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!

Chris Pittas

2021 Top-10

Signed with Matt Prater at Citizen Skull

Lindsay Grossman

Semifinalist 2021

Signed with Sarah Nezamzadeh at Stride Management

Manfred Lopez Grem

2020 Top-5

Signed by Zero Gravity

Chris Hill

2020 Top-3

Signed with Matt Dy of Lit Entertainment Group

Bill Poore

Category Winner 2020

Signed with Brian Spink at REALM

Ryan Dingus

Category Winner 2020

Signed with Citizen Skull Management

Helena Derett

Category Winner 2020

Signed with Zack Zucker at Bellevue Productions

Mira Z. Barnum

Category Winner 2020

Signed with TFC Management and wrote for Netflix series Partner Track

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

Adam Kline

Category Winner 2019

Signed with Circle of Confusion and has feature in production at Netflix

Jessica G. Hill

Category Winner 2019

Signed with Brian Spink of REALM

Jacob Migicovsky

Category Winner 2019

Embankment Films boards winning script Freefall

Susan Brunig

Category Winner 2019

Winning script awarded Cinestory Fellowship

Kate Duffy & Jimmy Carlson

Category Winner 2019

Winning script optioned by ABC

Myles Reid

Grand Prize Feature Winner 2018

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

Natasha LePetit

Quarter-Finalist 2018

The Undertakers Children optioned by Chayah Masters/Rumination Road

Jonathan Barger

Quarter-Finalist 2018

Station Zero optioned by Zorg Studios

Mike Langer

Category Winner 2018

Screenplays Burying Yasmeen and Agent Game produced

Jeff Cassidy

Category Winner 2018

Wrote pilot for Warner Bros. and signed with Verve

Greta Heinemann

Grand Prize Feature Winner 2017

Signed with Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue and feature pitch sold to Amblin

Charles & Hana Callaghan

Grand Prize TV Winners 2017

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

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 pilot Echo to NBC

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 The CW's Dynasty and Walker. Currently adapting The Grimm Legacy novels for Disney+

Aadip Desai

Category Winner 2015

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

Joseph Greenberg

Category Winner 2014

Sold 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