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Craig Serling & Charles Salzberg

It's a noisy universe out there and getting an idea up on its feet in today's digital age sometimes requires a "sizzle" -- or what's become known as a pitch deck. Whether you have just finished your first manuscript, published your 10th novel, or just have that outline of an idea, this course will help you conceive and execute a multimedia tool to help communicate your story to potential buyers, agents, and publishers. With graphics and/or video, participants will conceive and develop a concept, and learn the steps required to produce it. 

There will be a one hour lunch break from noon to 1 pm

Craig Serling is an award-winning producer, director and editor, who has worked for nearly every major television network (CBS, NBC, FOX) and cable outlet (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet) on some of television's most successful shows. He has been nominated for three primetime Emmy awards and is a former American Film Institute directing fellow. In film, Serling wrote and directed the award-winning feature "JAM" starring Jefferey Dean Morgan, Gina Torres, Jonathan Silverman and distributed by Showtime Networks.   Other notable credits include the PBS documentary "American Heroes" and "Amazing Race." Serling is currently at work on a new feature film to be shot in New York City. Visit his website at:

Charles Salzberg is the author of more than twenty non-fiction books, including From Set Shot to Slam Dunk, and Soupy Sez: My Zany Life and Times, and has written for New York, Esquire, Redbook and The New York Times. He is also the author of the Shamus Award nominated Swann's Last SongSwann Dives InSwann's Lake of DespairSwann's Way Out, and Devil in the Hole, which was named one of the best crime novels of 2013 by Suspense magazine. He is a Founding Member of the New York Writers Workshop.

DATE: Sunday, March 11

TIME: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

PLACE: JCC of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue (at 76th St.)