Pitch Judd Cherry (Saturday, March 2nd 2024)

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Pitch Judd Cherry

Judd Cherry is a Producer, Director, and Writer. He currently has a slate of projects in development as well as several scripts in discussion for financing both independently and on the studio level including at Paramount Pictures, Epicenter and Kevin Hart's HartBeat, among others. Most recently he served as Head of Creative Video Production and Executive Producer at Bakery Agency two boutique advertising agencies, writing, directing, and producing commercials, online content, and social media campaigns for several major brands. He also served as Director of Production at StoryGiants Entertainment, a multi-tiered media company with a first look Television deal at Amazon Studios. In that role, Judd managed all in-house production, executive producing two television shows, as well as leading content development for the company’s independent TV and Film production projects.

Prior to StoryGiants, Judd formed his own company Sacred Pineapple Productions, writing, producing, and directing features, tv shows, award-winning short films, and venturing into new media and marketing. That experience allowed for a much wider creative and strategic understanding of entertainment, branded content, and marketing.

After graduating with a degree in Art/Semiotics from Brown University, Judd Cherry went to work in entertainment for some of the biggest names in Hollywood like Laura Ziskin, Alvin Sargent, Sam Raimi, Shawn Levy, Robert Downey Jr, Ben Stiller, and Sasha Baron Cohen. In his time with these heavy-hitters, along with gaining valuable knowledge in the fields or writing, directing, and producing, he learned the importance of educated and confident decision-making, thinking on the fly, anticipating issues that might arise, and being prepared for any situation. Notable in this time, Judd wrote a significant portion of the final shooting script for Spider-Man 2 and was responsible for all on-set rewrites, BTS video, and some 2nd unit direction on Night at the Museum.

In his spare time, he has taught screen writing and film seminars on both coasts. He performs comedy and has toured nationwide with an award-winning improv/trivia comedy show he created called Nerdology. He mentors with The Young Storytellers Foundation, teaching elementary students the fundamentals of screenwriting. He has also written and directed award winning short films and continues to write, produce, and direct narrative entertainment. And he loves all things pop-culture.

 

Judd is open to all genres of Film or Television and is specifically interested in Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Action.

Please no Faith.

 

Please note: Contacting Judd via email or any social media with an unsolicited submission outside of Stage 32 is a violation of their privacy and our user policy and could result in suspension from the site. They will not reply to any friend requests, network requests, or emails they receive. They have been instructed to forward all unsolicited contact to Stage 32 administration for review.

Judd does not accept or consider unsolicited submissions of any kind. Do not submit Unsolicited Materials to Judd via any means (including, without limitation, via Social Media, Mail, Fax or E-mail).

Judd will not treat Unsolicited Materials as confidential and will not review, keep, acknowledge or return the submission or any related materials. All Unsolicited Materials are deleted or discarded without being reviewed.

Tips on pitching to Judd Cherry

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.

If you are requested, you will be notified via email with further instructions. The execs will have 2-3 months to review your material and note if they are PASSing, or would like a MEETING. If a meeting is requested, we will introduce you via email.


Please understand that these are working executives, and their schedules are subject to change at a moment's notice. We always strive to give you at least 24 hours of notice if a session has been cancelled, and we will recommend another executive for you to pitch your material to.


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You've written your feature screenplay or TV pilot and you believe it is ready for the market. But, how do you know if your script or pitch are in the best shape to take your project - or your career - to the next level?

Whether you're preparing to find (or switch) representation, or go out with a script to production companies, studios or buyers, Stage 32 Pitch Sessions are a great first step to make sure you are on the right track.

For nearly a decade Stage 32 has maintained professional relationships with over 1,000 industry professionals including development executives, managers and producers across the industry. These executives work with us to listen to your pitch and provide feedback for you, all while finding undiscovered scripts they wouldn't normally have access to. With executives helping you understand what works and doesn't work with your material you can continue to hone your script and pitch as you prepare to go to market.

Through feedback given during Stage 32 Pitch Sessions, hundreds of writers have had success in their careers. Stage 32 writers have moved on to be signed, optioned, produced (including the 2020 film CHICK FIGHT), or put into development with industry professionals. In fact, in the last year alone, there were over 2,000 script requests and 500 meetings set up with industry professionals for writers through Stage 32.

How Does a Pitch via Skype or Phone Work?

Part of having a great script means that you have to be prepared to pitch it in a room or through a video pitch. It's important that you know the nuts and bolts of your pitch in order to give yourself the best chance for success when pitching it. We're here to help you.

In our Skype or Phone pitches, you have the option to pitch face-to-face directly with the executive through Skype or via telephone. Your pitch will be 8 minutes in total. It is up to you on how you want to use your time, but we recommend you spend 5-6 minutes to pitch your project, followed by 2-3 minutes of questions or feedback from the person to whom you are pitching.

This is a great way to work out pitching your material while establishing a new connection in the industry! You will be able to interact with the executive of your choice who specializes in the genre and format of your project. Would you like tips on how to pitch live? Download our pitching guidebook here.

How Does a Written Pitch Work?

Don't feel comfortable pitching live yet? Not a problem! Alternatively, you can submit a written pitch of up to 2-pages in length. This option is perfect for those writers who feel more comfortable expressing their ideas on the page rather than in person. It also allows for flexibility if you are unable to pitch live during a scheduled session.

Would you like an example of a written pitch? Simply email writerhelp@stage32.com for a sample written pitch.

5 Tips To Make Your Pitch Successful

Remember that executives who are hearing your pitch are supportive and want to give you the tools to succeed! There are ways in which you can help make that happen. Here are some tips to help you during your pitch.

  1. Talk briefly about yourself and your connection to the material.
  2. Give the title, logeline, genre(s), and comparable film or television tiles.
  3. Set up the world in which your story takes place in and then the protagonist. Then dive into the story pitch.
  4. Less is more! Make sure that your pitch is clear, concise, focused, and engaging. Do not try to pack too much into your initial 5-6 minutes and be sure to leave time for questions and answers.
  5. Be polite and receptive - remember the person on the other end does this for a living and their feedback is invaluable for you to understand where you fare in the marketplace.

Do not ask the executive if they want to read your script during the pitch. Do not reach out to an executive outside of the Stage 32 platform. Doing so will have the opposite of the intended effect. Stage 32 is a professional organization and if there is interest in your script, we will facilitate the request.

These are set up as industry-standard professional pitching sessions so we expect you to be fully prepared. If you have questions or need help, don't hesitate to contact the Stage 32 Script Services team at any time writerhelp@stage32.com. We're happy to help.

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