“Pitching Virtually…It’s Easier Than You Think” with Jim Arnoff

Uneasy about pitching on Zoom? Unsure of the differences with in-person? Looking for the best ways to connect virtually? This interactive workshop with Career Coach/Talent Agent Consultant/NYWIFT member Jim Arnoff will give you specific tips to create the most engaging interactions on-line. Learn specific tools including the most effective virtual presence, how to pace your pitch, creating room for in-the-moment feedback, best ways to respond to questions, how to pitch with a partner and how to keep the energy up. You’ll hear pitfalls to avoid and how best to prep for a virtual pitch.


Jim Arnoff is a Certified Life/Career Coach to the entertainment industry, women in finance and the legal profession. He also practices entertainment law. Jim provides consulting services to creatives in the entertainment industry (starting your own production company, shaping your pitch, networking, accessing industry executives, branding) drawing on his experience as a television packaging agent. He worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and packaging agent. He went on to become an independent packaging agent working with production companies in non-fiction, lifestyle and documentary programming. He leads workshops for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Writers Guild of America/East and West, New York Women in Film & Television, NYU Career Services/Alumni Relations/Tisch School of the Arts, Veterans in Media & Entertainment/East and West, Film Fatales/East and West, Ladies of Comedy Association. The Actors Fund/East and West and the NYC Bar Association. Jim is a adjunct faculty member of the School of Visual Arts (“Pitching Your Television Series to the Industry Pros”). He is a guest speaker at FIT and NYU. Jim is a member of the New York State, New York City and LeGal/LGBT Bar Associations. Jim has been leading workshops for NYWIFT for 15 years.

September 2 @ 12:30pm
12:30 pm — 2:00 pm (1h 30′)

This program will take place virtually as a webinar via Zoom. Please register in advance, and all registrants will receive a link to attend the webinar the day of the event.

We encourage you to download Zoom in advance.

Free for members.



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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.