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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Special Guest Casey Malone, Creative Executive behind FINCH, THE WITCHES, and PINOCCHIO! Casey was most recently the Creative Executive at ImageMovers the production company of feature film Writer/Director/Producer Robert Zemeckis. Most recently she's worked on FINCH with Tom Hanks for Amblin Partners, Warner Bros.'s THE WITCHES, NBC 's "MANIFEST", and Disney's live-action PINOCCHIO. She also has several original series and feature ideas in development. Casey meets with writers, directors, actors, producers, and is always searching for new and incredible stories to tell. And with a penchant for horror, she'll never say no to a good ghost story!Prior to working at ImageMovers, Casey worked in production and at CBS Television. She worked at "THE PRICE IS RIGHT" and then made the jump to scripted TV and film at ImageMovers. This was an amazing conversation with Casey sharing her wealth of knowledge! Full Bio »
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Special Guest Casey Malone, Creative Executive behind FINCH, THE WITCHES, and PINOCCHIO!
Casey was most recently the Creative Executive at ImageMovers the production company of feature film Writer/Director/Producer Robert Zemeckis.
Most recently she's worked on FINCH with Tom Hanks for Amblin Partners, Warner Bros.'s THE WITCHES, NBC 's "MANIFEST", and Disney's live-action PINOCCHIO.
She also has several original series and feature ideas in development. Casey meets with writers, directors, actors, producers, and is always searching for new and incredible stories to tell. And with a penchant for horror, she'll never say no to a good ghost story!
Prior to working at ImageMovers, Casey worked in production and at CBS Television. She worked at "THE PRICE IS RIGHT" and then made the jump to scripted TV and film at ImageMovers.
This was an amazing conversation with Casey sharing her wealth of knowledge!
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"Thank you! Fantastic discussion! And first time in the Writer’s Room…yeah!" -Anu S.
"Thank you Casey! Just wanted to also thank you for the great notes you gave me on my written pitch. They were fantastic and really helpful!" -Justin O.
Devon got his start as a Development Exec at Ideate Entertainment before launching the management company, First Friday Entertainment, last year with Krista Sipp. We discuss what makes a writer stand out to reps, trends in film and TV, writer voice and standing out, & more, plus a live Q&A!
What an awesome Executive Hour to kick off 2020 with Development & Production Executive Sarah J. Cornelius of Whitewater Films. Despite fighting a cold, Sarah powered through and gave us some awesome insights about the business, the inside story of how their film, Standing Up, Falling Down came together with Billy Crystal, what she looks for in a screenwriter, and the best (and worst) advice she ever received in show business!
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour Webcast with Vice President of Film and TV at Artists for Artists, Mike Blutstein. Mike Blutstein is the Vice President of Film and Television at Kenan Thompson’s production company, Artists for Artists. He is responsible for developing feature films, series and podcasts in both the scripted and unscripted space for global audiences, working closely with artists and partners of the company, while pursuing new business. Before that, Mike served as the Vice President Film and Television for the heavy hitting John Goldwyn Productions. Under the prolific producer, John Goldwyn, the company has been responsible for successes such as "DEXTER", THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, BABY MAMA and HOT ROD. Mike’s position and taste have afforded him an expansive network including Hollywood’s top agents, writers, directors and studios. Some series Mike oversaw during his time at John Goldwyn Productions included Lionsgate’s "MANHUNT", Hulu’s "DOPESICK," Peacock’s MACGRUBER and Charter’s Manhunt: Deadly Games.
Jonathan is known as "Oleg," the hilarious sex-crazed Ukrainian cook, opposite Kat Dennings & Beth Behrs on the CBS hit comedy, "2 Broke Girls." He's been in a number of notable supporting roles, including CBS's "NCIS."
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour with Daniel Sol, Co-Founder of Hollyshorts. Daniel Sol is the co-founder and co-director of the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival and formerly a theatrical sales executive for Lionsgate. With a passion for film and filmmaking since childhood, Daniel decided to move to California in 2000 with an interest in the film business. After working on commercial productions as a production assistant for Tony Kaye Films and then acting in various films, he gained an understanding of the filmmaking process. After graduating at Cal State Northridge in 2006, he realized that young filmmakers had very little access to industry professionals, and few options for screening their films. And thus, the HollyShorts Film Festival was born. Now in its 13th year, HollyShorts has quickly become the most influential short film festival in Los Angeles, with Daniel guiding it as Festival Director and lead programmer for the festival and the HollyShorts Monthly Screening Series, which takes place each month at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. Aside from HollyShorts, Sol also battled daily with domestic exhibitors as a theatrical sales executive at Lionsgate from 2008-2014. Mr. Sol is also the co founder of the premium Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV content channel BITPIX (www.bitpixtv.com). PRAISE FOR DANIEL'S LESSIONS: "Thanks Daniel for sharing your journey." -Debbie J. "Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience today!" -Ingrid W. "Thank you for your education tonight Daniel." -John M.
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour with Lesley Paterson. Lesley Paterson is a 5x World Champion professional triathlete and Oscar nominated screenwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Scotland, Lesley has been acting, writing and producing for over 20 years alongside her sports career. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in film, Lesley co-wrote and produced All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix, 2022), directed by Edward Berger, which went on to win 7 BAFTA’s, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film, and 4 Oscar’s, including Best International Feature Film. She now writes and produces exclusively with her husband, Dr Simon Marshall, under their production banner Brave Art Entertainment. PRAISE FOR LESLY'S TEACHINGS: "Lesley, thank you!! You are so candid and spirited!!" -Christiane "Thank you Lesley! So inspiring." -Octavia P. "Excellent! thank you and congratulations Lesley. You are amazing and I love the idea of building a thicker skin (in the brain) with adversity. Good luck!" -Kathi W. "Thank you for sharing. Your journey is so informative on many levels, Lesley." -Laurie W.