Maija Gustin

Creative Executive @ DIGA Studios
Sunday 4/19 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT
Great for indie features!
Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

Character is king. Set up the world, the people who inhabit, the character dynamics and arcs, help me understand what an episode is going to feel like.

About Your Host

Maija Gustin is a Creative Executive in scripted TV development at DIGA Studios, the production company launched by former MTV President Tony DiSanto. She previously worked as a TV development executive at Lionsgate and prior to that, worked for Marti Noxon on series such as UnREAL, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce and Sharp Objects. Her career began in her hometown of Chicago working on the first two seasons of Chicago Fire. In addition to her work in TV, Maija is a producer for comedy show The Frogtown Show, feminist theatre performance series SORORITY and dance company Bodies in Play.


  • 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.


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Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
TV Homes
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Female-Driven
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Webseries
  • Westerns
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA

  • Book Series
  • "Buddy"
  • Comic Books
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime
  • Detective
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Graphic Novels
  • Psychological
  • Short Stories
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • Young Adult (YA) / Teen