The last wednesday of every month

Film Pitch ATL

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Film Pitch ATL is the Atlanta film industry’s best networking event! Come watch our selected filmmakers pitch their upcoming projects to our panel of 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.

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Pitch Your Film



Join us every month for film pitching and networking.

Doors @ 6:30pm
Pitches @ 7:30pm
Networking @ 8:00pm


Got a finished script that you’re looking to pitch? Apply for free!


On the last Wednesday of every month, we have three panelists ofering their feedback to our pitchers after each presentation.
Our current panelists are Marquelle Young, Michael McCoy, Marc Simon, Ronnel Parham, and Tracy Tolliver

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.


Shellie Schmals and Blair Bathory

Shellie Schmals

Shellie Schmals is the Senior Program & Industry Relations Manager at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. She’s a multi-hyphenate producer/performer who loves to curate and host events with a focus on art, burlesque, comedy, film, and vintage fashion. Shellie also serves in leadership roles at Women in Film & Television Atlanta, Georgia Production Partnership, and Film Festival Alliance.

Blair Bathory

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

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Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens

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