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Travis Knox is currently at Chapman Filmed Entertainment, which is producing pictures in the micro-budget range of $250k - $1m. There he produced the project, The Barber, with Scott Glenn and Stephen Tobolowsky. Previously, Travis was the Executive Vice President at Oscar-winning and Golden Globe-winning, Storyline Entertainment, where he worked on several high-profile features including Miramax’s Oscar-winning Chicago, the Warner Bros. hit, The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman and the smash movie musical Hairspray, starring John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah and Michelle Pfeiffer. Full Bio »
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.
The Pitch Tank
"I feel lucky to be in the company of such passionate, talented, and professional people, and I learned a lot tonight. The writers are so good, and hearing them pitch is really encouraging. I also appreciated Travis's tips on pitching." - Anastacia S.
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Literary Manager Andrew Kersey to critique members' pitches! Andrew Kersey is a Literary Manager and the head of Kersey Management. In 2020, Andrew sold his client's Sci-Fi spec script to Universal with Mike De Luca, the Oscar-nominated producer behind THE SOCIAL NETWORK! You can read more on that here. Currently, his client’s feature comedy VACATION FRIENDS is in production at Broken Road for Hulu starring John Cena and Lil Rel. During the webcast we hear pitches for Romantic Comedy, female-driven television series, Westerns, and more! Like what you heard during this webcast? Did you know that Andrew also offers Script Reads and Consultation Calls? You can speak with him for a full hour about your script and career by clicking here.
During the December Pitch Tank, Director of Script Services Jason Mirch welcomes Literary Manager Jon Hersh of Housefire Management, a company that represents writers and directors in film, television, and digital content. They specialize in deep development, strong client relationships, and incendiary material that stands out like a house on fire. Jon's client list includes writers and filmmakers for film and TV including emerging writers with projects at Universal, Paramount, Lionsgate, Atlas Entertainment, and Gidden Media! Prior to forming Housefire, Jon was at CAA and Broad Green Pictures. He is a graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Jon and Jason listen to pitches from 4 members and offer their thoughts and feedback!
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!
Jason Mirch welcomes Courtney Miller Jr., of television's "Saints and Sinners" for Bounce TV. and A Stone Cold Christmas for Bounce TV, into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank! Courtney is a 5-time award winning director who has worked with the biggest names in entertainment including Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Usher, andBritney Spears. His award winning short film REPAIRations! - The Musical, received the Director's Choice Diversity in Cannes Best Musical.He has development deals with has development deals with TBS, Lionsgate, MGM, Legendary, Weed Road, Viola Davis' company Juvee, Bounce TV, and Will Packer.
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.