Standing at the Edge of the Rest of My Life
To think that a mere four years ago I was waiting to hear back from the USC screenwriting program astounds me. And now, after four years of struggling and sweat, of way too many cans of beer and handle pulls, of crying and laughing, of making new friends and making new stories, it’s time for First Pitch.
For those of you unaware of the way the University of Southern California helps us, and perhaps makes our school better than yours, let me shed some light. First Pitch, for our once 24 and now 20 person class of screenwriters, is the night where we are given the opportunity to pitch to 9 executives from the industry. We get to share our work from four years and finally make our introduction into entertainment society. This is our debutante ball, our coming out party, and we are scared shitless.