Backstage with SXSW Interactive Festival Director Hugh Forrest

hughforrest-sxswIn this 30-minute audio interview, SXSW Interactive Festival Director Hugh Forrest shares the hilarious story about how he first got involved with SXSW, how he and his team keep the festival relevant and engaging year after year, the importance of community in the interactive space, how they are working to address the infrastructure problems due to crowding in Austin during the festival, and why it’s important to plan your festival, but also “surrender to serendipity”.

SXSW Interactive is an incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, featuring the brightest minds in emerging technology, networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. With past keynotes from notable guests such as Elon Musk, Howard Rheingold, Bruce Sterling, Ev Williams, Limor Fried, Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, DJ Spooky, Malcom Gladwell, Larry Harvey, Heather Armstrong, Tony Hseih, and Ray Kurzweil among others, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today.

How To Pitch A Movie Or TV Show — with Voyage Media CEO Nat Mundel

Nat Mundel CEO Voyage Media

Successful Film and TV Executives are extremely busy, are constantly being pitched on new projects,  and are difficult to get access to.

How do you structure your pitch for a movie or TV show so that it stands out from the competition, gets in front of the right Executives, and increases the odds that they will want to green-light it?

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Joining me is Nat Mundel. Nat is the founder and CEO of Voyage Media. Voyage has provided development and creative services for a long list of top-tier entertainment clients for almost a decade. They have consulted on over 1,500 entertainment projects for clients such as Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, and many others, functioning as a powerful secret weapon in the creative, sales, and packaging processes.

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