Online Pitchfest 57: Short Scripts!

Pitchfest Schedule

30 APR

Adam Matalon - Award-winning Executive Producer, Showrunner, Creator and Director , Chatsby Films Inc.

30 APR

Jennielyn Abrot - Producer

30 APR

Kate Sharp - Literary Manager & Producer, Bellevue Productions


Jacob Holm - Producer, HolmMade Films

Online Pitchfest 57: Short Scripts!

Entry Fee (Skype or Written): $45 per session

Online Pitchfest 57: Short Scripts!

Congratulations to the Stage 32 writers who have seen success through our programs and services this year! So far, 7 writers have been signed, 1 hired for a writing assignment, 1 signed to a shopping agreement, 1 TV show has been sold and general meetings have been arranged with executives throughout the industry!

Every month, Stage 32 hosts an themed Online Pitchfest dedicated to executives looking for specific genres and formats of screenplays, and this month we're excited to bring you this exclusive opportunity to pitch your short scripts or digital series to these executives in our 57th Online Pitchfest. If you have a short script or digital series you've been itching to get made, this is your chance to pitch to these incredible executives!

The executives are looking for top-tier short film and digital series screenplays!

We're bringing in executives who specialize in short form and digital content for online pitch sessions - this is your opportunity to pitch to them one-on-one via Skype or by submitting a two-page written pitch for consideration and feedback! Sign up to pitch one executive and all executives in attendance will review your logline for consideration.

This pitchfest is also eligible for our buy one, get one free promotion throughout the month of April!

April 30th

4:30-7:00PM Kate Sharp - Producer

Co-Executive Producer of "Madame Bovary", "The Hallow", and Hulu's "Behind the Mask".

Specializes in digital series, female-driven feature and pilot scripts (including reality/docu-series).


4:30-7:00PM Jennielyn Abrot - Development Executive, The Van Johnson Company

Management & Production company behind "Queen of Hearts" (Dir. Johnny Lin; "Bernie", "Hesher"), "The Tomb", "Diego".

Specializes in feature and short scripts (action & horror).


May 1st

10:30-1:00PM Jacob Holm - Producer

Producer and former Development Associate for Jane Startz ("Ella Enchanted", "Indian in the Cupboard", "The Magic Schoolbus").

Specializes in feature and short scripts (comedy & drama).


2:30-5:00PM Darina Voloshina - Creative Producer, AwesomenessTV

Digital production company with over 150 million subscribers and 17 billion views. They produce content for Netflix, Universal and Dreamworks!

Specializes in short scripts and digital series (comedy).


2:30-5:00PM Stephanie Marin - Producer, El Camino Entertainment

Founder of El Camino Entertainment, Associate Producer of "Lucky" starring Colin Hanks; named one of Hollywood's Top 10 Up and Coming Producers.

Specializes in feature scripts and digital series of all genres (no slasher horrors!).


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As with all Stage 32 Happy Writers Online Pitchfests, your pitch will be reviewed for consideration by the executive of your choice and you will also receive a scorecard plus pitch notes after your pitching session. Give yourself the best opportunity for success with the Stage 32 Happy Writers Online Pitchfest 57!

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Company Executives

Adam Matalon

Adam Matalon - Award-winning Executive Producer, Showrunner, Creator and Director , Chatsby Films Inc.

Adam Matalon is an award-winning executive producer, show runner, director and creator. Born in NYC and raised in London, he spent his formative years as a working actor in New York and London’s West End in numerous productions and this set the stage for his strong storytelling instincts.

Moving into TV and film, he has done almost everybody’s job except PA. At home in both scripted and unscripted arenas TV, Adam has executive produced scripted and unscripted programming in a variety of genres delivering programming for most of the major networks and cable broadcasters.

He recently produced the 14 part scripted digital series Tainted Dreams nominated for a 2014 digital Emmy and in 2015 he executive produced and helped launch two successful brands Donnie Loves Jenny starring Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy, and a new African American plastic surgery format for Lifetime called Atlanta Plastic.

2016 marks the launch of a new personal production shingle, work on a variety of unscripted development and alongside Aether Pictures, producing a new feature film about the real-life story of a transgender opera singer.

Credits include:

Jennielyn Abrot

Jennielyn Abrot - Producer

Jennielyn is looking for Action, Horror, Thriller and Faith-based/Feel-good Feature Screenplays of All budgets.


