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!

2017 Grand Prize Winner (Feature) Greta Heinemann has signed with Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue Productions, who is shopping her script Anatomy of a Breakdown alongside UTA.

2017 Feature Drama category winner Julia Mogerman has signed with Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue Productions.

2017 Half-Hour Pilot category winner Greg Wayne has signed with Brian Spink of REALM.

2017 Feature Diversity category winner Nicolas Pinzón has signed with Markus Goerg of Heroes and Villains.

2017 Hour-Long TV Pilot category winner JJ Bailey has signed with Markus Goerg of Heroes and Villains.

2016 Grand Prize Winner (TV) Rowan Wheeler has signed with UTA.

2016 Grand Prize Feature winner Alexis Perkins signed with Stagecoach Entertainment.

2016 Family Category winner Matt Kazenberger signed with Entertainment Lab.

2016 Hour Pilot winner Julia Cooperman has been staffed on TV series Colony.

2016 Top-5 finalist Paul Jarnagin signed with Universal Writers Management.

2015 Feature Film Grand Prize winners G.W. Freund & Daniel Bonjour signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

2015 TV Grand Prize winner Eric Buchman signed with Mitch Solomon at Magnet Management and now works as a staff writer on NBC’s Blindspot.

2015 Hour-Long Pilot Finalist Paula Sabbaga signed with Brian Spink of REALM.

2014 Sci-Fi/Fantasy category winner Joseph Greenberg sold his script Man Alive to 20th Century Fox for Noah Hawley of Fargo to direct. Man Alive also made the 2016 Black List! 

2013 Half-Hour Pilot winner Nicholas Anthony was hired as a writer for CBS‘ The Inspectors.

2014 Top-5 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Finalist James Barclay signed with Magnet Management.

2014 One-Hour Pilot winner Derek Asaff signed with Matt Shictman and Peter McHugh of The Gotham Group.

2014 Drama category winner Peter Wulff signed with  Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue.