Stage 32 Next Level Education

Happy Writers Pitch Sessions

If you have a script or reel that you feel is ready to go out to the market and you've prepared a professional pitch, Stage 32 Happy Writers provides you a unique way to pitch your script (film or TV) or reel directly to a variety of managers, agents, development executives or producers who will provide feedback and educational information regarding your pitch as well as your script should it be requested. The pitch sessions are designed to not only give you access to executives who normally have a no unsolicited material policy, but to provide you with information and educational tools as well.

For The Stage 32 Happy Writers 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. Pitches are done either via Skype or by written submission. No matter where you live, anyone can pitch.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to help our writers better hone their crafts through the following services we offer when you pitch:

 

An In Depth Look Into Your Executive

The Stage 32 Happy Writers team works tirelessly to discover what material our executives are looking for and what tips we can provide when pitching with an executive. On each pitching page you will receive an in depth look into the executive, including their bio, what material they are looking for and tips on how best to pitch them. We do our best to match up writer’s material with executives who might be interested in such content.

 

Scorecards & Feedback

Because we want our pitch sessions to be educational and informational in addition to offering access, we are proud to be the only service to provide feedback on your written or Skype pitch, which comes directly the executive you pitch to. Being able to succinctly and effectively pitch your story is such a huge part of being a screenwriter and our scorecard and feedback will give you the information you need to improve your pitch each and every time.

Further, should your script be requested by an executive, you will also receive another scorecard and feedback from that executive. This is another informational and educational method designed to help identify the positives within your script along with items and areas where there might possibly be room for improvement. We’re very proud to be able to offer this feedback along with the pitching feedback as part of our pitching service.

 

Pitching Perks

Since a writer’s ability to pitch is always a key part to your career, we offer the following perks:

  • The Executive's Pick- The writer with the highest score card of each session will receive a $10 discount off a future pitch.
  • The Stand Out Pitch of the Week (mentor phone call) - Every week based on the executives' feedback and score card scores, the writer that has received the highest score will get a private phone call with the executive you pitched to. These private phone calls are personal one on one sessions where you can talk more about yourself as a writer and your portfolio of work.

 

ABOUT THE PITCHING PROCESS

PLEASE NOTE: Stage 32 Happy Writers has an agreement with the individuals listening to Stage 32 member pitches. These companies do NOT accept unsolicited material. Do not reach out to the executives directly as they do not accept unsolicited material. Please do not try to contact industry professional (“Pro”) before or after the pitch UNLESS you are specifically asked to. This is for the benefit for the Pro AND you as there is often a fine line between conducting oneself in a professional manner and not.

Please only participate in these sessions if your material is completely ready to be seen by executives. These are industry-standard professional pitching sessions so we expect you to be fully prepared. If you have questions or need help, don't hesitate to contact the Stage 32 Happy Writers team at assistant@stage32.com.

All dates, times and locations for upcoming sessions. All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST - Los Angeles, CA) unless otherwise noted.

 

Before your pitch

  • Please review the bio of the executive you are pitching to and learn how they prefer to be pitched. You will be evaluated on your professional pitch, so make sure you are polished and prepared.
  • If you have signed up for an online Skype or verbal session, please await emailed instructions from the Stage 32 Happy Writers on what to expect.
  • If you have signed up for a written session, please await emailed instructions from Stage 32 Happy Writers team on how to submit your written pitch. Please do not email your written pitch to us before getting instructions on how to do so.
  • If you have a question you would like the executive to answer about the business or the art of screenwriting ahead of the pitching session, please email them to assistant@Stage32.com. The executive will pick a few questions to answer from those who pitch.

 

During your pitch

  • A Stage 32 Happy Writers coordinator will be available to ensure your pitch session goes smoothly. If you have any additional questions email assistant@Stage32.com.
  • Pitch sessions are done face-to-face directly with the executive through Skype and also by written submissions, both in the presence of a Stage 32 Happy Writers coordinator.
  • If you chose Skype or verbal pitching, you will be face-to-face on webcam or by phone with the executive you have signed up for. By Skype, you will have 8 minutes to pitch your script or reel to the executive. Please perfect your pitch to allow time to have a back and forth with the executive you are pitching to.
  • If you choose written pitching, your written pitch will be submitted to the executive you have signed up for with the assistance of a Stage 32 Happy Writers coordinator to get feedback. For written pitches, make sure your pitch is 1-2 pages MAX.

