Success Stories

Success Stories


In recent years, over 50 Big Break semi-finalists, finalists, and winners have been signed to professional representation. Many have had scripts optioned, sold, and produced. Others have found full-time work in television. Read about their successes below!

Manfred Lopez Grem

2020 Top-5 in TV Half-hour for Teleport

Signed by Zero Gravity

Chris Hill

2020 Top-3 in Period/Historical/War for One Day Longer

Signed with Mark Finley of Plain Text Literary

Bill Poore

2020 Feature Horror category winner for Slaycay

Signed with LIT Management

Steve Anthopoulos

Grand Prize Feature Winner 2019

Signed with Daniel Vang at 3Arts

Ben Johnson

Category Winner 2019

Signed with Mark Finley of Plain Text Literary

Jesica G. Hill

Category Winner 2019

Signed with Brian Spink of REALM

Myles Reid

Grand Prize Feature Winner 2018

Signed with Jewerl Ross and staffed as the showrunner’s assistant on The Lost Boys

Natasha LePetit

Quarter-Finalist 2018

Her script The Undertakers Children has been optioned by Chayah Masters/Rumination Road with Alex Gayner set to direct

Jonathan Barger

Quarter-Finalist 2018

His script Station Zero has been optioned by Zorg Studios with Erwan Marinopoulos set to direct

Greta Heinemann

Grand Prize Feature Winner 2017

Signed with Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue and is the current supervising producer on Good Girls

Charles and Hana Callaghan

Grand Prize TV Winners 2017

Attached Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige of Blazing Elm Entertainment to executive produce their winning script

Nancy Duff

Top-3 2017

Signed with Jennifer Au of Untitled Entertainment, 2018 Universal Writers Program Fellow

Julia Mogerman

Category Winner 2017

Signed with Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue

Greg Wayne

Category Winner 2017

Signed with Brian Spink of REALM

Nicolas Pinzon

Category Winner 2017

Signed with Markus Goerg of Heroes and Villains

Kevin Bachar

Category Winner 2017

Signed with Matt Koss of Zero Gravity Management

JJ Bailey

Category Winner 2017

Signed with Markus Goerg of Heroes and Villains Entertainment, sold his pilot Echo to NBC with Reid Scott and Janina Gavinkar attached to star

Rowan Wheeler

Grand Prize Feature Winner 2016

Signed with UTA

Alexis Perkins

Grand Prize Feature Winner 2016

Signed with Stagecoach Entertainment and agent David Rubin at Gersh

Matt Katzenberger

Category Winner 2016

Signed with Entertainment Lab

Julia Cooperman

Category Winner 2016

Staffed on USA Network’s Colony

Paul Jarnagin

Top-5 2016

Signed with Universal Writers Management

Nick Watson

Quarter-Finalist 2015

Signed with Abrams Artists Agency, staffed on the animated sitcom Final Space for TBS.

GW Freund & Daniel Bonjour

Grand Prize Feature Winners 2015

Signed with Natalie Covault of Brillstein Entertainment Partners

Eric Buchman

Grand Prize TV Winner 2015

Signed with Mitch Solomon at Magnet Management and continues to write for NBC’s Blindspot and has since been promoted to co-producer

Paula Sabbaga

Category Winner 2015

Signed with Brian Spink of REALM, staffed on ABC’s Nashville, the CW’s The Messengers, Freeform’s Guilt, and was the writer’s assistant on CW’s The 100

Aadip Desai

Category Winner 2015

Signed Good Fear, 2019 ABC/Disney Fellow and staff writer on The Goldbergs

Joseph Greenberg

Category Winner 2014

Sold his script Man Alive to 20th Century Fox for Noah Hawley of Fargo to direct. Man Alive also made the 2016 Black List

James Barclay

Top-5 2014

Signed with Magnet Management

Derek Asaff

Category Winner 2014

Signed with Derrick Eppich of Lee Stobby Entertainment

Peter Wulff

Category Winner 2014

Signed with Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue Productions

Nicholas Anthony

Category Winner 2014

Hired as a writer for CBS’ The Inspectors