Who will YOU pitch?

Execs, Producers, Directors and Agents at PitchFest 2018

OK take a deep breath… and check out who you can pitch YOUR projects to this year at The Great British Pitchfest!

Execs will be added in late Summer.

Who came last time?

Sixty professionals from over fifty companies heard pitches in 2016 leading to hundreds of script requests. Execs, Producers, Directors and Agents attended from these companies in past few years.

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Confirmed Execs, Agents, Producers and Directors for 2018

Hollywood Pitch Execs (via Skype)

Anders Pedersen

Anders Pedersen – Manager

Comedy and thriller/horror. Interested in new talent - would not completely rule out other talented writers in different genres. Look for the ability to think out of the box and create something unique and untold.

Briana Hansen

Briana Hansen – Director of Writer Outreach - Roadmap

Looking for comedy scripts, but honestly love anything that feels refreshing or revealing of a world (fictional, fantastical, or real) that I wouldn't otherwise experience.

Chris Deckard

Chris Deckard – CEO - Fictional Entity

Looking for character-driven stories in which a strong protagonist has an arc as fulfilling as the plot. Any genre considered. Looking for writers who know how to collaborate and take notes and are highly skilled in story structure.

Daniel Herther

Daniel Herther – Producer

Looking for Elevated psychological thriller and Elevated horror

Denise Hewett

Denise Hewett – CEO - Scriptd

We have a passion point for underrepresented narratives.

Derrick Eppich

Derrick Eppich – Manager - Lee Stobby Entertainment

Currently, focusing on genre and prestige storytelling with fresh new voices and emerging filmmakers that best capture the independent spirit and heart.

Gavin Dorman

Gavin Dorman – Producer/Manager - Schemers Entertainment

Looking for features in the Action, Thriller, Horror, Grounded Sci-Fi spaces. Also, true life tales that can be adapted for $15M or less. Not looking for TV concepts to shop.

Jason Lubin

Jason Lubin – Producer

Looking for feature and television scripts to option or writers that could potentially do rewrites on projects.

Joan Mao

Joan Mao – Producer

Looking for features ( sci_fi/ horror/thriller/comedy) and tv series ( character driven: mystery/thriller/ drama or sitcoms)

John Hilary Shepherd

John Hilary Shepherd – Vice President Development - New Republic Pictures

John is looking for Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror.

Jonathan Shukat

Jonathan Shukat – CEO - Shukat Pictures

Looking for high concept action, thriller, and noir projects (a la Brick – detective stories), specific dramas that can attract high caliber talent/director attachments – mainly based on a true story, romances, romance-comedies, and comedies.

Justine Patrick

Justine Patrick – Producer

Justine is looking for Drama, Comedy, Sci- Fi, Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Krista Sipp

Krista Sipp – Manager

Currently, she is focused on developing younger clients with fresh voices and under-represented points of view.

Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones – Director/Producer

Looking for psychological horror, high concept science fiction, period thrillers, biopics, icon led documentaries and family fantasy.

Matthew Smaglik

Matthew Smaglik – Producer

Looking for Sci-fi, Thrillers, True Stories, Biopics, Under $5MM, open to TV Pilots.

Morgan Long

Morgan Long – Manager at Requiem Entertainment

Looking for all genres and formats (except for historical projects if the writer doesn't have the rights). Everything else is fine!

Nick Fullen Collins

Nick Fullen Collins – Executive - Artistic Vision Entertainment

Looking for character driven drama pilots. Pilots that have political and or strong family dynamics to (Homeland, Ozark) are ideal. In addition, I'm looking for adult comedy pilots and features.

Tarini Anand

Tarini Anand – Executive - Roadmap Writers

Looking for a variety of ideas, I know several execs and their tastes and will be scouting for them. Not looking for anything historical/period/biopic. 

I'm still buzzing my socks off about the lab... what a tremendous experience!

Michelle Lindsay, Screenwriter

Michelle Lindsay, Screenwriter

Executives

Anna Mohr-Pietsch

Anna Mohr-Pietsch – Producer - Met Film

Looking for anything interesting and good! No specific genres. Film and TV.

