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Thursday, April 26 • 8:00pm - 9:55pm
Miami Pitch Fest

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Miami Pitch Fest will take place on Saturday, September 17th, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The purpose of the event is for independent filmmaker to pitch their projects to network executives in the hopes of distribution, development, or direct feedback regarding their project’s marketability. Pitches may be for Web Series or Films. The best pitch will be awarded $500 during the 4th annual Miami Web Fest Awards, taking place later that same day.
The contest is set up similar to “Shark Tank”. Competitors may play a video (up to 1 minute) on the screen behind them, Then will have 3 additional minutes to describe their project and why it is a good investment for a private investor, distribution company or network. (Those without a video will have 4 minutes total) After the presentation, several network executives will provide immediate feedback about the respective projects.
Current panel includes the following judges:
Rainer Lorenzo (Viacom), Maria Eugenia Contreras (HBO) , Whitney Marshall (TV One) and Roberto Hernandez (HBO Latin America).
For filmmakers, even if you are not actually pitching, this is the 'right room' to be in!

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Bryan Thompson

CEO of the Miami Web Series Festival, Imani Films
Bryan Thompson is an award-winning director, actor, and stuntman. Thompson’s acting career began in Miami in the late 90’s, when he was featured in both local and national commercials, then later in independent films and working as an extra in Hollywood features. In 2005, Tho... Read More →

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Maria Eugenia Contreras

Senior Coordinator Channel Content Process, HBO
Maria Eugenia Contreras is a professional with over a decade of experience in the areas of production and operations within the television and mass media industries.  Her specialty areas are Television Network Operations, Ad Sales Traffic and Promotional Scheduling.  She currently works at HBO, where she has held several positions and currently serves as the Senior Coordinator for Channel Content Process for the division focused on Latin America... Read More →
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Roberto Hernandez

Corporate Vice President – Network Affairs, HBO Latin America
Roberto P. Hernández is the CVP – Network Affairs for HBO Latin America (HBO LA).  His responsibilities are primarily focused on acquiring and managing content rights for HBO’s networks and online platforms across Latin America.  In addition to supervising all content evaluation and acquisition for HBO LA, he leads the negotiation and management of HBO... Read More →
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Rainer Lorenzo

VP Business Affairs, Viacom International Media Networks
Rainer Lorenzo serves as the Vice President of Business Affairs at Viacom International Media Networks, where he provides expert legal counsel to various departments throughout the network, which includes BET, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, Centric, CMT, Spike, TV Land, Logo and more than 160 networks around the world. Prior to his current post, Mr. Lorenzo served as Senior Director of Legal and Business Affairs for HBO... Read More →
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Whitney Marshall

Manager of Business & Legal Affairs, TV ONE
Whitney Marshall is a the Manager of Business and Legal affairs for TV One, an American digital cable and satellite television network with programming that targets African American adults with a broad mix of original lifestyle and entertainment-oriented series, documentaries, movies, concert performances and... Read More →
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Tony Zumbado

CEO, Zumlens /Director of Photography; national & international networks
With Over 30 years of film experience ranging from cinematography to news gathering, Tony Zumbado has been a contributor to shows such as: NBC — Dateline, Nightly News, Today Show, MSN, Brian Williams ABC — Prime Time Live, 20/20, World News Tonight, | Good Morning America, Nightline, ABC Sports, Monday Night Football CBS... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 8:00pm - 9:55pm
ROOFTOP AT E11EVEN 15 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132