Benjamin Coster

Story Editor @ Original Film
Sunday 2/2 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT
Great for half-hour comedies, hour dramas, genre pieces, & LGBTQIA+ projects!
Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

Concept first. If the concept is strong, the project has potential. Next is Characters, without a compelling arc there is nowhere to go.

About Your Host

Benjamin Coster holds a BA in Film & Electronic Arts from CSU Long Beach and after graduation jumped into the world of physical production. He worked as an Office PA on THE GRINDER, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, BONES, and THE ORVILLE. Ben then paid his dues at ICM Partners serving as an assistant in the Motion Picture Literary Department. Following that, Ben ended up working for David Leitch & Kelly McCormick (87Eleven) on DEADPOOL 2 and FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS AND SHAW. That opportunity led to Ben’s current position as Story Editor at Neal Moritz's production company, Original Film (GOOSEBUMPS, PASSENGERS). Original Film has a production deal with Paramount Studios and credits include ESCAPE ROOM, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise, GOOSEBUMPS, PRISON BREAK, TOTAL RECALL, 21 (& 22!) JUMP STREET, THE BIG C, I AM LEGEND and the upcoming projects BLOODSHOT with Vin Diesel, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG with Jim Carrey, WONDERLAND with Mark Wahlberg, AFTERBURN with Gerard Butler, CLIFFHANGER with Jason Momoa, DOC SAVAGE with Dwayne Johnson, and many many more!


  • 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.


If you have any questions at all about this program, email!

Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Thriller
  • Horror

  • Biopics
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Female-Driven
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Holiday
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Diverse Writers