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Pitch Joe Russo

Award-Winning filmmaker Joe Russo has seen his films featured in festivals both domestically and internationally, garnering praise from top film critics. His years of production experience include work on web-series, television and feature films for such companies such as: 

  • Lionsgate Films
  • Amazon
  • Universal
  • FOX
  • MGM
  • Showtime
  • Syfy
  • A&E
  • History Channel
  • Spike TV

Prior to launching his own producing career, Joe worked as the Director of Development for Hollywood producer, Bill Todman, Jr. (X-Men, Wild Wild West) at Level 1 Entertainment. There managed a slate of feature films and television programs for studios and television networks including Fox, MGM, Showtime, SyFy, History and Amazon. 
Joe then became the Development Consultant for Christina Aguilera’s MX Productions. 

As a filmmaker, Joe has worked with Eli Roth, Jason Blum Academy Award-nominee Mickey Rourke, Joe Dante, David Slade. 

Joe and his writing partner, Chris LaMont, were named one of the Top 100 New Writers working in Hollywood on the 2016 Young & Hungry List and have sold projects to Mark Burg (SAW Franchise) and financier Emmett Furla Oasis.

Joe works in all genres, specializing in Action, Sci-fi, and Horror features and television.

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Tips on pitching to Joe Russo


  • 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.
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