Entry Fee (Skype or Written): $45 per session
Stage 32 and The Happy Writers are excited to bring you an incredibly prestigous Online Pitchfest. 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 3 Arts, Fox Searchlight, Gotham Group, Future Films, Atlas Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment, Rothman Brecher Agency, WME, Safehouse/Warner Bros., Film 44 and Route One 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.
We keep doing our online pitchfest because more and more of our Stage 32 and Happy Writers community keep finding success. We are uncovering some of the best hidden talent from around the world.
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.
This Online Pitchfest has ended.
After working as an assistant at a voice over talent agency, Jermaine joined 3 Arts Entertainment as an assistant to one of the partners. He paid his dues and built his own client list and is now a manager at 3 Arts. 3 Arts Entertainment is a leading management company that also produces. Production credits include:
3 Arts Entertainment reps top level actors like Chris Evans and Jessica Alba, as well as high profile writers and directors such as:
3 Arts Entertainment has produced projects such as:
Tips on pitching to Jermaine:
Simon is looking for thrillers, action, women in peril, supernatural, and sci-fi features under $5MM.
Future Films is a full service production company that provides financing, production and post-production. With production and financing partners worldwide, Future Films makes the most out of the incentives available to the global film industry.
Simon Graham-Clare assesses projects for financing or co-production. He recently executive produced Walter, starring Virginia Madsen, William H. Macy, Leven Rambin and Milo Ventimiglia, directed by Anna Mastro.
Graham-Clare previously worked at Warner Bros. Pictures working publicity for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets. Graham-Clare relocated to Los Angeles in 2003 for an executive post in the LA office of the UK Film Council. In that role, he helped United States-based producers navigate the British tax incentive system and worked closely with emerging and established British filmmaking and acting talent, to raise their profiles within the Hollywood community.
Executive and company credits include:
Kendrick Tan is a Manager at Madhouse Entertainment. Madhouse Entertainment is a production and literary management company that works with screenwriters and writer/directors in the areas of film, television and new media.
Madhouse's focus is guiding the careers of it's clients from a creative standpoint, providing them with feedback from its many years of development and production experience as it relates to your current projects, future work, and assisting you in navigating the ever changing landscape of the entertainment industry. Its clients have projects in various stages of development at every studio and network, as well as in the increasingly viable world of independent film and cable TV.
In addition to managing its clients, Madhouse also produces. They have many projects in various stages of development in both television and film. Last year they released PRISONERS starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal which won critical acclaim. MURDER OF A CAT starring Fran Kanz and Nikki Reed is currently in production. Their feature GLIMMER with DreamWorks, starring Jeremy Allen White and Dylan O'Brien will begin production in 2014. They are also currently developing ROME, SWEET ROME set up at Warner Bros with SafeHouse and HGP; BLACK BOX with Stuber and Universal; THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE with Warners and Atlas.
Past productions include SAFE HOUSE starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, THE BOUNTY HUNTER starring Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston, CHRISTMAS DO-OVER starring Jay Mohr, FIRST SNOW starring Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo and William Fichtner and BLOOD CREEK starring Dominic Purcell and Henry Cavill was released by Lionsgate in 2008.
Kayla Ferguson is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in film studies and extensive training in both journalistic and creative writing. Prior to assuming a position as an analyst in the Story Department at William Morris Endeavor Talent Agency, Kayla worked in freelance production, working on commercials, shorts and feature films. Kayla is also a script analyst at BlueCat Screenplay Competiton.