Pitch Workshop

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CineYouth Pitch Workshop

The art of pitching is a vital skill for any filmmaker. The CineYouth Pitch Workshop invites filmmakers 16-22 years old to join us for a one-day pitching workshop. Following a morning training session, participants will pitch their projects to a panel of educators and industry professionals to gain constructive feedback and invaluable experience.

Pitch Workshop Judges

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Jeanne Caliendo

Jeanne Caliendo is a Producer on the NBC series Chicago P.D. With over 35 years in the industry, Jeanne has served as UPM and First AD for most major studios and networks. A native of Chicago, Jeanne graduated from Columbia College and is a member of the DGA.

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Daniel Andries

Daniel Andries is a Senior Producer at WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station.  His credits include My Neighborhood: Pilsen, the four-part series Art and Design in Chicago, the six-part series Portraits in Architecture, numerous documentaries on artists in our state, and the history of our region. He was the co-producer and co-writer on DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis and Out & Proud in Chicago.

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Thavary Krouch

Thavary Krouch is a filmmaker, currently in post-production on a short narrative film, Bitter Melons. She has an MFA in Writing & Directing for Film from Columbia College. When she’s not making her own films, she’s supporting other independent filmmakers in her role as Independent Film Coordinator for the Chicago Film Office. She also has experience in film distribution, having managed the Facets Label of art house films. Her own films have largely focused on the Cambodian-American and immigrant experience.

Program Sponsor

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