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Toph Eggers is a screenwriter and author with 15 years of experience as a working writer. He is the co-author of the "Haggis-on-Whey" faux-informational children's book series optioned by the Montecito Picture Company and adapted for Paramount Pictures. He is also the screenwriter of the Fox Searchlight project, "THE THREE NIGHT STAND", the Cartoon Network commissioned pilot "EARTHIA", as well as the Sundance lab script, "CLUSTERF*CK". He is also the author of his first book, the forthcoming memoir, A Life: In Theory with Crown Publishing. Toph has been repped by CAA, Gersh, Gotham Group, and Aevitas Creative Management. He's also worked under some of the industry's biggest directors including Judd Apatow, Spike Jonze, Jake Kasdan, Greg Mottola, and Nicholas Stoller. Full Bio »
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Toph Eggers, a screenwriter, and author with 15 years of experience as a working writer. He is the co-author of the "Haggis-on-Whey" faux-informational children's book series optioned by the Montecito Picture Company and adapted for Paramount Pictures. He is also the screenwriter of the Fox Searchlight project, "THE THREE NIGHT STAND", the Cartoon Network commissioned pilot "EARTHIA", as well as the Sundance lab script, "CLUSTERF*CK".
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Thank you, Toph- Tonight really got me thinking about how to get my TV pilot out into the world, having the pilot already shot. ~ Chris B.
Toph, thanks so much for all your great advice! Wonderful to hear your personal story! ~ Monica M.
Thank you, Toph. Love your sharing how to be "out of the box" in so many ways! ~ Laurie W.
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour with Anna Henry. Anna Henry is a Producer and Development Executive who has worked at CBS, ABC, Nickelodeon, as well as multiple production companies and in literary management. Her clients have worked on shows such as THE DEUCE, VINYL, SEVEN SECONDS, VIDA, CHICAGO FIRE, and THE FLASH, and have set up projects at Netflix, AMC, Amazon, Starz, HBO, Sony, EOne, Corus, and others. PRAISE FOR ANNA'S LESSIONS: "Thanks for spending so much time with us, Anna, and sharing your valuable insights!" -Martha C. "Thank you Anna for your time and insights." -Andrea P. "I've got to go now, but it was great. Thank you, Anna, and thank you Kay and Ashley for the commentary!" -Steven G. "Thank you so much for your time and wisdom. Much, much appreciated!!" -Alkemaize M.
We're back in the Writers' Room with for the Executive Hour Webcast with Producer Mike Sammaciccia, who produced the Emmy-nominated project, "SURVIVE" for Jeffrey Katzenberg, which starred Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins. He was SVP of live-action movies and series for Nickelodeon for many years, producing 4-5 live action and animated movies per year. This content consistently broke audience benchmarks and propelled the careers of many young stars. Mike was very generous with his knowledge and insights, and the questions from the group were fantastic and thought provoking!
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Talent Manager and Co-President of Fourth Wall Animation at Fourth Wall Management, Alison Mann. As an artist, Mann always knew she wanted to work in animation. She began her career at Nickelodeon as a finance department intern while attending Columbia College in Chicago. After graduating, she was offered the amazing opportunity to continue working with Nickelodeon/MTV as their recruiter/coordinator of talent relations. Through her 17 years in the industry, she gained experience in TV, film and gaming while working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Zynga, Disney Interactive, Paramount Pictures Animation, and Illumination Entertainment.
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.
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour with Mark Simon. You are going to learn about the producing and development process as a writer directly from someone who has pitched and sold more than 35 production deals from his original ideas - this is access and opportunity you will not get anywhere else! Mark Simon is a Producer, Director and Story Artist with over 35 years of experience and over 6,000 production credits. He's worked on such hit series as Stranger Things, Dexter, Marvelous Mrs Maisel, FBI, and The Walking Dead as well as over 60 feature films like The Waterboy and Father of the Bride. He's also pitched and sold more than 35 production and distribution deals for his original concepts, and worked with Disney, Nickelodeon, The Golf Channel, HSN and other networks pitching in-house productions. He has owned two animation studios and has produced animation of Disney’s iconic Tinker Bell. He also produced the animation for Fox’s film Tooth Fairy 2, starring Larry the Cable Guy and is the animation producer on Universal’s Little Rascals and How High 2 movies. Timmy’s Lessons In Nature, the animated shorts which Mark Simon developed, directed and produced, won Grand Prize in Nickelodeon’s first-ever Nicktoons Film Festival. He has won over 200 awards for projects he’s written and directed. Mark consulted with the Toon Boom software team which won the Prime Time Engineering Emmy for the Storyboard Pro software. He was also inducted into the DAVE SCHOOL (Digital Animation & Visual Effects School) Hall of Fame, where he is known as the “Godfather of Storyboarding” . Mark was also a 2nd unit director for Nickelodeon and on Steven Speilberg’s seaQuest DSV as well as working as a Special Effects Supervisor for NBC and Fox network shows.
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour Webcast with Mike Diaz. Mike Diaz is an accomplished Manager and Producer at Citizen Skull Management - where he represents Writers, Directors, and Producers. Previously, Mike was at ATN Entertainment a boutique management company founded in 2015 by Jennifer Aurianna Dare. Previously, Jennifer was at Bohemia Group, one of the top talent management companies in the industry, as Executive Vice-President. The goal of ATN Entertainment is to create and contribute to the success, livelihood and happiness of her clients, while servicing them with the highest level of integrity. Prior to that, Mike was at The Coronel Group, a boutique entertainment management company that takes a well-rounded approach to representing actors, writers and directors for the longevity of their clients' careers. The company manages both emerging talent as well as A-List Actors including Alan Tudyk (Disney Animated Films), Adan Gillen ("GAME OF THRONES"), and Robert Patrick (TERMINATOR Franchise). Mike focusses on project development for Coronel Group's Writers and Directors. Mike has a demonstrated history in development and talent management with several projects in in development across, TV, Film and the Podcast space. He began his career at Principato-Young and then moved to the Coronel Group in 2014.