This week we connect with screenwriter, Deb Setele to hear about her PitchFest experience. We get some great tips and take-aways about how to handle the stress when you’re pitching — which goes for auditions too!
Deborah started her career as a screenwriter by writing short stories in her bedroom as a kid. In an effort to become more social as a teenager, she studied acting in high school and then continued her acting and theatre studies at Virginia Tech. While her love of movies brought her to Los Angeles, she also wrote and performed sketch comedy. After some time bouncing around different day jobs, she landed at a production company where, as part of her job, she had to read screenplays every day.
She then studied screenwriting, at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program where she earned a Certificate in Screenwriting. Her credits include the independent feature “G.I. Jesus” (winner of the grand jury prize at the Cinevegas Film Festival) and the short film “Latchkey.” In addition, she provides script coverage and/or story notes for hundreds of scripts for contests and production companies.