Stage 32 Team

Richard "RB" Botto Richard "RB" Botto Founder & CEO

Richard "RB" Botto is the Founder and CEO of Stage 32 ( Stage 32 is the world’s largest online platform connecting and educating film, TV & digital creatives and executives worldwide. Launched in 2011, the Stage 32 community has grown to over 600,000 creatives and features an educational library of over 1,200 hours of webinars and classes taught by over 500 industry executives. Stage 32 is recognized throughout the industry as an incubator of talent and is the official film education & networking platform of the Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film and AFM.

RB is also a producer whose films have played at dozens of festivals including the Sundance award-winning feature, Another Happy Day, starring Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore and Kate Bosworth and written & directed by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, What Lies Ahead, starring Rumer Willis & Emma Dumont, the documentary Crutch and the upcoming Rain-Beau’s End. He is the Executive Producer on Vagic with Amy Baer at Gidden Media and My Clone’s an A-Hole with National Lampoon. Through Stage 32 he has helped incubate Chick Fight, starring Malin Akerman and Alec Baldwin, produced by Yale Productions and Ramo Law, and 10-31, produced by Eli Roth and Orion Pictures.

As a writer, RB works on active writing assignments and has two features and a TV pilot in development. As an actor, his latest film On the Corner of Ego and Desire premiered at the Raindance Film Festival.

Additionally, RB’s book Crowdsourcing For Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd, was published by Focal Press/Routledge under the American Film Market Presents banner and quickly became one of their best-selling titles. It has hit #1 in 6 different film and business related categories on Amazon and Audible. The book can be found at the Focal Press/Routledge booth by AFM badge registration and on Amazon and Audible, where it has garnered over 100 5-star reviews.

A sought after speaker, teacher and mentor, RB has been a keynote speaker and panelist at such festivals and conferences as Cannes, AFM, Tribeca, Sundance, Raindance, Hamburg, SXSW, Cinequest, Austin, ITVFest, Portugal FEST, Trinidad and Tobago and Winston Baker. He has also taught at institutions such as Harvard, USC and Columbia University on the subjects of filmmaking, producing, film finance, screenwriting, social media, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, entrepreneurship and business.

Prior to creating Stage 32, Botto was the Founder, Publisher and Editor of RAZOR magazine, a national men’s lifestyle magazine which boasted a readership of 1.5 million at its peak. A former radio host on ESPN and FOX Sports affiliates, Botto has appeared on such networks as CNBC, MSNBC, NBC News, FOX News, CBS News and VH1, riffing about the entertainment business and social media.

In the 90’s, Botto was an integral part of the team responsible for creating the vendor tracking system used by many of today’s top e-commerce companies. Botto headed the development, design and commercial implementation for several of the top 50 most visited sites on the web during that period.

Botto also serves on the Advisory Board for Old Town Music Hall, a classic film theater in El Segundo, built in 1921.

Oh, and he was once named one of People Magazine's Most Eligible Bachelors (no lie).

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Amanda Toney Amanda Toney Managing Director

As Managing Director for Stage 32, Amanda oversees operations and business development for the global business. She has curated over 1,200 hours of online education created exclusively for Stage 32, and works with hundreds of entertainment industry executives from around the world to serve as educators and mentors. She has spearheaded partnerships with such prestigious organizations as the Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film, American Film Market, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival, PGA, WGA and DGA, as well as brands such as AT&T, Peerspace, Pond5, Mandy, Bondit Media Capital and her personal favorite partnership, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which is the official vodka of Stage 32.

As a producer, Amanda has worked on the psychological thriller What Lies Ahead starring Rumer Willis and Emma Dumont; Chick Fight, starring Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin and Bella Thorne, Metaphorms, a Hungarian film, which premiered at the Raindance Film Festival and Dolphin Girl, an entire Stage 32 production in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Film Commission. She recently sold an unscripted show to a major US network .

Amanda has spoken all over the world at the Cannes Film Festival (France), Hollyshorts Film Festival (US), Raindance Film Festival (UK), Hamburg Film Fest (Germany), Trinidad & Tobago Film Commission (Trinidad), Fest Festival (Portugal) and Harvard (US) on the business of the entertainment industry.

Jason Mirch Jason Mirch Director of Development Services

Jason Mirch is a feature film, television, branded entertainment, and digital content producer and executive with over 15 years of experience. Most recently, he produced a 3D animated feature film starring Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks, Kenan Thompson, and Carol Kane.

Mirch was the Head of feature and television development at Image Nation, a finance and production company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. There, he supervised the Image Nation contributions in the development of Flight, The Help, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Contagion, Careful What You Wish For, Ghost Rider 2, Midnight Sun, and 100 Foot Journey.​ Prior to his work at Image Nation, Mirch was Co-Head of Development at Zadan/Meron Productions (Chicago, Footloose, The Bucket List) where he was actively involved in developing a slate of feature film projects for New Line, Paramount, Summit Ent., and CBS/Paramount. He also developed and sold television projects and mini-series to CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC, and Lifetime.

He has lectured on all areas of filmmaking, speaking on panels at the Producers Guild of America, the Harvard Screenwriting Group, American Film Market, University of Southern California Film School, as well as several international film festivals and markets. In addition, he has consulted brands, including Burberry and Creative Artists Agency, on the expansion of their operations into emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia.

Mirch graduated Cum Laude from Chapman University’s School of Film and Television, where he received a B.F.A., in Film Production, with an emphasis in Writing and Directing. He was mentored by Academy Award Winning Writer/Director David S. Ward, in the spring of 2004, and is the winner of Chapman University Student Filmmaker Award, for Best Director for his film Ally.

Sam Sokolow Sam Sokolow Director of Education

Sam Sokolow is Stage 32’s Director of Education and is passionate about the role education plays in the entertainment industry. Sam is also a highly respected television executive and 2-time Emmy nominated Executive Producer with deep experience in developing and producing television series.

Sam is currently Executive Producer of "GENIUS", a scripted series for National Geographic Network, which he developed from book to series.

The first season of "GENIUS" depicted the life of Albert Einstein with Geoffrey Rush starring as Einstein and Ron Howard directing the pilot. "GENIUS: EINSTEIN" garnered ten 2017 Emmy nominations including a Best Limited Series nomination for Sam.

The second season of "GENIUS" - "GENIUS: PICASSO" - depicted the life of Pablo Picasso with Antonio Banderas starring as Picasso and garnered seven 2018 Emmy nominations including a Best Limited Series nomination for Sam.

The third season of "GENIUS" – "GENIUS: ARETHA" - depicts the life of “The Queen Of Soul” Aretha Franklin, with Cynthia Erivo portraying Aretha and Suzan-Lori Parks showrunning, and will premiere in 2021. Season 4 of "GENIUS" – "GENIUS: MARTIN LUTHER KING" – has been ordered and will premiere in 2022 on Disney+.

Taylor C. Baker Taylor C. Baker Blog Editor

Taylor C. Baker is Stage 32’s Director of Content and Branding. Taylor began her career at Discovery Channel Studios, Paramount Pictures and Media Arts Lab. As an avid creative herself, she co-created, wrote and produced the hit web series Female Friendly, which premiered at the Hollyshorts Film Festival and went on to be nominated for the Jury Award of Best Satire/Spoof Web Series at the Minnesota Web Fest and won Best Webseries / New Media at the Hollywood KAPOW Intergalactic Film Festival. As an actress, Taylor has worked on Lucifer, My Crazy Ex, The Gong Show, Pitiful Creatures and more.

Oliver Heck Oliver Heck Director of IT

Oliver has two decades of experience building, operating, and scaling IT platforms for various industries, including Europe's largest student platform. Together with his team, he is responsible for evolving the Stage 32 ecosystem. Oliver is based in Southern Oregon.

Andreas Przywara Andreas Przywara Solution Architect

Andreas is responsible for designing and modernizing the infrastructure and software architecture at Stage 32. As an AWS expert with twenty years of professional experience, he can leverage the full power of the cloud to bring in new technologies and run services at a large scale to meet the growing demands of the Stage 32 platform. Andreas is based in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Oliver Caron Oliver Caron UX Designer

Oli is responsible for the visual improvement of the Platform and helps to create a design that works on any device. His goal is to create even more space and possibilities for the community to share ideas and build new connections. Based in Cologne, Germany, Oli won eight awards for his concepts and designs.