Ariadne Kotsaki

Ariadne Kotsaki – Executive - DJ Films

We are looking for exciting and talented writers who can tell bold and innovative stories.

Charlie Bury

Charlie Bury – Acquisitions Manager - Bankside Films

Always looking for new material, as long as the story is doing something new and interesting that we can champion. We need to give buyers a choice of films. And this could range from an auteur-driven horror piece to a sophisticated period drama.

Charlotte Essex

Charlotte Essex – Development Executive

Looking for: Exciting stories told with that little bit of stardust. 

Edward Barlow

Edward Barlow – Development Producer - Artists Studio TV

 I am always on the lookout for original voices, interesting worlds, vivid characters. I am most excited by work which surprises me and has something to say.

Georgina Sherrington

Georgina Sherrington – Director of Scripted Development - Shire Oak Films

Shire Oak are looking for ambitious writers with big, purposeful stories to tell. International / cross-border storytelling a plus.

Graham Smith

Graham Smith – Founder - Grand Scheme Media

Interested in scripts with mainstream ambition - think big! Aim high - take on the challenge of BBC1, ITV1 and Sky1!

Hannah Prior

Hannah Prior – Development Assistant - Slimfilmandtv

Intelligent, confident, talked-about television drama that resonates with a British audience.

Harriet Creelman

Harriet Creelman – Development Executive - Red Planet Pictures

Looking for tv drama - bold, commercial, entertaining, surprising, sparky. Contemporary stories, no limit on genre.

Harry Arkwright

Harry Arkwright – Executive - DRG TV

Looking for commercial Drama that that can compete on the international stage and appeal across the globe. Open to drama in many forms from Series, Serials and Miniseries in all genres however we are always particularly interested in Crime and Thrillers.

Helena Murphy

Helena Murphy – Development Executive - Hartswood Films

Looking for character driven drama, contemporary stories and writing with wit, warmth and ambition. Considering all genres, but drama is more of a focus than comedy.

James Farrell

James Farrell – Head of Comedy Development - BBC

Looking for sitcom (multi & single-cam), comedy drama and dramedy writers.

Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor – Managing Director - Electric Shadow Company

Jay works across many genres but is especially keen on horror, comedy and family scripts for film and television.

Jaya Campbell

Jaya Campbell – Development Executive - Blueprint Pictures

We’re looking for intelligent, compelling stories with the scope and commercial appeal to find an international audience, whether they’re true stories, adaptations of existing IP, or original ideas.

Jennifer Pick

Jennifer Pick – Development Editor - Eleven Film

We’re looking for television writers with something urgent to say, or an exciting new angle to explore. No limits on genre.

Jessie Mangum

Jessie Mangum – Development/Production Executive - Goalpost Film

Goalpost Film is a worldwide sales, financing and production company that enables distinct independent feature films. Recent titles include Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip trilogy, Wayne Blair’s The Sapphires and Neil Armfield's Holding the Man.

Jolien Buijs

Jolien Buijs – Head of Development - MoliFilms

Looking for low-budget feature scripts/ideas that tell diverse stories with interesting characters. Particularly interested in grey-pound ideas but also open to genre films, romantic comedies, dramas, etc. as long as they can be made for less than 1 mil.

Jonas Zimmerman

Jonas Zimmerman – Development Assistant - Studio Canal

We are looking for exciting writing talent and inspiring European stories, across family entertainment, prestige and true stories.

Julianne Ford

Julianne Ford – Executive - Tailored Films

Looking for writers who preferably have one distributed feature film made already and are interested in high concept low budget (1m euro) films in the sci-fi, comedy or horror genres. Looking for a feature film that is a magical adventure for children. 

Keith Kehoe

Keith Kehoe – Head of Production & Aquisitions - GSP Studios

Looking for feature scripts in the low-med range with international appeal. All genre's accepted

Kenneth O-Toole

Kenneth O-Toole – Executive - DJ Films

We are looking for exciting and talented writers who can tell bold and innovative stories. 

