Shelley Phillips

Development Executive
Viewfinder Pictures

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Pitch Tips

Make sure you include only the most important character and plot details - keep me engaged! And try to bring to the table something provocative and unique -- something I haven't heard before!

About Your Host

Shelley Phillips is a junior development exec with a passion for representing underserved communities in media. Hailing from a small town outside of San Francisco, she first discovered her love for storytelling when she learned to read and dreamt of becoming a novelist herself. When Shelley was fifteen, she spent a summer abroad studying Creative Writing at Cambridge University. After two years of community college, she transferred to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2015, at the age of twenty, Shelley graduated from NYU with an Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television and minors in Producing and the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. Shelley then attended UCLA’s MFA Producers Program, where she focused on Television Writing, Development, and Programming. She has worked in various capacities across the entertainment industry, including in digital camera technology, foreign sales, non-profit, physical production, and development. Shelley currently works at Viewfinder Pictures.


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  • 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:

  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Thriller
  • All Budgets

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror

  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Faith-Based/Faith-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Period Pieces
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Romance
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40

Specifically not interested in:

Projects with straight, white, male protagonists.

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