Harvardwood Presents: Pitching 101 - How to pitch your Pilot to a Major Network

April 27, 2023 at 5:00pm - 6pm
Thursday, April 27th 5pm PT / 8pm ET (virtual)
At this virtual masterclass, attendees will learn the art of how to prepare materials and pitch an original (pilot) script. Giovanni McEastland will share insight on preparation guidelines across writer portfolio building, storytelling, and notes on transitioning from aspiring to professional writer.

Giovanni McEastland (GIO) is a writer by trade and is a father, son and problem solver by mandate. GIO began to hone his skills as a writer via Columbia College Chicago Writing for Television Intensive as well as in depth scene study/ character building within the University of Southern California (Scene Dock) school of Theater. He has gained work experience as a Writers Assistant on Network Series and has been afforded fortunate opportunities to pitch original pilots to major television studios. 
GIO has successfully pitched original story materials to networks i.e. Disney, CBS, and NICKELODEON. GIO not only writes for the screenplay but also music. He is accredited as a writer and composer for the film score and soundtrack for documentary ‘Basketball County: In The Water’ produced by SHOWTIME, NBA Superstar Kevin Durant and Thirty5 Ventures. GIO embraces all of life's experiences and uses them as a catalyst to create relatable content. Currently Giovanni works in Talent Development and Artist Management at Nickelodeon Animation while also remaining on roster as a freelance writer for the studio.  

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