This will be an exciting event where you the writer will pitch directly to our all-star lineup of Producers, Agents, Managers, Writers, Showrunners and Pitching gurus.


Regal Green Hills 16
3815 Green Hills Village Drive
Nashville, TN

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Hone your skills at pitching and storytelling at every level

The goal of this event is to link you directly with decision-makers but also to hone your skills at pitching and storytelling at every level.  Whether you are pitching to a producer, agent or skilled writer, remember that every Pitch Professional can help make you a better writer.  And that is the only thing that will lead to success in the future.

VIP tent of the Nashville Film Festival

The Big Pitch takes place from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Friday April 22nd, in the VIP tent of the Nashville Film Festival.  The event is a “Speed Dating” model where we at NWC will match you with pitch professionals based on your preference and a careful yet equitable matching system.  You will then be sent your “Big Pitch Dance Card” and it will be your responsibility to make sure you are in front of your designated professional at the proper time.

Look through the list of Pitch Professionals below and send your top three preferences via email to with your “TOP THREE” in the subject line.  All pitch assignments are first-come, first-served.  The deadline to email your top three preferences is Friday April 15th.

Only Elite Badgeholders and Big Pitch Ticket holders may register.

Who they are and what they’re looking for

Chad & Carey Hayes

The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2
Features, Genre

Max Borenstein

Godzilla, Minority Report on Fox
Features & TV

Keya Khayatian

Literary Agent UTA

Andrea Berloff

Straight Outta Compton, World Trade Center Oscar Nominated

Jeb Stuart

Die Hard, The Fugitive
Features & TV

Sean Covel

Producer, Napoleon Dynamite
Independent Features

Phil Hay

Ride Along, Clash of the Titans, R.I.P.D., The Invitation, Aeon Flux
Features, Studio & Indie

Shauna Cross

Whip It, If I Stay, Bad Santa 2
Features, Studio & Indie

Mark Bomback

Insurgent, War for Planet of the Apes, Live Free or Die Hard, The Wolverine

Diana Ossana

Brokeback Mountain Oscar Winner

Malcolm Spellman

Writer/Co-Producer Empire
Features & TV

Jacob Krueger

Writing Guru, Pitching Expert/Consultant
Pitch Prep & Feedback, Writing Guru

Adrian Garcia

Agent, Paradigm

Daniela Garcia-Brcek

Manager, Circle of Confusion

Danny Manus

Writing Guru, Pitching consultant
Pitch Prep & Feedback, Writing Guru

Sandy Leviton

Producer, Former TV Development Exec.
Low-budget horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy, dark drama, and dark comedy. Diversity, either in script or writer.

Jeannette Francis

Producer/Development, Atomic Monster (James Wan’s Production Company)
Horror with strong hook and castable roles

Elizabeth Dell

Producer, Array Entertainment; Head of PGA China Task force
China-US Co-Productions, Female-driven Action & Genre

Jeanne Bowerman

Editor, Script Magazine
Pitch Prep and Feedback

Cameron Larson

Producer, Hallmark Channel
Family-friendly content, MOW’s

Cate Adams

Production Executive, Warner Brothers
Primary Panelist