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We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Creative Executive Thomas Pettinelli at Branded Pictures Entertainment. Their previous credits include BOTTLE SHOCK, the Best Picture Oscar-nominated THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 from Aaron Sorkin, and THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT among others. Thomas has personally contributed to THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, WHEELMAN on Netflix. Full Bio »
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Creative Executive Thomas Pettinelli at Branded Pictures Entertainment.
Their previous credits include BOTTLE SHOCK, the Best Picture Oscar-nominated THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 from Aaron Sorkin, and THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT among others. Thomas has personally contributed to THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, WHEELMAN on Netflix.
The Pitch Tank
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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Maya Durham. Maya is a Writers' Assistant working in the "GREY'S ANATOMY" writers' room. Prior to "GREY'S" she worked on Chris Miller's upcoming Comedy THE AFTERPARTY and Taika Waititi's upcoming Comedy OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH. She has also worked for the president of Sony's Tristar Pictures during the development of WOMAN KING and A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. She graduated from Cornell University, where she studied film and creative writing. When not writing, she also performs in drag, makes 3D models for video games, and practices aerial silks. PRAISE FOR MAYA'S LESSONS: "Maya - great to hear your feedback and tips!" -Brenda L. "Thanks, Kay, Maya, and Brooklynn! Thanks for all the encouragement and helpful feedback. I definitely feel invigorated!" -Lise P. "Maya and Brooklyn – grateful for your writing tips and pearls of wisdom." -Tony E. "Thank you, Maya! It was amazing to receive your feedback and listen to your feedback for everyone else too" -PK
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Literary Manager and Producer Kristen Lucas, who critiques members' pitches live! Kristen Lucas is a Producer and Manager who joined forces with Bohemia Group to launch the Boston branch of the company leveraging her extensive knowledge of the talent in the market. Kristen’s passion for telling unforgettable stories about strong women is the foundation for her independent film company, Goldilocks Productions where the tagline is “We tell stories about badass women.” She is also the founder of Respect Her Hustle, a brand and podcast focused on supporting and honoring women who break the mold and don’t look back. During the webcast we hear pitches for feature Drama, TV Comedy, Sci-Fi, Coming-of-Age, and others from our members. Kristen gives fantastic feedback on them all!
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.
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Producer & Development Executive, Anna Henry, 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.
Jake Martin is the Head of Scripted Development for Happy Place, Inc. an internationally-recognized, full-service creative studio dedicated to best-in-class, bespoke content creation. The company began as a production company that produced projects for TAYLOR SWIFT, TRAVIS SCOTT, JENNIFER LOPEZ, JAY-Z, JUSTIN BIEBER and TYLER THE CREATOR. Jake is working to lead the company into the Film and TV space with scripted entertainment for Apple+, Amazon, Netflix, and more. Prior to his role at Happy Place, Jake has had a prolific career - working as the Creative Executive for Director James Gunn (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Franchise), Guillermo del Toro, and as Pierre Morel’s creative executive during the filming of PEPPERMINT starring Jennifer Garner. He also served as the Director of Development for Sentient Pictures International, developing, packaging, and selling TV/Film including FREELANCE currently in post-production, directed by Pierre Morel and starring John Cena and Alison Brie.
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Rachael Conrad - the Coordinator of Domestic Sales & Acquisitions at XYZ FILMS. Prior to XYZ Films, Rachael was at CAA in the Film Finance, Motion Picture Literary and TV Literary departments before moving on to the Awards team at Netflix. Rachael also spent time in various areas of the industry at companies such as Lionsgate & Starz. She started at XYZ Films on the International Sales and Distribution team before transitioning to the Domestic Sales and Acquisitions team.