Benjamin Kabialis

Production and Development Executive @ National Lampoon
Sunday 7/19 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
Fresh comedy ideas with a clear premise and hook. Looking for something to set a project apart, whether that be underrepresented voices, genre mash-ups, or a novel concept.
Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

Clear concept/premise is a good place to start. Then I'd like to get a sense of the characters and the direction the piece is going to take.

About Your Host

Benjamin Kabialis is an executive for National Lampoon and PalmStar Media (Hereditary, John Wick, Sing Street). As an executive for National Lampoon, Ben is works to revitalize the iconic comedy brand by producing film, television, and podcasts project created by today's new voices. He is currently a producer on the upcoming Quibi series, Let's Go, Atsuko!

Previously, Ben worked as an executive at Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner's production company, The Combine (The Founder, Knightfall). He began his work in the industry as an assistant to Renner, joining him on set for five feature films, including: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Arrival, and Wind River. He studied writing, literature, and fiction at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.


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  • 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.


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Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Budgets to $30MM

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • NOT Interested in anything in the Van Wilder, Wedding Crashers, Animal House space - unless there's a very novel take.
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Holiday
  • Inspirational
  • Kids / Children
  • Latin / Spanish-Language
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Westerns
  • Reality/Unscripted TV
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA
  • Ghost, Space, Spiritual, Supernatural