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Sebastian Twardosz is currently a partner in Circus Road Films after working in development at Paramount, and at Touchstone, the TV division of Disney and ABC. Jason Mirch is the Stage 32 Director of Script Services, producer, writer and the former Head of Feature and Television Development and Production at Image Nation Abu Dhabi, where he helped in the development of FLIGHT, THE HELP, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, and CONTAGION, among others. Full Bio »
Sebastian is currently a partner in Circus Road Films after working in development at Paramount, and at Touchstone, the TV division of Disney and ABC.We'll discuss the business + a live Q&A!
Stage 32's Jason Mirch leads a 1 hour conversation with Sebastian Twardosz, Partner in Circus Road Films, discussing the best ways to break in as a writer, what genres and contests to focus your efforts on, how the industry is changing, and much more before taking live questions from the Writers' Room members.
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We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour with John Dunne. John is a literary manager at Independent Artists Media, a management and production company with clients such as Patton Oswalt, Janeane Garofolo, and Pete Holmes. John was a co-producer on Patton Oswalt's film, I LOVE MY DAD. Prior to joining Independent Artists Media, John worked at Aperture Entertainment, whose films include MY FRIEND DAHMER, EXTRACTION, and THE LAST WITCH HUNTER. John previously worked at APA in business and legal affairs.
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour Webcast with Head of Literary Department at The Dragonfly Agency, Ben Pitts. Ben Pitts is currently the head of the literary department at The Dragonfly Agency. He has worked in film and tv for over 15 years both in New York and Los Angeles. Since moving to LA in 2020, Ben has been representing both theatrical and literary clients. His client, Carson Higgins, just had an amazing supporting role as Lloyd the sound engineer in BABYLON. On the literary side, Zack Ford wrote and produced the 2022 Sundance hit, WATCHER, which is currently playing theatrically worldwide. Previously, in New York, he worked with high level talent such as Marisa Tomei, Tracy Morgan and Robert De Niro as a coordinator and in development.
In this Executive Hour we welcome the President of Amasia Entertainment, producer Bradley Gallo. Bradley is a co-founder and the President of Film & Television at Amasia Entertainment. He has over 20 years of media and entertainment industry experience including film, television, commercials and journalism.Amasia recently acquired the rights to and will be producing the beloved GREEN HORNET AND KATO franchise, set up at Universal, and will also be producing the highly anticipated DARK SHADOWS: REINCARNATION sequel series. Bradley also produced John Patrick Shanley’s upcoming WILD MOUNTAIN THYME starring Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Jon Hamm and Christopher Walken, the 2019 Sundance and SXSW selection THEM THAT FOLLOW starring Jim Gaffigan, MR. RIGHT starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick, and THE CALL starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin.During the webcast, Bradley's talks about his career at Amasia, what he looks for when developing new material and working with screenwriters, how he takes a project from script to screen, what types of scripts and projects he thinks will be in demand once this quarantine is over, and so much more!
We're back in the Writers' Room with for the Executive Hour Webcast with Producer-Manager Doug Draizin! Doug is a seasoned entertainment industry veteran whose career has encompassed many aspects of the business. Doug's clients are currently Executive Producing shows on Netflix and Amazon - including the Netflix original series "RAISING DION". He represents both established writers and writers who are new to features and television. Doug was a talent agent at the Agency for the Performing Arts where he represented Danny DeVito and John Candy among others. He later served as a Vice President at both United Artists Pictures and Lorimar Films before venturing out as an independent producer and personal manager. As a producer Doug was responsible for Columbia Pictures’ FOOLS RUSH IN, SPY HARD starring Leslie Nielsen; and the independent dramedy, LOVE COMES TO THE EXECUTIONER starring Jeremy Renner, and PURE COUNTRY 2. In the world of television movies Doug co-executive produced for NBC, ABC, Showtime, 20th Television and Fox Broadcasting. This was a fantastic conversation with Doug who relayed stories of how he discovered some of the industry's most prolific talent, and how writers can go from being assistants to showrunners during their career.
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Craig Doyle! Craig Doyle is the Showrunner on GROWN-ISH and a writer/producer with credits on BLACK-ISH (co-EP), THE GREAT INDOORS (co-EP), and UNDATEABLE (supervising producer), among others.
One of the most respected agents in the business, Adam Van Dusen of Gersh will discuss the agent/screenwriter relationship, how to break in, industry trends and more! Live Q&A to follow!