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Jason Piette is an industry veteran, producer, and film financier with experience in financing and putting feature films together with over 50 movies and TV series to his name. Outside of his work as a producer, he is also the co-founder of Disrupting Influence, an entity that assesses commercially unique content for the domestic and international marketplaces. He is best known for his work on the films The Merchant of Venice, Head in the Clouds, and Berlin I Love You. Jason Mirch is Stage 32's Director of Script Services and host of the Writers' Room. Outside of this role, he 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. Full Bio »
With the help of producer Jason Piette, we'll be taking a look at a few different Writers' Room pitches and giving live feedback to help improve each pitch while simultaneously guiding each of you in your craft.
How to craft your very best pitch
The Pitch Tank
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HAPPY 100TH WEBCAST! We're jumping in the Writers' Room Pitch Tank for #100 with special guest, Literary Agent Ariella Carmell of PureFlare Talent! Ariella has been specifically tasked with building the literary department from the ground up! PureFlare is one of the fastest growing bi-coastal, boutique talent and literary agencies, representing talent nationwide. They are known for cultural diversity and represent clients across film, television, theatre, and more. Clients have appeared in projects such as GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, GREY'S ANATOMY, LEGALLY BLONDE, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THE OFFICE, LETHAL WEAPON, and many more. Previously, Arielle held positions at 21 Laps Entertainment and Red Wagon Entertainment. She was named the 2019 Michael Collyer Memorial Fellow in Screenwriting by the Writers Guild of America, East. During this pitch session we heard from writers across the world who pitched a variety of projects including a supernatural and psychological thriller, a sports comedy, a historical series about the Slavic Dark Ages, a "MomCom", and many more!
Producer Development Exec Anna Henry joins our Panel as we listen and read your pitches live to help educate the Writers' Room screenwriters on what is and isn't working in their pitch.
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Literary Manager Andrew Kersey to critique members' pitches! Andrew Kersey is a Literary Manager and the head of Kersey Management. In 2020, Andrew sold his client's Sci-Fi spec script to Universal with Mike De Luca, the Oscar-nominated producer behind THE SOCIAL NETWORK! You can read more on that here. Currently, his client’s feature comedy VACATION FRIENDS is in production at Broken Road for Hulu starring John Cena and Lil Rel. During the webcast we hear pitches for Romantic Comedy, female-driven television series, Westerns, and more! Like what you heard during this webcast? Did you know that Andrew also offers Script Reads and Consultation Calls? You can speak with him for a full hour about your script and career by clicking here.
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Art/Work Literary Manager Spencer Robinson!In 2020, Spencer staffed writers on series for HBOMax and Netflix - and sold his client's feature script. Most recently, Spencer has one client's project in the midst of a bidding war between 2 cable networks. His clients have been in films with directors Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Clint Eastwood, Gore Verbinski, and more. In the TV world, his clients have been regular cast members on shows for Netflix, The CW, Cinemax, CBS, NBC, FX, Starz, Nickelodeon, EPIX, TBS and more. Spencer’s clients have also recurred on series for Freeform, TNT, AMC, Showtime and many more. Art/Work's writing clients work in both feature and television and include Eric Heisserer (Academy-Nominated screenplay, ARRIVAL), and writers on shows such as WORKAHOLICS, ARROW, JUSTIFIED. In addition to working with the studios, cable and networks, Spencer has also set up projects at Netflix. Spencer began his career in production and moved into talent management at MBST Entertainment (Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Billy Crystal).
Art/Work Entertainment Manager, Spencer Robinson joins our panel as we listen and read your pitches live to help educate the Writers' Room screenwriters on what is and isn't working in their pitch.
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Director of Development for Shoot to Midnight, Colleen Labella!Colleen Labella is the Director of Development for Leslye Headland's company, Shoot to Midnight, which developed the Emmy award winning show, "RUSSIAN DOLL". Colleen is a producer on the upcoming Freeform show, "SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE". Her projects currently in development include "THE ACOLYTE" (a Star Wars series), "MILK FED" (based on the book of the same name), an untitled comedy series for FX, Catya McMullen's feature film GEORGIA MERTCHING IS DEAD and a number of other series under Headland's overall deal with 20th Century Fox.