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Sam Alper is a screenwriter who worked on FX’s "Better Things" Seasons 1-3. He has also worked as a Writer’s Assistant, Showrunner’s Assistant, AP, Researcher and Script Coordinator on productions for Amazon, CBS, ABC and HBO! Sam just signed onto the new AMC series, "Kevin Can F*** Himself." 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 experience. Most recently, he produced a 3D animated feature film starring Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks, and Carol Kane. Full Bio »
In this Pitch Tank we welcome screenwriter Sam Alper from FX's "Better Things" and the new AMC series, "Kevin Can F*** Himself" to critique television pitches from Writers' Room members. Sam gives excellent insights from the perspective of a working screenwriter who has worked in professional writing rooms with some of the industry's leading show runners and writers.
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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Literary Manager, Scott Schulman, who staffs writers at major Networks and Streamers, and is a champion of helping writers break into the industry! He is currently building a roster of emerging voices and has a passion for representing and inspiring writers. He currently represents the Co-Ep of the hit Netflix series "THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY", and has clients on the shows: "Dumped" (Netflix), "FBI: Most Wanted" (CBS), "NCIS: LA" (CBS), "SO Help Me Todd" (CBS) One of his clients recently sold one of their pilots to Netflix carried through by 21 Laps (FREE GUY, "STRANGER THINGS").
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Sophia Kalin, Creative Executive at BOLD Films. There she actively participated in the development and production of a feature film with Netflix, as well as the packaging and selling of several television series to studios. Bold Films has produced the Oscar-winning film WHIPLASH, as well as NIGHTCRAWLER, VOX LUX with Oscar-winner Natalie Portman. Their latest film THE GUILTY stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, and Riley Keough, and will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2021. Sophia helps both writers and directors tailor project pitches to look for financing. Prior to Bold Films, Sophia worked in representation at Paradigm and Gersh in the Feature/TV Lit Department. Outside of Bold Films, Sophia produces low-budget independent films.
Pitch your scirpts to FilmRise's Rachel Swearingen. In this Pitch Tank, Rachel offers her critique of pitches that include a murder mystery drama, fantasy television project, a romantic comedy, and home invasion thriller.
During the December Pitch Tank, Director of Script Services Jason Mirch welcomes Literary Manager Jon Hersh of Housefire Management, a company that represents writers and directors in film, television, and digital content. They specialize in deep development, strong client relationships, and incendiary material that stands out like a house on fire. Jon's client list includes writers and filmmakers for film and TV including emerging writers with projects at Universal, Paramount, Lionsgate, Atlas Entertainment, and Gidden Media! Prior to forming Housefire, Jon was at CAA and Broad Green Pictures. He is a graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Jon and Jason listen to pitches from 4 members and offer their thoughts and feedback!
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 back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Producer, Greer Stanley. Greer Stanley is a queer female film and television producer. Recently she was a Creative Executive at 3dot Productions, Liza Chasin’s production company. The company has a First Look development deal with Netflix for features and Endeavor Content for Television Series. Greer developed the hit Paramount film THE LOST CITY with Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, and Brad Pitt, as well as the Netflix limited series "ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL" with alongside David E. Kelley. Additionally the company is currently producing the Susannah Grant film, LONELY PLANET for Netflix and STILLWATER, starring Matt Damon. For television, the company most recently executive produced HBO Max’s "MADE FOR LOVE" and Showtime’s "THE LOUDEST VOICE". Previous to 3dot, Greer worked in film development at Color Force which produced "CRAZY RICH ASIANS" and "THE GOLDFINCH". She started her career at William Morris Endeavor in the motion picture literary and indie film financing departments.