Producer Mitchell Peck has produced 3 studio movies with worldwide distribution — BIO-DOME (MGM), PRIEST (Sony) and CROOKED ARROWS (20th C Fox) — and made numerous studio script development deals, all based on screenplays he developed with first-time, unrepresented screenwriters. Mitchell currently has several movies in development, including: GAGARIN (2014 Academy Nicholl Finalist screenplay), which tells the story of the Space Race between the USA and the Soviet Union from the Soviet P.O.V.; THE CHINESE DELIVERY MAN (2014 Sundance Writer's Lab script), which takes an unflinching look at the Chinese immigrant experience in today's NYC; and CRUTCH a documentary about Bill "Crutch" Shannon, a disabled performer who went from breakdancing in underground competitions to choreographing for the Cirque Du Soleil. Mitchell recently decided to open a boutique screenplay consultancy, Hollywood Embassy (www.HollywoodEmbassy.com) -- to help serious, aspiring screenwriters develop and improve their scripts, professionally. Mitchell has become a sought-after Keynote Speaker and Panelist, and leads Producing-Screenwriting Master Classes at film festivals around the world -- including Africa, Europe, and America. Full Bio »
Hollywood is a global aspiration. This year, 80+ countries submitted films for Academy Awards consideration. And the number of aspiring screenwriters is growing every year thanks to websites like Stage 32, and others. Tech and resource barriers to entry for filmmakers are being lowered, with DSLR's, iPhones, online distribution, social media, etc. Financing is easier than ever before, thanks to options like Slated, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, etc. Filmmaking is finally a democratic medium.
Yet, at the same time, Hollywood remains largely impenetrable -- and opaque -- to outsiders. Literary agencies, production companies and movie studios will not read "unsolicited submissions." Hollywood is an inefficient system; good material falls through the cracks all the time.
For 20 years in Hollywood as a movie producer, Producer Mitchell Peck has specialized in identifying material (scripts, books, articles, life-rights, etc.) and aspiring screenwriters from outside the Hollywood system -- and successfully guiding them into Hollywood's best literary agencies, top management-production companies, and major movie studios. (Check out some of Mitchell’s success stories on his website below). Few producers can boast the same track-record of success as Mitchell on behalf of aspiring screenwriters.
In this webinar, "Anatomy of a Hollywood Movie Deal: 7 Case Studies of Success with Producer Mitchell Peck” Mitchell will shed light on -- and hopefully demystify -- the process of successfully navigating the Hollywood marketplace by sharing highlights from seven (7) Hollywood movie deals in which he successfully guided aspiring screenwriters to top agency representation, script development deals, and-or produced studio movies with worldwide distribution.
Producer Mitchell Peck will share the highlights and lessons learned from seven (7) different Hollywood movie deals with aspiring screenwriters including:
These case studies, and more, will shed light on how the Hollywood system works -- and how it can work for you.
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Payment plans available - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details 4-PART IN-DEPTH CLASS (OVER 8 HOURS OF EDUCATION) Learn from a top showrunner who's worked with Hulu, Sony, TBS, Norman Lear, the creators of FRIENDS, and more! Plus! Participate in a mock network executive meeting! When you have an idea for a TV show, the goal is always to have it "ordered to series" so you can see it on air and have a large audience experience it. We are still in the age of the “Content Gold Rush," and there are more series being ordered and produced than ever before in history. In order to capitalize on this opportunity, you need to be prepared and know everything that goes into not only developing and selling a series but how to navigate it all the way to an actual series order. Whether you’re a brand new writer, an experienced producer, or someone working their way up the ladder, the big question is always: How do I develop my show and make it stand out so that it can sell and get a series order? In this exclusive Stage 32 class, television series creator John Lehr will teach you the entire journey from crafting a stand-out idea to selling your show to developing it with a streamer or network and, ultimately, getting the green light for a first season production order. Over four interactive sessions, John will take you through the steps of developing and producing a marketable show. You'll start by nurturing your concept into a well rounded show idea and then learning the best way to pitch it, package it, sell it and navigate the development steps with your distributor to get a first season order. John will show you how to work with network executives to achieve your goals. John has successfully created, pitched, sold, and executive produced shows for TBS, Hulu, and Sony/Crackle. He also created and produced pilots for Fox and Comedy Central and has pitched and developed shows for NBC, HBO, MTV, and Sony/BBC. He's also worked with legendary television creators, including Norman Lear and FRIENDS' Kevin Bright, David Crane, and Marta Kauffman. If you attend the live webcasts of this class, you’ll even have the opportunity to ask John any questions you have about developing, selling, and navigating your series to success. You'll also participate in a mock network meeting so you are prepared to work with executives. John is sharing his 25 years of entertainment business experience with you exclusively through Stage 32. This is a rare opportunity to work with a top showrunner to see how professional television series creators take their ideas all the way to your television screen. Testimonials from John's Previous Stage 32 Education: "John was energetic and very positive and encouraging. I appreciated his perspective and advice." "John is great - emphasizing the sizzle reel was very helpful to hear." "[John's] information about the pitch deck, sizzle, and experiences were incredibly helpful."
