Mark Saffian - Open Pitch Session

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Particularly Interested In

True Feature Dramas with a bio, real-life, life rights, etc... Anything that gets me excited and makes sense for the current marketplace.

Feature Genres
Drama
Comedy
RomCom
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Horror
Budget Range
All Budget Ranges
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots (single-cam)
One-Hour Pilots
Miniseries
Limited Series
TV Movies
TV Homes
Network
Cable
Premium Cable
Streaming
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Drama
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Horror
Sub-Genres
Animation
Biopics
Book Adaptation
Buddy
Coming-of-Age
Crime/True Crime
Dark Comedy
Documentary Adaptations
Dystopian
Family-Friendly
Female-Driven
Futuristic
Ghosts
Graphic Novels
High-Concept
Historical
Holiday
Inspirational
Kids/Children
Latinx
LGBTQIA+
Musicals
Period Piece
Political
Post-Apocalyptic
Psychological
Revenge
Road Trip
Romance
Space
Spanish-Language
Spiritual
Sports
Supernatural
True Stories
Webseries
Westerns
Workplace
Young Adult (YA)
Specifically Not Interested In

Drama Features must involve life rights, a true story, or some other heightened angle. No original drama features at all.

More about Mark Saffian

A graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Film Studies, Mark Saffian is the owner of literary management company Content House which represents dozens of New York Times Best Selling Authors, screenwriters, directors, and production companies, as well as top names in comic books, video games, and new media. Projects include THE CROOK FACTORY based on the best-selling novel by Dan Simmons (THE TERROR, HYPERION) and the television series ONE SECOND AFTER with Constantin Films based on the best-selling trilogy of books by William Forstchen. Recently, Content House sold or set up series on behalf of its clients to eOne, Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Animation, CW, Comedy Central, Showtime, and HBO. Mark began his career working in the mailroom at Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) before being promoted to an Assistant in the Packaging Department and eventually becoming the Literary Department Development Coordinator where he helped develop pilots and films including the television series 24. After APA, Mark worked as a Development Executive and Story Editor for Sony Pictures (GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE; AN AMERICAN PICKLE) and Sid Ganis/Out of the Blue Entertainment where he was a story editor on BIG DADDY and DEUCE BIGELOW: MALE GIGOLO.

Testimonials

Mark not only identifies key script issues but generates multiple options to resolve them. He's great at finding ways to move forward.

~ Anonymous Screenwriter

Mark cares about your project and it comes across in his ease and likability. His notes are thoughtful and considerate. He never once made me feel pressured or anything less than a creative. You truly feel he's in your corner and he breaks down your work in ways that are easily understood. I have much appreciation for him in this mentorship.

~ Anonymous Screenwriter

Mark's notes have triggered breakthroughs on some really tough script issues that I have struggled with for quite a while. He seems to get what I'm trying to do with a script, and his suggestions have always been consistent with the core vision I started out with. Sometimes notes reflect a lot about the person giving them and would push a script in a direction that reflects their tastes more than mine - but Mark has a knack of making suggestions that improve the script without intruding on my role as the writer or leading me in directions that I later have to backtrack on.

~ Greg Price, Screenwriter

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 9:00am PT the day of the session.

  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 7 to 8 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

  • Need some general guidelines on pitching? Check out our Hitchhiker's Guide to Pitching!

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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