Aaron Jacob

Script Coordinator @ Bento Box Entertainment
Sunday 5/30 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT

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Particularly Interested In:

High-concept, mid-to-low-budget genre pieces for features and television (films like "10 Cloverfield Lane," or shows like "The Haunting of Hill House/Bly Manor.")

Pitch Tips

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About Your Host

Aaron is a writer, composer, filmmaker, and singer with experience in animation, live-action, theatre, and music. Graduating Chapman University with a Screenwriting degree, he worked in creative development at Original Force 3D Animation before being hired as their Script Coordinator on an animated feature. He currently works as a Script & Post Coordinator at Bento Box Entertainment on several of their animation shows (Paradise PD, Duncanville, Hoops, To Be Announced Apple TV+ and Netflix Series’). He has written and directed several successful short films. This includes the proof-of-concept short film Knight Watch starring Carolina Ravassa (Overwatch, Hispanglosaxon) and Bex Taylor-Klaus (Deputy, Voltron, Dumplin), which is based on his feature screenplay Knight Sky and is distributed by First Focus International. Other highlights include Paralysis starring Amber Grace (Away) and Dom Fera (YouTube's DomincFear) and Riley starring Bex Taylor-Klaus and Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb, The Walking Dead, Everybody Hates Chris). He co-wrote the pilot for the upcoming independent animated series Battle of the Bands. He optioned a war fantasy feature screenplay in 2017, and is developing several other feature and television work for both live-action and animation. He also has experience in music production for television and film. He composed his colleagues' thesis films in college, many of which went on to festival acclaim. In the same year, Aaron received Craft Awards in Music for two NYU thesis films, one of which is now distributed by DUST (Stevie's Aliens dir. Austin S. Harris). He co-created a narrative horror anthology podcast Lucid with Harris and producer Justin Bunka, which he also writes the original score for. The soundtrack for the first season of Lucid is available on all major streaming platforms. He has also worked as a Music Editor on Disney TV Animation shows and would contribute his own compositional work to episodes of Milo Murphy's Law as an additional music composer. He has written scores for other animated works, including a short currently in production through Pixar's co-op program. He has been an accomplished session singer for nearly 15 years, with his vocals appearing on countless TV Animation shows, notably Phineas and Ferb, Milo Murphy's Law, and The Lion Guard. He also appeared in the Disney+ original animated film Phineas and Ferb: Candace Against the Universe, and is featured prominently on its companion soundtrack. He also has experience in vocal recording and engineering, as well as music mixing and mastering. Aaron is a founding member and serves as the Development Manager of Debatable Productions, a production company that provides film, theatre, and music production opportunities to youth and young adults. While heading most of its film programs, Aaron has developed works from young writers ages 16-25 through writers room workshop programs with the help of industry mentors like Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (Co-Creators of Phineas and Ferb), Brian Dollenmayer (former WGN America Head of Marketing), and others. He directed DP’s premiere stage production of the musical Cabaret in 2018, and will continue to direct an original musical in 2021.

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 2 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

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.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:

Features
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Limited Series
  • TV Movies
TV Homes
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

Subgenres
  • Animation
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Dystopian
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • High-Concept
  • Latin / Spanish-Language
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Road Trip
  • Socially Relevant
  • Webseries
  • Westerns

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