Sue Caron Sue Caron UX Concepter

Sue helps improve the Platform to make it more accessible, enjoyable, and valuable. Her goal is to create a Stage 32 that has as few boundaries as the creativity of its community. Based in Cologne, Germany, Sue won the German Web Award 2022.

Siraj Kimuli Siraj Kimuli Web Developer

Siraj translates Figma and Sketch designs into accessible, responsive, and interactive web interfaces that everyone enjoys. His focus is on providing the best user experience across all platforms. Siraj is based in Kampala, Uganda.

Naren Naren Full Stack App Developer

Naren is a passionate full-stack developer with more than 12 years of professional experience. He has been involved in releasing over 30 applications for the iOS and Android ecosystems. Naren has been part of the Stage 32 family for over a decade and has worked on mobile apps from almost day one. Together with his team, he is responsible for evolving the Stage 32 mobile app ecosystem. Naren is based in London, United Kingdom.

Lloyd D'souza Lloyd D'souza Full Stack App Developer

With over a decade of experience building mobile apps for a global audience, Lloyd brings the Stage 32 designs to life on iOS and Android. Lloyd is based in India.

Molly Peck Molly Peck Contest Coordinator & Success Manager

Molly Peck is Stage 32’s Contest Coordinator and Success Manager. Molly loves writers and filmmakers and finding fresh voices to connect with executives who are looking for material. Prior to joining the Stage 32 team Molly worked with Imagine Impact, The Black List and Zero Gravity Management and Screen Rant.

Kayla Banton Kayla Banton Education Services Team

Kayla is an avid photographer and started her career behind the camera. She joined Stage 32 on the creative services team and has a decade of experience working hand in hand with clients to make sure that she is adopting a "client first" model. Her mission is to provide extraordinary customer service to all of our community.

Kay Ross Kay Ross Community Manager

Kay Ross is a producer, screenwriter, and actor who started her career doing theatre in her hometown of Washington, D.C. After attending Colorado Film School and receiving her B.F.A. in Film and Video Production, she worked in production for various networks, including Investigation Discovery, Food Network, and BBC America. While being groomed to become a production manager, Kay never stopped writing and producing short films. She relocated to Los Angeles to change her career projection to focus more on creative roles.

Since moving in 2019, she has written several short films, developed a coming-of-age television pilot set at the Renaissance Festival, worked on a dozen television shows, and launched "The Pre-Pro Podcast" aimed at teenagers interested in meeting mentors in the media industry. She enjoys martial arts, exploring culture through food, and traveling (when it is safe to do so). She loves opportunities to work with inclusive, diverse, and driven professionals, especially on projects based on true events or scientific research. She is actively looking for more opportunities to do voice-over acting, and in the new year, she is excited to direct her calling card short.

As the Community Manager for Stage 32, Kay loves to help connect creatives to resources, upcoming opportunities, and other potential professionals through the Stage 32 lounges. She may even have a thing or five to say about production, so you'll find her in the Acting, Animation, Filmmaking, Producing, and Post-Production Lounges most frequently.

If you have a question about the site or how to best navigate the community, don't be shy! You can post in the lounges, comment on others' posts, or you can direct message her through Stage 32 and she'll respond! You can also follow her on Instagram @k.osswrites

Gabrielle Migoy Gabrielle Migoy Development Services Team

James Lagrimas James Lagrimas Development Services Team

James Lagrimas works on the Stage 32 Development Services team assisting writers and executives with any questions or concerns regarding their pitch sessions. He moderates each Stage 32 pitch session and makes sure that everything runs on time for both our community and the executives.

Prior to joining Stage 32 James worked as a community coordinator and an administrative assistant.

Erica Berry Erica Berry Development Services Team

Erica Berry works on the Stage 32 Development Services team assisting writers and executives with any questions or concerns regarding their development services through Stage 32, including pitch sessions, coverage, consulting and mentorships.

Prior to joining Stage 32 Erica worked in the financial industry and a personal financial representative and as a Senior Hiring Recruiter. Her true passion is in the arts and wellness and in her downtime Erica teaches various forms of Yoga. Erica motivates members to continue working toward their goals and builds genuine relationships.

Regina Forella Regina Forella Development Services Team

Regina works on the Stage 32 Development Services team. She is an appreciative, energetic team player, who has acquired wisdom and knowledge in various corporate and personal settings. She has achieved expert status in the realms of Production Coordination, Customer Service, Sales Support, Team Building, and Event Planning. Her learned and practiced skill sets include, but are not limited to; Expectation Setting and Accountability, Data Analysis and Reporting, Project Planning and Execution, Personnel Management and Service with a Smile. She also prides herself in honest, sincere communication, albeit with a bit of New York attitude and ambition. She has developed a humble and healthy sense of humor and get along well with others. She enjoys working with the Stage 32 community and sharing what we can accomplish together!

Gigi Raines Gigi Raines Development Services Team

GiGi Raines is proud to be on the Development Services team and enjoys helping members of the Stage 32 community pursue their passion in the industry.

GiGi began her career in Boston where she was cast as Mariah Phillips, Tom Hank's daughter, in the Oscar-nominated film CAPTAIN PHILLIPS. She also worked on THE JUDGE and THE FORGER.

Originally from Virginia, GiGi attended Improv workshops hosted by Second City. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Film and French, along with a Theatre Minor from UNC Wilmington. This unique combination of degrees lead her to truly appreciate every facet that goes into making a film, and revels in the collaborative effort it takes to make a script come to life!

Emily Jermusyk Emily Jermusyk Copy Editor

Emily has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade, most recently at Imagine Entertainment where she worked for the EVP of International to develop projects under the Netflix brand. Prior to Imagine she was the Managing Editor for The Tracking Board where she was promoted through the ranks from Staff Writer to TV Editor to Managing Editor and helped grow from a small group of writers to a diverse team of over two dozen writers. Emily is now a Copy Editor for Stage 32, is a proud member of the community and even participated in Stage 32 training in South Africa.

Greg Piccionelli Greg Piccionelli Legal Consultant

Greg Piccionelli is a prominent Los Angeles entertainment attorney that has represented entertainment companies and online businesses for nearly a quarter of a century. His clients include numerous media and technology companies, technical innovators and other creative individuals, including television and motion production companies, online entertainment companies, writers, directors, actors, composers, musicians, photographers, 2D and 3D artists, inventors, software developers, social networking companies, and numerous high technology firms. His practice areas include copyright, trademark and patent matters, intellectual property rights licensing and enforcement, celebrity rights issues, domain name disputes, and Federal Trade Commission actions.

As a highly skilled negotiator and transactions attorney, Greg Piccionelli has negotiated and drafted literally hundreds of contracts covering a broad range of matters. Mr. Piccionelli has also represented clients in a number of high profile and precedent-setting free speech cases.

Greg Piccionelli was also one of the first attorneys in the world to specialize in legal matters pertaining to online commerce. As a licensed patent attorney, Mr. Piccionelli was among the first lawyers to prosecute Internet, e-commerce and business method patents.

Mr. Piccionelli has authored over one hundred published articles on a broad range of business, legal and scientific topics. He has been frequently interviewed and quoted in radio, television, print, and the Web. He is also a frequent speaker at entertainment and technology industry conferences and trade shows, and often lectures at legal conferences on topics pertaining to digital commerce, the development of intellectual property law in the digital age, online privacy, and freedom of expression.

Mr. Piccionelli is also a successful inventor of numerous patented technologies. He has been awarded over fifty U.S. and foreign patents, many of which pertain to e-commerce and digital content creation. The technology covered by one such patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,154,172, is directed to the control of content delivery, transactions, and other activities on the basis of the user's physical location determined by the Global Positioning System ("GPS"). The patented technology invented by Mr. Piccionelli is currently in broad usage on computers and mobile devices throughout the world.

Greg Piccionelli is also a published music composer and accomplished player of several musical instruments.

Andrea Kranitz Andrea Kranitz Controller

Andrea is Stage 32’s financial Controller. Andrea is a seasoned business and accounting management professional with a long and proven track record in managing and streamlining business operations.

After attaining a degree in Accounting from Miami University in Oxford Ohio, Andrea started her career in public accounting and then moved on to private industry in various management and controllership roles, while earning certifications in both public and management accounting. She is also a Certified Advanced Quickbooks ProAdvisor.

Andrea is a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership Class XXVII and has held various non-profit board positions over the years.

