Online Pitchfest X: The Big Dogs

Pitchfest Schedule

1 FEB

WME

1 FEB

Allison Gillogly - Creative Executive, Scott Free Productions

1 FEB

Nathan Samdahl - Creative Executive, Parmount

1 FEB

Rachel Chervin - Broadway Video Entertainment

2 FEB

Joe Austin - WME

2 FEB

Howard Rosenman - Producer,

2 FEB

Paul Kim - UTA

2 FEB

Ryan Christians - Development Executive, Marc Platt Productions

Online Pitchfest X: The Big Dogs

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

Online Pitchfest X: The Big Dogs

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Stage 32 and The Happy Writers are excited to bring you our most prestigious Online Pitchfest yet. We have some of the top studios, agencies and producers lined up who are looking for screenwriters and filmmakers to work with in 2014. If you are a screenwriter or filmmaker, you will have the opportunity to pitch your script or reel one-on-one with these executives.

You’ve dreamed of this. The big dogs. Now is your chance.  We have WME, Fox International Television, UTA, Paramount Insurge, Scott Free Productions, Broadway Video Entertainment, Tapestry Films and Producer Howard Rosenman lined up and we couldn't be more excited for you. We welcome all of our Stage 32 writers and filmmakers to pitch your scripts and reels to these extraordinary companies. Pitches can be done via Skype or, if you are unable to use Skype or unavailable at the time of the fest, can be submitted as a written or prerecorded pitch.

\*\*\*Our last 9 Pitchfests have resulted in over 15 of our writers securing representation, options, development deals and meetings with some of the top executives in Hollywood. Click here to see the latest Success Stories\*\*\*

Who should be pitching?

Anyone with a script or reel with the thought of having a company produce, manage or help finance your project. These are the elite, so we ask that you please be polished and professional during your pitch.

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Company Executives

WME

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WME is known as the world's largest diversified talent agency with offices in Beverly Hills, New York City, London, Miami and Nashville.

Allison Gillogly

Allison Gillogly - Creative Executive, Scott Free Productions

Allison Gillogly is a creative executive at Scott Free Productions. She received her degree in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining Scott Free, she was a Story Editor at Flynn Picture Co. There, she worked on the development of Hercules, currently in post-production with Brett Ratner directing and Dwayne Johnson starring in the title role, as well as Solace, the feature debut of Afonso Poyart starring Anthony Hopkins. She was an associate producer on the film Two Night Stand directed by Max Nichols and starring Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton. She began her career in the entertainment industry at Universal Pictures working in development and production.

Nathan Samdahl

Nathan Samdahl - Creative Executive, Parmount

Nathan was recently promoted to creative executive at Paramount Studios. Before working at Paramount Studios, he worked in development at Paramount Insurge which was Paramount's indie division specializing in projects under $5M, Nathan worked at agency powerhouse APA in the lit department. He originally worked for agents Debbie Deuble, Sheryl Peterson and Sarah Amico before being promoted to features coordinator. Before APA he read and developed scripts at Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (MONEYBALL, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES) and New Regency Productions (MR AND MRS SMITH).

Rachel Chervin

Rachel Chervin - Broadway Video Entertainment

Rachel Chervin works in development for Broadway Video Entertainment led by Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Portlandia) in their feature film division Michaels Goldwyn (Hot Rod, Baby Mama, Mean Girls). She has previously worked for Imagine Entertainment and the Gersh Agency and assisted on several feature films including The Rite *(2011) and *Katy Perry: Part of Me *(2012). Her main focus is in comedy but she also enjoys sci-fi movies, the NBC Thursday night comedy line-up and *Game of Thrones.

Joe Austin

Joe Austin - WME

Joe Austin is an agent in the film finance department at William Morris Endeavor Talent & Literary Agency representing independent films internationally. WME is known as the world's largest diversified talent agency with offices in Beverly Hills, New York City, London, Miami and Nashville.

Howard Rosenman

Howard Rosenman - Producer,

Howard Is Looking for All Genres of Features, except Westerns.
All budgets are welcome!

 


CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, produced by Howard Rosenman

 

Howard Rosenman is one of the most respected and experienced producers in town. Starting in Broadway working with the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Howard soon became one of Hollywood's top producers producing such classics as FATHER OF THE BRIDE, THE FAMILY MAN, and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and is the former President of Motion Pictures at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment (HAPPY GILMORE, THE CABLE GUY, THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS).

Howard recently produced CALL ME BY YOUR NAME which began it's festival circuit and has already garnered 6 nominations including Audience awards at the Toronto International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, and more! He is currently producing the feature film SHEPHERD, written and directed by Lynn Roth (THE LITTLE TRAITOR, "The Paper Chase"). SHEPHERD is based on the award-winning and bestselling Israeli novel, The Jewish Dog, by Asher Kravitz.

 

Howard's productions include:

  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Audience Awards at TIFF, MIFF & SSIFF)
  • MILK (2-time Oscar winner)
  • A STRANGER AMONG US
  • LAZY EYE
  • CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS (Emmy winner & Oscar nominated)
  • SPARKLE
  • BREAKFAST WITH SCOT
  • "John from Cincinnati"
  • SHINING THROUGH
  • NOEL

 

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Paul Kim

Paul Kim - UTA

Originally from Chicago, Paul moved out to Los Angeles after graduating from the University of Illinois and has previously covered scripts for FOX, Blumhouse Productions (Sinister, Paranormal Activity), and Principato-Young Entertainment. He currently works at UTA.

Ryan Christians

Ryan Christians - Development Executive, Marc Platt Productions

 Ryan is looking for all genres of feature scripts! All budget ranges are welcome!

Check out the trailer for La La Land, produced by Marc Platt Productions!

Ryan Christians is a development executive for Marc Platt Productions.

Run by veteran producer Marc Platt, they've produced films like Wanted (Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie), Legally Blonde (Reese Witherspoon), Drive (Ryan Gosling), 2 Guns (Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Michael Cera, Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick), and La La Land which has been nominated for 14 Oscars!

Marc Platt is currently producing the highly anticipated film adaptation of Wicked. Ryan formerly worked in development for Walt Disney Studios, di Bonaventura Pictures, Lionsgate, and Summit Entertainment.

Company and Principle credits include: 

 

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