What Netflix Looks for in Pilots

Webinars ~ Craft Series
Hosted By:
Pete Corona - Director of Original Series, Netflix
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Join Roadmap Writers for this FREE and Exclusive Q&A event with Peter Corona, Director, Original Series at Netflix, on Feb 18, 2022, at 10:30am PT.

Yep, it’s the real Netflix-- the streaming behemoth who bagged 44 Emmys in 2021, more than any other network or platform for the first time ever.

We’ll be lightly prodding Pete about what he and his colleagues at Netflix look for in TV pilots. Some of you will get the chance to ask Peter a question! 

The cool thing is you don’t have to be registered for our Virtual Conference to attend. It’s open to all writers for free. Sign up today! 

Note: This will not be recorded.

Time permitting topics may include:

What is Netflix’s mandate?
•    Does Netflix want IP-based projects?
•    What genres and formats?

How does a writer get Netflix Executive’s attention?
•    Staffing and development
•    Importance of writer’s personal story.
•    What are the most common mistakes writers make in writing pilots?
•    What separates a writer you want to work with from someone else? 
    
What material should a writer have in place? 
•    Script
•    Pitch Doc/Pitch Deck
•    Lookbook
•    Show Bible

Does Netflix require attachments?
•    Star
•    Showrunner
•    Pilot Director
•    Producer 

Must a writer be represented?
•    Manager
•    Agent
•    Lawyer
    
How important is pitching?
•    How long should your pitch be?
•    What elements should you include?
 

More about
Pete Corona
Director of Original Series
Netflix

Pete is currently a Director, Original Series at Netflix where he focuses on developing English-language television. A passionate advocate for inclusion, he recently helped guide the company’s partnership for two new initiatives to support emerging Latinx creators - the LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship, which offered production grants to five Afro Latino directors, and the NALIP Latino Lens: Narrative Short Film Incubator for Women of Color, which will provide support for four Latinx or women of color writers and/or directors as they work to create an original short film. Most recently he was named Media Play's 40 under 40 and was a panelist at the White House's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Prior to Netflix, Pete was Executive Director of Development for Marvel Television Studios where he oversaw the development and launch of new series. As an independent producer, he also sold several projects to ITV Studios America and produced an Emmy-nominated series for YouTube Red. In 2014, he helped build the scripted department for the newly consolidated American hub of UK-based all3media and was elevated to interim head of scripted development when Discovery, Inc. acquired the company in 2015.

Pete also worked for producer Liz Goldwyn, granddaughter of Hollywood legend Samuel Goldwyn, and producers Gavin Polone and Judy Hofflund. Prior to that, he worked as an agent’s assistant at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) before working on A&E’s first scripted series, THE CLEANER.

A California native, Pete graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Communication Studies.

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