About Corey

Corey Trent Ackerman joined the Cartel in the fall of 2016 as a manager. Prior to joining, he was the driving force behind FreshMaker Media, a literary management and production company, representing TV writers, screenwriters and filmmakers in all media.

Ackerman previously held the position of Vice President of Development and Production for Inferno Entertainment. Prior to joining Inferno, he spearheaded development for Southpaw Entertainment, producers of August Rush and The Space Between Us. His first executive position was Creative Executive at Red Wagon Productions. Prior to that, he was assistant to Dede Gardner, then Vice President of Production at Paramount Pictures.

Ackerman attended Townsend Harris High School at New York’s Queens College and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Corey's Pitch Tip: Character and rooting interest is king. Just the overview, please don't pitch every detail.

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Sign up for a Verbal Pitch (8 minutes by Skype or phone) or Written Pitch (2 pages max) and receive a personalized feedback report via email within 5 business days of the session!

Session Date & Time: Saturday 12/15 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT

This is for writers with the below formats & genres:

Features: All Budgets

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • Sci-Fi
  • Action
  • Thriller
  • Horror

TV Projects:

  • Network, Cable & Streaming
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • TV Movies


  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Action
  • Thriller

Other themes & formats that interest this exec:

  • Holiday
  • Revenge
  • Futuristic
  • Inspirational
  • True Stories
  • Biopics
  • Female-Driven
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Psychological
  • High-Concept
  • Faith-Based/Faith-Friendly

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  • You will receive instructions on free pitching training after your session.
  • Unless otherwise notified, feedback will be returned to you within 5 business days of the session or you will receive a credit for a future pitch.

How To Submit

After you sign up, you will receive instructions on how to submit your contact info or written pitch.

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 in 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.