Robert Townsend To Kickoff 'The Ultimate Pitch' Master Class Tour In New York City - November 21, 2009

Oct 27, 2009, 09:47 ET from Film Life

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Life, Inc. announces it will present acclaimed producer/director Robert Townsend's "The Ultimate Pitch Master Class" lecture series. The first installment of the master class will be held at TheTimesCenter stage located at 232 West 41 Street in New York City on Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Additional cities to be announced in January 2010.

The three-hour session is designed to teach those seeking careers in film and television how to pitch their ideas to networks and studios. Townsend shares his technique from concept to development, through the various stages of rewrites and pitching to studios as well as providing advice on how to close the deal with clarity, precision and confidence.

Townsend will listen to pitches from class attendees and help critique, refine and further develop those presented in the session. One lucky attendee will be handpicked to get his or her idea fully developed with Townsend, and pitched to a Hollywood studio. "We are proud to be producing Robert's master class tour; he is truly one of the most innovative artists in Hollywood", said Jeff Friday, CEO, Film Life, Inc.

"I'm excited about doing the master class in New York with so many talented artists in the city. I can't wait to share my pitching secrets," said Robert Townsend.

Over the years, Robert Townsend has created a unique and diverse body of work covering various genres, with comedies like, "Hollywood Shuffle", musicals like "The Five Heartbeats", fantasy comedies like "The Meteor Man", sit-coms like "The Parenthood" and epic dramas like "10,000 Black Men Named George".

Currently, Mr. Townsend is busy at work with seven projects in various stages of development and completion. Film Life, Inc., is a New York-based marketing, media and distribution company that was founded in 2002 by Jeff Friday, its CEO. The company's mission is to spearhead the global distribution of Black independent cinema and be the leading producer/distributor of Black films, television, events and digital content.

Tickets are available at - prices are $75 (if purchased before November 7) and

$125 (starting November 8th). For additional information e-mail or call 646-375-2144 ext. 1.

SOURCE Film Life