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Online: Pitching with Grant Rosenberg
July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Are you getting ready to pitch your work at the Willamette Writers Conference, or want to know more about the pitch process? Join us at the Portland Chapter meeting online, July 5th at 7PM with producer and screenwriter, Grant Rosenberg. After 40 years in television, Grant knows how to pitch ideas for television. He’s taken pitches as a studio executive and has pitched his own ideas, both for television series and feature films. He’s seen pitches succeed and he’s seen them fail, and he has tips to make your pitch shine.
We’ll discuss how pitching works at the Willamette Writers Conference, then get down to work with Grant, as he explores how to pitch to agents, managers, and producers too. Join us for this online interactive workshop that will help you understand how to pitch your own ideas for the screen, no matter what your genre.
About Grant Rosenberg
Grant Rosenberg has been involved in television and feature film development and production for forty years. The first part of his career was spent as an executive at NBC, Paramount Television and The Walt Disney Studios. In the second part of his career, Grant transitioned to hands-on writing and producing.
During his tenure at Paramount, Grant was involved in the production of such hits as CHEERS, FAMILY TIES and MACGYVER, as well as the development of the miniseries SHOGUN and WINDS OF WAR.
As Senior Vice President of Network Television at Disney, Grant was involved in all phases of development for series and laid the groundwork for the revitalization of the Disney television division.
Grant eventually transitioned from the executive ranks to the producing side and spent 25 years as a writer/showrunner on one hour dramatic series. His credits include LOIS & CLARK, STAR TREK: TNG, MACGYER, THE OUTER LIMITS, EUREKA, LOST GIRL and BITTEN.
These days, Grant is a novelist. His first book, a thriller entitled GIDEON, was published in 2020. He is currently completing the second book in the GIDEON trilogy.
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About your chapter meeting
Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!