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2021 Pitch Practice Workshops with Drew Tolman

January 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Animation industry pro Drew Tolman will show you how to get your story pitch polished and ready for the 2021 Pitch Week at MAGIC.

Come prepared with your pitch, but be prepared to work hard to improve it. This workshop is unique and it has been created for MAGIC students determined to bring their story into the light.

Pitching skills will allow you to tell your story and be persuasive in a clear way that will hold your audience captive, whether you’re pitching ideas, products, your company, or yourself. Why, then, do most pitches fall flat? They fail to engage the audience emotionally and be utterly irresistible when answering the audience’s all-important question of “what’s in it for me?”

What you need to do is structure and deliver your story in a very simple, straightforward way that reels people in, makes them care deeply about your topic, and gets them craving to hear what you’re offering. This applies to any delivery method – when writing, speaking one-on-one, or presenting to a group.

Drew Tolman

Animation Producer/Executive Drew Tolman has 20 years of experience making family blockbusters in both development and production for Fox, Disney, Universal and Warner Bros. She has helped build three animation studios and has managed nearly every department at one point or another. Currently, Drew is Line Producing Disney Jr’s preschool show called T.O.T.S.

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Pitch Practice workshops is every Monday from 4:30PM – 6:00PM EST starting on January 18th, 2021 until April 7th, 2021. The 2021 Pitch Week at MAGIC is scheduled for April 12th, 2021. Selected pitches will present to our industry partners, animation and gaming studios on April 14th, 2021. Results will be announced during the Summer Term. Selected pitches will be produced during the 2021/22 Academic Year at MAGIC.

From Pitch to Production

Watch past projects produced at MAGIC for animation and gaming. WATCH HERE.



January 18
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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(305) 237-3560