Pitch John Higgins (Sunday, August 12th 2018)

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Pitch John Higgins

Specializes in Prestige Dramas & Biopics, Action, True-life Horror, Grounded Sci-fi, and A-list Thriller Features.


RED LIGHTS, Executive Produced by Cindy Cowan.


John is the Creative Executive for Cindy Cowan Entertainment and leads a team developing a full slate of films.

Cindy Cowan is  the former president and co-founder of Initial Entertainment Group (THE DEPARTED, GANGS OF NEW YORK), a leading film production and foreign sales company, selling the company to Splendid Films in 2000.  Since forming Cindy Cowan Entertainment, she produced SCORTCHED, starring Woody Harrelson and Alicia Silverstone and executive produced FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING starring Sir. Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess; the Sundance premiere RED LIGHTS, starring Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, and Cillian Murphy; MIRACLE ON 42ND STREET, starring Alicia Keys, Terrence Howard and Sam Jackson; SMILEY; and THE AXE MURDERS OF VILLISCA.


While many companies are looking for IP to adapt for the screen, Cindy Cowan Entertainment is also on the hunt for media projects that can be turned into IP, such as TV shows that can be adapted into a comic book series.


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Tips on pitching to John Higgins


  • 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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