Share this post on:

All about the pitch! This week our special guest is Stephanie Palmer, who wrote the definitive book on pitching, Good in a Room.

Stephanie Palmer helps creative people learn to pitch ideas and sell their projects.

Stephanie founded Good in a Room in 2005 and is the author of the book Good in a Room (Random House, 2008). She has been featured on The Today Show on NBC, The Early Show on CBS, KTLA, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio and in Inc, Atlantic, Variety, Script, and Speaker magazines.

She has led workshops for organizations including Google, William Morris Endeavor, Merrill Lynch, Warner Brothers, UCLA, USC, National Speaker’s Association Graduate School, Asia Media Festival, International Creativity Conference, The Screenwriting Expo, and The Great American PitchFest. She is the moderator for the American Film Market’s annual Pitch Conference.

Previously, Stephanie was the Director of Creative Affairs for MGM where she supervised the acquisition, development and production of feature films, and heard over 3000 pitches. Some of her projects included 21, Legally Blonde, Be Cool, The Brothers Grimm, Agent Cody Banks, Agent Cody Banks 2, A Guy Thing and Good Boy.

The Hollywood Reporter named her one of the “Top 35 Executives Under 35.” She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and lives with her husband and son in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

She shares examples of successful film and TV pitches on her blog:

Follow her on Twitter: @GoodInARoom
Like her on Facebook:

Buy Gray’s book for only $4.99! Look for it on Amazon – How To Break In To TV Writing: Insider Interviews.

Didn’t get your questions asked? Make sure you follow Gray on Twitter (@GrayJones) so you can get the scoop on who is being interviewed and how to get your questions in. Also check out our TV Writer Twitter Database to find Twitter addresses for over 1,000 TV writers. Find our previous episodes and other resources at or on Gray’s YouTube channel.

Share this post on:
Avatar Gray Jones

Author: Gray Jones

Graham “Gray” Jones is a seasoned TV editor/writer located in Valencia, California (on the northern outskirts of LA). He has an honors Screenwriting BFA from York University, where he graduated with distinction in 1994.

He hosted one of the world’s leading TV-themed podcasts, "Chuck vs. the Podcast," about NBC’s Chuck, and currently hosts the "TV Writer Podcast," in partnership with Script Magazine.

He runs several companies, including,, and Check them out!