Ana Sessions

Development Coordinator @ Lionsgate
Tuesday 12/22

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Particularly Interested In:

Grounded sci-fi, heightened YA (but without supernatural or fantasy elements), left of center quirky half hour cable and streaming comedies, corporate espionage/undercover stories for streaming/premium, ongoing horror (not anthological), high concept family drama in the vein of SUCCESSION, character driven dramas are our main focus going forward (some of our shows that have been recent successes that we use as comps for what has worked for us and feel “left of center” include ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST on NBC, LOVE LIFE coming soon to HBO MAX - other less recent examples include MAD MEN, WEEDS, NURSE JACKIE, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK)


Feedback for this session will be returned on January 8, 2021. 

Pitch Tips

Concept first, then focus on structure so I can get a clear sense of how the series is outlined, but with an emphasis on character throughout since all of our shows prioritize character first

About Your Host

Ana Sessions grew up in Seattle, Washington until moving to Los Angeles to pursue a double degree in Business Administration and Critical Studies of Film from the University of Southern California. Ana then segued into TV when she worked at ICM Partners before coming to Lionsgate 3 years ago in 2017. Ana fully transitioned to the TV Development team in May of last year and has served as the Development Coordinator since. As an independent studio, Lionsgate has projects in active development or production at almost every broadcast, cable, premium, and streaming outlet. Lionsgate's shows past and present (MAD MEN, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, LOVE LIFE, WEEDS, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, NURSE JACKIE) span across all genres and Ana looks forward to working with writers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help them craft their stories.


  • 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.


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Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Grounded Sci-fi, specifically YA
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Westerns

Specifically not interested in:

Post apocalyptic/dystopian, multi-cam, broadcast procedurals, fantasy w/o IP

  • Autobiographies
  • Biographies
  • Book Series
  • "Buddy"
  • Comic Books
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Cookbooks
  • Crime
  • Detective
  • Erotica
  • Essays
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Historical Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Memoirs
  • Mystery
  • Non-Fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Period Piece
  • Personal Growth
  • Political
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Short Stories
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • Suspense
  • True Crime
  • True Stories
  • Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult (YA) / Teen

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