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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
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"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.
This month we welcome Literary Manager Zach Cox of Circle of Confusion, the management and production company behind "The Walking Dead" and the Oscar-winning film "Straight Outta Compton."
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!
The Cartel Manager Corey Ackerman 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.
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).
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.