On September 15-18, 2011, the Screenwriting Expo returns for its 10th year bringing with it the Golden Pitch Festival, a unique opportunity for screenwriters to pitch their scripts to top Hollywood executives, for three of those days.
Golden Pitch Festival producer and Creative Screenwriting Magazine publisher Bill Donovan notes, “In one room we will have up to 60 of Hollywood’s A-list producers, development executives, agents, and managers all looking for new material. No other event offer writers better access to the people and companies capable of setting their writing career in motion.”
Many Golden Pitch Festival participants are top names in the industry, including studio, network and cable development executives as well as agents and managers. These confirmed executives have studio deals and/or have produced several major motion pictures, television shows or Movies-of-the-Week. Executives seeking features of all budgets, MOWS, as well as hour and half-hour television formats will be hearing pitches. Literary agents and managers are from the top companies representing elite screenwriting talent and making deals that grace the pages of The Hollywood Reporter and Variety every day are involved. Each year, the Golden Pitch event also includes several execs from script-hungry smaller companies that writers might otherwise overlook; all of these companies are actively seeking great scripts. That’s why they attend.
Some of the companies committed to this year’s Golden Pitch Festival include Phoenix Pictures (Black Swan, Shutter Island), Platinum Studios (Cowboys & Aliens), Suntaur Entertainment, The Radmin Company, Starz Network (“Torchwood,” “Spartacus”), Zero Gravity Management, Destiny Pictures, Madhouse Entertainment (Country Strong, “Burn Notice”), Magnet Management, Pantheon Entertainment, Towerhill Entertainment, PB Management, Varsity, 617 Films, Intrigue, Overbrook Entertainment (The Karate Kid, “Hawthorne”), Laurence Mark Productions, Whitewaterfilm, Convergence, Farah Films, Occupant Films, Gallagher, Sunrise, Media Talent Group, Archetype Management, Kaplan Perrone (Knowing), Bohemia Group, Mutual Films and many more.… Read More