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Aimee Schoof of Intrinsic Value Films has produced more than 35 feature films! Of those, 10 have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, 4 at the Tribeca Film Festival, 3 at SXSW, and one each at LA Film Festival, Toronto, Venice, New York FF, New Directors/New Films, and Berlinale.Among many of her notable films, she produced TESLA with Ethan Hawke, AMERICAN SATAN with Malcolm McDowell, MARJORIE PRIME with Jon Hamm, EXPERIMENTER with Peter Sarsgaard, BLUE CAPRICE with Isiaiah Washington, Tim Blake Nelson, DEATH OF A DYNASTY with Kevin Hart and Rashida Jones, and XX/XY with Mark Ruffalo. She has expanded into television and currently has a slate of scripted and unscripted projects and feature films in all phases of production. And on top of all of that, Aimee is also a partner in the comic book publishing company Red Giant Entertainment, developing comic book properties for film and TV! Full Bio »
In this Pitch Tank webcast, we welcome producer Aimee Schoof of Intrinsic Value Films. Aimee has produced more than 35 feature films! Of those, 10 have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, 4 at the Tribeca Film Festival, 3 at SXSW, and one each at LA Film Festival, Toronto, Venice, New York FF, New Directors/New Films, and Berlinale.
Among many of her notable films, she produced TESLA with Ethan Hawke, AMERICAN SATAN with Malcolm McDowell, MARJORIE PRIME with Jon Hamm, EXPERIMENTER with Peter Sarsgaard, BLUE CAPRICE with Isiaiah Washington, Tim Blake Nelson, DEATH OF A DYNASTY with Kevin Hart and Rashida Jones, and XX/XY
with Mark Ruffalo. She has expanded into television and currently has a slate of scripted and unscripted projects and feature films in all phases of production. And on top of all of that, Aimee is also a partner in the comic book publishing company Red Giant Entertainment, developing comic book properties for film and TV!
During the webcast, we hear pitches that range from Sci-Fi to Supernatural in both film and television! Aimee provides some incredible insights and provides her 2 key pieces of advice to keep in mind while pitching!
The Pitch Tank
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"Great stuff! So much for your notes Aimee! They were great!" - Brooklynn F.
"Aimee you were amazing" - Elischa
"Aimee has made a great contribution to Stage 32 today. The experts in their field are amazing to watch!!" - Debbie
"Aimee is really great! I really enjoyed listening to everyone’s pitch. Thank you everyone." - Patricia S.
"THANK YOU, Aimee! We so appreciate your time and what spot on notes!" - Kay R.
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Literary Manager Kate Sharp!Kate Sharp is a producer and literary manager at Bellevue Productions. Prior to joining Bellevue, Kate was the VP of Development and Production at Occupant Entertainment, producing short-form content for Showtime, MTV, Verizon, Facebook, and U2, and was an Executive Producer on the Hulu original, Emmy-nominated TV series BEHIND THE MASK. Her film credits include PEEP WORLD, BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY, MADAME BOVARY and THE HALLOW. Kate is currently producing THE BURNING SEASON (recipient of a Film Independent Producing Fellowship, a 2016 Tribeca Sloan grant, a 2018 Fast Track Sloan grant, a 2015 Athena List winner and on the 2016 Black List), as well as AT RISK (recipient of a Film Independent Writing Fellowship and on the 2018 Black List).
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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 back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Carolyn Carpenter. Carolyn J Carpenter is a story analyst, producer and writer. As a writer, her most recent feature film as a co-writer stars Oscar-winner JK Simmons and Downton Abbey's Allen Leech. She is currently developing an animated rock opera, co-written with the composer of High School Musical. Carolyn is also the Founder/CEO of Hollywood Gatekeepers and has served as a founding producer of Neo Ensemble Theatre, Associate Producer of Alternative Repertory Theatre, and the founder/creator of the award-winning mega-hit MOTEL 6 Feet Under Haunted House. Carolyn has served as a story analyst for filmmakers and companies producing iconic films such as JOKER, GAME OF THRONES, WALKING DEAD, GRAN TORINO, GET SMART, SHERLOCK HOLMES, AMERICAN SNIPER, BLACK SWAN, YOUNG GUNS, TRAFFIC, LOST IN SPACE, SKULL ISLAND, TAMMY, AVATAR, OCEANS 8, ZODIAC, THE THIN RED LINE, LIFE OF PI, XMEN, PEOPLE VS LARRY FLINT, SULLY, GREAT GATSBY, MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS, BABE, QUIZ SHOW, FOOTLOOSE, NIXON & KISSINGER, as well as for agencies such as Innovative Artists, and contests including the Sundance Institute, the Scriptwriter’s Network and the CBS Diversity Program, among others. Within Hollywood Gatekeepers, Carolyn has interviewed guests such as two-time Oscar Winner, Paul Haggis (MILLION DOLLAR BABY), Executives from the Austin Film Festival and Stage 32, Oscar Winner Bobby Moresco (CRASH), Oscar nominee Jeff Arch (SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE), among others. She has been a guest speaker/moderator on panels with the Newport Beach Film Festival, the American Scriptwriters Association, the Writer’s Network, Assisteens, Midsummer Scream, Northridge Writer's Program, Selling to Hollywood, and podcasts such as Mindset by Design, Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do, and My Haunt Life, among others.
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Producer, Samantha Schifrien. Samantha Schifrien is a Producer at 93 Cedar - a production company that seeks to create content for Feature and Television distribution. The company will focus on telling inclusive stories from creative with diverse backgrounds. Prior to her role at 93 Cedar, Samantha was a Development Executive at Untitled Entertainment with Michael Rosenberg the executive behind prolific series, including "Hell on Wheels," "Rogue," and "Klondike." Samantha works directly with Michael to find and develop projects for sale to cable networks. Untitled brought in Michael and Samantha to help further build out the management/production company’s television business. They are looking for television projects to find for Untitled's massive roster of on-screen talent. Rosenberg has worked on features including Sundance Jury Prize-winner TREASURE ISLAND, and is best known for executive producing highly successful television series. Rosenberg previously served as EVP U.S. Scripted Television and SVP Original Scripted Series Programming for Entertainment One. He oversaw eOne’s TV Development, Current Programming and Production department. Previously, Samantha worked in International Television Production at NBCUniversal, on the series "Resurrection" for ABC, and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment.