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ShareGrid Pitch Competition &
Anniversary Party!

ShareGrid celebrates NYC filmmakers by hosting a Screenplay
Pitch Party with media producers, Archer Gray. Winner gets a chance to further develop their story to investors and $500 of ShareGrid rentals.

Come share your stories, see the action or to just have a good time.

Food, drinks and fun courtesy of ShareGrid.

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Pitch Party and ShareGrid NYC One-Year Anniversary

ShareGrid is throwing this party to celebrate YOU and all the NYC filmmakers who have built this amazing community over the past year.

About the event

ShareGrid, a peer-to-peer marketplace serving the film, photography and creative industries, has teamed up with media investors Archer Gray to give local filmmakers an opportunity to pitch their stories in front of an expert panel and a live audience.

The pitch party competition will take place the evening of Thursday, February 16th from 7:00 - 10:00pm at the headquarters of Archer Gray in Soho. Filmmakers will have two minutes to pitch their best screenplay ideas to a panel of judges and a friendly audience of their peers. The winning filmmaker will receive a personal pitch and development session with the producers at Archer Gray, $500 of ShareGrid rentals, as well as promotion across the ShareGrid network.

Guests do not have to pitch to attend.

What should I pitch?

Participants may pitch an original idea for all sizes of screens and from narrative to non-fiction.  Your idea can be a concept or a completed screenplay, teleplay, film, web series, etc.  It must be of your own imagination. No adaptations are allowed unless the original idea is your own in another form, i.e. book, play, short story, article, etc. or you are a co-writer.

How do the pitch sessions work?

The pitch sessions will be on stage in a event style environment in front of fellow filmmakers and friendly ShareGrid members. You will have two minutes to share your idea.  The pitches will begin at 8:30pm and you will have your pitch order ahead of time.  Please arrive early and check in at desk to confirm your place. Your name will be called from the stage and your time will start when you’re ready. The Judges give feedback after each Pitch.  At the end of the competition, a winner will be announced.

Can I bring visual aids or props?

No electronic audio or visual recordings can be used during the pitch, but we encourage you to bring the theatrics necessary to sell the story.

How many pitch slots are available?

There will be 10 pitch presentations.

How do I register to make a pitch?

Register for the event, click “I want to pitch” and provide a brief description of your concept. We will follow up with the details of your time slot and how to prepare.

Is there wait list?

Yes, we will keep a wait list and let folks know if pitch spaces become available.

Do I need to introduce myself before the pitch?

No, we will do that for you.  You only have two minutes to get your story across to the audience and judges, so make every second count on the stuff that really matters.

What do I wear?

There is no dress code. The atmosphere is casual.

Is there a microphone?

Yes, there will be two microphones available

ONE WINNING PITCH

The Grand Prize

Investor pitch session and $500 of ShareGrid rentals

$500

In ShareGrid Rentals

1:1

Investor Development Meeting
JUDGE

Vinay Singh

Archer Gray Partner

Vinay currently leads the firm’s venture capital and content finance business. He combines a proficiency in business strategy with an established track record in consulting, project financing and distribution. He also produced narrative and documentary films that have premiered at Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca.

JUDGE

Jess Kwan

Archer Gray Associate

Jess is involved in all investment activity across all businesses. She previously worked in creative development, acquisitions and digital distribution at specialty studio Focus Features and was a creative executive at Evamere Entertainment.

JUDGE

Shani Geva

Archer Gray VP, Production and Development

Shani currently manages the Archer Gray development and production slate in all phases of development, production and post- production.

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SPONSOR

Archer Gray

A great storyteller connects the dots in new and surprising ways, uniting novel perspectives and bold ideas to affect an audience. At Archer Gray, we take a similar approach to all of our work. We develop, produce, and finance stories that are driven by inventive voices and fresh narratives.

SPONSOR

ShareGrid

ShareGrid is the largest peer-to-peer marketplace for filmmakers and photographers with over $160 million of inventory. Since 2015, more than 26,000 film and photo professionals and enthusiasts have signed up. ShareGrid is the first and only rental marketplace to insure up to $750,000 of production equipment instantly.

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142 Greene St. 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012
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2017 NYC Pitch Party & ShareGrid Anniversary

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