Celebrating Our September Writers

Paid options were the name of the game for Coverfly Writers in September. We saw writers from various programs option projects to Scott Free, Creator Media, Wavelets Entertainment, and more.

Don’t forget to reach out if Coverfly helped you get signed, staffed, or optioned.  We want to celebrate you as well.

Alex George Pickering & Matthew Breault
Paid Option on their feature
Coverfly writers, Alexander George Pickering & Matthew Breault, who optioned their horror feature CRATE to Wavelets Entertainment, a production company backed by two of China's largest entertainment companies, Youku Tudou, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, and Media Asia Group Holdings Limited.
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John Bickerstaff
Signed with Literary Manager
After being featured as a Coverfly Endorsed Writer, John Bickerstaf signed with a literary manager at Stride Management. His projects MUCKRAKERS and HOW TO BE GAY are currently discoverable on Coverfly.
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Nick Gambino
Paid development assignment
Coverfly writer, Nick Gambino, was hired for a paid development assignment by independent production company, Rekola Studios, after they found his project through a Coverfly OWA.
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Lisa Jay
Signed with Literary Manager
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Lisa Jay, has signed with a literary manager at HG5 Entertainment after working closely with the Coverfly team. Her project's THE DOMOVOI and THE SERAPHIM are currently public on Coverfly.
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Chaz Hawkins
Paid Option on his feature
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Chaz Hawkins, optioned his feature THE SAUCE to Scott Free Productions, the production company of renowned filmmaker, Ridley Scott.
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Chaz Hawkins
Paid Option on his Feature
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Chaz Hawkins, optioned his feature PLIMOTH to Creator Media, a producer behind projects such as the John Wick series.
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Eleonora Mignoli
Signed with Literary Agents.
Coverfly Writer, Eleonora Mignoli, has signed with a literary agent at WGM Atlantic Talent and Literary Group. She previously participated in Pitch Week, had her project SEED OF KNOWLEDGE through the Virtual Live Read program, and signed with a manager at Inclusion Management.
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Meet the Development Team

Every week, we highlight top writers and projects from across the Coverfly platform. We are driven to find the best undiscovered voices and scripts to help them take the next step in their careers.

  • Geoffroy Faugerolas
    Writer Development Executive
  • Mithra Alavi
    Sr. Story Analyst
  • Jeff Kimball
    Sr. Script Analyst
  • Julianna Hartke
    Sr. Story Analyst
  • Thomas Dever
    Director of Writer Development

Celebrating our August Writers

August was a barrage of over 10 success stories. A resurgent industry saw our writers sign with major companies such as Brillstein, Zero Gravity, and Echo Lake.

Rob Rex
Signed with Literary Manager
Coverfly Writer, Rob Rex, signed with a literary manager at Elixir Entertainment after the manager found Rob's project on The Red List.
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Michael Hahn
Signed with Literary Manager
Coverfly writer, Michael Hahn, signed with a literary manager at Elixir Entertainment after being referred by Coverfly. He is currently developing multiple projects with major studios and production companies.
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Sean & Sinead Persaud
Signed with Literary Manager
After being featured as Coverfly Endorsed Writers, Sean & Sinead Persaud signed with a literary manager at Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Their pilots MISKATONIC HIGH and THE LOCAL HAUNT are currently on Coverfly. You can check out their comedy YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShipwreckedComedy
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Keatyn Lee
Signed with Literary Managers
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Keatyn Lee, has signed with a literary manager at Elixir Entertainment. Her feature FOOLS DAY is currently in pre-production with Margot Robbie attached. Her projects THE DRILL and KILL THE LIGHT are currently available on Coverfly.
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Corey Wooten
Signed with Literary Managers
Coverfly Endorsed Writer Corey Wooten has signed with a team of literary managers at Echo Lake Entertainment. His projects SOMETHING 'BOUT UPTOWN and FUCK! SUMMER'S OVER are currently discoverable on Coverfly.
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Paul A. Mendelson
Signed with Literary Manager
After being featured as a Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Paul A. Mendelson signed with literary managers at Zero Gravity Management.
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Rachel Feldman
Signed with Literary Manager
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Rachel Feldman, has signed with a literary manager at Well Told Entertainment. She is also repped at Verve Talent Agency as a director. Her projects KINKS, ICE QUEEN, and LILLY are available on Coverfly.
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Tony Nichols
Signed with Literary Manager
Coverfly writer, Tony Nichols, signed with a literary manager at Elixir Entertainment just days after that manager found his work and contacted him via Coverfly.
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Jai Jamison
Signed with Literary Manager
After being featured as a Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Jai Jamison received offers from seven different companies before signing with literary managers at Kaplan/Perrone.
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July 2020

Whew, July was filled with fireworks as we helped writers get signed, staffed, or optioned.  Industry interest trended towards television writers, the apex of which was a seven-company bidding war to sign an Endorsed Writer!