Luke Foster

Luke Foster – Development Executive | Iron Box Films

Currently seeking: Projects that tell a compelling story, are in an identifiable genre and would have international appeal, and ideally are in the £5m to £20m budget range.

Mark Pallis

Mark Pallis – Head of Development - Rainmaker Pictures

Looking for contemporary or period drama series/serials which have either a script and a strong authored voice, or unique access or experience of a distinct world.

Michael Nakan

Michael Nakan – CEO - Clipper Media Capital

Ambitious features and TV series with genre elements - straightforward plots combined with literary storytelling, in the vein of LOGAN. Distinctive, authored TV drama (or comedy, if it’s right) which can stand out in the era of peak TV - UK or US setting.

Paul Sukhija

Paul Sukhija – Development - Aimimage Productions

Low-med budget film proposals: there is a wide range of things we would consider, from personal dramas with GREAT characters to genre ideas that don’t feel off-the-shelf and we are particularly keen to hear stories told from a female perspective.

Sarah Laita

Sarah Laita – Producers' Assistant

Electric Shadow Company is looking for many genres but is especially keen on horror comedy and family scripts for film and television.

Savannah James-Bayly

Savannah James-Bayly – Executive - Sly Fox Productions

She has a particular interest in telling fresh, bold stories from diverse perspectives.

Seng Pin Lee

Seng Pin Lee – Executive - The Media Pioneers

We are looking for Film and TV Drama scripts which happen in China or have Chinese elements. Alternatively, if the project is really strong and there is enough jeopardy, we would consider adapting it for a Chinese version.

Sidney Malik

Sidney Malik – Producer

Looking for Horror Film concepts from female directors, Virtual reality film concepts, Horror Feature Film and TV Series

Sophie Green

Sophie Green – Head of Acquisitions & Development -West End Films

We are looking for high quality commercial projects from talented writers across all genres

Terhi Kylliainen

Terhi Kylliainen – Development - Midsummer Films

Midsummer Films is primarily looking for genre based films, including action, adventure, thriller and sci-fi.

Thembisa Cochrane

Thembisa Cochrane – Development Exec | Spier Films

Looking for entertaining stories with quality performance-driven drama supported by genre elements. We specialise in European co-productions.

I’ve run a Production Company for 6 years, done the fest circuit and it’s safe to say LSF was the most electric, stimulating and family like experience yet.

Gary Verby, Screenwriter

Gary Verby, Screenwriter

Producers

Andee Ryder

Andee Ryder – Producer - Misfits Entertainment

International genre for the international market place. Maintain a global focus with all projects, nothing too provincial. Broader stories that will travel and have global appeal. TV and film accepted.

Christine Hartland

Christine Hartland – Producer - Patchwork Productions

Interested in thrillers and comedies. No horror.

Daniel-Konrad Cooper

Daniel-Konrad Cooper – Producer - Rather Good Films Ltd

Looking for screenplays that play to the strengths of Independent Cinema - high-concept character-driven stories that can engage and inspire international audiences.

Emily Compton

Emily Compton – Producer - Core Films

Looking to build up the slate and meet interesting new writers

Gary Sinyor

Gary Sinyor – Producer/Director

Interested in character driven films only with strong parts that will attract cast. Comedy, Drama and Thrillers. No green screen.

Helen Simmons

Helen Simmons – Producer - Aimimage Productions

Low-med budget film proposals: there is a wide range of things we would consider, from personal dramas with GREAT characters to genre ideas that don’t feel off-the-shelf and we are particularly keen to hear stories told from a female perspective.

James Heath

James Heath – Producer - Dresden Pictures

Currently seeking: High Concept Sci-fi Thriller Scripts.

Kim Zubick

Kim Zubick – Producer - Zubick Films

Any genre (but NO horror) - strong characters facing difficult decisions, anything affording an interesting insight into the human condition. Favoured genres - dramas, thrillers, love stories, magical realism, grounded sci-fi. Features and TV.

