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Lauren Badalian

Sony Pictures
Sunday 3/24 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT

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About Your Host

Lauren Badalian is currently a Coordinator at Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA). During her time at Sony, she has gained hands on experience working across multiple areas within creative development: script evaluation and development, sourcing and tracking new filmmakers and projects, and researching new films/TV shows to understand the current entertainment landscape, audience preferences, and consumption patterns. In addition, Lauren has assisted in the development of numerous existing and potential SPWA feature film projects.

Before working at Sony, Lauren was a Creative Executive for independent producer Dylan Sellers, where she gained a keen understanding of story analysis, how to provide and articulate notes to writers, and oversaw a slate of films and television shows through all stages of production and distribution.

Prior to that, Lauren produced music videos, commercials, and branded content at Anthem Films and developed an extensive network of up and coming filmmakers and creatives. In 2014, she graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Creative Producing. Lauren’s broad experience in all aspects of production from development to physical production to post production gives her an educated, well-balanced, and unique point of view in judging material and content.


  • After you sign up, you will receive 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 feedback on your pitch within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Cable & Streaming

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • High-Concept
  • Holiday
  • Inspirational
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Dystopian, Family-Friendly, LGBTQIA+, Kids/Children, Romance, Socially Relevant

Specifically not interested in:

Political, Big-Budget Action, Sports

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