One of Stage 32's most popular programs - Get one-on-one mentoring and guidance from an accomplished producer on getting your own project made! Payment plans available - contact email@example.com for details Limited Class Size - Only 1 Spots Left - Get In Now Every year, thousands of films are successfully developed, produced, and released that did not go through the studio system, and your film could be one of them. If you have a project you’re passionate about, it’s never been a better time to produce independently and we want to show you how to make it happen. Whether you’re a filmmaker, producer, writer, or actor, you can shepherd a feature. You just need to know the right steps. In this exclusive Stage 32 lab, you’ll work in an intimate setting with a small team of fellow creatives, guided by an industry veteran, to learn how the pros get a project market-ready and attractive to co-producers, financiers, talent, distributors, and more. Returning to host another year of one of Stage 32’s most sought-after labs is Aimee Schoof, the co-founder of Intrinsic Films. She has produced over 35 movies, with many premiering at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Toronto, Venice, and more. Intrinsic Films develops, produces, and sells independent films for worldwide distribution, and Aimee is here to show you how they get it done. In this four-session lab, Aimee will work directly with you to cover: Getting your script ready for the market Understanding how to market your story Finding the right partners to mobilize your project Utilizing resources to find new contacts, companies, and opportunities Assembling a successful film pitch deck How much material you should send, depending on who you’re sending it to Anatomy of successful outreach, with examples and a practice session And more Plus, Aimee will provide helpful and confidential resources exclusively for you and other attendees that you can download and use for your projects, including: An up-to-date list of in-demand writers and directors to reach out to Pitch deck examples Outreach email templates You’ll complete this lab knowing how to make your script marketable with a plan of attack to find the right team to produce it. Join today to grab one of these limited spots to work directly with Aimee and get your film moving toward the finish line. Testimonials from Aimee's previous Stage 32 Education: "I really loved Aimee’s lab. She’s such a delight and so full of useful information that pertains to everyone’s individual projects, and she's so encouraging! I highly recommend this class and/or working with Aimee in general. I came out with loads of actionable steps to take my project further." - Patricia S.
It is an honor and a privilege to bring you the worldwide premiere of the 5th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program on Stage 32! Our seven winning filmmakers hail from all over the world, and we could not be more excited to share their undeniable talents with you. We were proud to screen these films in the 2020 Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival and the Raindance Film Festival in London. And, we're even more proud to showcase the international premiere to all of the development executives, agents, managers and agents that work with us. Since 2016, the Stage 32 Short Film Contest has served as an unparalleled incubator for finding talented filmmakers and helping them forge connections that make their careers blossom. Our past finalists have gone on to be signed by Paradigm, APA, Gersh, Verve, Echo Lake, Circle of Confusion and more! Congratulations to all the 5th Annual Short Film Contest winners, we cannot wait to see where your talents take you.
Nowadays many independent film and TV productions that have multiple parties involved are looking for the best way to recoup profits on a completed project. One of the best ways to assure the parties involved with your film (producers, investors, financiers, sales agents and talent) see their returns is to have a collection account in place. A collection account is an account in the name of a neutral third party who receives revenues generated by an independent film or TV project on behalf of the multiple beneficiaries from local distributors. This process is called collection account management and is an effective tool to guarantee that the beneficiaries receive their share of the revenues. The beneficiaries include producers, investors, financiers, sales agents and talent. Often times financiers, production partners and international sales agents put a collection account up as a requirement before even boarding project. During this webinar we will explain the functions and benefits of having a collection account in place for an independent film or TV project, how collection account management is set up and which parties should be involved in the entire process. We will further discuss the allocation and distribution of revenues, how to put together the Recoupment Schedule, and the importance of signing, or being a beneficiary to, the Collection Account Management Agreement.
