Pitch Topher Rhys-Lawrence (Wednesday, April 26th 2017)

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Pitch Topher Rhys-Lawrence

Topher is looking for all genres of Features and TV Pilots.

He is open to all budget ranges!


Wonder Woman, produced by Atlas Entertainment


Topher Rhys-Lawrence is a Creative Executive at Atlas Entertainment, one of the entertainment industry’s premier film and television production companies. In this position, he is involved in the packaging, production, and development of projects for both Atlas Entertainment and Atlas Independent. He also serves as the publicity and marketing liaison for the company, and has written a script which placed on the 2016 Blacklist.

Topher is working with the winner of our Search For New Blood Contest and has packaged his script in conjunction with Universal Television into a mini-series.


Atlas Entertainment produced:

  • Suicide Squad
  • The Great Wall
  • Warcraft: The Beginning
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Get Smart
  • American Hustle (nominated for 10 Academy Awards and winner of 3 Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical)


Topher began his entertainment career at Creative Artists Agency in 2009 providing creative support to multiple departments and eventually working for Emanuel Nunez in Film Finance. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he studied at University of California – Irvine where he double majored in Economics and International Studies.


Company credits include:

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Tips on pitching to Topher Rhys-Lawrence

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