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This month, Jason is excited to welcome producer Regina Lee into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank! Regina's resume is very impressive! She has sold pilots to HBO, Starz, FOX, BET, as well as multiple TV pilots at 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 3, Bridget Jones 2, The Cat in the Hat, Seabiscuit, and Red Dragon.
Over an hour and a half, Regina and Jason listen and critique pitches from Writers' Room members and offer advice on how to help your pitch break out in a crowded market!
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Producer Tiegen Kosiak joins 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.
During this webcast, the Writers' Room welcomes special guest, Literary Manager Mike Diaz of The Coronel Group to critique members' pitches. The Coronel Group is a literary and talent management company based in LA that has a roster of A-List Actors, including Alan Tudyk (Disney Animated Films), Adan Gillen ("GAME OF THRONES"), and Robert Patrick (TERMINATOR -franchise). Mike focusses on project development for Coronel Group's screenwriters and directors through the literary division. Mike has over 10 years of experience representing Actors, writers, and Directors, and he had some excellent insights for those members who pitched. This month we heard pitches for television and features, including a Thriller, Drama, Coming-of-Age story, and more! And two members had their scripts requested by Mike after the session!
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
Stage 32’s Director Script Services, Jason Mirch and Guest Panelist David Harris (producer on dozens of films, including SECURITY with Antonio Banderas) ago over writer’s pitches, both live and written, to help improve each pitch.
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Art/Work Literary Manager Spencer Robinson!In 2020, Spencer staffed writers on series for HBOMax and Netflix - and sold his client's feature script. Most recently, Spencer has one client's project in the midst of a bidding war between 2 cable networks. His clients have been in films with directors Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Clint Eastwood, Gore Verbinski, and more. In the TV world, his clients have been regular cast members on shows for Netflix, The CW, Cinemax, CBS, NBC, FX, Starz, Nickelodeon, EPIX, TBS and more. Spencer’s clients have also recurred on series for Freeform, TNT, AMC, Showtime and many more. Art/Work's writing clients work in both feature and television and include Eric Heisserer (Academy-Nominated screenplay, ARRIVAL), and writers on shows such as WORKAHOLICS, ARROW, JUSTIFIED. In addition to working with the studios, cable and networks, Spencer has also set up projects at Netflix. Spencer began his career in production and moved into talent management at MBST Entertainment (Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Billy Crystal).
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.