Pitch Julia Verdin (Saturday, October 13th 2018)

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Pitch Julia Verdin

Julia Specializes in All Genres of Features under $10MM; especially Social Impact Features under $1MM, Thriller, Family, Rom-com, Action, and Psychological Horror Features.


BORN OF WAR, produced by Julia Verdin


Julia Verdin is the Founder and President of Rough Diamond Productions & Management. They produce feature films and work to put together film packages for production and financing with feature credits including THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, STANDER, THE UNWILLING, THE LEAST AMONG YOU, TEMPTATION and 2 JACKS.

Rough Diamond also manages writer, directors, actors and more. There over 50 clients include Jamie Harris ("The Magicians", " Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), Andrea Londo ("Narcos"), Janel Parrish ("Pretty Little Liars"), David Rees Snell ("The Shield", "Sons of Anarchy"), Matthew Jacon (THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE, LASSIE), Ivan Mok ("The Americans"), Peta Wilson ("La Femme Nikita", THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) and more.

As both production and management company, Rough Diamond is especially interested in hearing pitches for conspiracy thriller with interesting back drops and well-developed lead characters, and discovering European, Canadian and US writers for International Co-productions.


Julia Verdin is one of the leading independent producers and managers in the industry, with over thirty critically-acclaimed features under her belt. Julie is currently developing projects with James Dearden (FATAL ATTRACTION), Philip Morton (REAL GANGSTERS), and Vincenzo Natali ("Hannibal") with 2 films going into production this summer.


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