Chris Sablan

Manager
Avenue 220
Wednesdays 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, & 7/10 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm PT

About Your Host

Chris graduated from the University of Southern California where he studied Marketing and Film. Just out of college, he was hired by Fox Marketing Latin American Channels as a Creative Services Specialist. Shortly after, Chris produced the independent film thriller NO TURNING BACK. The film ended up winning several awards including the ALMA Award (The Latin Version of the Oscars) for best independent film. Chris was an agent for over 16 years. He began his representation career as an assistant at APA (Agency for the Performing Arts). He worked his way through the ranks, transitioning to The Gersh Agency and became an agent at Genesis which was acquired by Paradigm. He then moved to Original Artists, the premiere boutique literary agency in Hollywood. At Original Artists, Chris sold several high profile screenplays and pitches including BATES MOTEL (A&E), MET GALA HEIST (New Line), THE GARDEN (Fox Animation) and many more. He also successfully launched many screenwriter’s careers and represented clients involved with projects including NON-STOP (Universal), RAMPAGE (New Line), SAW (Lionsgate), JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (New Line) and many more. Chris has had several clients on the prestigious annual Black List. In addition to representing highly sought after writers and directors, Chris formed a film sales department at Original Artists where he represented films for distribution. Every film he represented obtained a distribution offer including the low budget Slamdance Film Ghost Team One which he sold to Paramount Pictures.

Group Mentorship - Program Details

Limited to only 5 writers, in this special Group Mentorship you won't just receive feedback on your script, but also individual coaching on your pitch, your marketing strategy, and your next steps as you take your screenwriting career to the next level!

You will have the opportunity to share your material with your classmates so that each writer will learn from their own feedback and the feedback given to their peers. You'll also be able to email the host during the week so you are fully guided for the entire month.

Program Schedule

MEETING #1 - INTRODUCTION & SCRIPT REVIEW #1 
Your mentor will read your full script prior to the first session and will give each writer 20-30 min. of notes. Get personalized feedback on your pages and ask your mentor any questions about your script and the industry! 

MEETING #2 - WRITERS’ CHALLENGE + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will assign a writing prompt of their own design to see how you adapt to a "writing assignment"-like scenario. Following feedback & discussion of the Challenge submissions, you'll have the opportunity to test out the verbal pitch for one of your projects with your mentor and peers.

MEETING #3 - SCRIPT REVIEW #2
Your mentor will read another full script prior to the session - it's your choice to get a second round of notes on your script to really make it shine or work on an entirely different script altogether!

MEETING #4 - NEXT STEPS CLINIC + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will review a one-pager of your bio, loglines, any traction, and questions about where you're at and what you should focus on next when it comes to your screenwriting career. Get actionable career advice on what your next steps should be, plus you'll have the opportunity to get final thoughts on your reworked verbal pitch!

Specializes in:

Features
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

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