Pitch Rob Margolies (Sunday, August 26th 2018)

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Pitch Rob Margolies

Margolies Specializes in Lower-budget, High-concept Features of ALL genres, except musical and period pieces.


SHE WANTS ME, produced by Different Duck Films


Rob Margolies founded the feature production company Different Duck Films in 2007. Since then, he's produced several films across genres all featuring household names.

Margolies’ first movie LIFELINES stars Jane Adams, Dreama Walker, Joe Morton, and Josh Pais. It was purchased and distributed by Kanbar Entertainment after it won several awards at various film festivals. Margolies’ second movie SHE WANTS ME received worldwide distribution in large part by Lionsgate, and stars Josh Gad, Hilary Duff, Charlie Sheen, Wayne Knight, among others. He then went on to make, ROOMMATE WANTED, which stars Alexa Vega, Spencer Grammer, and Kathryn Morris. It was purchased and distributed by Lionsgate. Margolies’ next movie, WEIGHT, is in post production and stars Randy Quaid, Kathy Najimy, Ashley Johnson, Jason Mewes, and Peter Scolari.

Additionally, Margolies has served as a writer, producer, and/or director on TV shows, web series’, and many films. His most recent as a producer is on the film NEVER HEARD, a faith-based gospel film with an all star cast, getting worldwide distribution at the end of the year. Margolies also produced the independent drama I’D LIKE TO BE ALONE NOW, which also features a knockout ensemble cast.

The most recent film that Rob produced was picked up by Sony Pictures. Two of his previous film in recent years found a home at Liongate. He currently has 3 more films in post production with major companies circling them for worldwide distribution.


Margolies graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production. While in film school, Margolies also had the privilege of producing the first film from The Duffer Brothers who are now famous for creating the incredibly popular, award winning show, “Stranger Things”.


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