M J McMahon

M J McMahon – Director & Producer - Capture

Michael is looking for intelligent stories, no horror, rom-coms or clichés.

Nikolai Galitzine

Nikolai Galitzine – Producer - Advantage Pictures

Sci-fi, political drama, art house, European thriller, Experimental mixed drama/documentary (not drama-docs), historical, westerns.

Rachelle Constant

Rachelle Constant – Producer - Constant Productions

Looking for writers with a real hunger and focus for film – with striking stories to tell and interesting characters. Considering all genres, but drama and comedy drama is a focus.

Shirani Le Mercier

Shirani Le Mercier – Producer - Spring Time Films

Currently seeking: Live action - Adventure, thriller, sci-fi, comedy/romcom, family. Animation: Family/fantasy.

Stephanie Bamberg

Stephanie Bamberg – Producer - Kult Fiktion Ltd

Looking for a good “hero’s journey” that tells a human story. We are also interested in thrillers and stories with a lovely twist. Changing the audience’s expectations and getting them “off guard”.

Stevie Lee

Stevie Lee – Producer - Runaway Fridge

I’m looking for projects that are about different people. Different kinds of communities. Different ways of looking. Different ways of seeing. Drawn with truth and warmth and humour.

Tom Kerevan

Tom Kerevan – Producer - Cannibal Films

Tom is a writer/producer at Cannibal Films. They are looking for INCREDIBLE stories of any genre that are challenging, original, powerful and have one eye on the commercial marketplace.

Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson – Producer - Formosa Films

Looking for: Fresh, compelling, contemporary thrillers and high concept comedies.

Stewart Le Marechal

Stewart Le Marechal – Producer - MetFilm

Stewart is open to hearing most ideas although less keen on straight horror.

The LSF team and volunteers go to a huge effort to make the festival a completely mind-blowing experience

Charlotte Essex, screenwriter

Charlotte Essex, screenwriter

Agents

Cassie Barraclough

Cassie Barraclough – Agent - Blake Friedmann Literary Agency

Into 'originality and depth of character'. Excited about the golden age of television. Genres are drama, social realism, comedy/drama, quirky comedy, speculative fiction, romance and noir. Could also be tempted by horror, crime (and films too!)

Fiona Grant

Fiona Grant – Agent - Dench Arnold Agency

Entertaining stories, particularly interested in musicals, horrors and comedies. Film and television.

Frances Arnold

Frances Arnold – Agent - Rochelle Stevens & Co.

Frances has worked at Rochelle Stevens & Co for twenty six years. She is interested in new and experienced writers of drama, and particularly drawn to fresh and original stories told through engaging characters and a strong individual voice.

Lucy Fawcett

Lucy Fawcett – Agent - Sheil Land Associates

Lucy is interested in television drama series pilots or original feature screenplays from new or experienced writers and is particularly open to approaches from women and BAME writers.

Phil Adie

Phil Adie – Agent - Nick Turner Management

Phil is interested in drama and comedy writers for television, film and radio.

I went in with an idea which wasn’t quite working and came away with a different story line and a totally different antagonist that made complete sense. Wonderful!’

Rita Wheeler, Screenwriter

Rita Wheeler, Screenwriter

Directors

Ben Mole

Ben Mole – Director/Producer - Core Films

Looking to build up the slate and meet interesting new writers

D R Hood

D R Hood – Director - Likely Story

Looking for Drama/Arthouse type films, I usually like things with a little humour. Interested in low budget arthouse sci fi. NO action/horror.

Ian Bonhôte

Ian Bonhôte – Director/Producer - Misfits Entertainment

International genre for the international market place. Maintain a global focus with all projects, nothing too provincial. Broader stories that will travel and have global appeal. TV and film accepted.

Dave Reynold’s Script Lab was a career highlight for me. He threw himself into my Screenplay... and built on it with ideas and advice that only someone of his experience could offer.

Nathan Russell-Raby, Screenwriter

Nathan Russell-Raby, Screenwriter