Emily Cheever
Signed with Literary Manager
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Emily Cheever, signed with Affirmative Entertainment within two weeks of being featured. Emily's projects BEGINNER'S HISTORY and FRANKLIN'S EDGE are currently discoverable on Coverfly.
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Abby Govindan
Signed with Manager
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Abby Govindan, signed with a manager at Lit Entertainment Group. Her pilot TYRANT and her spec of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER are currently discoverable on Coverfly.
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Chaz Hawkins
Signed with Manager
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Chaz Hawkins, has signed with Heroes and Villains Entertainment. His projects THE SAUCE, PLIMOUTH, and CHESHIRE are all discoverable on Coverfly.
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Kat Sieniuc
Signed with Manager
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Kat Sieniuc, has signed with literary managers at Grandview. Her pilot GUTS N’ GLORY is discoverable on Coverfly.
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Camille Corbett
Signed with Agent
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Camille Corbett, signed with Industry Entertainment and Buchwald Talent Agency. After being an Endorsed Writer, she pitched her project at Point Grey, Esmail Corp, 3 Arts, and more!
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Paloma Martinez
Signed with Manager
After being featured as a Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Paloma Martinez signed with literary managers at Artists First Management. Her projects THE EDGE/EL BORDE and CITALI are discoverable on The Red List.
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June 2020

June featured the launch of our revamped Industry Dash and our weekly Endorsed Writers & Projects program that saw a string of signings with literary managers!

Ally Iseman
Signed with Manager
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Ally Iseman, has signed with Wonder Street Entertainment. She previously appeared on the 2020 Bitch List and her project RIGHT OF PASSAGE is currently discoverable on The Red List.
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Elaine Loh
Staffed on a show
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Elaine Loh, has been staffed on the most recent season of Dynasty. She was previously staffed on HBO’s Gossip Girl. She is repped by CSP Management and Paradigm Talent Agency.
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Rachel James
Signed with Manager
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Rachel James, has signed with Writ Large, and optioned her feature THE SWELLS, currently discoverable on The Red List, to Assembly Media. She previously appeared on the 2020 Young & Hungry List and the 2020 Bitch List.
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Paul Ashton
Signed with Manager
Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Paul Ashton, has signed with a literary manager at Management 360. He previously was selected for Coverfly Pitch Week in Spring 2020 and projects SLATER BERRICKS IS A DEAD MAN, YOU ARE NOT MY TRIGGER, and THE TROUBLE WITH AUDREY are all currently discoverable on the read list.
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Brandon Autry
Signed with Manager
There are success stories and then there is Brandon Autry. Within 24 hours of being featured as a Coverfly Endorsed Writer, Brandon signed with a literary and talent rep at Stride Management. Within 36 hours, he had been offered a paid writing assignment.
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May 2020

It’s been a busy month as we continued working on the new Industry Platform, but we had plenty of time to help these writers find ideal representation.

Pedro Fernandez
Paid Option
Pedro Fernandez signed a paid option for his screenplay Californio to Grand Avenue Capital after they discovered his project via The Red List on Coverfly.
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Pearse Lehane
Optioned Script
Pearse Lehane optioned his script after a Hollywood producer discovered it while browsing through Coverfly.
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Bandar Albuliwi
Signed with Literary Manager
Bandar Albuliwi signed with a literary manager at Luber Roklin after Coverfly introduced them
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Patrick Byrne
Signed with Literary Manager
Colin Dalvit & Andrew Lahmann
Signed with Literary Manager
Pearse Lehane
Optioned screenplay to producer
Cat Dale
Hired for Paid Writing Assignment
Ellen Winburn
Paid option on her screenplay
Ellen Winburn optioned her inspirational true story feature to a producer at HG5 Entertainment
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Crystal Ro
Signed with literary manager
Crystal Ro signed with a literary manager at Good Fear after Coverfly introduced them
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Matthew Ryan
Optioned screenplay to producer
Optioned screenplay to producer.
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Zac Kish
Signed with Literary Manager
Signed with Literary Manager.
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Jennifer Cooney
Signed with Literary Manager
Jennifer Cooney signed with a Literary Manager at The Machine
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