Lorenzo Keels is a Feature Production Development Executive working directly for the Co-President of Production at MGM. In his role, he works in the development of MGM Feature projects – including Jordan Peele’s Candyman and the Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson – and in tracking available material to bring into MGM.
Prior to that, Lorenzo was at Verve Talent and Literary Agency, Flame Ventures Production Co with Tony Krantz.
MGM is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX.
On the Feature side, MGM boasts more than 177 Academy Awards® in its vast library. MGM’s more recent feature film highlights include the long-running 007 franchise; the hugely successful Creed I and II; the Oscar-nominated A Star is Born (released by Warner Brothers); Fighting With My Family; the Denzel Washington/Chris Pratt hit Western The Magnificent Seven; the Jonah Hill/Channing Tatum Jump Street franchise; the action-packed Tomb Raider starring Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft; and the surprise hit Overboard, which had the biggest opening in Mexico for a comedy in any language.
Specializes in all genres and formats especially Comedy, Action, Thriller, Adventure, Fantasy, and Drama. Please no musicals, foreign language, or “arthouse” projects.
Tips on pitching to Lorenzo Keels
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 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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