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Samaco Films

Samaco Films

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What is the best way to contact you? email, text
Credit List (for yourself) https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm2770874/
What has your company produced? For what studios or networks? Over 20 successful Independent feature films, 11 currently in development, 2 released in 2015. 2 being released in 2016I have my own domestic distribution through my sister company “Synergetic Distribution” and have distributed films through Films distributed by Universal/Sony, Paramount Home Video/ Vivendi-Universal, After Dark Pictures, Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Arclight Films.

 

Actors in my films include:

 

Gary Oldman – (The Dark Knight, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Robocop)

Christian Slater – (Interview with a Vampire, True Romance)

Michael Madsen – (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Donnie Brasco)

David Arquette- (Never Been Kissed, SCREAM Trilogy)

Thora Birch- (American Beauty, The Hole)

Brittany Snow – (Pitch Perfect, Hairspray, John Tucker Must Die)

Vivica A. Fox – (Independence Day, Kill Bill)

Chris Klein – (American Pie, American Reunion)

Christine Lahti – (Running on Empty, Chicago Hope)

Lin Shaye – (There’s Something About Mary, INSIDIOUS 1,2 & 3)

James Kyson (Despicable Me, HEROES)

Dane Cook (Mr. Brooks, Dan in Real Life)

Michael Urie – (Modern Family, Ugly Betty)

Powers Booth (Sin City, The Avengers)

Lance Henriksen- (The Terminator, Aliens)

What genres are you looking for? ALL
Film, TV, New Media, Other? Actively seeking films in or preparing for development, finished films needing distribution, television series pitches
Budget range? $500K – $5M
What makes the ideal writer for your company? Someone who also has business savvy and is flexible and teachable
What are your goals for the Great American PitchFest? To find great projects and writers and producers like I did last year
Have you had success at pitching events before? Yes, last year’s event
Do you have any GAPF success stories you can share with us from previous years? I have been producing for 15 years and have many success stories from event such as this.  There are currently 3 new projects in development at my company as a direct result of my teaching my Film Financing Forum at your event last year so I am excited to be coming back again.
Is there any advice you would like to offer the writers who are pitching you? Yes, be specific and to the point.  Do not go foo on tangents.  Know  the key points of your pitch and stick with them.  Also, have more than one script/story to pitch if possible.