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 Sean Berard  (Sunday, April 19th 2015)

Sean Berard Feature Film Coordinator, APA

Sunday, April 19th · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

Sean Berard has been with APA for two years and is currently the coordinator of the Feature Literary Department, with a focus on book to film adaptation. Their clients include John Carpenter (Halloween), Mary Harron (American Psycho) and Mike Flanagan & Jeff Howard (Oculus) among many others. Prior...

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Pitch Anonymous Content (Monday, April 20th 2015)

Anonymous Content Anonymous Content, Anonymous Content

Monday, April 20th · 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT

Pitch to the literary department of Anonymous Content. 

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Pitch Laurie Cook (Tuesday, April 21st 2015)

Laurie Cook Producer/Head of Development, Bigscope Films

Tuesday, April 21st · 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM PDT

Laurie began life in the film and TV industry as an assistant director, working for the BBC and Sky productions. In 2007 he moved over into script development and began worked as a script reader for Brilliant Films, Working Title, Qwerty Films and Element Pictures.

In 2010, producer Jason Newmark h

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Pitch David Harris (Tuesday, April 21st 2015)

David Harris Producer, Independent

Tuesday, April 21st · 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM PDT

The son of a feature producer / film archivist, New York native David Harris’ love of film was ingrained at an early age.  Upon graduating from the University of Central Florida with a dual major in Film and Business, David made his way to Los Angeles to pursue a career in feature and television pro...

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Pitch Maren Olson (Tuesday, April 21st 2015)

Maren Olson President , Traction Media LLC

Tuesday, April 21st · 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT

Maren Olson is the President of independent film company Traction Media, LLC, where she is responsible for the creative development, packaging, financing and sale of independent films. Since joining the company in 2005, Ms. Olson has represented domestic and/or worldwide distribution rights to over...

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Pitch Sophia Marcyes (Wednesday, April 22nd 2015)

Sophia Marcyes Production Coordinator, Occupant Entertainment

Wednesday, April 22nd · 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT

Sophia Marcyes works in development at Occupant Entertainment. Occupant Entertainment is an independent film production and financing company based in Los Angeles, founded in 2005 by Felipe Marino and Joe Neurauter. The company's first film "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane", starring Amber Heard, was o...

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Pitch Adam Lane (Thursday, April 23rd 2015)

Adam Lane Manager of Development, Lantica

Thursday, April 23rd · 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM PDT

Adam Lane served at Creative Artists Agency starting in 2006 as a coordinator for the motion picture department. In 2008, he joined Ridley Scott and Associates where he helped manage a talented roster of directors. During his time at RSA, they produced many acclaimed shorts including DAVID starring...

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Pitch Sarah Jaye (Saturday, April 25th 2015)

Sarah Jaye Executive , Whitewater Films

Saturday, April 25th · 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Sarah Jaye is currently a creative development and production executive at Whitewater Films, an independent company producing 4-6 feature films a year. Spearheaded by Rick Rosenthal (Halloween 2, Bad Boys,Transparent), Whitewater has produced notable and award winning films including Mean Creek, Aft...

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Pitch Agustine Calderon (Saturday, April 25th 2015)

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

Saturday, April 25th · 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

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

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Pitch Joe Russo (Saturday, April 25th 2015)

Joe Russo Director of Development, Level 1 Entertainment

Saturday, April 25th · 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM PDT

 

Award-Winning filmmaker, Joe Russo, has seen his short films featured in festivals worldwide, garnering praise from top film critics. His years of production experience includes work on commercials, web-series, television and feature films for such companies as Nike, FOX, SyFy, A/E, Lionsgate Film...

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Pitch DreamWorks (Saturday, April 25th 2015)

DreamWorks DreamWorks, DreamWorks

Saturday, April 25th · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

This is a private event. 

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Pitch Howard Rosenman (Saturday, April 25th 2015)

Howard Rosenman Producer

Saturday, April 25th · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

Howard Rosenman is one of the most respected, experienced, caring 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. He i...

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Pitch Andrew Norman (Saturday, April 25th 2015)

Andrew Norman Executive Assistant to Producer, Original Film

Saturday, April 25th · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

Andrew Norman began his career working as a production assistant on commercials and for Warner Bros television in New York City. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he joined Verve Talent and Literary Agency before transitioning to a director’s assistant on the films, The Rite and Escape Plan. He now serves...

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Pitch Melissa Daykin Cassill (Saturday, April 25th 2015)

Melissa Daykin Cassill Vice President, State Street Pictures

Saturday, April 25th · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT
Melissa Daykin Cassill is Vice President of State Street Pictures (FASTER, BEAUTY SHOP, BARBERSHOP, NOTORIOUS, NOTHING LIKE THE HOLIDAYS) . She began her career at The Firm and Creative Artists Agency where she worked in the Motion Picture Literary Department. She went on to Miramax as a Creative Ex

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Pitch Christina Karakasidis  (Sunday, April 26th 2015)

Christina Karakasidis Manager, Thruline

Sunday, April 26th · 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Currently a talent manager at Thruline Entertainment, Christina Karakasidis has been working in talent representation for eight years. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Christina received a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic and Organizational Communication from Temple University in 2007. Upon moving to L...

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Pitch Matt Horwitz (Sunday, April 26th 2015)

Matt Horwitz Manager, Echo Lake Entertainment

Sunday, April 26th · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

Matt Horwitz got his start at literary management company Sleeping Giant Entertainment in 2006. At Sleeping Giant, Matt began working closely with award-winning writers and directors such as James Manos Jr. (Creator of DEXTER), Jon Amiel (ENTRAPMENT, THE CORE, THE SINGING DETECTIVE) and Victor Salva...

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Pitch ICM (Sunday, April 26th 2015)

ICM ICM, ICM

Sunday, April 26th · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

Private Pitch Session with ICM Agency. 

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Pitch Brian McCurley (Tuesday, April 28th 2015)

Brian McCurley Manager

Tuesday, April 28th · 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM PDT

Brian McCurley began his Hollywood career working for H2F Entertainment, whose clients included Chris Morgan (FAST & FURIOUS Franchise), Lucas Black (JARHEAD, SLINGBLADE), Harland Williams (DUMB & DUMBER, HALF BAKED), Greg Coolidge (EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, RIDE ALONG).

He was recently a literary mana...

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Pitch Josh Gordon (Tuesday, April 28th 2015)

Josh Gordon Producer

Tuesday, April 28th · 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT

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Pitch Kat Walsh (Wednesday, April 29th 2015)

Kat Walsh Director of Development , Edyson Entertainment

Wednesday, April 29th · 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

Kat Walsh worked at CAA for three years as an MP Talent Trainee. She later decided she wanted a life, so she jumped into TV development. She's now the Director of Development for Edyson Entertainment. Their offices are based in Santa Monica and Toronto. They have a few shows they are negotiating at...

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Pitch UTA (Sunday, May 3rd 2015)

UTA UTA, UTA

Sunday, May 3rd · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

Pitch to the literary department of literary agency, UTA. 

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Pitch Daniel Vang (Saturday, May 9th 2015)

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

Saturday, May 9th · 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM 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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Upcoming Online Pitchfests

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  • Pitch Dates: Saturday, April 25th - Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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