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PITTch: The Next Step

This fall, regional story-tellers pitched us more than 70 ideas for a film or series. Readers Unlimited, a professional reading service, provided coverage for 25 of those stories. 

What’s next? 

In PITTch: The Next Step, industry professionals Rusty Cundieff and Norman Aladjem respond live to pitches from four of the Pittsburghers whose stories received coverage, each of these creators in a different stage of their own non-Hollywood careers. 

Maybe you share their creative dreams for your own project. Maybe you just want to get an inside look at how projects move from the spark of an idea, to a pitch to professionals, to a project picked up for development. 

It’s time for you to take the next step! Register today....

Rusty Cundieff is a writer, actor, director and Pittsburgh native best known for his work on Tales from the Hood, Fear of a Black Hat, and Chappelle's Show.

Norman Aladjem is a successful Hollywood talent manager, writer, and producer (Black Jesus, SImple Wedding) and the current CEO of Mainstay Entertainment.

Carl Kurlander (moderator) is a writer, producer, senior lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Founding Producer of Center for Creativity: The Pittsburgh Lens. 

Dial-In Information

Zoom link provided on registration. Register here!

Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

PITTch: The Next Step

This fall, regional story-tellers pitched us more than 70 ideas for a film or series. Readers Unlimited, a professional reading service, provided coverage for 25 of those stories. 

What’s next? 

In PITTch: The Next Step, industry professionals Rusty Cundieff and Norman Aladjem respond live to pitches from four of the Pittsburghers whose stories received coverage, each of these creators in a different stage of their own non-Hollywood careers. 

Maybe you share their creative dreams for your own project. Maybe you just want to get an inside look at how projects move from the spark of an idea, to a pitch to professionals, to a project picked up for development. 

It’s time for you to take the next step! Register today....

Rusty Cundieff is a writer, actor, director and Pittsburgh native best known for his work on Tales from the Hood, Fear of a Black Hat, and Chappelle's Show.

Norman Aladjem is a successful Hollywood talent manager, writer, and producer (Black Jesus, SImple Wedding) and the current CEO of Mainstay Entertainment.

Carl Kurlander (moderator) is a writer, producer, senior lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Founding Producer of Center for Creativity: The Pittsburgh Lens. 

Dial-In Information

Zoom link provided on registration. Register here!

Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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