Sibylle Kurz

Communication skill trainer, and specialised expert in ‘The Art Of Pitching’

Since 1995 Sibylle works as a communication skill trainer, focussing on ‘The Art Of Pitching’ for production companies, producers and writers. She teaches at renowned national and international universities, film schools and art-academies. Additionally, she supports in individual coaching session the professional and personal development for creative people in the bigger fields of “Arts & Culture”.

In her intensive workshop sessions, she enables the participants to gain clear insight into their own professional practice, to develop their projects prior to pitching, as well as focus, hone, fine- and time-tune the pitching process in diverse contexts. Audiovisual projects include all genres in feature fiction, documentary, animation, hybrid- and transmedia formats.

Since 1994 she is member of the pedagogical team of EAVE, a MEDIA supported training program for European producers. This works demands a great field of continuous experience in „decision making“ for several European training initiatives and programmes as well as consultancy work for trainees. In 1995 Sibylle Kurz co-founded d-net-work, an alliance of young European producers (feature & documentaries) for the purpose of assistance in finding co-production- and distribution-partners in the specific territories, exchange of information. She is a member of: European Film Academy (EFA), European Woman’s Audiovisual Network (EWA) and part of EAVE’s pedagogical and expert team.

Based on years of experience in acquisition and distribution and an academic background in media- & communication science and psychology, she helps professionals in their project development, both, through dramaturgical advice, communication strategies and focussing work in body- & breathing techniques.  Her book ‘Pitch It’ has been published in 2015 for the third edition. Her motto is: say, what you think – do, what you say, – be, what you do!