Pitch John Funk (Saturday, February 22nd 2020)

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Pitch John Funk

John Funk is an independent producer who has worked in nearly every aspect of the film industry. He has over a decade of entertainment industry experience, having coordinated and produced with A-listers, all of the studios, and films that have grossed over $300M worldwide.

Prior to starting his producing carer, John was directly involved in the production of the hit comedy, We're The Millers for Vincent Newman Entertainment. John also worked in development for Tom Cruise at MGM/United Artists.

Later, John developed and sold the script Patient Zero to Clint Culpepper at Screen Gems, attached an Oscar winning director, Stanley Tucci, and shot it in London. The film was released in 2018 to rave reviews.

John was also a part of the final season of the smash television comedy, 'You're The Worst" for FX. He also worked at Live Nation Productions to coordinate the LA premiere of A Star in Born and Dave Grohl’s documentary, From Cradle to Stage. 


John Funk specializes romance adventure scripts, female-drive thrillers, and elevated genre scripts. 

Tips on pitching to John Funk


  • 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.

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