Pitch Cody Lyons (Friday, May 25th 2018)

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Pitch Cody Lyons

Cody Specializes in Grounded Sci-fi, Horror, and Christmas (especially Christmas-Horror) Features.



Cody Lyons co-founded The Octoberists, a production and foreign sales company, in 2017 with producer E. Thompson. In the short time since they started, The Octoberists signed the 18-time Festival Award-winning horror feature, THE DARK TAPES, the cult sci-fi, found-footage film LUNOPOLIS, the horror-thriller RETREAT starring Kim Allan, and the neo-noir STRAWBERRY FLAVORED PLASTIC. They also have a number of projects in development including BERENSTAIN PARADOX, 18 MINUTES, THE 13TH STEP, and BODYGUARD VS. BODYGUARD.

Co-founder E. Thompson is a veteran production executive who's credits include MGM's AGENT CODY BANKS, Lionsgate's SAW, Summit Entertainment's TWILIGHT, 20th Century Fox's HIT AND RUN, and Screen Gems THE STEPFATHER.

Cody Lyons started his career working in development for a producer on the Twilight Saga. Lyons then transitioned to development at Pathbender, securing multiple options on books, graphic novels and screenplays.


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Tips on pitching to Cody Lyons


  • You may only pitch ONE project per reservation. Execs are looking for projects they can develop, NOT portfolios.
  • You should have a completed script available upon request for the project you pitch.
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  • Missed reservations are not refundable and will not be rescheduled.

Live Pitches

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

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