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(WEBINAR) Your Film Needs a Killer Pitch Deck

Filmmaker and marketing expert Grace Amodeo has — by her own estimate — read more than a thousand pitch decks. It should leave the reader feeling like they know exactly what your piece will look and feel like, and that they have the confidence in your vision and team to pull it off. But how does one accomplish this and avoid the pitfalls of an inadequate pitch deck? Fear not! Grace stops by our virtual event space this week to share her expertise. We’ll cover everything you need to know about film to make yours really stand out. Whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker or relatively new to the game, if you’re getting ready to pitch, you won’t want to miss this discussion!


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Grace Amodeo is the Content Marketing Manager at Shift, where she oversees several programs including the annual Shift Creative Fund grant program. She is a graduate of Emerson College, where she studied film with a concentration in directing narrative fiction. Grace has made her way through the film industry as a producer on short films, music videos, and branded content for clients such as Kellogg’s, Oral-B, Spotify, and Lucasfilm. Grace lives in Los Angeles with her soon-to-be husband and two cats.

SCREEN TIME is a bi-monthly(ish), online hour-long series presented by the Chicago Screenwriters Network that features guests from all across the screenwriting and filmmaking industry. Join us from anywhere in the world for presentations, discussions, and interviews with industry professionals. It’s free for annual members, but anyone can RSVP with a pay-what-you-can donation!

ADMISSION (RSVP available up till 30 minutes prior to the start of the event)

  • FREE for annual CSN Members
  • Pay-What-You-Can Donation for Guests/non-members


Guests will receive an invitation email with a URL link to the virtual event space. The link will go live roughly 10 minutes before the start of the talk. Be sure to join us promptly at or before the start time. You can use Zoom on your phone or tablet (download via Apple or Android store), or your computer via You do not have to activate your webcam or microphone to RSVP. Everyone uses different devices, different platforms and different providers. While we can’t diagnose your technical difficulties, we can offer a pair of links [here and here] of helpful tips when using Zoom.

Event Details
07. 25. 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm