Pitch Yourself! Online Workshop

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Pitch Yourself! Online Workshop

Jul 9 | 5:00 pm 7:00 pm PDT

Women In Media hosted a virtual workshop with two time Emmy Award-Winning, WiM Advisory Board Member Mary Lou Belli. This highly interactive and intimate workshop focused on pitching and interviewing for directing or writing jobs. This was not a networking event, but a seminar that will gave participants the basics of taking a meeting to present your greatest asset – YOU!

Some participants prepared an elevator pitch under 2 minutes in length, shared pitches for feedback, and participated in mock interviews. It was a safe and supportive space to practice interview skills with trusted industry experts and fellow WIM members.

5:00-5:30 pm: Welcome & Introduction, workshop
5:30–6:45 pm: Facilitated Breakout Groups
6:45 pm: event wrap up

Members moved into breakout groups led by a mentor. Each member shared their elevator pitch, and participated in mock interviews with the mentor.

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About Mary Lou Belli

Two time Emmy award-winning MARY LOU BELLI has been directing television for over 20 years. Her credits include NCIS New Orleans, Station 19, Pitch, Monk, Famous In Love, Devious Maids, The Quad, American Woman, and Hart of Dixie as well as Wizards of Waverley Place, Sister, Sister, Girlfriends, and The Game. Her short film, Straight Eye for the Gay Guy won “Best Mini-short” at the California Independent Film Fest where she also premiered I Heard Something, a thriller that went on to play fests internationally. She has done ground-breaking, award winning work on web-series. Her most recent The Drink Lonely Wives Book Club is currently on the fest circuit as well as her provocative short, America, about racial profiling.

Mary Lou is the Co-chair of the Women’s Steering Committee at the DGA where she also serves on the Western Director’s Council, and the Leadership Council PAC. She is an Honorary Board member of the Alliance of Women Directors and a long time member of Women In Film. Mary Lou is the co-author of three books: “The NEW Sitcom Career Book,” “Acting for Young Actors,”. She co-wrote “Directors Tell the Story” with fellow DGA member Bethany Rooney.

She is currently at work on her 4th book, “PERFORM: Acting for the Screen” for Focal Press.

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