Behind the Scenes: In the Trenches at a Production Company

Michael Onofri
Creative Executive
LD Entertainment

Ever wonder what the heck actually happens at a production/development company? Why does everything in the industry seem to move at the speed of molasses? What do they actually do with a script when they get it? Michael Onofri (Creative Executive, LD Entertainment) is here to pull back the curtain and reveal how his company searches for writers, how big his read pile is and much more!

Michael will go over general meetings and what you need to do to prepare for it and will highlight how this is different than other types of pitching. Michael has a unique perspective as in addition to being a Creative Exec at LD Entertainment, he’s also a writer with Roadmap! Michael will talk about his experience on the other side of the table and how it relates to his own writer journey in the trenches with all of you.

This 90-Min. Webinar Will Cover:

  • How production companies receive scripts & the ladder they must climb to production
  • What production companies look for in new writers
  • The actual time frame on script to production
  • How “Who You Know” is the most misunderstood of all industry cliches
  • The difference between general meetings and other forms of pitching
About Your Host

Michael Onofri has been with financier/production company LD Entertainment for three years as a Creative Executive working on such films as RISEN, MEGAN LEAVEY and FOREVER MY GIRL. LD's other credits include JACKIE, THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE, KILLER JOE, THE GREY, BIUTIFUL, FOREVER MY GIRL, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE (which just grossed over $80MM at the box office), and the upcoming JACOB'S LADDER which is slated for release in February 2018.

Michael holds a B.A. in Theatre from DeSales University and a Certificate of Completion from the UCLA Professional Writing Program.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


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