NMI Announces 7th Annual PITCH, PITCH, PITCH! A Conference For Musical Theatre Bookwriters, Lyricists, And Composers
NMI's seventh national conference for musical theatre bookwriters, lyricists, and composers will be three jam-packed days of insiders' tips about finding and approaching producers. Held at NMI's newly-renovated facilities in North Hollywood July 27, 28 and 29.
Join us in the musical theatre trenches, practicing, polishing and perfecting your pitch. Hear first-hand from writers and producers about epic fails and successes. Fantastic networking as you'll be joined live and online by fellow writers as well as producers from all over the country, representing regional, commercial, and touring theatres of every size and taste.
Every conference registrant will be eligible to have one musical included in our complete pitch catalogue which we'll send to nearly 100 producers across the country two weeks after the conference.
We're also offering an additional optional add-on: a personal five-session PITCH Boot Camp leading up to the conference in which NMI's Executive Director will guide you and make you hit deadlines for your pitch materials; with a final follow-up session after the conference for individual advice on targeted marketing.
"The writers conference is one of the highlights of all our programs," says NMI's Artistic Director, Elise Dewsberry, "We're always so gratified to see so many writers and composers networking with each other as well as with producers, agents, artistic directors and other industry folk. Our panelists always tell us what a terrific opportunity it is for THEM, to network with their fellow panelists. Several new musicals have come directly out of the conference; one was born in the middle of a panel discussion and has gone on to production."
Proposed panels for this summer include sessions on pitching to Artistic Directors; commercial producers; festivals, and representatives from online platforms; as well as our favorite Sunday Producer's Panel where registrants get to pitch directly to a panel of producers. New for this year: NMI will be making use of video conferencing to allow participants by panelists from across the globe.
Registration for the entire conference is $595 - single-day rates are also available.
For a $100 discount, be sure to register prior to the Early Registration Deadline of June 1.