Thursday, April 11, 2019

Independent Film Arizona: Successful Pitching


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Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:00 AM
Subject: IFA Newsletter


Independent Film Arizona





IFA Meeting


May 7th - 7 PM

Successful Pitching

The Art and Business of Making Your Pitch


Special Guest Expert

Tony Ford

Tony Ford, CEO Magnitude Management

Pitches that STICK
and get you to the next level.



If you're reading this, you are a storyteller.  But telling a compelling story in a feature film is very different than grabbing an investor's attention in 2 minutes.

Tony Ford, pitch coach, trainer and biz dev hero will show you how to craft a 2-minute pitch that sticks with the judges, the investors, and the audience.   He will discuss formats, methods and how to blend business and art in a powerful short form narrative that leaves the audience wanting more.

Tony will also cover how to expand into a 5-minute pitch with visuals, and the key elements that investors look for when making the jump into film funding.   Using real examples, and building some of the class pitches, Tony will show you how he has raised millions for his companies and clients.
About Tony:

Tony Ford is the CEO of Magnitude Management and international business development and media agency.  He serves as a local director for the Founder Institute the world's largest seed stage accelerator and was one of the co-creators of the Thryve startup incubator.
He has served as a pitch coach and trainer for Idea Funding, and for numerous clients, startups and businesses via Magnitude.  In the last 24 months, he has pitched and closed deals in optics, biotech and SAAS for clients totaling over $10 million in investment and is currently pitching branded documentaries, marketing and media proposals to biotech and software companies.
Tony is a former award-winning radio host, TEDx speaker and standup comic, a 20-year student of evolutionary psychology, storytelling and has an MBA in International Business. 


Two writers who wish to do a 2-MINUTE PITCH will be pre-selected. 
To submit:  Send your LOGLINE and 200word summary to:
As time permits, others will be selected on the fly.

IFA meets at the JCC -
3800 E. River Road
(Near Dodge) Tucson, AZ 85718
2nd floor - Multi-Purpose Room


Continuous Learning Series: 
Six Week Classes


Develop Your Comedica Potential
Physical & Verbal Comedy

Mondays - 6 PM 

April 15- May 20, 2019

Play with your Shadw Side 
to create complex nuanced characters,
Villains and Monsters
Thursdays - 6 PM

April 18 - May 23, 2019

$175 for series of 6 classes or $300 for both series
Drop-in Class Rate $35.
Next door to
Third From the Right Talent Agency
3227 N. First Ave (Ft. Lowell) Tucson, AZ 85719

Taught by: Genie Joseph

We look forward to seeing you at the next IFA Event!





Learn more about independent film in Arizona and be involved! We offer educational monthly meetings with experts in the film industry - and it's a great opportunity to network with industry professionals.



IFA Website





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