Pitch Samantha Shaw (Saturday, June 11th 2016)

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Pitch Samantha Shaw

Sam Shaw is a manager at Storied Media Group where she works to connect producers, writers/directors/talent, and studio executives with available IP from publishers around the world. 

Storied Media Group is Hollywood's leader in the packaging, development, and sale of non-fiction intellectual property (IP).

In just its first five years, SMG has sold over 90 projects to the film and television community. Current and upcoming projects based on client IP include Clint Eastwood’s The Mule for Warner Bros., Insatiable for Netflix,"The Oath" for Crackle and "Modern Love" for Amazon, all of which were also produced by SMG. Past projects include Tag for New Line,  Patriot's Day for CBS Films, and Deepwater Horizon for Lionsgate. 

Prior to joining SMG, Sam worked in production on TV shows including "The Mindy Project"  and "New Girl", and later at leading management company, Artists First, run by Peter Principato.   

Earlier in her career, Sham worked in film market research for the consulting firm Penn Schoen Berland. While there, she designed competitive movie trailer tests, greenlight studies, franchise health studies and more for studios like Paramount, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, and Fox

She has a degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Open to all genres of features and television except fantasy. 


Tips on pitching to Samantha Shaw

  • You are pitching yourself as a writer, as well as your script. Showcase your passion and your unique voice!


  • 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.

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