Pitch John Funk (Saturday, October 19th 2019)

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Pitch John Funk

John Funk is a Director, Writer, Producer, and the Story Consultant at Vincent Newman Entertainment, the production company headed by veteran producer Vincent Newman. Newman is the force behind a number of major films including WE'RE THE MILLERS starring Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, and Kathryn Hahn; RED DAWN starring Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, and Josh Hutcherson; A MAN APART starring Vin Diesel and Timothy Olyphant; and THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM starring Kate Bechinsale. Newman also produced a number of smaller films like IN THE SHADOWS, POOLHALL JUNKIES, THE TRAVELER, FELON, THE BETRAYED, and more.

John spent years working for Tom Cruise at United Artists on films like QUANTUM OF SOLACE, VALKYRIE, and HOT TUB TIME MACHINE. In 2018, he is launching the worlds first and only YouTube Channel about the mythical world in present day.


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John is interested in hearing pitches for Highly Commercial and Producible Feature Scripts like GET OUT or HUNGER GAMES. He is especially interested in Scripts based on Known IP.

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.
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