Online Pitchfest VIII: Last of 2013!

Pitchfest Schedule

14 DEC

Daniel Vang - Manager, Good Fear Film + Management

14 DEC

Giovanna Silvestre - RG Entertainment

15 DEC

Ariel Rubin - BrainStorm Media

15 DEC

Pete Letz - President/Manager, Cousin Pete Productions and Management

15 DEC

Grace Ledding - Manager,

15 DEC

Amanda Toye - TV and Film Writer & Former Development Executive,

Online Pitchfest VIII: Last of 2013!

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

Online Pitchfest VIII: Last of 2013! Stage 32 and The Happy Writers are thrilled to bring you the final opportunity of 2013 to pitch your script or your reel to some of our favorite managers and producers. We've gathered some great executives who are looking to read scripts over the holidays in preparation for 2014 projects. We have **Benderspink**, **Mad Chance Productions**, **RG Entertainment**, **BrainStorm Media**, **Cousin Pete Prods and Management**, **Little Engine**, and **Amanda Toye** on tap 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 love being able to connect you into the heart of Hollywood and it's your success stories that keep us going every day. Please be sure to check out some of our recent successes from our online pitch fests below. ### Who should be pitching? Anyone with a script or reel with the thought of having a company produce, manage or help finance your project. We ask that you please be polished and professional during your pitch.

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Company Executives

Daniel Vang

Daniel Vang - Manager, Good Fear Film + Management

Daniel Specializes in True-Stories, High-Concept Horror, Grounded Sci-fi, and material based on KNOWN intellectual property.

 

 
HIDDEN FIGURES, written by Good Fear client, Allison Schroeder

 

Daniel Vang started at William Morris as a feature film literary assistant where he worked for two years before landing at Benderspink as a literary manager in both film and TV. After BenderSpink's recent split, Chris Bender formed Good Fear Film + Management in May 2016. Good Fear instantly became one of the largest management and production companies in the industry with high-profile productions on the horizon like Disney's live-action MULAN, and the 2016 Black List script MAN ALIVE.

Daniel Vang represents some of Good Fear's biggest clients working at all major studios and networks on projects including Disney's upcoming THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMSNetflix's "Orphan Black""Hannibal""Hawaii Five-0""Gotham", "The Vampire Diaries", "Chicago Fire", "Kobra Kai""Agent Carter" and more!

 

Good Fear's clients include:

  • Allison Schroeder (CHRISTOPHER ROBINHIDDEN FIGURES, "90210")
  • David Robert Mitchell (IT FOLLOWS)
  • Sharla Oliver ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.",  "Under the Dome")
  • Billy Brown ("How to Get Away With Murder")
  • Eddie Jemison (OCEANS 11)
  • Matt Gerald (Netflix’s "Daredevil")
  • Adam Busch ("Colony")
  • Jordan Ross (CRUEL INTENTIONS)
  • Victoria Aveyard (RED QUEEN)
  • Evan Daugherty (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES)
  • Joe Greenberg (MAN ALIVE)
  • Mac Marshall ("The Goldbergs")
  • Isabella Carbonell (BOYS, HITGIRL)
  • Sue Chung ("Agent Carter", "Gotham")
  • Vivien Mejia ("East Los High", "Ugly Betty")
  • Barnett Brettler (MONOLITH).
  • Liz Alper ("House", "Sneaky Pete", "Chicago Fire")

 


He helped these writers land representation at ICM, get staffed on a TV series for ABC and get a project picked up by ImageMovers (CAST AWAY, FORREST GUMP)


 

Company & client credits include:

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Giovanna Silvestre

Giovanna Silvestre - RG Entertainment

Giovanna Silvestre grew up in San Luis Obispo, California. She is the founder and producer of the popular vlog Confused Girl in the City. She can also be seen every week on the nationally televised The Rick Amato Show (One America News Network) doing Woman on the Street videos.

Graduating with honors, she received her International Relations degree from University of Southern California. She went on to work in the entertainment industry for several years. Some of her accomplishments include producing the political documentary I Want Your Money. She also worked with director Kenneth Branagh on the Marvel film Thor and Co-produced a 2.8 million dollar short, The Wind in the Willows, with Peter Jackson's company, "Weta." She is also in development with a couple of projects.