In her “spare” time, Andrea enjoys Pilates, spending time with family, two chocolate labs and being outdoors.

Mentors & Educators

Amy Baer Amy Baer

Amy Baer's experience in the entertainment Industry uniquely spans major studios, independent financiers, and producing. Collectively, the films she has supervised and/or produced have grossed nearly $2 billion in worldwide box office. Her first film as a producer was the 2013 hit LAST VEGAS (starring Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline) which grossed $136MM worldwide.

In 2012, Baer raised a 7 figure development fund and launched Gidden Media, a content incubation and production company. Its first film, the romantic drama MARY SHELLEY, starring Elle Fanning (THE BEGUILED) and directed by Haifaa Al Mansour (WADJDA), had its World Premiere at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. It was released by IFC in May 2018.

GM’s next film, the inspirational true story BRIAN BANKS, had its World Premiere at the LA FILM FESTIVAL on September 22nd, 2018, and won the LAFF Audience Award. Starring Aldis Hodge (UNDERGROUND), Oscar-nominee Greg Kinnear (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) and directed by Tom Shadyac (BRUCE ALMIGHTY),) the film tells the story of Brian Banks, an all-American high-school football player committed to USC by his junior year, whose life was upended in 2002 when falsely accused of rape. With the help of the California Innocence Project, Banks got his conviction overturned his name cleared in 2012 after a decade of wrongful imprisonment and parole. BRIAN BANKS is eyeing an early 2019 release.

Before starting her own company, Baer served as President & CEO of CBS Films (2007-2011), launching the division for CBS Corp. Baer spent the previous 17 years at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she oversaw such hit films as 1997’s MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, Oscar nominated ADAPTATION (2001), S.W.A.T. (2002), SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE (2003), and the 2006 holiday hit THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, which earned Will Smith an Oscar nomination. She also developed the 2011 Oscar-nominated Sony hit MONEYBALL, starring Brad Pitt. She began her career at Creative Artists Agency in 1988 as an assistant to the late Jay Moloney.

Baer became Board President of Women in Film in June 2018, stepping into the role at a critical juncture in Hollywood, as the entertainment industry faces a broad reckoning over gender disparities and sexual harassment. Founded in 1973, Women In Film advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries – to achieve parity and transform culture.

Baer graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 1988 with a B.A. in English literature. She is married to producer Matt Baer (UNBROKEN), and has two sons. In addition to Women in FIlm, she also serves on the board of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Producers Guild of America, and SAG-AFTRA.


Angela Molloy, WE tv Angela Molloy, WE tv

Angela Molloy is WE tv’s vice president of development, based in the network’s Los Angeles office. She works closely with west coast based production partners and agencies to find fresh new unscripted programming for the network. She is currently an Executive Producer on WE tv series L.A. Hair, Marriage Boot Camp, and Bridezillas.

Prior to WE tv, Molloy worked as a production, development and acquisitions executive. She was a freelance showrunner with co-executive producer credits on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles for Bravo, A Sale of Two Cities for HGTV, Extreme Homes for Discovery Channel, and served as the executive producer for Mansion Hunters on Reelz Channel.

She also produced a number of pilots and series for a variety of networks including OWN (Life with La Toya), TLC (Maria and Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta), Esquire, A&E, and HGTV (Room Crashers).

In 2008, Molloy finished a one-year run with the TLC cable network as a Director of Programming. She took pitches for the network and helped oversee production on a number of new series and event specials including The Miss America Pageant. This marked a return to TLC after Molloy spent four years at the corporate headquarters in Maryland as an acquisitions and development manager.

Prior to joining the LA-based TLC team, Molloy was vice president of international at 3Ball Productions. In just over two years, she helped develop and produce Scott Baio is 45…And Single, The Pick Up Artist, and I Know My Kid’s a Star for VH1; and multiple pilots and development projects for Fox, Sci Fi, HGTV, Bravo, Comedy Central, E!, and syndicated shows. She was also the primary liaison with Eyeworks International. Traveling to MIP and other markets, she handled all US development of Eyeworks’ international formats – adapting them for US pitch. She also pitched 3Ball’s US projects in development to Eyeworks territories all over the world.

Molloy began her career with WETA-TV, the PBS affiliate and third largest producer of all national PBS programs. Molloy scheduled WETA’s daytime and acquired programming from other PBS stations and independent producers. She also worked at PBS’ headquarters in Alexandria, VA to help launch PBS Online’s Station Relations group. As the senior associate, she created and marketed online integration opportunities to all 349 PBS member stations.

Molloy holds a B.A. in Professional Writing and French from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Brad Hibbs Wyman Brad Hibbs Wyman

For 30 years as a producer Brad has worked in the acquisition of film properties to develop into motion picture screenplays; attachment of top tier talent to the package into motion pictures; the financing of the films; budgeting and overseeing the film production; marketing and distribution of the film.

Rule 1, 2 and 3 of producing motion picture is to GET THE MONEY. Accomplishments: Produced over 40 motion pictures. Multiple festival and award winners at Sundance Film Festival, including Reese Witherspoon for Freeway - Best Actress, and Trees Lounge - Audience award for Steve Buscemi. Multiple Independent Spirit Nominations including Best Picture Monster. Academy Award Win for Charlize Theron Best Actress, Monster.

Brad has unique expertise resulting from his career successes in two major industries: film/television production and online finance (crowdfunding). After having a notable career as a producer of over 40 motion pictures, he then converged his talents to the online world by creating one of the first live stream TV stations.

When crowdfunding emerged, Brad secured financing of entertainment projects online. As vertical lead of film/tv/video at IndieGoGo, he tripled the contributions for the vertical to a high of 3 million per month. Going on to serve as Chief Crowdfunding Officer at FundAnything, Brad was responsible for back-to-back $1 million+ crowdfunding campaigns on a then brand new, unknown platform. At the time these were the 3rd and 4th highest raises for film in the crowdfunding space.

Brad was also instrumental in developing the start-up platform, Fanbacked, which specializes in curated entertainment crowdfunding campaigns. As a result of his roles as film financier, and leader in online media and finance, he has distinctive skills that can work in all aspects of media. These include the mastery of social networking, e-commerce, and film/tv/web production.

Bradley Gallo (Judge & Mentor) Bradley Gallo (Judge & Mentor)

Bradley Gallo is the co-founder and President of Film and Television at Amasia Entertainment. Helmed by the former president and COO of Marvel Studios, Michael Helfant, Amasia has emerged as one of the top production companies in the industry today.

Amasia which is the production company behind the sequel series DARK SHADOWS: REINCARNATION for Warner Brothers and the grounded reboot of the GREEN HORNET franchise, set up at Universal.

Amasia will soon release WILD MOUNTAIN THYME, starring Emily Blunt, Christopher Walken, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Dornan. Previous credits include 2019’s Official Sundance Selection THEM THAT FOLLOW, starring Olivia Coleman, Jim Gaffigan, Walton Goggins, Kaitlyn Dever, Lewis Pullman, Alice Englert, and Thomas Mann.

Amasia Entertainment is a production, finance and management company based in Los Angeles. They're behind films like CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, FEAR, INC., THE ROAD WITHIN, THE CALL AND MR. RIGHT. Amasia is currently in pre-production on FATE, written by Gary Whittar (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, BOOK OF ELI).

Recently, Amasia opened up a bidding war for MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS, with SONY picking up the project, which is now in development (see it on Deadline) and announced a new Television division led by industry veteran Tracy Mercer, formerly with Morgan Freeman's Revelations Entertainment (See it on Deadline here). Amasia just acquired the rights to the sci-fi feature WORLD BREAKER and the pilot DOPPEL (see more here).

Chris Moore Chris Moore

Chris Moore is an Oscar-Nominated producer responsible for such films as Good Will Hunting, Manchester By The Sea, American Pie and Television shows such as Project Greenlight, The Chair and much, much more. Chris also serves on the National Board of Directors for the Producers Guild of America.

His impressive career spans decades on over 40 projects. As the co-creator of Project Greenlight with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Sean Bailey. Chris began his career dedicating his life to creative pursuits and continues to do so to this day.

Moore graduated from Harvard University and began his career working at USA Network and as a talent agent.

