John Hilary Shepherd

VP of Development, New Republic Pictures
Materials Due by 9:00am PT on day of session
Sunday 12/22

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In these special writtens-only holiday Open Pitch Sessions, you can expect your feedback by end of day Friday, 1/3!
About Your Host

John Hilary Shepherd is Vice President of Development for Brian Oliver's New Republic Pictures, which has a deal with Paramount. Their first feature ROCKETMAN was released in 2019 and this Christmas they will be releasing feature 1917 from director Sam Mendes. Prior to New Republic, John ran development at Cross Creek Pictures and oversaw a slate of films that grossed $1.2 billion worldwide and received 3 Academy Award wins and 2 Best Picture Oscar nominations, including BLACK SWAN and HACKSAW RIDGE. He has an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute and a WGA Award nomination for his work on the Showtime television show NURSE JACKIE.

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
  • Drama
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • True Stories / Biopics
  • All Budgets

Subgenres
  • Biopics
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Dystopian
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Kids / Children
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Revenge
  • True Stories

Specifically not interested in:

Westerns, Sports, War