ISA's Virtual Pitch Panel

International Screenwriters' Association 19 days ago

We will be hearing pitches from our newly named Fast Track Fellows: Emma Barrow and co-writers Kate Holland and Marlowe Mitchell and the three winners of this round of the ISA TV Pilot Pitch Challenge: Barbara Blomquist, Caden Douglas and David Green.

* Hear live feedback from industry professionals.
* Find out what goes into a successful pitch.
* Get tips and tools on how to polish your own pitches.

PANELISTS
CHRIS NOLD - MANAGER
Chris is currently a Literary Manager at MGMT Entertainment, a management company that represents Davy Levy from Schitt's Creek and Stefani Robinson from What We Do In The Shadows. They are involved in the TV Projects, The Old Man and The Good Lord Bird.

DAVID SOLDINGER - VP DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION
David is a comedy TV and Film producer and writer with over 15 years of experience taking projects from pitch to delivery. He is currently the VP Development & Creative Production at Abominable Pictures. He oversees and helps facilitate all creative aspects for every one of Abominable's productions which includes taking/developing pitches, staffing writers rooms, hiring directors, and casting actors. His work can be seen on a wide array of Networks such as Netflix ("Murderville", "Medical Police", "Mystery Science Theater 3000", "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later"), Hulu ("Hotwives of Las Vegas"), Adult Swim, The CW, HBO, IFC, and more. He's also developed a slate of podcasts (scripted and unscripted) for iHeart Media and Spotify.

NATALIE GERGELY - DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Natalie is currently the Director of Development for Abominable Pictures which is known for hit shows such as Netflix's Murderville, Medical Police, Brews Brothers, Wet Hot American Summer, and Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim. At Abominable Pictures, Natalie has developed TV projects that have sold to TBS, WB KYAC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TBS, and Netflix. In addition to her work in TV, she has also developed, packaged, and sourced funding for feature projects, and developed and sold podcasts to iHeartMedia under an overall deal.

FELICITY WREN - VP OF DEVELOPMENT Felicity Wren is the VP of Development at the ISA. Originally from London, she studied all areas of performance: writing, directing, acting technique, and script analysis for her Honors and then Masters Degrees. She then formed her own Production Company: Unrestricted View concentrating on theatre, new writing and comedy at their performance venue - The Hen & Chickens Theatre in London. Since moving to Los Angeles over a decade ago, she has continued acting, writing and producing, winning five performance awards, and producing fourteen film projects to date.

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