Christopher Lockhart Christopher Lockhart

Christopher Lockhart is Hollywood’s foremost story professional. As Story Editor at WME, the world's largest diversified talent agency, Chris curates projects for A-list actors such as Denzel Washington, reading and exploring through piles of screenplays, magazines, books, old movies, TV shows, and pitches in search of potential film projects.

Chris began his career at International Creative Management (ICM), where he worked as script consultant to legendary talent agent Ed Limato, who represented industry giants such as Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Michelle Pfeiffer, Liam Neeson, and Robert Downey, Jr. Chris later moved to the venerable William Morris Agency, which eventually merged with Endeavor to form WME.

As an educator and consultant, Chris has lectured around the world on the craft and business of screenwriting, and he has advised on countless feature films. Chris graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with an MFA in dramatic writing and was awarded the school's Public Service Prize for his dedication to public education. He is an adjunct professor at National University's Professional Screenwriting Program. He has also taught at LA Valley College and UCLA. His writing workshop The Inside Pitch was filmed for Los Angeles television, earning him an Emmy Award nomination. Chris's creative counsel has been used on many hit films such as the 2016 Sundance Film Festival sensation The Birth of a Nation.

Chris crossed over into film producing with the cult horror hit The Collector (2009) and its sequel The Collection (2012), which opened in the top ten box-office. He also wrote and produced the award winning documentary Most Valuable Players (2010) which was acquired by OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), and that Matt Roush of TV Guide reviewed as the “Sleeper of the week...Charming and disarming…A genuine treat.” Chris has set up several other projects, including A Rhinestone Alibi at Paramount, and Crooked Creek, a modern noir thriller.

Chris is a member of the Writers Guild, the Producers Guild, and the Television Academy. He lives in Beverly Hills, CA and has a ten-year-old son.

Conrad Vernon Conrad Vernon

Conrad Vernon is an American director, writer, storyboard artist and voice over artist best known for his work on the DreamWorks animated film series Shrek as well as other films such as Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Penguins of Madagascar. He also co-directed the adult animated film Sausage Party and the 2019 release of the animated movie The Addams Family.

Conrad is now tapped to direct an animated movie version of The Jetsons for Warner Bros. 

David Weddle David Weddle

David Weddle is a prime time Producer and Writer with an impressive career spanning over two decades on award winning shows. David is currently a Co-Executive Producer and Writer for the Apple TV hit For All Mankind. Prior to this new Apple show, David was a Co-Executive Producer and writer on The Strain – a primetime television series created by the acclaimed writer/director Guillermo del Toro, based on his series of best selling novels, co-written with Chuck Hogan and showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost) who served at the helm. He was also co-executive producer and writer on USA's Falling Water.

David began his career working on shows such Falling Skies, CSI, and Peabody Award-winning Battlestar Galactica. He has also written and produced for such series as Alphas, Defiance, The Fearing Mind, The Twilight Zone, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

He is the author of two books: the critically acclaimed "If They Move... Kill 'Em!" The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah, and the best seller, Among the Mansions of Eden. As a journalist, he has written for such publications as:Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, L.A. Weekly, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, and Variety.

Elsa Ramo Elsa Ramo

Recently named to Variety’s 2019 “Dealmakers List,” Elsa Ramo has represented over 100 films and 50 television scripted and unscripted series in 2019 alone, including Emmy award-winning shows and films which debuted at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Elsa provides comprehensive legal services to producers, financiers, creators and owners of film, television and digital content and projects across a range of budgets and production levels. She established her own law firm to enable up-and-coming filmmakers and producers to bring their stories to life. Her clients include Imagine Entertainment, Fox, Balboa Productions (Sylvester Stallone’s production company), Scout Productions (creators and EPs of QUEER EYE), Boardwalk Pictures (EPs for CHEF'S TABLE) and Skydance.

Elsa’s leadership within the legal and entertainment communities extends beyond her successful Beverly Hills firm. She dedicates substantial time to mentoring women through various organizations. Additionally, Elsa is a go-to commentator and instructor on legal issues related to film financing and the entertainment market.

Elsa Ramo founded the firm in 2005 on the Universal Studios backlot after several clients approached her to handle their independent productions. Now as managing partner to the firm, she handles client matters as well as manages the firm’s attorneys and packaging and sales department.

Jairo Alvarado Jairo Alvarado

Jairo Alvarado is a Literary Manager at Circle of a Confusion, a leading management and production company with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Circle and their clients have worked on some of the biggest releases in film, television and online including Oscar-winners and Nominees THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING, MISSOURI, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, THE MATRIX, COCO, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, MUDBOUND, and ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY; as well as commercial hits including BLACK PANTHER, "The Walking Dead", THE BOOK OF ELI"Alias Grace", THE SHALLOWS, "Sense8", V FOR VENDETTA, JOHN WICK, "Outcast", and THE CONJURING.

Jairo Alvarado's eye to develop high concepts and genre work is what led him to Circle of Confusion. As a manager, Jairo is responsible for discovering Amsterdam-based filmmaker Mischa Rozema and developing his short film Sundays which sparked a multi-studio bidding war and was eventually acquired by Warner Bros. for a 7-figure development deal.


Prior to joining Circle of Confusion, Jairo built a reputation for finding up and coming talent working as a Manager at 3 Arts Entertainment and as a Creative Executive at Warner Bros., where in 2009 he was credited for spotting Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez and his short Panic Attack! Alvarez would go on to direct EVIL DEAD and DON'T BREATHE.


Jairo Specializes in Big Action Features and High-Concept Horror/Suspense in the vein of THE OTHERS or LIGHTS OUT.


Company and client credits include:

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  • 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.
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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.

Jason Roberts Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts is a DGA Assistant Director with over 30 years of experience, who has FIVE movies opening up this year alone including; Downsizing (Directed by Alexander Payne starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz), Ghost In The Shell (Directed by Rupert Sanders starring Scarlett Johansson), American Made (Directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise), Transformers 5: The Last Knight (Directed by Michael Bay, starring Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins) and First They Killed My Father (Directed by Angelina Jolie).

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Over the years Jason has worked on a myriad of different kinds of projects. Some of the notable bigger budget films have been: Heat, Saving Private Ryan, 2Fast 2Furious, Collateral, Team America, Almost Famous, Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol and Jurassic World amongst others.

Jason has also worked in the independent community on such notable films as: The Call, No Good Deed, The Good Doctor, Shrink, The Pool, Fun Size and Killing Zoe.

Jason has hand a hand in several TV series ranging from: The original Melrose Place, Baywatch to Party of Five, and more recently: Better Off Ted, Dexter, Chicago Fire, Criminal Minds Suspect Behavior, Gang Related and Empire.

Jason has five movies opening up this year (2017): Ghost In The Shell, Downsizing, American Made, Transformers 5 The Last Knight and First They Killed My Father.

Currently Jason is working with Seth MacFarlane on his new TV series for Fox called Orville.

Jason was born and raised in Los Angeles. He started his career working with and being an assistant to: John Ritter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Donner, Joel Silver and Ian Bryce. He worked as a PA on several movies and was accepted into the DGA Trainee Program in the class of 1993. He’s been a member of the Directors Guild since 1995.

Jason has taught a variety of seminars in film production and working with background for: Central Casting, Chapman University, UCLA and USC.

He is looking forward to sharing his many years of knowledge and expertise in the field of Production.

Jérôme Paillard Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director, Marché du Film

Jérôme Paillard started his career as an oboist and as a producer and CFO of the French classical record company Erato. In 1991, he became General Manager of Erato Films alongside Daniel Toscan du Plantier where he executively produced over a dozen feature films. He joined the Festival de Cannes as Executive Director of the Marché du Film in November 1995 to oversee the development and management of what is now heralded as the world’s leading film market. He is also the Co-Director of Ventana Sur, the first market specialized in Latin-American films, and the founder of, a leading online resource, communication and screening platform for the industry.


Aleksandra Zakharchenko, Project Manager, Industry Programs

Aleksandra was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She started off working as a coordinator at numerous music and cinema festivals. After finishing her Master’s degree in International economics, she was working on the elaboration of solar energy systems in Crimea and southern parts of Ukraine.

In 2012 she moved to France to devote herself fully to the realm of cinema, working as a festival programmer in Nancy. For three years she was part of Nisi Masa’s team as European Short Pitch project coordinator. She has also written for the UK film platform, Film Debate, as a foreign film critic. After obtaining her second Master’s degree in Cultural Management, she began working at Institut Lumière. Then in 2017 she joined the Marché du Film, where she’s currently working on her third edition as Industry Programs project manager.


