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Pine River Entertainment

Pine River Entertainment

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How many writers do you represent? 6-8
What is your percentage? 10
How much promotion do you do for your clients? How much do you expect them to do? We work hard for our clients but the clients who are most successful work hard, too. It’s a team effort.
What type of material are you looking for? Primarily feature length screenplays.  Especially like to hear stories set somewhere other than NYC and LA.  Also interesting reality projects that already have a platform or notable talent attached.

Romantic comedies – smart, character driven; IT’S COMPLICATED, KNOTTING HILL, BRIDGET JONES DIARY, JUST WRIGHT, MOONRISE KINGDOM.

 

Comedies – smart, physical comedies; THE HANGOVER, BRIDESMAIDS, PAUL, DATE NIGHT, CEDAR RAPIDS. Youth driven projects but no gross-out movies.  JUNO, NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, THE NOTEBOOK, MEAN GIRLS, BOTTLE ROCKET.

 

Thrillers and Action pictures – no “hack and slash” projects; psychological thrillers and smart horror okay.  THE MARTIAN, ARGO, TAKEN, LOOPER, THE OTHERS, SOURCE CODE.

 

Dramas – character and story driven screenplays that will attract talent.  ROOM, THE BIG SHORT, BROOKLYN, THE DESCENDANTS, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, THE HELP, MONEYBALL, BOTTLE SHOCK, SUNSHINE CLEANING.  Also any slice of history that we haven’t seen before like HIDDEN FIGURES.

We pitch to big production companies and they are always looking for the next franchise so I’m always interested in big budget, high concept studio pictures, especially if they have an established platform (book, comic book, graphic novel, game, toy)

 

How long are the terms of signing on with you? We are on a handshake deal with our clients. If they’re happy, we are happy to continue our relationship until that changes.
Are you looking for interns? no
Do you only represent screenwriters, or do you rep other types of writers? Mostly screenwriters and TV writers with a couple of features as samples.
Do you represent other types of talent? (Directors, Actors, etc.) Actors
Have you had success at pitching events before? Yes… In the past, I have signed writers. Even took a pitch to the studios that I heard At a pitch-fest. It’s very rare but it can happen.
Is there any advice you would like to offer the writers who are pitching you? Rehearse your pitch and keep it tight. If the story interests us, we’ll get it. I once developed a screenplay from a 40 second pitch. (see above) Don’t try to chase Hollywood. By the time a successful movie hits your local cineplex, 35 clones of that picture have already been written and pitched. Although it’s a tough challenge, try to be the one that Hollywood chases.