Aspiring producers turn out for PitchCon

NATPE confab aims to teach attendees how to pitch a TV idea

Aspiring producers gathered at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Thursday for PitchCon, a two-day confab hosted by NATPE.

Formerly known as the LATV Festival, the event is designed to teach up and comers how to develop and pitch a TV series idea.

Attendees anxiously eyeballed each other during coffee hour, but quickly warmed up during the first panel. Each discussion was the same with a moderator who asked a panel questions about breaking into the entertainment industry, Each talk lasted about 45 minutes and included major speakers from various entertainment companies. Discussions included broad subjects such as how to become an independent producer to the more specific subjects about reality TV pitches.

Reps from a number of production companies were on hand for the event, including execs from Fox Television Studios, Lionsgate TV, Bravo, NBCUniversal and FremantleMedia.