Hacking Hollywood Pitch Fest is an event for current and aspiring filmmakers who are looking to take their career to the next level. By combining both Hollywood executives and social media influencers, Hacking Hollywood Pitch Fest strives to arm filmmakers with information that is paramount to their success in the industry. Get an all-around learning experience by hearing from both old Hollywood pros and social media influencers who will give you an inside look at the new age of online and streaming content creation.

January 11th and 12th 2020

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Pitch your Project to Industry Professionals  



Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach

521 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767



Featured Speakers

Tom Malloy

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Tom has most recently produced #SCREAMERS, a docu-horror that will be in theaters April 6th, 2018, and has twice been called the best Found Footage movie of all time, as well as SHATTERED, starring Ray Wise & Molly Burnett, HERO OF THE UNDERWORLD (released to VOD November, 2016), starring Malloy, Nicole Fox, and Quinton Aaron, and FAIR HAVEN (released theatrically February 2017, then to SHOWTIME), starring Tom Wopat and Michael Grant, as well as the teen drama ASHLEY, starring Nicole Fox, Michael Madsen and Jennifer Taylor, written by Domenic Migliore, and directed by Dean Ronalds. The film was in theaters in 2013 and is now on VOD everywhere.  In 2011, the company produced THE INNER WEIGH, a self-help documentary that has been described as “The Secret” meets weight loss.


The roster of films written and produced by Malloy over the years also includes the 2009 Romantic Comedy LOVE N’ DANCING, which was directed by Rob Iscove (She’s All That), and stars Amy Smart, Malloy, Billy Zane, Rachel Dratch, and Betty White; the psychological thriller THE ALPHABET KILLER, directed by Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, Crime & Punishment in Suburbia) and stars Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Malloy, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside, and Oscar Winner Melissa Leo; and a thriller directed by Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary) called THE ATTIC, starring John Savage, Malloy, and Elisabeth Moss.


Malloy also produced The World Championships of Country Dance (with Robert Royston) for GAC television. This was the first time a country dancing competition was ever broadcast on television.


Recent television projects for the company include the Amazon TV Series MIDTOWN, which is now in its 2nd Season, as well as the TV pilot THE FUZZ, which was directed by Art Wolff (who also directed the pilot for Seinfeld) and starred Malloy, Peter Jason and Gregory Harrison.


Malloy’s unique ability to both write projects and raise the funding for them has been a primary factor in the success of the company. In fact, Malloy shares his expertise on the subject in his best-selling book about independent film financing, BANKROLL, which is now in its 2nd edition and is considered the "gold standard" of indie film financing.  In 2014, he partnered with distribution expert Jason Brubaker to create THE FILM FINANCE GUIDE.  Currently BANKROLL has been converted to a video series at www.bankrollyourmovie.com


Malloy also is the President and Co-Founder of Glass House Distribution, an independent film distribution company that launched in 2015 and reps films and documentaries across all genres.





Adam Fisher 

Production & Finance
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Armed with a background in production and finance, Adam runs the day-to-day operations of Complete Production Group’s (CPG’s) West Coast office in Los Angeles where he currently serves as the companies President & Managing Partner.

Adam has created and fostered life-long relationships with many executives, Hollywood agents, producers, financiers, and industry insiders in show-business. This deep-rooted proximity to the Entertainment Industry provides a wealth of resources to CPG’s continued success.

In addition to Adam’s core duties with SAG-AFTRA Signatory & Business Affairs in TV, film and commercials, his other work includes: Creating budget plans, entertainment payroll, script acquisitions, and obtaining Letters of Intent and/or Letters of Commitment from both A-List celebrities and funders. From ultra-small budget to blockbuster studio feature, Adam, interprets the pre and post-production process and advisees you of potential pitfalls along the way.

“In the film business, crowd funding will never replace “in-crowd” funding.”

Whether you’re seeking grants, tax credits, private investors, or any type of film-centric project finance, Adam can guide you “from caution and confusion to confidence and clarity.” Having worked closely with all the key players, both above and below the line, he understands the value of finding the right people with the right resources to make things happen.

He is an active member and judge for the NY Emmy Awards, a division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and is a current voting member of the Grand Jury for the New York Festival’s International TV and Film Awards.

