Workshop: Launch Your Career in Film

(released 6/4/2019)

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER IN FILM: STRATEGIES AND TACTICS is a workshop for the price of a lunch but packed full of advice for new filmmakers, graduates of film school, and those wanting to break into the entertainment business. The workshop will be held at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP located at 30 John Street, Brooklyn.  The presentation will be given by Joe Pichirallo using his experience at Fox Searchlight, FOCUS, HBO and as an educator at NYU TISCH to give others insight to the new talent discovery process.

The workshop is scheduled to cover:
  • How to get scripts read or short films viewed
  • How to land meetings with industry professionals
  • Demystifying the process of networking in the film industry
  • How to understand the basic dynamics of the industry
Joe Pichirallo started at HBO and was charged with starting Fox Searchlight. He went on to VP at Universal's Focus Features. At Overlook Entertainment, actor Will Smith's production company, Pichirallo served as head of the feature film unit. Pichirallo is on faculty at NYU and has previously served as chair for six years for the undergraduate film and TV department.  Before he entered the entertainment business, he was a reporter for the Washington Post.

To register for the June 11 evening workshop, go to:

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