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Writer Lowell Cauffiel Presents: Pitching, Part 1 - Lesson Now Playing


Writer Lowell Cauffiel Presents: Pitching, Part 1

Dec 11, 2010

In the first of our new series of Guest Lessons, writer Lowell Cauffiel shares his knowledge in successfully pitching shows to major networks.

 

Lowell Cauffiel, born in Michigan, is an American writer and TV producer. An award-winning reporter with the Detroit News and Detroit Monthly Magazine in the 1970s and 1980s, Cauffiel began his bookwriting career in 1988 with Masquerade: A True Story of Seduction, Compulsion and Murder. That title, and his 1997 New York Times bestseller House of Secrets, have appeared on many critics' lists of the best works in American true crime. As a nonfiction author, he's known for his meticulous research and accuracy, delivered in novel-like, page-turner style. Thematically, Cauffiel's books often explore how people embrace popular trends and exalt American values to hide their dark intentions and destructive acts.

 

In the mid 1990s, Cauffiel also turned his attention to crime novels, publishing three fiction titles. He credits the off-beat humor and high-contrast scenes found in his fiction to his years spent as a reporter in the volatile streets of Detroit and the many years he worked as a blues guitarist in smoky Motor City nightclubs.

 

Lowell's most recently sold a TV pilot to Warner Bros. called "Detroit 310."

 

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Writer Lowell Cauffiel Presents: Pitching, Part 1 - Lesson Lesson Discussion


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Nanette: Without fail
at Nov 14, 2014 - 3:38 PM
Picked up more the second time around. Lol
Nanette: Say wha? Define winning?
at Oct 19, 2014 - 9:37 AM
Revelations.  This lesson was impactive- I walked down the hall of posters- Lowell led-  gathering last minute artillary- preparing to harness- channel- energy. I, personally love that state of being- in the moment. Thanks Lowell
mdbonardi: Fantastic speaker !
at Oct 20, 2011 - 5:51 AM
Congratulations for your new series !!! You're great !
eindianos: A freakin funeral home!
at Feb 02, 2011 - 5:11 PM
Lowell is great. So earnest. This was really instructive. You can write the script but, then pitch it?
It takes some of the edge off to hear him.
Thank you for this.

mccabe: Lowell
at Jan 30, 2011 - 2:38 AM
A great speaker.
henrymann: pitch-speak
at Dec 12, 2010 - 5:23 PM
great lesson. very informative
I think I’ll compile a pitch-speak dictionary
first entry: invest; to meddle

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