28 episodes

This is Pitch! a podcast that connects storytellers with the world. Your hosts are Leah Saint Marie and Angel Daahoud Murphy; two filmmakers who want to create an open door for writers into the industry. In each episode, we talk about pitching, screenwriting, and the ups and downs of filmmaking. Sometimes we interview industry guests who share their insider tips.
We also offer a Premium paid version of each episode. Premium episodes include two writers pitching their ideas for films, TV pilots, plays, novels, and comic books, with working actors doing table reads of the first three pages of each pitched script. If you’re a creative who’s written something powerful you’re passionate about, and you’re tired of closed doors, this podcast is for you.
If you’re part of the industry looking for the next indie, action, thriller, drama, horror story, and want to open that door for someone, this podcast is for you. If you just want to hear good stories, then listen up. Our Pitch! podcast is an open door to Hollywood. Cheers!

Pitch‪!‬ Leah Saint Marie, Angel Daahoud Murphy

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

This is Pitch! a podcast that connects storytellers with the world. Your hosts are Leah Saint Marie and Angel Daahoud Murphy; two filmmakers who want to create an open door for writers into the industry. In each episode, we talk about pitching, screenwriting, and the ups and downs of filmmaking. Sometimes we interview industry guests who share their insider tips.
We also offer a Premium paid version of each episode. Premium episodes include two writers pitching their ideas for films, TV pilots, plays, novels, and comic books, with working actors doing table reads of the first three pages of each pitched script. If you’re a creative who’s written something powerful you’re passionate about, and you’re tired of closed doors, this podcast is for you.
If you’re part of the industry looking for the next indie, action, thriller, drama, horror story, and want to open that door for someone, this podcast is for you. If you just want to hear good stories, then listen up. Our Pitch! podcast is an open door to Hollywood. Cheers!

    Interview with Ed Horowitz - Pt 3 of 3

    Interview with Ed Horowitz - Pt 3 of 3

    Leah and Angel talk with screenwriter, playwright, professor, Ed Horowitz, in this last part of our trilogy. We discuss writing as we age, the things we let get in our way, the importance of words connecting with an audience, and the way rituals help establish your writing time (a la Stephen King creative mode). We hope you enjoy this last part of the trilogy and that it helps you with your writing project. 
    You can contact Leah on twitter @leahwelch19 and Angel on twitter @oneracingthesun
    Or our podcast @PitchWrite. You can contact Ed Horowitz @edhorwitz on Twitter. You can find Film Arcade here: https://thefilmarcade.com/ and on Twitter @TheFilmArcade. The book Ed mentions is The Science of Storytelling by Will Storr, check it out!
    For all of those preWGA and WGA writers going through rough times right now, here are some organizations who can financially help you: 

    https://entertainmentcommunity.org/am-i-eligible-help

    https://mptf.com/about-us/

    https://pen.org/us-writers-aid-initiative/


    https://twitter.com/msjoellegarf/status/1671937601908129792?lang=en (grocery aid brought to you by Green Envelope headed up by Joelle Garfinkel


    This lists several resources for aid: https://www.writeinclusion.org/strikeresources
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    • 47 min
    Interview with Ed Horowitz - Pt 2 of 3

    Interview with Ed Horowitz - Pt 2 of 3

    Leah and Angel talk with screenwriter, playwright, professor, Ed Horowitz. In this very special (we talked for two hours) part two of three Pitch! Episode, Angel puts himself on the chopping block with an idea (aka, a discussion about how to have faith), the importance of outlining for writing (outlining IS writing!), and the importance of an audience. Also, find out what Angel thinks is the best acting, what Leah thinks of Angel’s new idea, and what Ed thinks of collaboration and what happens when it works and works well. 
    You can contact Leah on twitter @leahwelch19 and Angel on twitter @oneracingthesun
    Or our podcast @PitchWrite. You can contact Ed Horowitz @edhorwitz on Twitter. You can find Film Arcade here: https://thefilmarcade.com/ and on Twitter @TheFilmArcade
    For all of those preWGA and WGA writers going through rough times right now, here are some organizations who can financially help you: 

    https://entertainmentcommunity.org/am-i-eligible-help

    https://mptf.com/about-us/

    https://pen.org/us-writers-aid-initiative/


    https://twitter.com/msjoellegarf/status/1671937601908129792?lang=en (grocery aid brought to you by Green Envelope headed up by Joelle Garfinkel


    This lists several resources for aid: https://www.writeinclusion.org/strikeresources
    www.streetlamp.media
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 53 min
    Interview with Ed Horowitz - Pt 1 of 3

