Making a Pitch for comedy writers at Funny or Die
In ye olden times, you’d hear about a comedy friend or friend of a friend claiming to write for The Tonight Show or Letterman, sending in jokes by fax. In 2017, what’s a fax? Funny or Die has not only made an app for that, but also perhaps revolutionized the process of finding new comedy... [Read More]
The Movie Pitch for ‘Horse in Motion’ (1878), by Collin Gossel
Oh wow, Mr. Muybridge, what a coincidence running into you here! I don’t want to interrupt your dinner, but listen, I’ve got this great idea. Okay, right, great, picture this: We open on a grassy field in Palo Alto, right? Sun’s shining. Early June. There’s a horse. She&rsquo... [Read More]
Just For Laughs now open to your 2017 pitches for TV and webseries
Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival has now opened its annual call for submissions for you to come up and pitch your TV shows and webseries and industry executives this July. As in past years, the Just For Laughs ComedyPRO conference is hosting the Stand Up & Pitch contest wher... [Read More]
Charlie Sheen’s Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn first pitch dream dashed
These days, social media has more power than ever. A simple tweet can set off a chain reaction that can result in anything from Betty White hosting Saturday Night Live to political revolution in a country like Egypt. And now, with the World Series set to feature the Cleveland Indians, the greatest s... [Read More]
Charlie Sheen’s Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn first pitch dream dashed
These days, social media has more power than ever. A simple tweet can set off a chain reaction that can result in anything from Betty White hosting Saturday Night Live to political revolution in a country like Egypt. And now, with the World Series set to feature the Cleveland Indians, the greatest s... [Read More]
FOX orders animated pilot presentation from 2015 NYTVF pitch as 2016 submission process comes to a close
FOX has ordered a pilot presentation for That's My Bus, the animated series about a New York City bus driver from comedians Dan Perlman and Will Julian that won the New York Television Festival's pitch contest last year at Montreal's Just For Laughs. It's too late to submit for the JFL Comedy Search... [Read More]
Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, and Adam Devine all winners at 2016 MTV Movie Awards
Comedy ran rampant at the 25th Anniversary of the MTV Movie Awards. Some of the biggest names in the genre were on hand to host, present, and be recognized for their work. From Melissa McCarthy receiving the “Comedic Genius Award” to The Lonely Island performing a medley of some of Will ... [Read More]
How Exactly Does Someone Pitch a TV Show?
As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal wave of comedy hopefuls looking for the advice, information... [Read More]
Elizabeth Banks Returning to Direct ‘Pitch Perfect 3’
Elizabeth Banks must’ve enjoyed the experience of her directorial debut in Pitch Perfect 2, because she’s also directing Pitch Perfect 3. According to Variety, Banks has officially signed on to direct the sequel, which also has Kay Cannon attached to write and Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson... [Read More]
Kill Rock Stars to Release Debut Comedy Albums by Ian Karmel and Emily Heller Next Month
Standups Ian Karmel and Emily Heller have brand new comedy albums coming out next month through Kill Rock Stars. Karmel’s album 9.2 on Pitchfork was recorded in Portland and “finds Ian waxing poetic about reviving Pimp My Ride, his differences with Harry Styles, being Jewish (but atheist... [Read More]