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Anna Henry has been a script consultant and screenwriting instructor, as well as building her own slate as an independent producer. Her clients have worked on hit television series on all major networks, such as "THE DEUCE", "POWER", "IN CONTEMPT", "TOMMY", "HUNG", "CHICAGO FIRE", "FEAR THE WALKING DEAD", "THIS IS US", and "THE FLASH". Her clients have worked on shows at virtually every broadcast, cable and streaming television network, and have set up projects at Amazon, Starz, HBO, Sony, Fox, EOne, ITV America, OddLot Entertainment, Corus, and others. Full Bio »
This week the Writers' Room welcomes in Development Executive Anna Henry into the Pitch Tank! Anna began her 20-year career as a development executive at Nickelodeon, working on the development and production of animated television series, pilots and features. Anna has been a script consultant and screenwriting instructor, as well as building her own slate as an independent producer.
Her clients have worked on hit television series on all major networks, such as "THE DEUCE", "POWER", "IN CONTEMPT", "TOMMY", "HUNG", "CHICAGO FIRE", "FEAR THE WALKING DEAD", "THIS IS US", and "THE FLASH". Her clients have worked on shows at virtually every broadcast, cable and streaming television network, and have set up projects at Amazon, Starz, HBO, Sony, Fox, EOne, ITV America, OddLot Entertainment, Corus, and others.
Anna enjoys having a close collaboration with writers in refining scripts, expanding their range of material, and finding the best home for each project, which is why she was an incredible guest!
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"Thanks Jason and Anna, appreciate your time and talent and input!" - Janet P.
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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Regina Lee. Regina Lee is a Feature Film, TV Series, and Thriller Movie producer. Among her favorite projects was teaming with showrunner Rob Thomas (creator of iZombie, Veronica Mars, Party Down), Owen Wilson, and Emmy winners This American Life to sell a pilot to HBO! She also teamed with Emmy-winning showrunner Rene Balcer (Law & Order) to sell a pilot to Starz. Other favorite TV projects as Executive Producer are an animated comedy pilot at FOX and a drama pilot at BET created by showrunner of Queen Sugar, as well as multiple TV pilots with 20th Century Fox TV Studios. She produced two TV movie thrillers that aired on Lifetime. As a production company executive with a deal at CBS Network, she was on the team that sold multiple projects to CBS and The CW, getting a show on the air at CBS. She began her executive career at Universal Pictures, where she was the primary executive in charge of American Wedding and Curious George. She was a studio executive in charge of movies such as: The Good Shepherd (Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert DeNiro)The Fast & the Furious 3Bridget Jones 2The Cat in the HatSeabiscuitRed Dragon She was the production company executive of Fox releases X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Deception.
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank with Julie Winograd. Julie Winograd is an independent producer and experienced development executive. She has worked in partnership with numerous companies in both film and television, including Amazon, AMC, Disney+, Hulu, Peacock, 20th Television, UCP, Universal International, and WBTV. Among Winograd's specialties is her experience in IP adaptation. She previously served as the Director of Development, Live Action Film & TV at IDW Entertainment, where, in addition to developing and producing adaptations of existing IDW properties, she worked alongside IDW Publishing to create new properties, building cohesive story worlds and developing engaging stories to be told across multiple mediums, including, film, TV, and print. Prior to IDW, Winograd served as Manager of Development at Circle of Confusion Television Studios, a joint venture between Circle of Confusion and ITV Studios America. Winograd began her career in creative development at Kevin Misher's Misher Films, where she worked on projects including FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY and RICHARD JEWELL.
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!
CCO Bradley Gallo and Story Editor Nat Topping from Amasia Entertainment join our Panel as we listen and read your pitches live to help educate the Writers' Room screenwriters on what is and isn't working in their pitch.
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Kaleb Tuttle, the Director of Development for Brillstein Creative Partners! As the Director of Development for Brillstein Creative Partners, Kaleb supervises all production and development for the company. Kaleb began his career at Paramount Pictures working directly for the Chairman and CEO of the studio. He then moved to Paramount Television working for the President and Senior Vice President of the television group. There, he worked on hit series including 13 REASONS WHY for Netflix and DEFENDING JACOB with Chris Evans for Apple+. Kaleb has spent the last two years developing a wide range series at Brillstein. The company's Television production credits include "POLITICALLY INCORRECT WITH BILL MAHER," "THE SOPRANOS", "THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGER" (2021), and more.
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)