their Endorsed Writers program) and to my agents at Gersh (through Coverfly Pitch Week)."