On the weekend of June 20-22, Laurie Scheer spoke and presented a master class and informative workshop at the Great American PitchFest held in Burbank, California. Attendees spent the weekend practicing their pitches, listening to speakers, and pitching their ideas to potential buyers. Laurie’s publisher, Michael Wiese Productions, sold books at the event. UW-Madison senior Max Lukash offered to volunteer at the Wiese book booth. Max has been a volunteer at our past two Writers’ Institutes. He is currently fulfilling two internships in the entertainment industry and will return to campus this September. We hope he’ll help us out again next year with WI. Here’s a photo of Laurie and Max at the event. June 21, 2014.