Pitching Panelists

Unless you have the very good fortune to be a staff writer, pitching is a reality for every writer. A good pitch can mean the difference between getting the job (and paying the bills) or never getting the gig you really want. Pitching is nerve-wracking, intimidating, and downright uncomfortable for most of us.

Great news! We have assembled a stellar panel of experienced writers and editors to share their tips and tricks on how to pitch well to editors, get your pitch accepted, and what to do once it is. Make pitching the easiest thing you do in your day — don’t miss this panel.

Join Mallory Andrews, Matt Brown, Alex Huls, W. Andrew Powell, and Mary Angela Rowe as they share their knowledge, experience, and preferences in the arena of pitching.

When: Thursday, November 24 at 7:00 pm
Where: Imagine Cinemas Cartlon, 20 Carlton Street, Toronto
How Much: $5 for members and $10 for non-members


Mallory Andrews

Mallory Andrews is a Toronto-based writer and Submissions Editor for cléo, an online journal of film and feminism. She is a bi-weekly columnist for Movie Mezzanine, and she has also contributed to The Dissolve, Indiewire, and Cinema Scope.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown writes Destroy All Monsters for ScreenAnarchy.com, and is the co-host of Mamo!, Super Zero and My So-Cast Life. His work can be found at tederick.com.

Alex Huls

Alex Huls is a freelance writer who has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire, and Toronto Life.

W. Andrew Powell

W. Andrew Powell is a writer, photographer, and videographer with a passion for entertainment, travel, food, and Scotch. Since launching the online entertainment magazine The GATE in 2001, Andrew has spent countless hours in front of the television and in movie theatres, at restaurants and dives, and interviewing hundreds of creators, filmmakers, actors, and amazing, talented people.

Mary Anglea Rowe

Mary Angela Rowe is Editor-at-Large at The Seventh Row. Mary Angela is a lapsed Victorianist currently living in Toronto after studying law and history and literature in Boston and Montreal. Her background  informs her love of movies like Notorious and Doctor Strangelove — though she’s equally happy watching Martin or Goon. She is also a regular contributor to 21st Folio, a podcast about modern Shakespeare productions.


Carlton Cinema is located in the heart of Downtown Toronto just east of Yonge and College. With 9 auditoriums, “The Carlton”, as it is popularly called by cinephiles, showcases a wide variety of films: Independent, Canadian, Foreign, Documentaries and even some Hollywood fare. As a fully licensed establishment, guests can purchase beer, wine or mixed drinks from the concession stand in addition to standard snack fare. The cinema is affiliated with Imagine Cinemas, which is a Canadian Exhibition Company that prides itself on great presentations and welcoming hospitality.