Pitch Matt Kniaz (Saturday, October 14th 2017)

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Pitch Matt Kniaz

Matt is looking for all Genres and Formats of Screenplays, EXCEPT Sci-fi. He's especially interested in TV Comedies and Thriller/Horror Features.


IT, written by Industry's client Gary Dauberman


Matt Kniaz is a Manager at Industry Entertainment, one of the premier production and management companies in the industry with on-screen talent including Alisha Mullally ("13 Reasons Why"), Krysten Ritter ("Jessica Jones", "Don't Trust the B"), Jeff Goldblum (JURASSIC PARK, INDEPENDENCE DAY), Laura Prepon ("Orange is the New Black", "That '70s Show"), Jimmi Simpson ("Westworld", "House of Cards"), Summer Glau ("Firefly", "The Sarah Connor Chronicles", "Arrow"), Jared Padalecki ("Supernatural"), and more!


Industry Entertainment also represents some of the biggest talent behind the camera and on the page including: 

  • Gary Dauberman (IT, ANNABELLE)
  • Jonathan Herman (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON)
  • Jane Espenson ("Game of Thrones", "Once Upon a Time", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
  • Santa Sierra ("Narcos")
  • Harley Voss ("Orange is the New Black", "Mad Men")
  • Michael C Martin ("Lethal Weapon", "Hell on Wheels")
  • David Handelman ("The West Wing", "The Newsroom")
  • Rita Hsiao (MULAN, TOY STORY 2)
  • Angela Nissel ("Scrubs", "The Boondocks")
  • Adam Kane ("American Gods", "Star Trek: Discovery", "Daredevil")
  • Nick Adams ("New Girl", "People of Earth")
  • Lawrence Kaplow ("House", "Law & Order: SVU")
  • JaSheika Ashel James ("Empire", "Revenge")


Matt Kniaz came to Industry Entertainment from CAA after working in the talent/television packaging department. Before that, he was at ICM in the motion picture talent department.


Industry Entertainment has already signed 3 Stage 32 members!


Company and client credits include:

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Tips on pitching to Matt Kniaz

  • Go into detail in your pitch. Don't leave important plot points out.
  • Give away the ending.
  • Make it clear what makes your story stand out.
  • Emphasis what makes your characters relatable.


  • 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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