Charlotte Hurni, Project Manager, Cinando

Charlotte Hurni joined Cinando in August 2015, and is in charge of marketing & communication as well as partnerships. Holder of a master's degree in management of cultural organizations of Sciences Po, she has previously worked with international sellers (MK2, Indie Sales), distributors (Zeitgeist Films) and producers (Union Docs).


Sten-Kristian Saluveer, Head of Programming, NEXT

Sten-Kristian Saluveer is Academy Award-nominated, Estonia / Japan-based audiovisual media innovation and policy strategist, film producer, and content & technology entrepreneur focusing on bridging Asia with Europe and the impact of exponential technologies on film industry. He is the Founder of Storytek Creative Accelerator / bringing together deep audiovisual sector knowledge, technology and funding with a selection of hand-picked global tech entrepreneurs and filmmakers & content creators. Sten has worked as a Programmer for Asian cinema and Industry Director for Black Nights Film Festival, co-founded the European Genre Forum filmmaker development lab, and served as advisor and curator for The office of the President of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture, - The European Institute for Exponential Technologies and Desireable Futures, the Kinnernet conferences, The Far East FF, Taipei Film Academy and several other public and private ventures.

Most recently he was appointed as one of the four experts of Special Mission Klossa for Vice President of European Commission, Andrus Ansip, to devise the first industrial strategy for European audiovisual media sector and serves as Head of Programming / Next at the Marche du Film of the Cannes Film Festival. Sten has been the driving force behind the pioneering film collaboration agreement between the Korean Film Council and Estonian Film Institute, and has kickstarted Asian productions with Northern Europe including Angry Painter (2014, Korea-Estonia, dir. Jeon Kyuhwan), Man and Woman (2015, Korea, dir. Lee Joon ki,) Dearest Sister (2016, Laos-France-Estonia dir. Mattie Do) - Academy Award Nominee 2017, and Magic Kimono (2017, Japan-Latvia, dir. Maris Martinsons).

Jim Uhls Jim Uhls

Jim Uhls is the screenwriter behind FIGHT CLUB (directed by David Fincher, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, based off of the critically acclaimed Chuck Palahniuk novel) as well as the Doug Liman film JUMPER, which has grossed over $222 million worldwide. Next up, Jim is the screenwriter for the new Shane Black film, THE DESTROYER, and THE LEVIATHAN at 20th Century FOX. 

Jordan Yale Levine Jordan Yale Levine

Named as one of Variety's 10 Producers to Watch in 2016, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and the President of Yale Productions, Jordan Yale Levine has made a strong name for himself in the entertainment industry.

Jordan has garnered a substantial list of film credits, as well as currently having several projects in various stages of production and development. Jordan is responsible for the producing, financing and/or distribution of over twenty five feature films. These films include the recently released IFC title, "King Cobra," starring James Franco, Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton & Keegan Allen, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016, and "Jack Goes Home," released through eOne, starring Rory Culkin, Britt Robertson & Lin Shaye, which premiered at SXSW in 2016. Additional films include "Petunia," starring Brittany Snow, Thora Birch, and Eddie Kaye Thomas; "Addiction: A 60's Love Story," starring Ian Harding, Evanna Lynch, and Carol Kane; "Black Limousine," starring David Arquette, Bijou Phillips and Vivica A. Fox; "Wreckage," starring Aaron Paul, Scoot McNairy and Cameron Richardson; "He's Way More Famous Than You," starring Michael Urie, Jesse Eisenberg, and Ben Stiller; and more.

Upcoming releases that Jordan produced include "Welcome The Stranger," starring Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, and Caleb Landry Jones, which is Jordan's second collaboration with writer/director Justin Kelly, and "Welcome to Willits," starring Bill Sage, Thomas Dekker, and Chris Zylka.

Most recently, Jordan produced "Pretenders," which was written by Josh Boone, directed by James Franco, and stars Jack Kilmer, Shameik Moore, Jane Levy, Juno Temple, Brian Cox, and more.


Keith Powell Keith Powell

Keith Powell was a series regular on NBC’s Emmy-winning sitcom 30 Rock for seven seasons, where he received the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Comedy Ensemble.

He has had recurring roles on About A Boy and The Newsroom as well as appearances on Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, the ABC pilot Judy's Got A Gun, Reno 911!, and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Feature films include The Way We Weren't, Syrup, and Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian as well as extensive work in the theater as both an actor and director.

In addition, he is the writer/producer/director of the animated pilot Nate & Abe (starring Rachel Dratch, David Wain, Alyssa Milano, and Robert Ben Garant), writer/director/star of the short film People We Meet (co-starring Frederick Weller and Scott Adsit), and recently produced/co-wrote/starred in the feature film My Name Is David (co-starring Judy Reyes and Adepero Oduye).

About Keith's Webseries Keith Broke His Leg:

Keith Broke His Leg is a semi-autobiographical comedy about 30 Rock star Keith Powell's self discovery when he is suddenly stripped of his ability to be mobile.

After an accident, Keith is forced to see the world in a new way when his wife, his friends, and especially his agent don’t make life easy for the incapacitated. What results is a series of visits with the floura and fauna of the the Hollywood comedy world, with most of the actors playing parodies of themselves.

The show features Keith’s off-kilter brand of wit, coupled with some genuinely thoughtful moments. Contemplating race, sex, friendship, marriage, and stereotypes, Keith Broke His Leg is "Louie" with a Los Angeles sensibility; "Curb Your Enthusiasm" with humanity, and “Inside Amy Schumer” with a black dude.

Lee Sternthal Lee Sternthal

Lee Sternthal is a screenwriter, director and photographer who Co-Wrote and Co-Directed the film, The Words with Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana, which closed the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was released by CBS Filmsand is currently the #2 romantic drama on Amazon Prime

Lee has written screenplays for every major studio, including Tron: Legacy for Disney, as well as scripts for Johnny Depp and Mel Gibson. He is currently looking for projects to attach himself as a director and producer. 

Lee has also worked as a photo journalist for the Trace and Vice. Lee had his first one- man photo show at the Soho House in West Hollywood in June, 2018 and taught a Master Class in screenwriting/directing at Swarthmore College and at Stage 32 in Los Angeles.


Lee is open to all genres of feature and television. 

Lee does not accept scripts over 120 pages.

Michael Mandaville Michael Mandaville

Michael Mandaville has worked for 25 years as a line producer, production manager and production supervisor. These films include “Taken”, “Taken 2” and “Taken 3” written and produced by Luc Besson, “Havoc” with Anne Hathaway, “The Kiss” with Terence Stamp and Billy Zane, (“American History X” (New Line Cinema) with Edward Norton and Edward Furlong, “Friends of Friends” with Bruce Davison and Sherilynn Fenn, “Blood and Wine” (Jack Nicholson, Director: Bob Rafelson), “Millenium’s Child” (Disney/Miramax) with William Windom and Karen Black, “Sensation” with Eric Roberts, Ed Begley Jr., Paul Le Mat and Ron Perlman. “Hail Caesar” with Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey, Jr. and Judd Nelson. “Pumpkin Head II” (MPCA) with Ami Dolenz and Steve Kanaly. Michael also produced “The Almighty Fred”, an independent film. He has directed commercials, shorts, a documentary and industrial films. He has also worked on “Manahi” an Arabic language comedy which was the first film shown in Saudi Arabia in 35 years.

He recently directed two ultra low budget feature films – “Conviction: Murder in Four Parts” and “Into the Flames”. His web series “Beer Pong Coach” now has ten episodes.

He wrote the thriller novel “Stealing Thunder” and the activist nonfiction book, “Citizen Soldier Handbook: 101 Ways For Every American To Fight Terrorism”. He has worked on numerous feature films in physical production, primarily as a Line Producer or Unit Production Manager in the Directors Guild of America. Mandaville has had 14 scripts optioned or hired to write. His “Stealing Thunder” series is an international thriller about an FBI agent stopping a legendary Russian spy to start World War III between China and the United States. His second novel, “A Cold Death” is in discussion for a TV Show in France. His third novel, “Journey” is almost finished for publication. Mandaville directed the short film, “The Big Bucks.” His short, “Winning the Race” was show at the Liberty Film Festival. The documentary “Guards of Honor” showed volunteer veterans at the Riverside National Cemetery. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara and attended the B.A. Cinema program at Columbia College – Hollywood. He received his M.A. from USC in Professional Writing.

