Pitch Kelly Hayes (Sunday, May 12th 2019)

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Pitch Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes is an independent producer and development executive working in feature films and television. He recently produced Mope, starring David Arquette and Max Adler, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

Hayes is currently shooting the comedy feature Better Off Dad. He currently has projects in development at TBS, Spike, and Fox Digital Studios.

Before becoming an independent producer, Kelly worked as the Director of  Development at Grace Hill Media and for The Walt Becker Company as the Director of Development and Production, where he was involved in the development and sale of projects to UniversalKelly was also an Associate Producer on the Walt Disney Studios film Old Dogs starring John Travolta and Robin Williams.

Kelly specializes in Dark Comedy, Indies, True-stories and Biopic features up to $5m, as well as unique Comedy TV. 

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Tips on pitching to Kelly Hayes


  • 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.


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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