Execs, Producers, Directors and Agents at PitchFest 2017
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.
Confirmed Execs, Agents, Producers and Directors for 2017
Looking for anything interesting and good! No specific genres. Film and TV.
Based in London Bankside is a leading international sales and film finance company for independent films.
Charlotte has extensive script editing experience in development and production. She is currently working for Mainstreet Pictures in the development Department.
Development Producer - Artists Studio TV
MPI (and in-house production entity Dark Sky Films) is 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.
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 joined Hartswood Films in 2016 and works alongside the Development team with emerging and established writing talent across a wide slate of drama and comedy projects.
Following the launch of ESF in February 2014, Jay serves as an executive or associate producer on many of the company’s investments.
Tailored Films have a number of feature projects in development with the Board. The Company’s slate includes a diverse mix of horror, thriller, sci-fi and children’s projects, as well as innovative cross media concepts.
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.
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.
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.
The LSF is simply the best event of its kind
John Yorke, former Head of Ch4 Drama/ Controller BBC Drama
The Cannibal brand is all about intelligent genre films. This means that we are open to discussing ideas and scripts of any genre, but they must go beyond what already exists. Think along the lines of Darren Aronofsky and Christopher Nolan.
Producer Andee's debut feature Alleycats is distributed internationally by a Major International Studio in over 20 countries.
Damian is one of Britain’s most prolific film producers. A career that spans over 30 feature films he has collaborated with prestige directing talent to create a variety of award winning films.
Currently seeking: High Concept Sci-fi Thriller Scripts.
Michael is looking for intelligent stories, no horror, rom-coms or clichés.
Sci-fi, political drama, art house, European thriller, Experimental mixed drama/documentary (not drama-docs), historical, westerns.
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”.
Runaway Fridge is a London based production company which develops and produces features and has a TV development deal with international TV distributor Fremantlemedia.
Tom's feature debut 'Tear Me Apart' premiered at the Austin Film Festival and he is currently working on his second feature ‘Gun’.
Stewart is open to hearing most ideas although less keen on straight horror.
Apocalypto, King Arthur, Shanghai Noon and Last Of The Mohicans are a handful of films on Ned's resume - it reads more like our movie collection!
Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees –LSF can help you chop it all up into manageable logs for the creative fire
Craig Howells, Screenwriter
Cassie Barraclough joined Blake Friedmann Literary Agency in March 2017 as assistant to the media department. She previously worked in theatre, and has produced, performed, written and directed productions in London and regionally.
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.
In addition to providing his business affairs expertise and managing the day-to-day business of the agency, Phil is building his own client list.
Jean Kitson is an agent representing film, TV, theatre and radio writers and directors.
If I hadn't come to the festival I wouldn't have improved as a writer, got an agent, and now I have a meeting at Hollyoaks about writing the show!
Hayley November, Screenwriter
Looking to build up the slate and meet interesting new writers
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 is an award-winning film Director and Producer. His first feature Alleycats was distributed in 20 countries.
LSF feels like school, uni and the warmest, snuggliest part of my bedroom all rolled into one!