David Specializes in Genre (Horror, Sci-fi, etc.) and Comedy Feature and TV Pilots. For Features, Comedy under $15MM, Horror under $10MM, and Sci-fi under $30MM.
Academy Award-winner ARRIVAL, written by Art/Work client Eric Heisserer.
David Chien is a Literary and Talent Manager at Art/Work Entertainment where he works with incredible talents across the world. Art/Work is a management company headed by Cindy Ambers and Julie Bloom. Art/Work merged with Verve in 2010 and represents writers and actors throughout the industry.
Some of their clients include Eric Heisserer, best known for his Oscar-nominated adapted screenplay for ARRIVAL, LIGHTS OUT, and THE THING; Tricia O'Kelley, writer on the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated "The New Adventures of Old Christine"; Erin Cressida Wilson, writer of GIRL ON A TRAIN and writer/producer of HBO's "Vinyl"; Speed Weed, writer/producer of "Arrow", "Political Animals", and "Law & Order: SVU"; veteran writer Jeff Reno, who's worked on classics films and televisions like "Moonlighting", MEET JOE BLACK, "Night Court", and "The West Wing", along with recent work on "Beauty and the Beast"; nascent "The Magicians" writer Christina Strain; producer/writer John Quaintance, whose work includes "Will & Grace", "Workaholics", "Joey", and AQUAMARINE; and writer/actress Julia Ling from "Chuck" and "Tactical Girl".
David started in the industry with management companies Hopscotch Pictures, whose clients have worked on MOANA, "Social Animals", "Greek" and more; David Shapira & Associates, whose client work includes "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Longmire"; and ROAR, whose clients have worked on "Battlestar Galactica" and THE LAST WITCH HUNTER among others. David is an immigrant from Taiwan and holds the Bachelor of Science in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego.
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Tips on pitching to David Chien
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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