Get one-on-one mentoring from an accomplished producer and favorite Stage 32 educator on writing your historical television pilot! Limited Class Size - Only 2 Spots Left! Historical shows are more popular than ever. From THE GREAT to CHERNOBYL to BABYLON BERLIN, these stories from yesterday are winning raves today from fans and critics alike. It’s never been a better time to write your own historical television pilot, and in this exclusive Stage 32 lab will help you do just that. Over eight sessions, you’ll study how to write a historical television pilot under the guidance of accomplished producer, Anna Henry. Throughout the class, you’ll study successful period shows depicting both real and fictional characters in historical settings, and cover crucial writing topics, such as: How to find the right story engine for your show Different approaches to historical subjects How to use source materials How to generate current appeal with yesterday’s stories Adding, altering, and conflating real people World-building Budget and production considerations Striving for authenticity over accuracy Challenges of writing exposition Avoiding anachronisms Common pilot problems And so much more Best of all, you’ll have time scheduled throughout the course to work one-on-one with Anna and ensure that your pilot has everything it needs and you walk away with an industry-vetted script to add to your portfolio. Anna is a producer and development executive who has set up projects at AMC, Amazon Prime, Starz, HBO, Sony, Fox, EOne, ITV America, and OddLot Entertainment, among others. She’s worked at CBS, ABC, Nickelodeon, and multiple production companies, as well as in management at Andrea Simon Entertainment where she worked with writers. Anna is also an instructor for Netflix & Stage 32 Creating Content for a Global Marketplace Program. Spots to work one-on-one with Anna in this unique opportunity are limited, guaranteeing you focused attention and the ability to network with your fellow writers. Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to develop your pilot with an industry veteran and leave with a fantastic historical pilot script. Payment plans available - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS STAGE 32 EDUCATION FROM ANNA: "Anna's webinar was fantastic. I am writing my first one hour drama pilot so this webinar was packed with the exact information that I will be immediately putting to use in my rewrite. The slides were clear, concise and informative. The speaker was excellent at conveying the information I needed." -Bobby C. "It was really great information. Anna was a terrific host, very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information and tips." -Marla H.
Inclusivity is not a checklist you run through to avoid a negative media attention or a lawsuit, though many productions may treat it this way. Inclusivity and accessibility are vital for creating more jobs and reaching the widest audience. This ultimately gives you the highest possible return on investment as the more people there are who can enjoy your film, the more money you stand to make. The longer you wait to consider inclusivity and accessibility in your production, the more it will cost and stress you out later. Do you know how to identify tax incentives so that your production is accessible? Or the legal requirements to make an inclusive film? How do you even begin to discuss these topics while being sensitive and constructive? Whether you want more creative storytelling, opportunities to better engage audiences, or are looking for new money sources, with this webinar, you'll immediately have everything you need to put the information into action in your project. Independent producer of Tuck and Roll Productions, Amanda Upson, guides you through how she does it all! Using her own experiences making the timely-themed project RENEGADES: KITTY O'REILLY for PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS, and the social justice documentary, A LONG MARCH, no one better understands diversity, accessibility, and inclusivity better than Amanda. She'll show you how to navigate this expanding aspect of filmmaking through her experiences as someone hard of hearing, as a producer, and as a lawyer admitted to the US Supreme Court bar, who advocates for others. She also includes exclusive resources that you can use for your productions: Budgeting considerations How to discuss disability and accessibility Resources for legal requirements This isn’t a list of helpful resources, but rather, an in-depth look at how to create fantastic opportunities by being an ally, and you’ll be amazed at how simple it can be. This shift in your mindset, guided by someone with first-hand knowledge, creates awareness that ripples through the creative process, from development to assembling a diverse cast and crew to your marketing strategy. "Amanda Upson is an exceptional producer. Increasingly, accessibility and inclusion are a necessary part of productions. Beyond her expertise as a producer, her knowledge and experience ensured that our production not only met the technical requirements for accessibility, which was important to our distributor, but also ensured that we created an inclusive space for a diverse cast and crew. Her understanding of these concepts helped us to provide more nuanced storytelling, and support long term success." Day Al-Mohamed, Series Creator/Writer/Director RENEGADES: KITTY O’NEIL