Ana Sessions

Development Coordinator @ Lionsgate
Saturday 10/17 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT

Particularly Interested In:

Grounded sci-fi, heightened YA (but without supernatural or fantasy elements), left of center quirky half hour cable and streaming comedies, corporate espionage/undercover stories for streaming/premium, ongoing horror (not anthological), high concept family drama in the vein of SUCCESSION, character driven dramas are our main focus going forward (some of our shows that have been recent successes that we use as comps for what has worked for us and feel “left of center” include ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST on NBC, LOVE LIFE coming soon to HBO MAX - other less recent examples include MAD MEN, WEEDS, NURSE JACKIE, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK)

Pitch Tips

Concept first, then focus on structure so I can get a clear sense of how the series is outlined, but with an emphasis on character throughout since all of our shows prioritize character first

About Your Host

Ana Sessions grew up in Seattle, Washington until moving to Los Angeles to pursue a double degree in Business Administration and Critical Studies of Film. Ana then segued into TV when she worked at ICM Partners because of the quality of storytelling and opportunity for rich character development before coming to Lionsgate 3 years ago in 2017. Ana fully transitioned to the TV Development team in May of last year and has served as the development coordinator since.As an independent studio, Lionsgate has projects in active development or production at almost every broadcast, cable, premium, and streaming outlet. Lionsgate owns premium network STARZ and partners with them often, but the TV division is constantly looking for new outlets to share content with consumers and prides themselves on being entrepreneurial first movers when it comes to taking risks on new platforms. Lionsgate's shows past and present span across all genres, and the TV group has the unique ability to go after projects in all worlds and spaces as no genre is off limits since the team's passion for a particular show drives our ability to find the best home for it. Lionsgate's projects are set up all around town, with shows at STARZ, HBO, HBO Max, Showtime, Quibi, Hulu, Apple, Peacock, NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, Amazon, Netflix, TNT, TBS, and FX to name a few. Some of the projects coming soon from Lionsgate include LOVE LIFE (HBO Max), FIRST LADIES (Showtime), POWER BOOK II: GHOST (Starz), HEELS (Starz), HIGHTOWN (Starz), SWIMMING WITH SHARKS (Quibi), among many more. The TV team also has numerous production deals in place with pods and companies like 3 Arts, BBC Studios, Point Grey (Seth Rogen), PictureStart, Feig Co. (Paul Feig), The Tannenbaum Company, Megamix (Jonathan Levine), Universal Music Group, End of Episode (Courtney Kemp), Jenny Bicks, and many other talented creators. Lionsgate looks forward to the opportunity to expand their slate with fresh stories from emerging and diverse voices and perspectives.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your contact info or written pitch via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material/contact submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:


TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Grounded Sci-fi, specifically YA
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

Subgenres
  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Westerns

Specifically not interested in:

Post apocalyptic/dystopian, multi-cam, broadcast procedurals, fantasy w/o IP


Books
  • Autobiographies
  • Biographies
  • Book Series
  • "Buddy"
  • Comic Books
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Cookbooks
  • Crime
  • Detective
  • Erotica
  • Essays
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Historical Fiction
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Literary Fiction
  • Memoirs
  • Mystery
  • Non-Fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Period Piece
  • Personal Growth
  • Political
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Short Stories
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • Suspense
  • True Crime
  • True Stories
  • Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult (YA) / Teen

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