Michael Polish Michael Polish

Your host Michael Polish is one today's most critically acclaimed filmmakers. He's been nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards and his movie Jackpot won the John Cassavetes Award at the ISA. His first feature film, Twin Falls Idaho premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and was hailed by renown critic, Roger Ebert as "one of the best films of 1999." Roger Ebert included Twin Falls Idaho in his Top 10 Selects of 1999. Michael went on to write and direct 10 more feature films, including The Astronaut Farmer starring Billy Bob Thornton and Virginia Madsen. Michael also wrote and directed Northfork, starring Nick Nolte and James Woods. He directed Big Sur, an adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel starring Kate Bosworth and For Lover’s Only starring Stana Katic (ABC’s hit show Castle). Michael will be writing and directing the upcoming Sharon Tate biopic adapted from Greg King’s book Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders.

Mike Disa (Educator) Mike Disa (Educator)
Mike Disa is currently the director of the Netflix series Paradise PD and has been in the animation industry for over twenty-five years. 
Mike came to California twenty-five years ago from Chicago to break into the animation industry. With no film training or knowledge of the byzantine workings of the entertainment business, he eventually found success at studios such as Dreamworks, Disney Feature, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and many others. Over a fascinating career, Mike has worked with some of the greatest and most infamous people in Hollywood including Steven Spielberg, Eric Goldberg, Ralph Bakshi, Glenn Close, Steve Oedekerk, David Tennant, Amy Poehler, Adam Sandler, Jeffery Katzenberg, Roy Disney.
Some of Mike's credits include:
  • Producer and writer on Wacky Races (Warner Bros. Animation)
  • Writer on Space Dogs and Space Dogs 2 (Epic Pictures)
  • Consulting producer for The Simpsons interactive hologram
  • Director and co-writer of Postman Pat (Dreamworks)
  • Director of Deadspace Aftermath (Starz)
  • Director of Dante's Inferno (Starz)
  • Director of Hoodwinked Too
  • Director of The Haunted Adventure of El Super Beasto  (Starz)
  • Director/Writer of The Origin of Stitch (Disneytoons Studios)
  • Director of Bewitched, The Movie (The Picture Mill)

Mike has worked on over 16 feature films, developed/written two television series, and directed 5 animated feature films.

Presently directing for Netflix, Mike has written, produced, or directed literally hundreds of hours of film and television. But because of his long struggle to break into film, Mike is also a passionate teacher dedicated to sharing his hard-earned knowledge about the workings of the entertainment industry with others driven to become filmmakers.

Qasim Basir Qasim Basir

Qasim Basir is an award-winning filmmaker whose first feature MOOZ-LUM was nominated for the NAACP Image Award. MOOZ-LUM stars Nia Long, Evan Ross & Danny Glover and is a coming-of-age tale about a Muslim boy going to college around the September 11 attacks. The film was released theatrically in 2011 and on additional platforms via Starz, Netflix and Amazon. The film gained international recognition, opening in over 25 countries.

Basir wrote and directed DESTINED, starring Cory Hardrict, Jesse Metcalfe, Margot Bingham, Hill Harper, Zulay Henao and La La Anthony. DESTINED premiered at the 2016 LA Film Festival, and has garnered numerous accolades including Best Director and Actor at the 2016 American Black Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at Urbanworld that same year. DESTINED was released theatrically in the Fall of 2017 and on VOD platforms early 2018.

Basir recently directed and co-wrote A BOY. A GIRL. A DREAM, starring Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

He is now on tap to direct the NFL biopic HAWK based on the life of Andrew Hawkins with Andre Gaines producing. 


Robert McKee Robert McKee

Robert McKee, a Fulbright Scholar, is the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world. The best-selling author of STORY and the recently published DIALOGUE: THE ART OF VERBAL ACTION FOR PAGE, STAGE, AND SCREEN, McKee occupies a unique crossroads in modern media storytelling. His teachings have spread beyond the screen and stage to influence all story forms. Writers, producers, directors, media professionals, and business leaders from the world over read McKee and attend his sold-out international seminars for an exclusive deep dive into the narrative potential of their material.

McKee’s former students include over 60 Academy Award Winners, 200 Emmy Award Winners, 1,000 Emmy Award Nominees, 100 WGA (Writers Guild of America) Award Winners, 250 WGA Award Nominees, 50 DGA (Directors Guild of America) Award Winners, and 100 DGA Award Nominees.

McKee continues to be a project consultant to major film and television production companies such as 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, & MTV. In addition, Pixar, ABC, BBC, Disney, Miramax, PBS, Nickelodeon, Paramount, GLOBOSAT, MNET and other international TV and Film companies regularly send their entire creative and writing staffs to his lectures.

Since 1984, more than 100,000 students have taken McKee’s courses in various cities around the world.

Robert Ogden Barnum Robert Ogden Barnum


Recently recognized as one of Variety's "10 Producers to Watch", Robert Ogden Barnum is an Independent Spirit award-winning feature film producer whose most recent films include Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle's directorial debut about Miles Davis, starring Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor, Daughter Of God, starring Keanu Reeves, and Elvis & Nixon starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey. Other recent projects include Paul Bettany's directorial debut, Shelter, starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie, and Mike Binder's Black and White, starring Kevin Costner, both of which premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.

Barnum also Executive Produced Peter Bogdanovich's She's Funny That Way, starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, which premiered at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. 

Some of Barnum's past films include the Academy Award nominated Sundance hit, Margin Call, starring Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto and Stanley Tucci. The film won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and the Robert Altman Award. In addition to the award season success of Margin Call, it is considered as one of the most successful "day-and-date" releases of all time. Barnum also Executive Produced John Hillcoat's Lawless - starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Jessica Chastain - which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and went on to gross over $40M at the US box office; Sundance hit Ain't Them Bodies Saints, starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster; the critically acclaimed Cannes selection, All Is Lost, starring Robert Redford, and Hateship Loveship, starring Kristin Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld and Nick Nolte that premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.

Upcoming projects include DIVE, written and to be directed by Ariel Vromen (The Iceman), This Man, This Woman, written by Freddie Raphael and to be directed by Isabel Coixet (Elegy) and starring Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger. 

Barnum is partnered in e2b Capital, with former head of William Morris Independent, Cassian Elwes. e2b Capital represents a variety of financiers for films, actively helping them select investments and overseeing the production and delivery of the films. Additionally, he's a partner in Fortitude International, the foreign sales and finance company that was launched in early 2014 with partners Nadine de Barros and Daniel Wagner.

Samm Haillay Samm Haillay

As lead producer at Third Films, Samm has eight feature credits to his name, these include coproductions with Sweden, Germany and Australia. These have premiered in Cannes, Venice, Sundance and SXSW and have featured at London, AFI, MoMA Docs as well as countless others. Recently, in 2018, his feature Island of the Hungry Ghosts won best Feature documentary at Tribeca. He is a member of BAFTA, EAVE and ACE. He sat on the Short Film Jury in Berlin 2010 to award the Golden Bear. He is a group leader for EAVE, Feature expanded and the Venice College Cinema. He also delivers training for Creative England, Film London, Arts Council England and FACT. Samm has been a patron or board member at several film festivals and is also a film academic.

Tatiana Kelly Tatiana Kelly

Tatiana Kelly is a producer who's first film premiered at Sundance in 2006 and was released by Lionsgate. The film earned two Independent Spirit Award nominations and was an eight-time Best Feature festival-winner.

In August 2020, Tatiana released CUT THROAT CITY starring Oscar-nominee Ethan Hawke and Oscar-nominee Terrance Howard. It reached the Top 10 on Netflix.  She is currently in production on her next feature THE PEOPLE VS. VEGAS DAVE. 

Previously, Tatiana produced The Words starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Zoë Saldana, The Procession, written and directed by Academy Award-nominee Robert Festinger and Life of a King, which premiered at the LA Film Festival and stars Cuba Gooding Jr.

Tatiana excels in producing material based on pre-existing IP, and premiered The Catcher Was a Spy at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. 

She is in development on film and television projects with Academy Award-nominated writer Tab Murphy, Academy Award-winner Roger Avary, Ernesto Foronda, director P.J. Hogan, and companies including Lynda Obst Productions, QuibiTribeca Productions, The Mark Gordon Company, CBS Network/CBS Studios, and NBC Universal.


