Pitch ​Elissa Dauria (Sunday, April 17th 2016)

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Pitch ​Elissa Dauria

Elissa is looking for all genres and formats of material, but she is especially interested in 1-hour contemporary TV dramas (no historical pieces), animated features (no animated TV), and female-driven psychological thrillers.

Check out the trailer for The Girl on the Train!

Elissa Dauria is a Creative Executive at Maximum Films & Managmeent, a New York-based management and production company founded by producer Marcy Drogin. Their clients include DreamWorks, Illumination, RatPac Entertainment, and NBC Universal TV.

Elissa was previously an Executive Assistant to a producer/manager at 3 Arts Entertainment, and then at Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions. Her first job was at Sony TV assisting a producer in the TV movie division, and before that she interned at studios like New Line Cinema in New York, and in Summit Entertainment’s international distribution division in London.

Recent and upcoming credits from Maximum Films and Management include The Girl on the Train (Emily Blunt, Dreamworks), The Goldfinch (RatPac Entertainment), and The Light Between Oceans (Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, Dreamworks).

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