Kyle Fried

Creative Executive @ Mr. Mudd
Sunday 2/9 - Materials due by 9:00am PT

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Roadmap Exclusive Interview! 

Aside from a well-introduced world/hero, is there anything else you look for in the first 8-15 pages of a script? 

I pay attention to the writing and formatting to get a sense of how experienced the writer is. If I find typos, formatting errors, or clunky character intros, I start worrying that the writer is inexperienced. Overall, I'm looking to be entertained as I read.

If you had to describe a writer’s “voice” in a few words, how would you describe it? 

Voice to me is the perspective the writer has on the world. It's an inherent philosophy that informs the writer's work. The stronger the voice, the more a script stands out. Fleabag is an obvious example. Breaking Bad is another.

If you could have been part of any movie or TV show that's been out in the past 2 years, what would it be?


Pitch Tips

Truth is stranger than fiction. If you have a story based on real events, it tends to resonate more with us.

About Your Host

Mr. Mudd is a film/tv production company founded in 1998 by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, and Russell Smith. The company is known for producing the films GHOST WORLD (2001), JUNO (2007), and THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (2012), all three of which received critical acclaim. They also produced the Oscar-nominated documentary WHICH WAY HOME. Kyle Fried joined Mr. Mudd as an assistant and became involved in creative development in 2009. He has optioned scripts to CBS, Pioneer Pictures, and Mazur/Kaplan.


  • 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 script via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT on the day of the session.
  • During the session, the exec will read as many of your opening pages as they can get through in 8 minutes.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pages 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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