Devon Byers

Manager/Producer @ First Friday Entertainment
Saturday 3/20 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT

Particularly Interested In:

Hour longs and features in the genre arena.

Pitch Tips

Tell me what your personal connection to the story is and why are you the only person to write this?

About Your Host

Devon Byers is a literary manager and producer based out of Los Angeles. He and his partner, Krista Sipp, founded First Friday Entertainment in 2017. First Friday is a management and production company representing writers, directors, and producers in the film, TV, and digital space. It is the first management company focused on diversity and inclusion. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Devon started his career in physical production where he produced and coordinated award-winning independent films, commercials, and music videos. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was able to work on the Roger Corman produced feature, Stealing Las Vegas, while still attending school. Devon soon after moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute Conservatory where he graduated with an MFA in Producing. Devon continued his freelance career before making the switch to development at production company Ideate Media (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) and working there for nearly four years. After rising in the ranks, Devon left Ideate to launch his own company. Currently, Devon is focused on representing clients with a unique worldview and fresh voices who have something to say in all genres. He is also interested in cultivating IP that speaks to new audiences.

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:

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

TV
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • TV Movies
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

Subgenres
  • Animation
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Holiday
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Westerns
  • Reality/Unscripted TV

Specifically not interested in:

Coming Out dramas or historical dramas.


Books
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • High-Concept
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Paranormal
  • Post-Apocalyptic

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