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Two young writers try to pitch their script to the big and famous.

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Kenny Hotz, Spencer Rice
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kenny Hotz ... Himself
Spencer Rice ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samuel Z. Arkoff ... Himself
Jay Bergeren Jay Bergeren ... Himself
Kit Carson Kit Carson ... Himself
Gérard Depardieu ... Himself
Will Devine Will Devine ... Himself
Matt Dillon ... Himself
Illeana Douglas ... Herself
Duvillier Duvillier ... Himself
Roger Ebert ... Himself
Gregory Finkell Gregory Finkell ... Himself
Ben Gibson Ben Gibson ... Himself
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself
Johnny Grant ... Himself
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Long time friends and aspiring Toronto-based filmmakers, Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice (who Kenny calls Spenny), have written a movie, a transgender mob comedy called "The Dawn", the script which they are trying to sell to get produced. They envision the movie to be a big budget Hollywood production with an all-star cast, rather than a low budget flick. Through cold calling, they quickly learn that they will need one piece of the movie in place - whether it be financing, or a major star or director signed on - before anyone else will really listen to them. More importantly, they need a reputable agent to do the leg work for them. They take the opportunity of the 1996 Toronto International Film Festival - a festival where many of the Hollywood elite attend - to pitch the movie to whomever will listen. Some people do give them advice, as well as advice concerning the making of this documentary, however they garner no solid leads. Thus, they move to the ultimate step in trying to get their... Written by Huggo

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20 September 1997 (Canada) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Written by Matt Dematteo, Vadim Rodomar
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"Pitch" has some hysterically cogent lessons for the Hollywood uninitiated
27 December 2006 | by sfischoSee all my reviews

An hilariously accurate caricature of trying to sell a script. Documentary hits all the beats, plot points, character arcs, seductions, moments of elation and disappointments and the allure but insane prospect of selling a script or getting an agent in Hollywood;and all the fleeting, fantasy-realizing but ultimately empty rites of passage attendant to being socialized into "the system." Hotz and Rice capture the moment of thinking you're finally a player, only to find that what goes up comes down fast and in a blind-siding fashion;that for inexplicable reasons, Hollywood has moved on and left you checking your heart, your dreams, and your pockets. Pitch is a must-see for students in film school to taste the mind and ego-bashing gantlet that is, for most, the road that must be traveled to sell oneself and one's projects in Hollywood. If your teacher or guru has never been there, they can't tell you what you need to prepare for this gantlet. To enter the"biz," talent is necessary but far from sufficient


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