Ariel Rubin

Ariel Rubin - BrainStorm Media

Ariel Rubin is the Director of Development and Production at Brainstorm Media, where she is currently producing and taking out a number of TV movies and television series. Ariel has worked in every aspect of the television business in LA over the last decade. After stints in distribution, film production, accounting and commercial talent, she landed at CBS TV Studios working in current and development. From there, she went to Laurence Fishburne's production company and then onto the hit ABC Family television show Switched At Birth, learning all about producing from the actual production side of things, and writing an episode in season 1C.

Pete Letz

Pete Letz - President/Manager, Cousin Pete Productions and Management

Pete Letz founded Cousin Pete Productions and Management in January 2012 as a platform to manage clients and produce projects in high-quality, character-driven 'genre' fare - Action, Thriller, Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi - with a particular emphasis on material that appeals to a global market, is flexible enough to be done either inside or outside the studio system, and allows for a transmedia approach, building expansive worlds that can translate across TV, Film, Web, Comics and Video Games.

Before forming Cousin Pete Productions and Management, Pete Letz was a development executive for director Steve Carr (PAUL BLART: MALL COP, DADDY DAY CARE) packaging and developing comedy projects in Film and TV. Prior to his work with Steve, Pete cut his teeth at RKO Pictures where he assisted in the creation of a horror-thriller slate of both original projects and those based on the historic RKO library. Pete received his Bachelor's Degree in Film from Wesleyan.

Grace Ledding

Grace Ledding - Manager,

Grace is an independent literary manager and producer who began her career in entertainment ten years ago.

Her diverse client roster includes a spectrum of established and up-and-coming writers, directors, animators, and video game creators. Best-selling novelist, Steven-Elliot Altman just wrote Pearl's Peril, a social media game for Wooga. Zach Guerra is a prot'eg'e of Joe Carnahan who is producing an unscripted series for Vice and making his feature debut this Spring. Amalia Levari and Dominic Bisingano are an animation team who just sold their first series to Cartoon Network. Kyle Higgins is a comic book creator whose short film, The League, is being adapted into a comic for Image and a digital series. And Beth Rigazzio and Patrick Clifton, writers of Raising Helen, have just completed a new feature for Drew Barrymore's Flower Films.

Before founding Agile Entertainment, Grace was most recently Vice President at Cerenzie-Peters Productions. Working with veteran producers, Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters, Grace oversaw all aspects of the creative process, from identifying new material and setting up projects with studios, to helping raise development and production financing. She also helped develop a diverse slate including a bio pic on Steve McQueen, written by Jesse Wigutow, a true crime drama, Black Mass, written by Jim Sheridan and Nye Heron, an adaptation of Kate Jacobs' novel, The Friday Night Knitting Club, with Universal Pictures and Julia Roberts' company Red Om, as well as a one-hour series for CBS Studios and CW Network, The How-To Girl, with producer Lynda Obst, based on her film, How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days.

Before joining Cerenzie-Peters, Grace was at Intermedia Film, where she was hired as assistant to Scott Kroopf and promoted to Creative Executive. She worked on several projects including Billy Ray's film, Breach, starring Chris Cooper, Laura Linney and Ryan Philippe, The Hunting Party, written and directed by Richard Shepard, starring Richard Gere, Terrence Howard and Jesse Eisenberg, and a Japanese horror remake, One Missed Call, directed by Eric Valette, starring Shannyn Sossamon and Ed Burns.

Grace Ledding began her career as a trainee at the William Morris Agency, working as an assistant to prominent film and television agents including Steve Dontanville, Michelle Bohan, Alan Gasmer and Aaron Kaplan.

She is an alumnae of Barnard College in New York City.

Amanda Toye

Amanda Toye - TV and Film Writer & Former Development Executive,

As a former Development Executive, Amanda Toye collaborated with celebrated writers to develop numerous projects across film, television, and digital. She has worked for several production companies including, David Friendly Productions (Little Miss Sunshine), Imprint Entertainment (Twilight Series), Sander/Moses Productions (Ghost Whisperer, Reckless), and Little Engine International (Missing, Rush.) As a writer, Amanda is the creator of the award winning web series Technium (Forge Apollo Cynopsis Award/ Winner, Best New Series, Academy of Web TV Awards/ Winner, Best Writing), she has a script deal with Discovery Networks, and her feature film, Mad River Valley (Good Deed Ent.), films in November 2017. Amanda was born on a farm in Vermont and has lived and worked in the U.S., Asia, and Central America, traveling to over 50 countries throughout Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, Central America, and South America, researching international media, storytelling, and local folklore.

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