Pitch Devon Byers (Saturday, January 21st 2017)

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Pitch Devon Byers

Devon Byers is the Manager and Producer at First Friday Entertainment, a literary management and production company, founded late last year by Devon and Krista Sipp, dedicated to showcasing fresh and unique voices. 

Devon's client, screenwriting Victoria Rose, just had Jaeden Martell of It join Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon on Tunnels, which is Directed by John Krokidas (Kill Your Darlings) and will be produced by Highland Film Group.

Before starting First Friday, Devon was the Development Coordinator at Ideate Media, the film and TV production company behind the BBC America adaptation of Douglas Adams' "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" starring Elijah Wood, the international TOMBIRUO, the series "Mandatori", and the upcoming ROGUE STAR. Devon received his Masters in Producing from the American Film Institute Conservatory where his thesis film, JONESTOWN, won a number of international awards.

Devon Specializes in Genre (Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller, etc.) Features & TV with a focus on diversity and inclusion. He also has an interest in Contained Thrillers.


Client credits include:

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Tips on pitching to Devon Byers

  • Don't get lost in the details. The logline and story should be first, then fill me in on the universe
  • Don't get lost in props/ papers.
  • It can be intense, but don't be nervous, you have a personality so let it shine through, why do you want to tell this story?


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  • You should have a completed script available upon request for the project you pitch.
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