Project 10 Productions and Just For Laughs have teamed up to showcase five new program ideas presented by the comedians, writers, and sketch performers who created them. Some of the world’s most beloved shows have stemmed from comedy writers and performers with a strong story and point of view, from classic television series to current hits. In the “From Set to Screen” Pitch Program, five teams on the cutting edge of comedy have been selected to pitch their ideas to a panel of comedy experts from the most sought-after networks and streaming channels, followed by a 15-minute open question period at the end of the session.
One winner will be selected to receive one (1) free trip to the 2020 edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, including one (1) flight, a hotel room for up to three (3) nights, and a festival pass
Cameron Tang (Director of Development, Adult Swim)
Punit Mattoo (Comedy Executive, Amazon Studios)
Robert Gati (Original Programming Executive, Hulu)
Samantha Schles (Director, Talent & Development, Comedy Central)
Sarah Weaver (Director of Programming, Entertainment Specialty, Bell Media)
Roberto Alcantara (Vice President, Comedy Development and Programming, Fox Entertainment)
The final projects are:
Blair Socci – Back Doors
When Frankie’s uncle dies and leaves her his famed shop against her wishes, she must decide if she will leave her new life in New York and return to the world of surfing and hometown of San Clemente she so vehemently turned her back on.
Darrell Dennis and Katya Gardner – Big Game
A hustler afflicted with “Unipolar Mania” returns to his poverty-stricken Indian reservation to start a casino in his brother’s garage and becomes an unlikely messiah to his people.
Ron Eigen – Groceries
GROCERIES follows the exploits of neurotic grocery bagger Harold Field, his diverse and lovable colleagues and the eccentric customers that frequent the quirky grocery store. (animated series)
Nimesh Patel and Mookie Thompson – Young Money
Young Money is 30-minute single cam comedy in which a finance wunderkind takes in his delinquent best friend and they combine their opposite worldviews to try and join the ranks of the super-rich by chasing a series of insane investment opportunities. Think Billions meets Broad City.
Access: ALL pass holders are allowed into this event