Chris currently works as a Producer's assistant at Storyline Entertainment, a production company under NBCUniversal. The company is heralded by industry veterans Craig Zadan and Neil Meron who've earned six Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, 17 Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and a Grammy Award among others.
Zadan & Meron work in Film, Television and on stage with credits including HAIRSPRAY, THE BUCKET LIST, FOOTLOOSE, CHICAGO, "Smash", "Drop Dead Diva", and Hair. Upcoming projects include MONSTER HIGH and IN SIGHT, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, both for Universal Pictures, and projects in development include an HBO film alongside Tyler Perry, and the limited series "Cotton Club" at FOX.
Chris got his start in the industry working at Paramount Pictures in various departments including the Development/Production team. At the studio, he helped with the inception and release of numerous critically acclaimed films including SELMA, ARRIVAL, ALLIED, 13 HOURS, FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, and SILENCE; and multiple commercial achievements including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION and 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE. He then worked as a Producer's Assistant at Lionsgate, which, during his time there, received 26 Oscar nominations, including a record 13 for LA LA LAND, and 5 for HACKSAW RIDGE.
Chris Specializes in ALL Genres and Formats, but is especially interested in Horror Features.
If sending Chris a script for coverage, consulting, or a if requested from a pitch, a separate submission agreement must be completed before Chris can review your material. The agreement will be sent to you via email.
Tips on pitching to Chris Sarfin
Within 15 minutes of your scheduled pitch, the exec will reach out by Skype or Phone. Your pitch session will last approximately 8 minutes.
Written Pitches will be no more than 2 pages submitted as a PDF or WORD document. Any written pitch uploaded past the deadline will not be shown to the executive and will result in a non-refundable forfeiture of your pitch.
Within 3-4 weeks of your pitch session, you will receive a Pitch Scorecard on which the exec you pitched will provide pitch feedback and note if they are PASSing, or would like to REQUEST your material.
If you are requested, you will be notified via email with further instructions. The execs will have 2-3 months to review your material and note if they are PASSing, or would like a MEETING. If a meeting is requested, we will introduce you via email.
Please understand that these are working executives, and their schedules are subject to change at a moment's notice. We always strive to give you at least 24 hours of notice if a session has been cancelled, and we will recommend another executive for you to pitch your material to.
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