Life’s a pitch.

The ability to communicate and connect is critical in securing support for an idea or project.

(Toronto Screenwriting Conference)

What if there was a way to understand the Decision Maker’s process to build the best pitch possible?

(Courtesy Screen Nova Scotia)

The Optimal Pitch is unique in providing insights from the Decision Maker’s perspective.  Kevin provides practical tips & techniques on how to build and deliver a concise and persuasive pitch.

(Banff World Media Festival)
  • What exactly goes into an effective pitch?

  • What are the components of a killer elevator pitch?

  • How do you make your pitch strong, polished & concise?

Courtesy Denise Oliver
(Women Drawn Together)

One-on-One Coaching (in person or via Zoom) is also available if you have an important pitch that you need to crush.  Clients have successfully pitched Apple, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix & YouTube.

(Banff World Media Festival)


  • Film PEI – masterclass & workshop

  • WebSeries Canada – Interactive Digital Media Fund Futures – workshop

  • Whistler Film Festival – “Power Pitch” workshop (2022 & 2023)

  • Western Accelerator – Western University – masterclass

  • Yellowknife International Film Festival – masterclass

  • Women in Film & Television – Toronto – webinar, masterclass & workshop

  • Youth Media Alliance – webinar

  • Edmonton Screen Industries Office – workshop

  • Directors Guild of Canada – workshop

  • Ontario Creates/WIFT-T Interactive Digital Media Fund Futures – workshop

  • Screen Nova Scotia – workshop

  • Women in Film & Television – Toronto – masterclass

  • The Banff World Media Festival – masterclass

  • The Toronto Screenwriting Conference – masterclass

(Women in Film & Television)

Webinars, workshops and one-on-one coaching can be conducted in person or remotely with online tools (e.g. Zoom, Cisco Webex).

Want to see the Optimal Pitch in action?  I’ve had the honour of coaching the finalists for the Whistler Film Festival’s Power Pitch competition.   Here’s 2022 Power Pitch winner Jonathan Chuby’s pitch for “Duck Race” introduced by yours truly.  The project is currently in its 6th draft and Paramount+ has provided a Letter of Interest!

“The fool tells me his reasons; the wise man persuades me with my own.”  (Aristotle)