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Citizen Skull Productions & Management

Citizen Skull Productions & Management

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Credit List (for yourself) Scholastic Mania (Writer/Director), Re:Unite (Associate Producer) — in post production
What has your company produced? For what studios or networks? “Mother of the Bride” (Slice), “Pond Stars” (Nat Geo Wild), 12 Feet Deep, Heartthrob, Street Gang
What genres are you looking for? Mostly horror and thriller films. We might consider mystery, low budget genre (sci-fi and fantasy — particularly near future), compact drama, or period scripts depending on the ability of the writer and if the script has potential to fit in with our development network. We are also open to strong reality/unscripted concepts and adaptations.
Film, TV, New Media, Other? Film, TV (horror/thriller scripted and reality formats), and new media (particularly new media that blurs the line between unscripted and scripted).
Budget range? low to low middle
What makes the ideal writer for your company? Someone who knows how to take criticism and is willing to put the time in to the development process. Someone with a clear vision and demonstrable flexibility; know what hill to make a stand on,  and what points to concede. Ideally they should have a body of several recent (within the last three years), polished scripts in the bank.They must understand the basic tenets of story structure and script formatting. They MUST be able to leave only the essentials in the script: no novelization.
What are your goals for the Great American PitchFest? As a company, we make it a priority to stay abreast of script trends and up-and-coming writers. We have increasingly limited spots on our development slate, and are hoping to find a writer with a strong horror/thriller script who wants to make their vision our joint vision. I am also keeping an eye out for solid writers who have deeply internalized narrative structure and are open to developing scripts, even if their current scripts don’t 100% match with our current opportunities as a company.
Have you had success at pitching events before? As a company we have, and I am looking forward to ScriptFest.
Is there any advice you would like to offer the writers who are pitching you? Keep it short and clean. Know what you mean and state it concisely. Be prepared for questions. Don’t try to “sell me” the way a used car salesman might; both sides should be looking for an appropriate match to work together, not a sale. Focus on the story or concept at hand, not where it can go in a sequel or in ten years. Please do not try to tell me every detail of the story. If you need all the details to get an understanding of the story, then it probably doesn’t fit in with the concepts we’re able to develop.Criticism and suggestions should never be taken personally or defensively, especially since I want to see everyone succeed!