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TV Development: Master the Pitch - Of Your Project and Yourself

If you want to work in animation development–either as an executive or as someone bringing a project to executives–you’ll need to master the art of the pitch. And you’ll need to be able to successfully pitch both your project, and yourself. This circle will help you do that.

We’ll cover:

  • How to be an effective communicator inside your organization
  • How to set up your creative pitch so that it has the biggest impact
  • The realities of the TV development process
  • And much more!

This circle is ideal for people on a TV development path either as an executive or a creative.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
2-3 years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Meeting Times:  Thursdays, 6-8pm (PST)

Circle Leader

Michele Hennessy

Michele Hennessy (aka Michele Jabloner aka Michele Jabloner-Weiss), Executive for Amazon Kids +, has built her 25 year career developing and producing kids’ and Family content. She currently oversees creative production on current series. Previously at Prime Video she was the executive for “Pete the Cat”, “The Stinky and Dirty show”, “Give A Mouse a Cookie”, “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and the upcoming “Do, Re & Mi” show. Hennessy spent ten years at Disney Jr. as Executive Director, Original Programming. In this role, she supervised development and creative production on multiple Disney Junior series and over fifty shorts. Shows included, “Doc McStuffins”, “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West”, “Puppy Dog Pals” and “Special Agent Oso” and short series. Before her current role at Amazon, she was executive producer for Warner Brothers Animation developing, producing and writing series based on their IP. Michele began her career in animation working on the classic 90’s cartoons – “Doug”, “Ren & Stimpy”,”Rugrats” and “Hey Arnold.” She has been a writer, producer, and executive of kids’ media but her finest role is Mom to Abigail and two pugs!

Title/Expertise:  Senior Creative Executive

Company:  Apple TV+

Location:  Los Angeles

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