Tatiana specializes in Biopics, Dark Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Thrillers, Sci-fi, and projects based on books.


Credits include:

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Please note: The industry executives who work with Stage 32 do not accept unsolicited submissions. Contacting this executive with an unsolicited submission outside of Stage 32 is a violation of our user policy and could result in suspension from the site.

Terence Blanchard Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score masters of his generation, a member of a jazz legacy that has shaped the contours of modern jazz today.

With more than 30 albums to his credit, as a musician Blanchard is a multi-Grammy Award winner and nominee. As a film composer, Blanchard has more than 50 scores to his credit, most recently, Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” “Chi-Raq” and Kevin Costner’s “Black or White.” He received a Golden Globe nomination for Spike Lee’s "25th Hour." Other film music written by Blanchard includes Kasi Lemmons’ "Eve's Bayou," Oprah Winfrey’s "Their Eyes Were Watching God," Tim Story’s “Barbershop" and George Lucas’ "Red Tails." Blanchard also contributed on Disney’s "The Princess and the Frog" as the musical voice of “Louis the Alligator."

As a guest lecturer and artist in residence at the Berklee College of Music, Blanchard works with students in the areas of artistic development, arranging, and composition. Blanchard is also the creative director for jazz concert programming at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He participates in master classes around the world as well as local community outreach activities in his beloved hometown of New Orleans.

Tiffany Boyle Tiffany Boyle

Tiffany Boyle is the President of Packaging and Sales at Ramo Law, where she works with the attorneys to review, collaborate, develop, submit and supervise creative materials on behalf of clients within the firm. She has worked on over 100 films and television shows. 

Tiffany discovered the feature film CHICK FIGHT starring Bella Thorne, Malin Ackerman & Alec Baldwin from a writer who lives outside of Los Angeles who pitched it on Stage 32, Joe Downey. Through a tremendous effort on Tiffany's part, including working with 6 executives in the Stage 32 community, CHICK FIGHT was released in theaters and on Amazon Prime in 2020.

She oversees all creative content represented by the firm, including the recently released WHAT LIES AHEAD, starring Rumor Willis and Emma Dumont after the Film's writer/producer William Viglione connected with Tiffany and Ramo Law through Stage 32 script services - click here to check out the recent blog series on the journey of the film!

Tiffany also produces films including the recent Mammoth Film Festival premier BURNING KENTUCKY, which took home the festivals Best Picture and Best Actress awards. Her other productions include the LA Film Festival Premiere ASHES IN THE SNOW, the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING, the Sundance Film WHITE RABBIT, and I LIVED. She's currently in post-production on a number of films including ROLLERS, ARKANSAS, and SOMETHING ELSE. These projects have given her the opportunity to work with companies including Vision Film, StoryBoard Media, Sorrento Productions, and Freestyle Digital Media.

Other recent projects she's worked on include STUCK IN LOVE (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly), PAWN (Forest Whitaker and Ray Liotta), FRANKIE GO BOOM (Charlie Hunnam), SOME GIRL(S) (Adam Brody), FREE SAMPLES (Jesse Eisenberg), OFFICER DOWN (Stephen Dorff and James Woods), GIMME SHELTER (Vanessa Hudgens), and MALADIES & THE BROKEN TOWER (James Franco).


Tiffany Specializes in All Genres and Formats with budgets of $30M or less.


Note: If requested, Ramo Law will work for an hourly rate to shepherd the project or on percentage if the project has some sellable elements attached. This is all dependent on the project's fit; to read, develop, package and/or sell your content. Questions? Email



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Tyler Gillett Tyler Gillett

Tyler is looking for elevated character-driven horror, sci-fi, and thriller feature screenplays that can be made for under $3 million.

Check out the trailer for Devil's Due, directed by Tyler Gillett!

Tyler Gillett is a film, television and new media director based in Los Angeles. His recent film credits include the 2012 Sundance hit V/H/S, 20th Century Fox's Devil's Due and The Orchard's Southbound.

He currently has feature projects in development at Fox Searchlight and Rough House Pictures. In addition to his film credits, he has sold three television shows -- a horror anthology to NBC, an action comedy to Comedy Central, and an adventure show to Disney XD.

RADIO SILENCE is a team of three filmmakers - Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Chad Villella. Fueled by an obsessive love of horror, sci-fi and adventure, the trio are focused on utilizing their unique and off-kilter vision to tell engaging stories that explore the limitless mysteries of the unknown.

V/H/S & Southbound—their two independent features—have screened at numerous world-renowned film festivals including SUNDANCE, TIFF, SXSW, AFI, SITGES, FANTASTIC FEST, & NY’s LINCOLN CENTER. Both films were subsequently picked up for theatrical distribution by Magnolia and The Orchard, respectively.

Their debut studio feature for 20th Century Fox (Devil's Due) enjoyed a global theatrical release and recouped over 500% of its $7M production budget at the box office.

Credits include:

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Viviana Zarragoitia Viviana Zarragoitia

Viviana Zarragoitia is the Vice President of Three Point Capital. She began her career in the entertainment industry working in production accounting at Millennium Films and Bold Films.

She then spent 5 years at Lionsgate, where she started working in the accounting department and segued into the finance division, specifically, profit participation. While working in profit participation, she oversaw the preparation of multi-million dollar film and television distribution deals. She was then promoted to the group's audit division, where she managed film and television royalty audits of producers’ profit participation statements.

Almost a decade ago she joined Three Point Capital, a boutique firm that specializes in senior lending on film and television projects. While at Three Point Capital, Viviana has been involved in the financing of over 100 independent films, and worked with such producers as Cassian Elwes, Rob Barnum, Anthony Bregman, James Schamus, Aaron Gilbert, Kimberly Steward, Nicolas Chartier and Kevin Frakes, among others.

As Vice President, Viviana closes the financing on every film that the company is involved in, as well as manage the company's operations in its satellite offices (Ohio, Kentucky and Louisiana). Viviana has received over a dozen Executive Producers credits on titles she has financed.

She graduated Cum Laude with a double-major in Business and English from Loyola Marymount University.


Viviana looks for projects of any genre, format, and budget which either have a portion of financing already attached or need a loan on a Tax Credit and/or distribution agreements (i.e., must have signed pre-sales with distributors).


Please note: By using this service, you are not submitting your project to Three Point Capital nor are you submitting your project to Viviana as a representative of Three Point Capital. You are submitting for feedback from Viviana as an individual.

Contacting Viviana via email or any social media with an unsolicited submission outside of Stage 32 is a violation of their privacy and our user policy and could result in suspension from the site. They will not reply to any friend requests, network requests, or emails they receive. They have been instructed to forward all unsolicited contact to Stage 32 administration for review.

Viviana and Three Point Capital do not accept or consider unsolicited submissions of any kind. Do not submit Unsolicited Materials to Viviana via any means (including, without limitation, via Social Media, Mail, Fax or E-mail).

Viviana will not treat Unsolicited Materials as confidential and will not review, keep, acknowledge or return the submission or any related materials. Any Unsolicited Materials will become sole property of Three Point Capital. All Unsolicited Materials are deleted or discarded without being reviewed.

