Marilyn Specializes in 1-hour Drama & Thriller TV Pilots and 1/2-hour Comedy TV pilots.
Marilyn Atlas previously signed a Stage 32 writer and shopped his mini-series to Hollywood studios!
Hulu's "East Los High", written by a Marilyn Atlas Management client!
An award-winning producer and personal manager of actors and writers, Marilyn R. Atlas esteemed credits include Sundance Audience Award-winner REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES for HBO, A CERTAIN DESIRE starring Sam Waterston, and Texas International Film Festival Gold Award-winner ECHOES. Marilyn also developed the Brides’ March for Lifetime Television as well as a limited television series and the Lifetime movie The Choking Game based on the YA book by Diana Lopez aired in summer 2014.
Marilyn's clients have written, sold and appeared in shows like Fringe, Pretty Little Liars, 90210, Revenge, Hart of Dixie, NCIS:LA, True Blood, Dexter, Chuck, Castle, and Criminal Minds. Marilyn herself has been in development on pilots for Showtime and ABC Family.
Marilyn is currently developing a TV pilot based on the Gary Phillips series of novels High Hand and Shooter’s Point featuring strong-willed African-American protagonist Martha Chainey. She is also developing a project about the life of renowned political activist Abbie Hoffman based on the book Run Run Run by Jack Hoffman and Daniel Simon. Her clients recently sold a feature, had a TV pilot optioned and are being staffed across networks!
Marilyn has long been committed to issues surrounding diversity in Hollywood and is always on the look out for projects that reflect diversity and strong female characters. As a member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, she spoke at many of their writers’ and producers’ retreats. She also has lectured at the DGA-sponsored LA Asian Film Festival. taught a USC course on creating three-dimensional, non-stereotypical characters, and is a founding member of Women in Film’s Luminas Committee, which supports the portrayal of women in non-stereotypical roles in film and television.
Marilyn has also sold novels Chasing the Jaguar to HarperCollins, Hungry Woman in Paris to Grand Central Publishing, Ave Maria Bed & Breakfast to Hachette Publishing, and the Last Ride of Caleb O’Toole to Source Books 2013, and is herself the co-author of a relationship-based, screenwriting guide called Dating Your Character, about an organic approach to character creation
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Tips on pitching to Marilyn R Atlas
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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