Decision by March 24th
Pitches will be held between April 3 - 7, 2023
Season Eight is here!
Coverfly Pitch Week redefines the pitching game. The days of group pitches, cattle calls, and on-stage pitching are a thing of the past. 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, Automatik, 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 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!
- September 16, 2022: Submissions Open
- January 15, 2023: Submission Deadline
- March 3, 2023: Selections sent to Industry
- March 24, 2023: Industry Professionals select Writers & Set Meetings
- April 3 - 7, 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.
"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)."
"Coverfly has been instrumental in helping make all this happen. Team Coverfly has actively connected me with managers and producers, helped set up meetings, and provided opportunities to pitch to Industry Professionals during Pitch Week. All of this...from Coverfly...for free. I can't say enough about how Coverfly helps support upcoming writers and gets dreams ignited."
"A filmmaker is only as good as their network. You’re not going to be able to make anything if you don’t know anyone or you aren’t kind to people. Pitch Week expanded my network exponentially. I met like minded collaborators who love film for the same reasons I do. And while I haven’t sold anything, been signed or staffed just yet. I speak to all of the contacts I met during pitch week regularly. They read everything I write and even better than the amazing and honest feedback they give me, they also share it with others so I can keep building my network. I am certain that when my first sale, staffing or signing happens, I will be able to connect it to a relationship I built during Pitch Week."