Benjamin Coster

Development Assistant
Original Film
Materials Due: 9:00am PT
Saturday 4/6

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

Concept first. I always believe if the concept is strong that it can be used. 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 a Development Assistant at Neal Moritz's production company, Original Film (GOOSEBUMPS, PASSENGERS).


  • 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 script via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT on the day of the session.
  • During the session, the exec will read as many of your opening pages as they can get through in 8 minutes.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pages 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
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror

  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Holiday
  • Kids / Children
  • Musicals
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Romance
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)