Companies We Work With:

• 1212 Entertainment
• 20th Century Fox Television
• 21 Laps / Adelstein Productions
• 3 Arts Entertainment
• 3 Ball Entertainment
• 3388 Films
• 5x5 Media
• A Really Good Home Pictures
• A+E Networks
• Abrams Artists Agency
• Act III Productions
• Agency for the Performing Arts (APA)
• Alcon Entertainment
• Alibi Management
• Amaro Films
• Amasia Entertainment
• Animus Films
• Anonymous
• Anonymous Content
• Anvil Entertainment
• APA (Agency for the Performing Arts)
• Aperture Entertainment
• Apple TV
• Array Entertainment
• Arsenal
• Art/Work Entertainment
• Artificial Intelligence Entertainment
• Artillery Creative
• Artistic Vision Entertainment
• Artists First
• Aspire Talent Management
• Atomic Features
• Authentic Talent & Literary Management
• Automatik
• Avalon Management
• Avalon Television
• Aversano Films/ Additional Dialogue
• Aviron Pictures
• Baker Entertainment Group
• Bare Golly Films
• Barnes & Thornburg LLP
• Bass/Casting
• Baumgarten Management & Productions
• Bellevue Productions
• Beneficial Entertainment
• Big Beach Films
• Big Couch UK
• Big Frame
• Big Meyer
• Bigscope Films
• Black Bear Pictures
• Blumhouse Productions
• Boardwal
• Bohemia Group
• Bohemia Group Originals
• Bold Films
• Bondit Media Capital
• BrainStorm Media
• Brian Graden Media
• Brillstein Entertainment Partners
• Broadway Video Entertainment
• Bron Studios and Garlin Pictures
• Buffalo 8
• Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film
• Canvas Casting
• Chatrone
• Cinema Machine Management
• Cinemation
• Cinetic Media
• Circle of Confusion
• Co-Op Entertainment
• Cohn / Torgan Management
• Cold Iron Pictures
• Coscas Productions / Storyworks Entertainment
• Cotton Reel Entertainment
• Cruze & Company
• Curtis Brown Group
• D'Alessio Law Group
• Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures
• Davis Entertainment
• Di Bonaventura Pictures
• Director's Guild of Canada - BC
• Disney-ABC
• Disrupting Influence
• Dream East Pictures USA
• DreamWorks Animation
• Echo Lake Entertainment
• Eclectic Pictures
• Ego 360
• Electric City
• Element CPAs
• Elevate Entertainment
• Ellipsis Entertainment
• Energy Entertainment
• Ensemble Entertainment
• Entertainment One
• Epicenter
• Escape Artists
• Escape Plan Productions
• Fangoria
• Fintage House
• Fireside Pictures
• First Friday Entertainment
• First Story Entertainment
• Five All in the Fifth Entertainment
• Foggy Bottom Pictures
• Forest Road Company
• "Fortitude International, e2b Capital"
• Foundation Films
• Fox Meadow Films
• Future Film USA
• Gallagher Entertainment
• Generate
• Gersh
• Ghost House Pictures
• Gidden Media
• Gilbert Films
• Gilded Cinema
• GK Films
• Glass House Distribution
• Gold Circle Films
• Good Fear Content
• Good Universe
• Gotham Group
• Gravitas Ventures
• Haven Entertainment
• Hazy Mills Productions
• HBO Max
• Hero Squared Productions
• Hertzberg Media
• Higher Purpose Entertainment
• Housefire Management
• Houston Film Commission
• Hummel Entertainment
• IAM Entertainment
• IAMA Theatre Company
• Iconic Media Productions
• Ideate Media
• IFC Films
• Ignite Pictures
• IM Global
• Indiegogo
• Industry Entertainment
• Informant Media
• Intellectual Property Group
• Intrepid Pictures
• Intrigue
• Intrinsic Value Films
• Invention Studios
• Jay Silverman Productions
• Jeremy Platt Management
• John Crosby Management
• Jon Shestack Productions
• Josephson Entertainment
• K/O Paper Products
• Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
• Kayfabe Films
• Kersey Management
• Kilter Films
• Konwiser Bros.
• LaneCrowell LLP
• LBI Entertainment
• LD Entertainment
• Legendary
• Level 10 Films
• Life Out Loud Films
• Lifetime Networks
• Lin Pictures
• Lincoln Square Productions
• LINK Entertainment
• Lionsgate
• Lionsgate Television
• "Lionsgate, Kevin Hart's LOL Network"
• Little Studio Films
• Live Nation Productions
• Loaded Barrel Studios
• Longitude Entertainment
• Madhouse Entertainment
• Madhouse Entertainment (PRISONERS)
• MadRiver Pictures
• Magnet Management
• Maker Studios
• Management Company
• Mandalay Pictures
• Manny Films
• Manor Hill Productions
• Marc Manus Entertainment
• Marc Platt Productions
• Marilyn Atlas Management
• Marlowe Pictures
• Marty Katz Productions
• Masproduction (Michael Shamberg)
• Matt Baer Films
• Maven Pictures
• "MAXX Digital (RED, Arri, Canon, Nikon, Blackmagic & more)"
• Meridian Artists
• MetaMorphic Entertainment (Amazon Studios)
• Metric Talent & Literary Management
• Metropolitan Talent Agency
• Millennium Films
• Mind's Eye Entertainment
• Mischief Entertainment
• MM Productions
• Mom de Guerre Productions
• Morgan Creek
• Mosaic
• Mott Street Pictures
• MXN Entertainment
• Nasser Entertainment
• NBCUniversal
• Netflix
• New Line Cinema
• New Wave Entertainment
• Night and Day Pictures
• Nightshade Entertainment
• NiteLite Pictures
• Odyssey Media Inc.
• Open Road Films
• Orange Entertainment
• Original Film
• Osbrink Media
• Osowik Management
• Owl Echo Entertainment
• Panay Films
• Pandemonium
• Pannon Entertainment
• Paper Plane Entertainment
• Paper Street Films/KGB Media
• Paradigm Talent Agency
• Paramount Network
• Park Pictures Features
• Parmount
• Participant Media
• Pathfinder Media
• PBR Streetgang
• Pense Productions
• Phoenix Pictures
• Pixar
• Play Think Entertainment
• PopBoom
• Principal Entertainment LA
• Principato-Young Entertainment
• Project 10 Productions
• Project 8 Films
• Provenance Pictures
• PSH Collective
• Push Play Productions
• Quadrant Pictures
• Radio Silence
• Raindog Films
• Ramo Law PC
• Ravenwood Films
• Reel One Entertainment
• Relevant Pictures
• Relic Pictures
• Renaissance Literary & Talent
• Renegade 83
• Renfield Productions
• RG Entertainment
• Ridley Scott Films
• Right of Way Films
• Robert Cort Productions
• Rocket Science Talent
• Romark Entertainment
• Ron Howard & Brian Grazer's Imagine Artist Management
• Rooks Nest Entertainment
• Rosey TV
• Rothman Brecher Agency
• Rotten Science
• Rough Diamond Productions & Management
• Route One Films
• Rumble Films
• Rumination Road
• Samaco Films
• Samuel Goldwyn Films
• Schemers Entertainment
• Schorr Pictures
• Scott Free Productions
• Serena Films
• ShowKat Productions
• Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
• Sketch Films
• Skubalon Entertainment
• Skybound Entertainment
• Skydance Media
• SMG Management
• Society Entertainment
• Sonicsmiths
• Source Entertainment/Cooke Media Group
• St Amos Productions
• Star Thrower Entertainment
• State Street Pictures
• Stay Gold Features
• Storied Media Group
• Stowaway Films
• Sundial Pictures
• Supergravity Pictures
• Supermarche
• SV2 Studios & SV2 DCP
• Taylor Lane Productions
• TCA Mgmt
• Team Downey
• The Allegiance Theater
• The Asylum
• The Cartel
• The Coalition Group
• The Domain Group
• The Fantasy Network
• The H Collective
• The Hideaway Entertainment
• The Illusionarium
• The Jon Klane Company
• The Koch Company
• The Komack Company
• The Law Office of Jaia Thomas
• The Octoberists
• The Shuman Co.
• The Smart Stanley Group
• "The Space Between, Inc. "
• The Sundance Channel
• The Tea Shop & Film Company
• TheMachine
• Thinkfactory Media
• Third Films
• Three Point Capital
• Through the Glass Productions
• Through the Lens Entertainment
• Thruline Entertainment
• Titled Productions
• Tom Welling Productions
• Tongal
• Tribeca Enterprises
• Trick House Productions
• TriStar Productions
• Trusik Talent Management
• Tunnel
• Tunnel Post
• TV Land
• Twin Padres Entertainment
• Two Piano Films
• Unbroken Pictures
• Underground
• Unique Features
• UnLTD Productions
• Untitled Entertainment
• Valleywood Entertainment
• Vast Entertainment
• Venezia Media
• Vertigo Entertainment
• Verve Talent & Literary Agency
• VeryFine
• Veva Entertainment Co.
• Virgin Produced
• VMI Worldwide
• Walt Disney Animation Studio
• Walt Disney Television Group
• WAW Entertainment
• WestEnd Films
• WEtv
• Whitewater Films
• Wind Dancer Productions
• With Sugar Please
• Won Way Media
• Wonder Worldwide
• Wonderstreet Entertainment
• Writ Large
• Yale Productions
• Yann Demange
• Young Gunner Films
• Zadan/Meron Productions
• Zero Gravity Management
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