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

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.  Will also take a look at half-hour and 1 hour television specs.

 

Romantic comedies – smart, character driven; KNOTTING HILL, BRIDGETTE JONES DIARY.

 

Comedies – smart, physical comedies are okay; LITTLE MIS SUNSHINE, MEET THE PARENTS, THE SANTA CLAUSE, LIAR, LIAR.  Will also look at youth driven projects but no gross-out movies.  NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, WHALE RIDER, HOLES, THIRTEEN, THE NOTEBOOK, MEAN GIRLS, BOTTLE ROCKET.

 

Thrillers – no “hack and slash” projects; psychological thrillers and smart horror okay.  TAKEN, PANIC ROOM, THE OTHERS, THE RING.

 

Dramas – character and story driven screenplays that will attract talent. SIDEWAYS, IN THE BEDROOM, PERSONAL VELOCITY, ROGER DODGER, GARDEN STATE, OPEN WATER, THE COOLER.

 

Currently looking for a small budget character driven drama or comedy set in middle America.

 

Television – unique, character driven projects with smart, solid dialogue.

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.
Do you have any GAPF success stories you can share with us from previous years? No.
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.