All Events to be held June 23-25, 2017 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport (2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505)

Kiss Hug Five Productions

Kiss Hug Five Productions

Currently working with participants found at last year’s GAPF!

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What is the best way to contact you? Email
Credit List (for yourself) Resurrection of Serious Rogers, The Broken Hearts Club (2009), Renounced, Get Spielberg, Valerie & Sid, Kiss of the Black Lotus, Nanny and the Professional, Love is For Democrats
What has your company produced? For what studios or networks? Resurrection of Serious Rogers (2010), The Broken Hearts Club (PunchTV, AMGTV, ZillionTV), Renounced (Fox), Love is for Democrats (IFC) 

 

What genres are you looking for? We are looking for: TELEVISION ONLY. NO FEATURES.  Contemporary Sci-Fi dramas and fantasy with very little SFX; fresh takes on medical and legal procedurals; episodic action dramas; exciting miniseries where new worlds with visceral content are discovered and explored. We’ll also look at unscripted extremes that are either LOUD and RATCHET or elegant and emotional. No middle of the road stuff.
Film, TV, New Media, Other? TELEVISION ONLY. NO FEATURES.
What makes the ideal writer for your company? We tend to work with writers who understand that both a concept and a screenplay will go through several stages of development and rewriting before they are ready to compete with existing network TV talent. Your script is NOT ready to be presented to the network as is — but we will help it get to that point. We get excited about writers who have their own voice, understand the rules of screenplay structure mechanics, the elements of story creation. When you master these aspects of writing, only then can you break the rules entirely.
What are your goals for the Great American PitchFest? Out of hundreds of writers, I chose to work with two and I got each of them a meeting with a network executive to pitch his and her series concepts. In 2016 I want to find five writers with 5+ show ideas that are diamonds in the rough.
Have you had success at pitching events before? Out of hundreds of writers at GAPF, I chose to work with only two and I got each of them their first-ever meeting with a network executive to pitch.
Is there any advice you would like to offer the writers who are pitching you? Know your story inside and out and be prepared to discuss alternate versions. Your idea may be crafty but if it is off-brand for the network it will never get in the door. Pitch for the audience who’s listening, don’t expect the audience to change in order to accept your idea. Give them what they want.