After your pitch

  • After your pitching session you will receive a scorecard from the Stage 32 Happy Writers with feedback from the executive that you pitched in a minimum of 7 business days after your session. For higher-demand pitching sessions, scorecards may take up to 3 business weeks or longer. Please be patient.
  • At this time you will also receive a private recorded or written interview from the executive that will help with advice to better hone your craft or your career.
  • If you get a script request, you have 72 hours after we notify you to turn in your script. If you send us your script after 72 hours, you will forfeit the right for us to send your script to the executive.

 

February 10th 11:00 - 1:30 PM PST

Pitch to Laurie Cook


Producer/Head of Development, Bigscope Films

Specializes in horror, sci-fi & thriller features, and all genres of TV.

February 13th 2:00 - 4:30 PM PST

Pitch to Dorian Connelley


Coordinator, Apex Entertainment

Specializes in true stories/events/biopics, Christmas movies, and projects with Chinese or Indian appeal (features & TV).

February 13th 2:00 - 4:30 PM PST

Pitch to Will Raynor


Untitled Entertainment, Assistant to Producer

Specializes in all genres and formats (except horror). Features under $20MM and TV pilots in the vein of House of Cards.

February 13th 2:00 - 4:30 PM PST

Pitch to Drew Smith


Creative Executive, Unique Features

Specializes in action, thriller and horror features.

February 14th 10:00 - 12:30 PM PST

Pitch to Christopher Ufland


Producer

Smart Thrillers, Action, Comedy (features & TV).

February 14th 2:00 - 4:30 PM PST

Pitch to Conrad Sun


Manager, Meridian Artists, Canada

Specializes in all genres of TV.

February 14th 2:00 - 4:30 PM PST

Pitch to Kyle Wade


Assistant to Producer, Panay Films

Specializes in comedy, drama, sci-fi (features & TV).

February 20th 11:00 - 1:30 PM PST

Pitch to Joe Russo


Producer

Specializes in action, sci-fi, horror, thriller features & TV. Female driven, music driven, or hispanic driven is a plus.

February 20th 2:00 - 4:30 PM PST

Pitch to Colin Scully


Assistant to Head Managers, Energy Entertainment

Specializes in sci fi, horror, fantasy, action, thriller features and TV pilots.

February 20th 2:00 - 4:30 PM PST

Pitch to Libby Meyer


Junior Manager, Principato-Young Entertainment

Specializes in drama and comedy (features & TV).

February 21st 2:00 - 4:30 PM PST

Pitch to Tim Gendron


JR Manager/Creative Executive, DMG Entertainment

Specializes in action, thriller, horror, sci-fi, and comedy features.

February 21st 2:00 - 4:30 PM PST

Pitch to Tiegen Kosiak


Director of Development, Cinestar Pictures

Specializes in Latin and/or female driven material of any genre (features & TV).

February 27th 2:00 - 4:30 PM PST

Pitch to Sasha Nonas-Barnes


Coordinator, Ineffable Pictures

Specializes in comedy, sci-fi, action/adventure and fantasy (features & TV).

February 28th 11:30 - 2:00 PM PST

Pitch to Romel Adam


Assistant to Head of Company, Ghost House Pictures

Specializes in horrors and supernatural horrors (features & TV).

March 5th 10:00 - 12:30 PM PST

Pitch to Kim Booker


Assistant to Owner, Principato-Young Entertainment

Specializes in experimental genres, comedy and drama features.

March 5th 11:00 - 1:30 PM PST

Pitch to Oliver Kassman


Escape Plan Productions, Founder

Specializes in horror, noir, contained thriller, historical and comedy (features and TV pilots).

March 26th 2:00 - 4:30 PM PDT

Pitch to Olivia Levenson


Head of Story Development, Global Tinker

Specializes in children's content (features & TV).

March 26th 2:00 - 4:30 PM PDT

Pitch to Darina Voloshina


Creative Producer, AwesomenessTV

Specializes in comedy, romantic comedy and kids/teen stories (features and TV).