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 at the last Pitchfest, 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)

Andrew Henderson

Andrew Henderson – Producer - Fenrir Productions

Please see bio to view what Andrew is looking for

Brandon Combs

Brandon Combs – Producer - Relentless Lane Productions

Looking for all genres and formats (including novels)

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.

Dash Aiken

Dash Aiken – Creative Executive - Romark Entertainment

Please see profile to view what Dash is looking for

David Burgis

David Burgis – Producer - Independent Exec

Please see profile to see what David is looking for

David Harris

David Harris – Producer/Owner - Harris Films

David is looking for Sci Fi, Action, Thriller and Horror (Film and TV)

David McInerney

David McInerney – Literary Manager - MaCroManagement

Please see bio to see what David is looking for

Evan Schmitt

Evan Schmitt – Creative Director - Balance Pictures

Please see bio to see what Evan is looking for

Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor – President of Production - Futurism Studios

Looking for futurist leaning or science fiction ideas that are moving and inspiring more than dire and apocalyptic.

Javier Salgado

Javier Salgado – Manager/Agent - Chamber 37 Entertainment

Open to all genres, but looking to focus on comedy, preferably in TV. Looking for fun concepts and looking to laugh.

Jordan Rozansky

Jordan Rozansky – Producer - Night Beach Pictures

Please see Jordan's profile to see what he is looking for

Jorge Gonzalez

Jorge Gonzalez – Director of Operations - Roadmap Writers

Please see Jorge's profile to see what he is looking for

Leah Spicer

Leah Spicer – Producer - Eight8North

Looking for character driven narratives, across all genres that tackle topical subject matter. I have a number of projects in active development and am always on the hunt for fresh voices and new material. She has a passion for out of the box stories.

Mark Saffian

Mark Saffian – Co-Founder/Manager - The Content House

Please look at bio to see what Mark is looking for

Nick Olesksiw

Nick Olesksiw – Producer/Owner - Mischief Entertainment

Looking for high concept thriller / horror / adventure material.

Nils Bredeson

Nils Bredeson – Creative Director - Locus Entertainment

Please see bio for what Nils is looking for

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Jeremy Caine, Screenwriter

Jeremy Caine, Screenwriter

Executives

Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee – Development Associate - Scripted - Keshet UK

Looking for drama and comedy that compels, surprises or sheds new light on well-trodden genres and subjects. We look for both international-skewing and local, regional-set narratives, but keen for premises that can sustain for multiple series.

Anthony Joblin

Anthony Joblin – Development Executive - Renaissance Films

Currently interested in compelling character driven stories, either feature film or tv series format. Preferred genres are contemporary and historical drama. Low to mid budget level.

Charlotte Essex

Charlotte Essex – Development Executive - Mainstreet Pictures

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

Chris Grezo

Chris Grezo – Development - Headline Pictures

Looking for Dramas (occasionally comedy-dramas) which say something important and meaningful about the world.

Evelyn Xing

Evelyn Xing – Sales & Acquisitions - Carnaby International Sales & Distribution

While continuing looking for projects with fresh takes on genre films (horror, thriller, sci-fi), we are also interested in topical stories with a strong voice and theatrical potential.

Georgia Bayliff

Georgia Bayliff – Executive - Silver Reel

Film & TV - Looking for prestige material, whether that be quality character-driven dramas with a commercial edge or action-based narratives with strong premises and meaningful messages. Always looking to support talented writers whatever the concept.

Georgina Sherrington

Georgina Sherrington – Development Producer - TV Drama

Looking for ambitious writers with big, purposeful stories to tell. International / cross-border storytelling a plus.

Giles Edwards

Giles Edwards – Head Of Acquisitions & Development - Queensbury Pictures and sister company MPI

Queensbury Pictures (and MPI) are genre-focused, but "genre" covers a very wide arena, not just straight horror but the darkest thriller (STARRY EYES), blackest comedy (CATFIGHT) anything that combines genuine edge and potency.

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! Looking for projects to co-produce with the major platforms like Amazon, Netflix and Apple.

Guy Gadney

Guy Gadney – Founder - To Play For

Looking for strong dialogue and character-driven stories which can be brought to life as immersive interactive experiences across mobile and games platforms.

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.

Hattie Burles

Hattie Burles – Acquisitions Executive - DCD Rights

Interested in bold and compelling drama series for international audiences. Bonus points for crime/thriller elements, well-developed characters and returnable series.

Jason Ninh Cao

Jason Ninh Cao – Producer - JNC Productions

Looking for projects that will work or can be adapted for Vietnamese audiences. In particular I love to find a high concept action thriller with a good twist. 

Lawrence Mason

Lawrence Mason – Development - Bonafide

Bonafide is looking for meaningful and idiosyncratic TV drama scripts. No genre is off the table, but a relevant, compelling and contemporary narrative is key.

Lisa Walters

Lisa Walters – Development Executive-C4 Drama/ Producer-4Stories

We like scripts that surprise us, that deliver big ideas from a shiny new perspective; that resonate with audiences and encourage them to look at the world in a new way. Actively seeking, bold, thought-provoking, and challenging drama.

Louise Gagen

Louise Gagen – Executive - Feel Films

Looking primarily for film comedy and drama. Or scripted TV comedy.

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 have budgets of up to £5m.

Luke Fresle

Luke Fresle – Script Editor/Producer - Mainstreet Pictures

Looking for exciting stories told with that little bit of stardust.

Lyndon Baldock

Lyndon Baldock – Founder - Templeheart Films

Looking for character driven thrillers, elevated horrors and high concept scripts. Low to mid budget ranges.