    Interview with Ed Horowitz - Pt 1 of 3

    Leah and Angel talk with screenwriter, playwright, professor, Ed Horowitz. In this very special (we talked for two hours) part one of three episode, we discuss what goes into a good pitch, the nature of the industry in 2007 versus now (both strike years), why branding can work, and how to make it serve you through character work. Stay tuned for parts two and three where we dive more into the nature of writing, the discipline of writing, and books to read to help your writing.
    You can contact Leah on twitter @leahwelch19 and Angel on twitter @oneracingthesun
    Or our podcast @PitchWrite. You can contact Ed Horowitz @edhorwitz on Twitter. You can find Film Arcade here: https://thefilmarcade.com/ and on Twitter @TheFilmArcade
    For all of those preWGA and WGA writers going through rough times right now, here are some organizations who can financially help you: 

    https://entertainmentcommunity.org/am-i-eligible-help

    https://mptf.com/about-us/

    https://pen.org/us-writers-aid-initiative/


    https://twitter.com/msjoellegarf/status/1671937601908129792?lang=en (grocery aid brought to you by Green Envelope headed up by Joelle Garfinkel


    This lists several resources for aid: https://www.writeinclusion.org/strikeresources
    www.streetlamp.media
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 37 min
    Leah and Angel Interview Eagle Smith - Pt 2

    Leah and Angel Interview Eagle Smith - Pt 2

    Leah and Angel finish their conversation with Eagle Smith. Eagle elaborates on her thought process for the feature film she’s about to direct. She mentions having a following and IP as the crux of filmmaking. She discusses the Native American TV Writer’s Lab, how she got into it, and what she learned. She finishes her talk about being married to nothing else but the story and how that concept has made her the filmmaker she is today (AKA the importance of cutting your darlings). 
    You can contact Leah on twitter @leahwelch19 and Angel on twitter @oneracingthesun
    Or our podcast @PitchWrite. You can contact Eagle Smith @eagle_eye_pizza on Twitter. You can find Film Arcade here: https://thefilmarcade.com/ and on Twitter @TheFilmArcade
    For all of those preWGA and WGA writers going through rough times right now, here are some organizations who can financially help you: 

    https://entertainmentcommunity.org/am-i-eligible-help

    https://mptf.com/about-us/

    https://pen.org/us-writers-aid-initiative/


    This lists several resources for aid: https://www.writeinclusion.org/strikeresources
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 28 min
    Leah and Angel Interview Eagle Smith - Pt 1

    Leah and Angel Interview Eagle Smith - Pt 1

    Leah and Angel interview Indigenous filmmaker, Eagle Smith. She talks about the importance of putting in the work on short films. We dive into Hollywood’s portrayal of Natives, and how to work with what you have to make your film. 
    You can contact Leah on twitter @leahwelch19 and Angel on twitter @oneracingthesun
    Or our podcast @PitchWrite. You can contact Eagle Smith @eagle_eye_pizza on Twitter. You can find Film Arcade here: https://thefilmarcade.com/ and on Twitter @TheFilmArcade
    For all of those preWGA and WGA writers going through rough times right now, here are some organizations who can financially help you: 

    https://entertainmentcommunity.org/am-i-eligible-help

    https://mptf.com/about-us/

    https://pen.org/us-writers-aid-initiative/


    This lists several resources for aid: https://www.writeinclusion.org/strikeresources
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 42 min
    Franklin Leonard, Founder and CEO of the Black List, Pt 2

    Franklin Leonard, Founder and CEO of the Black List, Pt 2

    Leah and Angel finish their talk with producer, entrepreneur, founder and CEO of the Black List Franklin Leonard.
    You can contact Leah on twitter @leahwelch19 and Angel on twitter @oneracingthesun
    Or our podcast @PitchWrite. You can contact Franklin Leonard @franklinleonard and can check out his script website blcklst.com. 
    For all of those preWGA and WGA writers going through rough times right now, here are some organizations who can financially help you: 

    https://entertainmentcommunity.org/am-i-eligible-help

    https://mptf.com/about-us/

    https://pen.org/us-writers-aid-initiative/


    This lists several resources for aid: https://www.writeinclusion.org/strikeresources
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

ListenerLara ,

Fantastic!

I am so happy to have found this podcast! The guests are excellent. They’re from varied backgrounds with all kinds of insight. I’ve learned so much from each episode and the hosts are perfection! Angel and Leah ask all the right questions that provide a deeper dig, yet they are so fun to listen to. It’s an educational and an enjoyable listen. Bravo.

SparkySpar ,

Fantastic!

Professional. Witty. Informative. Absolutely love it!

DarkAztek ,

As film podcasts go… this is one of the best!

Really lucky to have found PITCH!

This podcast provides valuable information to film industry professionals, communicated in such a lucid, easy to digest way it is accessible from the industry veteran to the novice filmmaker trying to crack into the business.

While it centers around how to pitch a film project to prospective producers/financing, (in an ever changing media landscape), it also explores deeper topics, like the fundamentals of story and the techniques and perspectives useful to being a productive writer / creator, which in turn serve to help pitch one’s story.

Finally, I love the “voice” of the show. Leah and Angel have such an affable energy and friendly banter about them as they explore this topic with curiosity and genuine interest, rather than through dogmatic ideas or conclusions about how the industry works.

I highly recommend you give this one a shot!

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