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.
Co-founder E. Thompson is a veteran production executive who's credits include Agent Cody Banks, the SAW franchise, the Twilight franchise, Hit & Run for 20th Century Fox, and The Stepfather for Screen Gems.
Cody Lyons started his career working on the Twilight Saga, before transitioning to development at Pathbender, securing multiple options on books, graphic novels and screenplays.
Cody is open to all genres of features and specializes in grounded Sci-fi, Horror, and Christmas features.
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Tips on pitching to Cody Lyons
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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