Sarah Gutierrez

Manager of Development, MarVista Entertainment
Materials Due by 9:00am PT on day of session
Sunday 12/22

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

In these special writtens-only holiday Open Pitch Sessions, you can expect your feedback by end of day Friday, 1/3!
About Your Host

Sarah Gutierrez is a manager of development and production at MarVista Entertainment who is drawn to stories from a diverse perspective. MarVista partners with major companies like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, FOX, HBO, Hallmark, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, SyFy, Universal and Disney. In the past 3 years they have produced over 30 films including DEADLY SWITCH on Netflix, THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRISTMAS on Freeform, THE SINISTER SURROGATE on Lifetime, SILENCER on Netflix, NIGHTCLUB SECRETS on Lifetime, MY HUSBAND'S DOUBLE LIFE on Lifetime.


  • 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.


If you have any questions at all about this program, email!

Specializes in:

  • RomCom
  • Thriller
  • Budgets to $1MM

  • Coming-of-Age
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Holiday
  • Romance
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA

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