Pitch Will Phelps (Sunday, April 23rd 2017)

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Pitch Will Phelps

Will is looking for high-school comedy features ONLY - comedies featuring high-schoolers, or which take place in high-school.

 

 

The Wedding Ringer, written and directed by Jeremy Garelick!

 

Will Phelps is the Head of Feature Development for Twin Padres Entertainment, a production company led by writer/director, Jeremy Garelick, who was nominated as one of Variety's top ten directors to watch.

 

Upcoming credits include:

  • An Ex to Grind with 20th Century FOX
  • Murray at Large directed by Todd Phillips (War Dogs, The Hangover)
  • Hassie Man with Universal
  • The Insane Laws (produced by Neal Moritz, Vince Vaughn)
  • Sick Day with Johnny Knoxville 
  • Detour with FOX TV

 

Will started his career working in production for Paradigm Talent Agency. After rising through the ranks on several projects (The Wedding Ringer, Shaq Inq, Detour) he became the Head of Feature Film Development at Twin Padres Entertainment.

 

 

Stage 32 exclusive interview with Will Phelps

 

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Tips on pitching to Will Phelps

  • Keep it simple and high concept, we should be hooked on the premise alone.
  • Keep it relatable. Company is not looking for overly silly or broad scripts.
  • Make sure the tone is clear, pointing out films with a similar tone can help clarify right off the bat.
  • Try and pitch based on what would make a 20 year old want to go see this movie (what is the poster, what is the hook, why this movie?).

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  • Missed reservations are not refundable and will not be rescheduled.

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