We’re very excited to announce Coverfly Pitch Week.
Pitch Week is a free-for-writers initiative that pairs talented emerging writers with industry professionals for virtual general meetings. These virtual meetings allow writers to pitch themselves and their projects to industry pros (agents, managers, and producers).
Coverfly Pitch Week is unique in two simple ways:
- Coverfly Pitch Week is free.
- Coverfly Pitch Week is merit-based. Writers opt-in to having their profile reviewed on Coverfly, and we select the top writers for Pitch Week.
Managers and agents who choose to hear pitches from top Coverfly writers understand that the writers they’ll be hearing from are talented and uniquely ready to have their work optioned or sign with a literary agent and/or manager.
We quietly launched our first Pitch Week in January 2019. We set up 160 virtual meetings between about 50 writers selected from The Red List and 20 representatives from companies such as CAA, Good Fear, Circle of Confusion, Zero Gravity, Lee Stobby Entertainment, Cartel Entertainment, and Management 360, among several others. We have since run three additional Pitch Weeks and facilitated writers signing with reps, landing paid assignment work, and optioning their projects.
Now, we’re opening it up to all Coverfly members to apply to have their profile and work reviewed. We'll be running this event 2-3 times per year - so be sure to apply every few months. Are you interested in practicing your pitch and meeting industry professionals who are looking for talented emerging writers? Apply for free now!
See what writers are saying about Coverfly Pitch Week:
"Coverfly's Pitch Week was a great icebreaker to gain access to the people who make things happen- it's a good opportunity to be read and considered, everything else is up to the quality of writing."Brock Newell
"Coverfly is unique. They actually care. They care about their writers and want to do what they can to facilitate their success. So grateful to have a platform to be "heard.""Beth Curry
"The chance to chat briefly with legit lit managers for free seemed too good to be true. But it was just as promised. A great opportunity for screenwriters trying to break in."Clint Williams
"The Coverfly Pitch Week is a great way to connect with reps from the comfort of your own living room, and given that you've only got 12 minutes, having that comfort zone helps make the most out of your limited time."Ned Farr
"I love Coverfly! Submitting my work to various contests and placing or winning them is great, but driving up that Coverfly score is almost more gratifying. A great score draws attention and, in this industry, that is what we are all looking for."Karl Archer
"Coverfly has been an absolutely incredible experience for me from top to bottom! Not only has it provided me valuable exposure and reads through the Red List, it’s also afforded me some invaluable opportunities to connect and meet with some amazing executives! Not to mention the fantastic staff at Coverfly who have been nothing but caring, wonderful and unwavering in their support! Oh yeah, and did I mention it’s all FREE? I am so grateful to have Coverfly in my corner!"Aarthi Ramanathan
"Coverfly keeps expanding their free services, helping to connect writers with managers, agents and producers in search of powerful material to represent and produce. It's a fantastic matchmaking service that benefits both sides of the industry."Cari Daly
"Coverfly is responsive, attentive, and really cares about their writers. I feel like they take an active interest in me and my career."Robin Fusco
"Coverfly is a fantastic service! It's obvious that the Coverfly team have a sincere passion for helping new talent breakthrough!"Mukilan Thangamani
"Coverfly has been great as a site where I can show that I'm a writer that's less of a risk to take a chance with, and won't waste anyone's valuable time."Erik Sternberger
"Kudos to Coverfly! This organization is extremely classy. I felt like they had my back every step of the way. "
"Coverfly is great for streamlining the process of submitting my scripts, but for them to proactively set up ACTUAL manager meetings through 'Pitch Week' was a totally unexpected benefit that takes the service to another level. Looking forward to seeing this continue to grow as a resource and opportunity for writers."Gareth Smith
"Coverfly raised the profile of my scripts for the past year. Now Coverfly Pitch Week has given me an extraordinary opportunity to introduce myself and my work to some top reps in a relaxed setting. Thanks much, Coverfly!"John Dummer
"After only a year of entering contests, I am certain much of the success I’ve received was directly related to Coverfly. My script is not the norm, so their support has helped it move up the ladder at a significantly faster pace. They actively promoted me as a writer and have set up meetings with top representation. They have also invested their time and energy coming up with ways to support me as a filmmaker. If you get taken under their wing, Coverfly offers a writer, free of charge, more than you could ever ask for."Nicole Jones
"Coverfly Pitch Week was an unexpected surprise...just having the chance to connect with managers was really fantastic. I appreciate Coverfly doing all they can to help writers."Ervin Anderson
"This was a great opportunity to pitch to managers and make introductions that typically aren't open to writers. Thank you for making the connection."Rich Orstad
"Coverfly is a refreshingly democratic and merit-based ranking system that encourages writers to improve and to branch out while giving them an effective platform to be seen by decision makers. Can't wait for the next Pitch Week!"Carlo and Erin Carere