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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. Full Bio »
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.
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We're back in the Writers' Room for The Pitch Tank with Marsy Robinson. Writers will have a precisely timed 5-minute window to present their pitches, while our seasoned experts meticulously dissect each presentation, providing constructive feedback. Step into a welcoming and supportive space where everyone is invited to participate and grow together. Elevate your pitching skills in an atmosphere dedicated to fostering growth and creativity!
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Leila Cohan of Netflix's "BRIDGERTON".Leila Cohan was a writer on Season One "BRIDGERTON" and is now writing on a new Netflix series! Leila Cohan is an Emmy-nominated television and feature writer, currently serving as Co-Executive Producer on Netflix’s THE PERFECT COUPLE. Previously, she’s written for SPECIAL (WB/Netflix), BRIDGERTON (Shondaland/Netflix), THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (Paramount/BET Plus), SANTA CLARITA DIET (Netflix), TELENOVELA (NBC), and AWKWARD (MTV)
This week the Writers' Room welcomes two very special guests into the Pitch Tank! Jason brings in Director of Development Rachel Crouch of Cold Iron Pictures, a production/financing company that most recently produced Being Frank starring comedian Jim Gaffigan and Anna Gunn. Previously Cold Iron produced Swiss Army Man starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano, as well as Marielle Heller’s directorial debut The Diary of a Teenage Girl starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgård, both of which premiered at Sundance. Previously Cold Iron releases also include Joseph Cedar’s political drama Norman starring Richard Gere which was released by Sony Pictures Classic, Don't Think Twice, and Lake Bell’s second film, I Do...Until I Don't.As a writer, Rachel has had articles published by The Mary Sue, TVGuide.com, EveryGeek.net, and co-founded the geek girl podcast and blog The Babes in the Woods. We are also joined by the Founder and CEO of Stage 32, Rich "RB" Botto. RB is a writer, producer, and actor himself, who is currently writing a biopic with a major company on board! During the Pitch Tank, Rachel, RB, and Jason give feedback on pitches a diverse set of project from members around the world!
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Independent Producer, John Funk. John Funk is an independent producer who has worked in nearly every aspect of the film industry. He has over a decade of entertainment industry experience, having coordinated and produced with A-listers, all of the studios, and films that have grossed over $1B worldwide. His most recent credit was on A STAR IS BORN starring Bradley Cooper and Lady GaGa, with producer Heather Parry. John is the unofficial, "Godfather of Television and Movies," being the last assistant to Chuck Fries, the "Godfather of the Television Movie," called that because he was the first to put a movie on television. John worked with Vincent Newman on the box office hit comedy, WE'RE THE MILLERS and started his career working with Tom Cruise at MGM/United Artists. John developed and sold the script PATIENT ZERO to Clint Culpepper at Screen Gems, attached an Oscar winning director, Stanley Tucci, and shot it in London. The film was released in 2018 to rave reviews. John was also a part of the final season of the smash television comedy, 'You're The Worst" for FX, and the 80th Oscars.
In this Pitch Tank Webcast, Jason Mirch is joined by The Bucket List and Hairspray producer, Travis Knox. Travis and Jason listen to 5 pitches and offer feedback to Writers' Room members. Projects include a contained political thriller, family drama series, elevated action thriller, anthology series, and a feature with a big conceptual hook! Travis also offered his thoughts on how to deliver a pitch and shared the best advice he ever received.
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, former Disney+ Executive Sam Mannetti!Sam is a producer and executive with over five years of successful experience in the Entertainment Industry. Sam specializes in providing educated, creative and analytical insights into the scripted film and series development and production process, while working closely with top names in the industry across studios, networks, and agencies. A former Creative Executive on the Disney+ Original Content team at The Walt Disney Company, Sam was responsible for identifying and developing series, feature films, short form content and other high-quality entertainment formats for the service. Reporting to Agnes Chu, SVP of Content for the service, Sam worked alongside Agnes to lead the Disney+ Originals teams for scripted and unscripted programming partnering closely with Disney-owned internal content creators, including The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.