Mark Saffian appeared at a previous festival. View this year's speakers here.

Mark Saffian

Co-Founder/Manager - The Content House
Mark worked in production for years as a Production Coordinator and Assistant Director before becoming an executive. Beginning in the mail room at APA, then being promoted to an Assistant in the Packaging Department eventually becoming the Literary Department Development Coordinator where he helped to develop and sold pilots and films for the agency including the feature film “O” a modern retelling of Othello and the television series “24”. After APA, he was a Development Executive and Story Editor for Sony Pictures and Sid Ganis/Out of the Blue Entertainment where he was a Story Editor on “Big Daddy” and “Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo”. He read spec scripts, screenplays, pilots, books and evaluated projects of all types for acquisition and development for both film and television for the studio.
His current company is Content House, a literary management company. They represent dozens of New York Times Best Selling Authors, screenwriters, directors and production companies. They also represent a lot of the top names in comic book authors and creators, webcomics, video games and new media. They are currently actively developing The Crook Factory based on the best-selling novel by Dan Simmons (The Terror, Hyperion) telling the true story of Ernest Hemingway running a spy ring out of Cuba during World War 2, as well as, the television series “One Second After” with Constantin Films based on the best selling trilogy of books by William Forstchen. Recently, they have sold or set-up series on behalf of our clients to EOne, Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Animation, CW, Comedy Central, Showtime and HBO.

Genres – Features: Comedy, RomCom, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Thriller, Horror

Budgets – Features: All Budgets

TV Projects – Formats: Half-Hour Pilots, One-Hour Pilots, Miniseries, Limited Series

TV Projects – Genres: Comedy,Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Thriller, Horror

TV Projects – Potential Homes: Network (CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, etc…)m Cable (AMC, TNT, HBO, Showtime, etc…), Streaming (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc…)