students pitching industry pros at First Pitch 2019

The final year of SFTV’s MFA Writing and Producing for Television and Writing for the Screen programs focuses on preparing students to launch their careers. The year culminates in First Pitch—our annual speed-pitching and networking event that brings together our new graduates with industry pros eager to discover writers with compelling stories to tell.

During this evening event, our graduates get the chance to sit down with several managers, agents, and producers to present their well-rehearsed pitches for their creative projects. These quick but informative meet-ups kick off relationships between these writers and the people who can represent or hire them—offering our newest alumni an invaluable foot in the door for future employment.

At the end of the evening, we hand out copies of our annual MFA Screenwriting Graduates Directory, which features brief bios, photos, contact information, and project loglines for our newest graduates. The directory helps industry pros get to know and connect with the most talented, up-and-coming writers in media and entertainment today.

First Pitch 2020 will be rescheduled at a future date. In the meantime, browse this year’s directory below, or download it here: MFA Screenwriting Directory 2020.

Download prior years of the directory below: