Stage 32 Happy Writers
The Stage 32 Happy Writers offers one on one virtual pitch sessions, coverage, consultations, classes and labs with managers, agents, producers, directors, directors of development and other industry executives. (For more about who we are, click here.)
 
For our pitch sessions, all writers will pitch directly to the executive listed.  You will never pitch to anyone other than the executive you signed up for.  Additionally, should an executive request your script, The Stage 32 Happy Writers works on your behalf to follow up with the executive who requested the material.  We are invested in helping all writers further their careers by landing representation, optioning or selling their work, or securing meetings with industry decision makers.
 
Below are dates, times and locations for upcoming sessions.  All times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT - Los Angeles, CA) unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Pitch Sessions

Pitch Session

Pitch Session

With Nikki Levy - Vice President, at WedgeWorks (ICE AGE, RIO, EPIC)

Wednesday, April 23rd · 4:00 PM - 6:50 PM PST/PDT

Nikki Levy serves as Vice President of Wedge Works, a feature film production company with a deal at Fox Animation where she oversaw the animated film EPIC starring Beyoncé Knowles. Prior to that, she was the Director of Development at Imagine Entertainment where she oversaw numerous comedy projects...

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Pitch Session

Pitch Session

With Jared Iacino - Director of Development, at Panay Films (HIT AND RUN)

Thursday, April 24th · 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM PST/PDT

Jared is the Director of Development at Panay Films, a film and television production company whose credits include Wedding Crashers (2005) starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, Van Wilder (2002) starring Ryan Reynolds and Serendipity (2001) Starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. In his time at...

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Pitch Session

Pitch Session

With Aaron Cruze - Producer, at Gadabout (MAKING OF ROCK HUDSON)

Friday, April 25th · 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PST/PDT

Aaron is a co-founder of Gadabout: A Moving Picture Company and a producer of the upcoming THE MAKING OF ROCK HUDSON. Prior to Gadabout, Aaron worked at FX Networks, was head of development for Persistent Entertainment, Award Coordinator for the Producers Guild of America, assistant to Jerry Bruckhe...

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Pitch Session

Pitch Session

With Vincent Gatewood of Lawrence Bender Productions (PULP FICTION, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS)

Saturday, April 26th · 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM PST/PDT

Vincent Gatewood has been in the industry since 2008 and currently is the assistant to Lawrence Bender. Prior to joining Mr. Bender, Vincent worked for CAA, APA, the Reign Agency and Underground Films.

Lawerence Bender Productions really needs no explanation. In the 1980s, Mr. Bender worked as a gri...

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Pitch Session

Pitch Session

With Kelly Hayes - Producer/ Executive, at Walt Becker Productions (WILD HOGS, BAD SAMARITANS)

Wednesday, April 30th · 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST/PDT

Kelly Hayes is a producer and development executive working in feature film, scripted and unscripted television and digital series. He has spent the past four years working for The Walt Becker Company as the Director of Development and Production as well as working as an independent producer.

On the...

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Pitch Session

Pitch Session

With Jay Judah - President, at Coin Toss (ODD THOMAS)

Saturday, May 3rd · 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM PST/PDT
Originally from Boston,  got his start as a floating assistant at Warner Brothers before getting a job with producer John Baldecchi at his Tehani Productions. He stayed with John as he merged with Howard Kaplan, former COO of Morgan Creek, to found FusionFilms - an independent finance, development,

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Pitch Session

Pitch Session

With Daniel Vang - Manager, at Benderspink (WE'RE THE MILLERS)

Saturday, May 3rd · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PST/PDT

Daniel Vang started at William Morris as a feature film literary assistant where he worked for two years before eventually landing at Benderspink as a literary manager in both film and TV. Daniel Vang represents Ashleigh Powell who sold spec script Somacell to Warner Bros. BenderSpink is responsible...

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Pitch Session

Pitch Session

With Agustine Calderon - Creative Executive, at RatPac Entertainment (HORRIBLE BOSSES, MIRROR MIRROR)

Sunday, May 4th · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PST/PDT

Agustine Calderon is a Junior Executive in the feature film development department at RatPac Entertainment. Originally from Dallas, TX, Agustine moved to Los Angeles in 2005. Started interning for RatPac in 2006 and has been with the company ever since, bringing in various projects for development a...

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Pitch Session

Pitch Session

With Stephanie Wilcox - Creative Executive, at Bold Films (DRIVE, LEGION)

Tuesday, May 6th · 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM PST/PDT

A Northern California native, Stephanie joined Bold in 2009 shortly after graduating summa cum laude from the University of California, Davis, in dramatic art and English. She cultivated her love for producing in the theatre, producing and directing a number of musicals and stage plays in both the S...

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Pitch Session

Pitch Session

With Kendrick Tan - Junior Manager, at Madhouse Entertainment (PRISONERS)

Saturday, May 10th · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PST/PDT

Kendrick Tan is a Jr. 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 s...

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Pitch Session

Pitch Session

With Dan Wiedenhaupt of Creative Executive, Atlas Entertainment (AMERICAN HUSTLE, SEASON OF THE WITCH)

Saturday, May 17th · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PST/PDT

Dan is Creative Executive at Atlas Entertainment, finding and developing materials for the company's stable of seasoned producers led by Charles Roven. Wiedenhaupt began his career with the company in 2010 under William Green, the head of Atlas Independent, assisting him with Atlas Independent's ful...

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Upcoming Online Pitchfests

Online Pitchfest XV: Horror/Suspense/Thriller

Online Pitchfest XV: Horror/Suspense/Thriller

  • Pitch Dates: Saturday, April 26th - Sunday, April 27th, 2014

You asked for it and here it is – our first Horror/Suspense/Thriller Online Pitchfest of the year! Stage 32 and The Happy Writers are thrilled to bring you the

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