Jason Ellis

Director of Development @ MarVista Entertainment
Saturday 8/1 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
Particularly INTERESTED In: One-Hour series with an international appeal. Features that are high concept but on a budget. Features that are character focused and contained.
Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

Character arcs and rules of the world must be clear.

About Your Host

Jason Ellis started out in Hollywood by working at Creative Artists Agency. Originally starting in the TV Comedy Packaging department, he then transferred to Motion Picture Talent working with such actors as Jennifer Lawrence, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Gerard Butler and many more. Wanting to pursue producing, Jason worked at Lin Pictures during THE LEGO MOVIE and helped develop several projects. He then became a manager at Management 360 working with actors and writers for the next few years until currently being a development executive at MarVista Entertainment. At MarVista, Jason was brought in to concentrate on brand expansion to find projects that are not TV movies but are made for potential theatrical releases.


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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:

  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

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

  • Animation
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Dystopian
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Holiday
  • Latin / Spanish-Language
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Sports
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Westerns
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Outside LA
  • Ghosts!, Space, Supernatural, Female Writers, Writers of LGBTQIA+ Community

Specifically not interested in:

"Hard Hitting" Dramas


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