Marcia Do Vales

Marcia Do Vales – Producer - Enmar Productions

Looking for strong female driven drama/thrillers, adventure/action, posh horrors and high concept scripts.

Matt Clinch

Matt Clinch – Development Executive - Hartswood Films

Looking for character driven drama, contemporary stories and writing with wit, warmth and ambition. Considering drama and comedy scripts.

May Gibson

May Gibson – Development/Producer - Independent Executive

Looking for new writing talent that displays a distinctive, authorial voice. Interested in drama, comedy/drama or comedy ideas for returnable TV series/serials with a clear sense of tone and format.

Michael Nakan

Michael Nakan – Founding Partner - Clipper Media Capital

Interested in English language projects - authentic British stories revolving around authentic, relatable characters with unique voices which could play on BBC 3 or C4. Otherwise, well-written and plotty genre are always a good bet!

Orion Lee

Orion Lee – Producer - Constellation Creatives

Looking for scripts that make an audience laugh or cry. Ideally with a budgets of £2m and under for film. TV budget unlimited, open to everything.

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.

Paul Testar

Paul Testar – Script Editor - Mammoth Screen

Looking for 60 minute TV drama ideas of any genre for UK broadcasters, so should ideally have some British element in the idea. Other than, just looking for quality and originality.

Sarah Laita

Sarah Laita – Producers' Assistant - Electric Shadow Company

Electric Shadow Company is open to many genres but are currently working on psychological thriller, horror, and YA scripts for film and television

Shannon Fairchild

Shannon Fairchild – Development Executive - Island Pictures

Open to all projects but specifically looking for character-driven, returnable TV dramas with a strong sense of place (think Doc Martin, The Durrells). Shannon is most attracted to scripts that offer a personal, sideways look at larger social issues.

Sidney Malik

Sidney Malik – Producer - ERA Film Studios

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

Sorcha Bacon

Sorcha Bacon – Producer - Try Hard Productions

Emerging Producer looking for bold, character led, genre bending stories. Particularly excited by debuts on smaller budget scale, that champion marginalised voices.

Terhi Kylliainen

Terhi Kylliainen – Development Exec - 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.

Victoria Morris

Victoria Morris – Development Assistant - Artists Studio

We’re always on the look-out from for interesting, provocative and character-led television drama.

It's so good to be creatively fed, be inspired and connect with other creatives. Thank you for the excellent experience.

Andrya, Screenwriter

Andrya, Screenwriter

Producers

Alex Lightman

Alex Lightman – Producer/Director - Cannibal Films

Cannibal Films is looking for film and TV genre content with depth and international appeal-unexpected, imaginative, and sizable stories that not only understand their audience, but aim to capture new audiences too. Mid to high budgets preferred.

Anna Mohr-Pietsch

Anna Mohr-Pietsch – Producer - Met Film

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

Dan Kemp

Dan Kemp – Executive Producer - Make Films

Make Films are keen to hear about scripts that would appeal to 18-30 year old audiences, narrative led VR shorts, and are open to anything unique and character driven, ideally low budget productions.

Jade Alexander

Jade Alexander – Producer - Little Jade Productions

Looking for Genre projects only: Sci-fi, Horror, Fantasy

James Moore

James Moore – Producer/Director - Make Films

Make Films are keen to hear about scripts that would appeal to 18-30 year old audiences, narrative led VR shorts, and are open to anything unique and character driven, ideally low budget productions.

Lucinda Whiteley

Lucinda Whiteley – Producer - Novel Entertainment

Looking for writers with a passion for creating children’s shows; I’m looking forward to hearing about your experiences in the ‘smart, fart, heart’ school of writing!

Nick Sadler

Nick Sadler – Producer - Goldfinch Studios

Goldfinch is looking for commercial genre features under £3M. Interested in particular in sci-fi, action and horror stories with a fresh hook and international appeal. Not looking for British comedy.

Nikolai Galitzine

Nikolai Galitzine – Producer - Advantage Pictures

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

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”.

Tom Kerevan

Tom Kerevan – Producer - Cannibal Films

Cannibal Films is looking for film and TV genre content with depth and international appeal-unexpected, imaginative and sizable stories that not only understand their audience, but aim to capture new audiences too. Mid to high budgets preferable.

Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson – Producer - Formosa Films

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

Thank you for an amazing, informative, and the most memorable LondonSWF yet!

Jean Maye, Screenwriter

Jean Maye, Screenwriter

Agents

Fiona Grant

Fiona Grant – Agent - Dench Arnold Agency

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

Phil Adie

Phil Adie – Agent - Nick Turner Management

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

Elaine Steel

Elaine Steel – Agent - Elaine Steel Agency

Elaine is an agent representing writers and directors in film, television, stage, radio as well as a few book writers.

Want to write? Do it. Want inspiration? Come to the London Screenwriters' Festival and make your dream a possibility!

Sharn Gill, Screenwriter

Sharn Gill, Screenwriter

Directors

Ben Mole

Ben Mole – Director/Producer - Core Films

Looking for high concept, speculative fiction stories – Fantasy, Horror, Sci Fi, Thriller, and Period drama.

Jo Southwell

Jo Southwell – Director - Aston Productions

Looking for TV and FILM content with strong gritty emotional pull, adaptations and action.

I was able to progress the sale of my screenplay, get some legal advice and network with many fantastic writers.

Jeffrey Crispin, Screenwriter

Jeffrey Crispin, Screenwriter