Pitchfest to revolutionize networking at Biola Media Conference

Apr. 27, 2012 By Jenna Bartlo

STUDIO CITY, CALIF.,— In a speed dating format, Hollywood hopefuls will have the opportunity to pitch ideas to experienced film industry execs in hopes of having their script or idea made into a film and made a reality. Following in the likes of pitch fests at Sundance Film Festival, Biola Media Conference’s Pitchfest will have two tracks — one dedicated to those pursuing television and one for film.

The 17th annual conference held at CBS Studios back lot, held on Saturday, May 5, gathers major Hollywood executives and feature film directors alongside student filmmakers for a one-day conference.

One-on-one in five-minute rotations, writers, producers, and content creators will talk about their ideas and talents. The seated industry professionals interested in taking the creative relationship to the next step can arrange for a follow-up meeting. If not, the professionals will offer advice to the one pitching. Pitchfest falls in line with this year’s conference theme — finding your creative breakthroughs. In placing promising artists in front of those who can help them move their projects toward fulfillment, the conference hopes to help them find their creative breakthrough and make it happen.

The Biola Media Conference attracts more than 600 attendees – making it the largest event in the nation for people of faith working in the entertainment industry. It is known for its intimate and practical conversations with Hollywood leaders, and professional training and instruction from some of the most influential individuals in film, television, public relations, media marketing, management and digital media.

For more information or to register online, visit www.biolamedia.com. General Admission ($150) is open until April 26, 2012; Cost is $180 at the door. Lunch and coffee bar provided. Limited number of press passes available.

About Biola Media Conference:
In its 17th year, the Biola Media Conference exists to educate, inspire, and network media professionals while providing creative inspiration into the spiritual nature of any career in the media industry. BMC attracts participants who will benefit from direct interaction with acclaimed industry pros who are at the top of their craft. From CEOs to students, attendees secure valuable
information, insight, and contacts that strengthen their character and their careers.

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Biola University, named one of 17 “up and coming” national universities by U.S. News & World

Report in 2011, is a private Christian university located in Southern California. For more than 100 years, Biola has remained committed to its mission of biblically centered education, integrating biblical principles with every academic program. With a current record-high enrollment of 6,250 students, the university’s six schools offer 145 academic programs, ranging from the B.A. to the Ph.D. For more information, visit www.biola.edu.

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