Our monthy networking event
Round Trip Brewing Co. 1279 Seaboard Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA

Film Pitch ATL

Our Story

Film Pitch ATL is Atlanta’s best networking event for the film industry. Watch 3 filmmakers pitch their upcoming projects to our panel of film industry experts!

Panelists offer their feedback after each pitch and there is an audience Q&A after so you can ask these professionals your questions about the industry.

Join us for the evening if you’re a potential investor, actor, above or below the line crew, film business professional, film enthusiast, or just curious to learn more about the ATL film scene.

Scroll below to know more about our current and previous panelists.

Tune In

Listen to The Boom Podcast featuring Film Pitch ATL

Listen to our CEO and Founder, Caroline King sit with Kevin Rinker from the Boom Podcast to talk about Film Pitch ATL and the continuously growing independent film community in Georgia

Join Us

Pitch Your Film

 

Attend

Join us every month for film pitching and networking at Round Trip Brewing, 1279 Seaboard Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. To find out about our upcoming dates, please click on the link below

6:30pm- Doors Open
7:00pm- Introduction with Cinema Life CEO Caroline King then Film Pitches with Q&A
8:30pm- Networking

Learn

Do you want to learn how to pitch your project? Even if you don’t have a finished script, you can still make your pitch deck. Click below for our start to finish guide on how to set up your pitch deck along with a free editable template and tips and trick on how to wow studios and networks with your pitch! 

Apply

Do you think you have what it takes to pitch your project at a future event?  Apply for free! Don’t let imposter syndrome get the better of you, this is a place to learn and grow with your peers! Successful applications get 5 minutes to pitch their projects, so plan yours accordingly in advance. 

OUR CURRENT PANELISTS

Shellie Schmals

Shellie, Director of Field Marketing at Allied Global Marketing, boasts 15+ years in the entertainment industry. Also, a community builder and creative curator through VonSchmals Productions, she held key roles like Director of Community at Stage 32 and Senior Program and Industry Relations Manager at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Shellie, a fervent volunteer, sits on the board of Women in Film and Television Atlanta, Georgia Production Partnership, and Film Festival Alliance. Her creative passion in burlesque and pinup has fueled diverse shows in Atlanta since 2009.

Marti Young

Marti King Young is a writer, director, and producer whose work, including the award-winning “The Adventures of Wonderboy,” champions social activism. She’s opened doors for special needs individuals in major productions with MGM, FX, and Netflix. Marti’s collaborated with industry giants like James Wan and Sheryl Anderson, and her directing prowess has earned her accolades. As a mentor and teacher, she’s leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

Alpha Tyler

Alpha began her career in casting as an intern on the feature film Titanic and simultaneously on the classic tv comedy series Martin, where she was promoted to casting assistant. She is credited as being instrumental in the creation of the first and only Casting Minor in academia. She is also a proud member of the Casting Society of America.

Michael McCoy

Michael is a Small Business Consultant, Developer and Investor who helps entrepreneur filmmakers and startups by introducing viable and alternative business resources while guiding in the development of their business ideas. In his spare time, Michael enjoys many forms of art and the competitive nature of sports, while never shying away from a great business idea or opportunity.

Ronnel Parham

Ronnel is multi award winning actor in addition to being a multi award winning creator, writer and producer. He holds a BA in Liberal Arts from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a MA in Criminology from Indiana University of PA. Ronnel’s mission is to change the landscape of Television and Film by creating and telling stories that represent the underrepresented.

MEET LELAND BENFORD, OUR NEWEST PANELIST

Leland Benford

Leland Benford is an established film editor with over 10 years of experience editing music videos, feature films, short-form content, and commercials. As a director, Leland has led several short film crews and is releasing his first feature Empathy this Spring. A graduate of Full Sail University, Leland is the Co-Owner of Cupcake Rapture Studios with his wife Phaedra Benford, where they have collaborated on two international Pilots, “From Yard” and “Town(E). 

OUR PREVIOUS PANELISTS

Marquelle Young

With over a decade of experience in the film and theatre industry, both in front of and behind the camera, Young has worked as an actor, producer, director, and 1st AD in film, having trained at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and various professionals over the years, including the likes of Tony-winning Director, Kenny Leon and Emmy-winning Director, Mary Lou Belli, to name a few.

Mark Simon

The Godfather of Storyboarding, has amassed over 5,000 credits, including Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Black Lightning, and Woody Woodpecker. He is the animation producer for How High 2, Little Rascals and Tooth Fairy 2 features. He has authored 13 books and lectures around the world.
“It’s all about telling a good story. A great pitch is a story, too.”

Tracy Tolliver

Tracy is an award-winning actor, writer, producer, and filmmaker with a knack for storytelling. After years of acting, she decided to start writing and producing her own content. She is known for the short Diva, Interrupted and the web series.

Blair Bathory

Screenwriter, Director, Producer, and Digtal Content Creator! Filmmaker of 12 years with a hyper-focus in horror.

Mitch Hudson

Mitch is an award-winning writer and director who made his first feature-length film in 2015 and most recently directed a TV episode intended for release in the fall of 2023. In addition to creating his own content, Mitch also works as an assistant director, and has been an integral part of projects such as The Chosen, Samaritan, and the upcoming, Boys of Summer.

Our Venue

Round Trip Brewing Company

1279 Seaboard Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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