Jennielyn Abrot was the Creative Executive behind LOVELACE


Jennielyn Abrot is an independent producer. She is a former Development Executive with The Van Johnson Company (client credits include THE WRESTLER, JESSICA JONES, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY), Threshold Entertainment (upcoming Tetris trilogy), and Eclectic Pictures (THE LATE BLOOMER, FRANKENSTEIN).

Jennielyn navigated first-look deals with both Universal Pictures and Millennium Films and was the Creative Executive behind films like LOVELACE (Amanda Seyfried, James Franco) DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z (Paul Walker, Olivia Wilde), TRUST (Clive Owen, Viola Davis), SOLITARY MAN (Michael Douglas, Jessie Eisenberg), and the Co-Producer of AS GOOD AS DEAD (Andi MacDowell, Matt Dallas).

Jennielyn is the Development Executive on the Sara Seligman thriller FALCON LAKE with the Van Johnson Company and Entertainment Law Partners producing. She is currently working with a Stage 32 writer to develop their project and is looking for fresh, stellar scripts ripe for production.


Born and raised in the Philippines, Abrot attended CalArts for Theater as a California Arts Scholar, and received her B.A. in Art History and Visual Arts, with emphasis in Film and Media Studies, from Occidental College. Abrot started her career as a Development Intern at Mandate Pictures.


Credits include:

LovelaceSolitary ManTrustAs good as dead

Kate Sharp

Kate Sharp - Literary Manager & Producer, Bellevue Productions

Kate Sharp is a producer and literary manager at Bellevue Productions.

Prior to joining Bellevue, Kate was the VP of Development and Production at Occupant Entertainment, producing short-form content for Showtime, MTV, Verizon, Facebook, and U2, and was an Executive Producer on the Hulu original, Emmy-nominated TV series BEHIND THE MASK. Her film credits include PEEP WORLD, BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY, MADAME BOVARY and THE HALLOW.

Kate is currently producing THE BURNING SEASON (recipient of a Film Independent Producing Fellowship, a 2016 Tribeca Sloan grant, a 2018 Fast Track Sloan grant, a 2015 Athena List winner and on the 2016 Black List), as well as AT RISK (recipient of a Film Independent Writing Fellowship and on the 2018 Black List).

Kate is a graduate of New York University where she received a B.F.A. in Film and Television from the Tisch School of the Arts.


Kate is interested in thrillers, action, grounded sci-fi, true stories and biopics. In addition she is thrilled to consider any story that that features a strong, female protagonist.

Please no broad comedy. 


Please note: Contacting Kate via email or any social media with an unsolicited submission outside of Stage 32 is a violation of their privacy and our user policy and could result in suspension from the site. They will not reply to any friend requests, network requests, or emails they receive.

Kate and Bellevue Productions do not accept or consider unsolicited submissions of any kind. Do not submit Unsolicited Materials to Kate via any means (including, without limitation, via Social Media, Mail, Fax or E-mail).

Kate will not treat Unsolicited Materials as confidential and will not review, keep, acknowledge or return the submission or any related materials. Any Unsolicited Materials will become sole property of Bellevue Productions. All Unsolicited Materials are deleted or discarded without being reviewed.


Credits include:
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Please note: The industry executives who work with Stage 32 do not accept unsolicited submissions. Contacting this executive with an unsolicited submission outside of Stage 32 is a violation of our user policy and could result in suspension from the site.

Jacob Holm

Jacob Holm - Producer, HolmMade Films

Jake is a former development associate for veteran producer Jane Startz (Ella Enchanted, The Indian In the Cupboard, The Magic School Bus), helping her manage and develop a large slate of film/television projects for children and young adults, including the upcoming Universal Pictures film, The School for Good and Evil, and the Lionsgate thriller series starring Zoe Saldana, Hell or High Water.
Aside from lending creative input on projects, Jake was also responsible for scouting new properties and finding financiers for projects, which included such household names as Genius Brands, 9Story Entertainment, Aardman Studios and Lionsgate Television.
Jake Holm, a native New Yorker, has worked with such directors as Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach) and Josh Greenbaum (Behind the Mask, Shortgame), and has produced his own award-winning projects including Reporting on the Times and Those Who Can’t Do.
Jacob specializes in comedies for all ages, and dramas for both children and young adults.
Credits include:
Agustine Calderon
Tips on pitching to Jake:
- Focus on set pieces when pitching the story aspect.
- Have intriguing, three-dimensional characters, who battle both internal and external conflicts.
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