Pitch Mansi Desai (Sunday, October 18th 2020)

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Pitch Mansi Desai

Mansi Desai is a Development Executive at Cold Iron Pictures, where she works directly with the principals of the Director of Development and the Vice President of the company to identify and develop projects for production. 

Cold Iron Pictures is a production/financing company that most recently produced Being Frank starring comedian Jim Gaffigan and Anna Gunn. Previously Cold Iron produced Swiss Army Man starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano, as well as Marielle Heller’s directorial debut The Diary of a Teenage Girl starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgård, both of which premiered at Sundance.

Previous Cold Iron releases also include Joseph Cedar’s political drama Norman starring Richard Gere which was released by Sony Pictures Classic; Don't Think Twice, and Lake Bell’s second film I Do...Until I Don't. They also produced the 2019 Sundance hit Untitled Amazing Jonathan Documentary which premiered in the US Documentary Competition section and is available on Hulu.

Prior to joining Cold Iron, Mansi worked in Mumbai as an Assistant Director on Bollywood films such as Prem Ratan Than Payo and Indu Sarkar and as a Producer's Assistant in Dubai before moving to Los Angeles. She assisted in putting together BloodListX in 2018 and now is a Development Executive at Cold Iron Pictures.


Cold Iron specializes in Features and Television Comedy, Rom-com, Drama, documentaries, and psychological thrillers. Please no "gory" horror. 
 

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