The Reel Real Pitch: Special Feedback Session (Exclusive Offer)

Get direct, immediate feedback on a pitch from a panel of film/content development executives and producers. Exclusive offer for REEL PITCH course registrations.

6:30–9:30pm (Classroom 1)

Unlimited Classes

Take as many as you want for $300 month. Or for $550 month also get a daily work space.

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Getting in the room is half the battle: register for our REEL REAL PITCH bonus session, where you can choose a pitch focus (written, visual, presentational) and get direct, immediate feedback from a panel of film/content development executives and producers.

This is not a mock pitch meeting format, nor a “greenlight” opportunity. Instead, this bonus session is being offered so those who completed the REEL PITCH class can receive honest and constructive advice on their work from working professionals who hear (or deliver) pitches day to day.


This session will be lead by REEL PITCH instructor and award-winning producer, Carolyn McDonald. 

      Geoffrey O'Connor 

Geoffrey O’Connor is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker who has directed over thirty documentaries for theatrical release and TV. In 1997 he partnered with British writer/presenter Louis Theroux to create the hit BBC-2 series “Weird Weekends,” which ran for four seasons and garnered two BAFTAS. Mr. O’Connor directed the pilot for “Weird Weekends” and was the program’s Senior Producer. He was also the producer on the feature film “The Son of Gascogne,” written by Pascal Aubier and Nobel Prize Winner Patrick Modiano, which was optioned by Echo Lake Productions in Los Angels.

He is currently partnered with Pulse Films in London on a nonfiction, “true crime” series which they are pitching to broadcast, cable and streaming outlets.  In recent years Geoffrey has sold pitches for nonfiction projects to Partner 2 Pictures, Retro Report and a variety of other broadcasters. In 1995 he was part of the Emmy-Award winning producing team behind Michael Moore’s series “TV Nation,” which ran for two seasons first on NBC then on Fox. His 1997 memoire, “Amazon Journal: Dispatches from a Vanishing Frontier,” was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times “Notable Book of the Year.”

       Nicole Lynch

Nicole Lynch is Director of New York Operations at Revelations Entertainment. 


This bonus session is ONLY available to those who register and complete the three-part REEL PITCH course to participate/attend.

Registrations will cap at 12 participants. Registrants will sign up for a 15-minute time slot, based on availability.

What You Will Learn

  • Get immediate, constructive feedback on your pitch, from the folks who make the calls!

Prerequisites & Preparation

Must register and complete the three-part REEL PITCH course to participate/attend.


Registrants will also be asked confirm time slot (based on availability), and asked to submit pitch materials before the session to the instructor and the Media Center.

About the instructor

Carolyn McDonald

Carolyn McDonald

Carolyn is the award-winning executive producer of HBO’s “America’s Dream”, the National Geographic documentary, “Bearing Light” and TNT’s acclaimed films “Buffalo Soldiers” + “Freedom Song”. She has scripted works for 20th Century Fox and a variety of indie producers. Carolyn directed & produced the short film P.N.O.K. featuring Danny Glover + Elle Fanning, the documentary “Design Your Neighborhood”, and an array of music videos, short films, and corporate films for Nissan, the Nashville Civic Design Center and ‘Big Kenny’s’

Beginning her career out of NYU’s School of the Arts in the marketing division of Warner Bros TV, Carolyn was also a development executive at Cinecom Entertainment Group, and executive vice president of Danny Glover’s Carrie Productions. An alumnus of Judith Weston’s Actor/Director Lab, Carolyn studied acting with the late Geraldine Page and Uta Hagen.

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