Pitch Jairo Alvarado (Saturday, April 22nd 2017)

All written and live spots have been completely booked for this pitch session.
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Pitch Jairo Alvarado

Jairo is looking for 1-hour Pilots and Horror & True Story Feature scripts.

All budget ranges are welcome.

 

The Quiet Ones, written and directed by Jairo Alvarado's client, John Pogue (Ghost Ship, The Fast and the Furious)

 

Circle of a Confusion is a leading literary management and production company with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Their clients have penned some of the biggest releases in film, television and online.

 

Circle of Confusion produced/represents:

  • The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Outcast (Cinemax)
  • Vanishing on 7th Street
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Patriots Day
  • Lilly & Lana Wachowski (The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Sense8)
  • George Ratliff (Joshua)

 

Jairo Alvarado's eye to develop high concepts and genre work is what led him to Circle of Confusion. As a manager, Jairo is responsible for discovering Amsterdam-based filmmaker Mischa Rozema and developing his short film Sundays which sparked a multi-studio bidding war and was eventually acquired by Warner Bros. for a 7 figure development deal.

Prior to joining Circle of Confusion, Jairo built a reputation for finding up and coming talent working as a Manager at 3 Arts Entertainment and as a Creative Executive at Warner Bros., where in 2009 he was credited for spotting Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez and his short Panic Attack! Alvarez would go on to direct Evil Dead (2013) and Don't Breathe (2016).

 

Company and client credits include:

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 Guidelines

  • 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.
  • Do not reach out to the executives unless directed by Stage 32. They do NOT accept unsolicited material or appreciate being cold-called/emailed by strangers.
  • 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

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.

Scorecards

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.

Tips on pitching to Jairo Alvarado

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PLEASE NOTE: Stage 32 Happy Writers has an agreement with the individuals listening to Stage 32 member pitches. These companies do NOT accept unsolicited material. Do not reach out to the executives directly as they do not accept unsolicited material. Please do not try to contact the industry professional (“Executive”) before or after the pitch UNLESS you are specifically asked to. Failure to heed these guidelines will result in your being banned from participating in Stage 32 events and services. Executives do not appreciate being cold-emailed by strangers.

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES

  • Only participate in these sessions if your material is completely ready to be seen by executives.
  • All listed dates and times are Pacific Standard time (PST - Los Angeles, CA) unless otherwise noted.
  • These pitch sessions are with active, working executives, please make sure your pitch is fully prepared and up to professional standards.
  • If you are pitching live, you will receive a call from us. Do NOT call our skype or phone number for your session. We will reach out to you.
  • You may only pitch ONE project PER reservation. This includes written pitches.
  • Missed reservations are not refundable and will not be rescheduled. These are active, working executives with strict schedules to maintain.

LIVE PITCH SESSIONS

Live sessions are done over Skype or telephone. Sessions done over Skype are face-to-face with executives using a webcam. These sessions are 8 minutes long, and you will receive a verbal warning when there are 2 minutes left. We recommend keeping your pitch to 4-6 minutes to allow room for questions and answers at the end.

When signing up for an executive, choose your preferred time and sign up. You will receive a follow-up email from us with complete instructions. Make sure you are online or by the phone at the scheduled time of your live pitch. If we are unable to reach you via Skype due to technical errors or limitations, we will call you via telephone.

If you are outside of the U.S., you must use Skype as we do not place phone calls internationally. Please note that there may be a delay of up to 10 minutes during sold out and/or busy sessions. If you are experiencing technical difficulties during your session, please contact assistant@Stage32.com

WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS

Written submissions are two pages maximum (NO EXCEPTIONS) and must be submitted as a PDF or WORD document. Please include your full name and email address in the upper-right hand corner of your written pitch. All written material must be uploaded NO LATER than 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the session via the dropbox link you will receive after signing up. Any material uploaded past this deadline will not be shown to the executive and will result in a non-refundable forfeiture of your pitch.

SCORECARDS & FEEDBACK

Within 3 weeks of your pitch session, you will receive a Stage 32 scorecard (click here to see an example) filled out by the executives (please allow for up to 4 weeks for sold out and/or busy sessions). On it, the executive will note if they are PASSing, or if they would like to REQUEST your material. This scorecard will also include feedback on your pitch and story. If you have any additional questions email WriterHelp@Stage32.com.

Please remember that feedback is not personal. It is an honest accounting of the executive's reaction to your pitch material. Executives have tastes and opinions like anyone else. A common adage in the entertainment industry is "look for the note behind the note", and we encourage writers who use our services to do the same.