Mark Saffian

Co-Founder
Content House
Materials Due: 9:00am PT
Saturday 4/20

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About Your Host

Mark Saffian worked in production for years as a Production Coordinator and Assistant Director before becoming an executive. Beginning in the mailroom at APA, then being promoted to an Assistant in the Packaging Department eventually becoming the Literary Department Development Coordinator where he helped to develop and sold pilots and films for the agency including the feature film O, a modern retelling of Othello and the television series 24. After APA, Mark was a Development Executive and Story Editor for Sony Pictures and Sid Ganis/Out of the Blue Entertainment where he was a Story Editor on BIG DADDY and DEUCE BIGELOW: MALE GIGOLO. Mark read spec scripts, screenplays, pilots, books and evaluated projects of all types for acquisition and development for both film and television for the studio.

Mark’s current company is Content House, a literary management company, which represents dozens of New York Times Best Selling Authors, screenwriters, directors and production companies. They also represent a lot of the top names in comic book authors and creators, webcomics, video games and new media. They are currently actively developing THE CROOK FACTORY based on the best-selling novel by Dan Simmons (THE TERROR, HYPERION) telling the true story of Ernest Hemingway running a spy ring out of Cuba during World War 2, as well as, the television series ONE SECOND AFTER with Constantin Films based on the best selling trilogy of books by William Forstchen. Recently, The Content House sold or set-up series on behalf of their clients to eOne, Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Animation, CW, Comedy Central, Showtime, and HBO.

HOW IT WORKS


  • After you sign up, you will receive instructions on how to submit your script via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT on the day of the session.
  • During the session, the exec will read as many of your opening pages as they can get through in 8 minutes.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pages via email 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:


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

TV
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All TV Homes (Network, Cable & Streaming)
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series

Themes
  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Holiday
  • Inspirational
  • Period Pieces
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)