Prior to joining CPG, he was an analyst at a stock research firm that specialized in raising capital for publicly traded companies. He now uses his know-how, contacts, and knowledge of raising equity, and applies it to the entertainment industry.

Adam is a graduate of Hofstra University’s School of Communication.

Marc Gold

Executive  Producer
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Marc Gold is an in-demand entertainment executive and producer at Fresh Cats Productions, currently overseeing development, marketing, and finance for high quality independent films ranging from $500k to 15 million dollars. His passion for bringing compelling, well-crafted stories to the screen has shaped his career in Hollywood today.

Having felt an inspiration to become a filmmaker at 14 years old, Marc first served his country in the US Navy and then settled into the world of finance where he spent 20+ years in private equity and co-founded several leading California companies.

Since 2013, Marc has produced a wide range of film genres and platforms, building a reputation for handling high-octane films in the action/horror/thriller & drama space. This includes his recent projects: Big Legend, Swell, and the feature film Wish Man, currently out in theaters for 2019.

Outside of Los Angeles, Marc has refined relationships with many producers, writers, and studio executives in multi-billion dollar entertainment hubs such as Atlanta, New York, Las Vegas and Vancouver. These new and ongoing rapports have created tie-ins with various production companies (big & small) and with platform behemoths such as Amazon and Netflix.

In addition to his own slate, which currently includes the features All Stars, The Human Fly, and the Documentary Flag of Souls, Marc enjoys contributing as a featured speaker in the film festival circuit, pitchfests, and large film conventions where he provides guidance and expertise to content creators on how to get their stories into production within their financial capabilities and potentially return revenue.

Jalbert Brothers

Film & TV Producers

The Jalbert Brothers started their careers in video production 15 years ago, as kids making home movies in their backyard. Combining their knowledge of filmmaking and experience in video production, Brian and Jake took an amateur love for film and turned it into a career behind the camera. With Brian’s talent for producing and Jake’s passion for cinematography and directing, this filmmaking powerhouse duo is changing the industry from the inside out. Their credits include co – producer and 1st assistant director for the feature film Apple of My Eye– starring Burt Reynolds and Amy Smart– distributed by Sony Pictures, they produced and directed the series pilot called 10 Seconds to Run, and 2 Shows for Amazon Prime Video called Haunted Tours and Share Your Scare.

Angela Peri

Boston Casting
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With 30+ years of casting experience in the Boston area, Angela Peri, C.S.A., is the owner and founder of BOSTON CASTING, INC. Known as the hardest working woman in show business, Angela is a member of the Casting Society of America and an original member of the Massachusetts Production Coalition.  Angela founded Boston Casting in 1991, and has cast thousands of national, regional and local productions from feature films to commercials, industrials and reality television.  Angela’s recent credits include Jake Gyllenhaal's STRONGER, CHAPPAQUIDDICK, Mark Wahlberg's PATRIOTS DAY, and David O. Russell’s Academy Award® nominated films JOY and AMERICAN HUSTLE.  Her most recent projects include PROUD MARY starring Taraji P. Henson, the upcoming projects I FEEL PRETTY starring Amy Schumer, EQUALIZER 2 starring Denzel Washington & CITY ON A HILL starring Kevin Bacon. Other recent films include: TED & TED 2, THE FORGER, SEX TAPE, THE FIGHTER, EQUALIZER, THE JUDGE, R.I.P.D., HERE COMES THE BOOM, THE PROPOSAL and LABOR DAY.

Lisa Lobel

Boston Casting
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Lisa Lobel, CSA – with over 20 years of casting experience, she is the co-owner of Boston Casting and one of the founders of the Media Performance division of Boston Casting (the educational arm at Boston Casting).


She is a frequent featured panel speaker for the Massachusetts Production Coalition, the Independent Film Festival Boston, New York City’s Winter Film Awards and the Savannah Film Festival – where she speaks to Students and Actors on careers in Casting and Acting. Lobel was also the recipient of the 2018 “Woman of the Year” Imaginaire award.

She cast the critically acclaimed independent film, DONALD CRIED, principals for STRONGER, the Jeff Bauman story, the teen thriller SLENDERMAN and the hit Netflix Series, THE SOCITEY. This year her work can be seen in the upcoming film FREE GUY, directed by Shawn Levy and starring Ryan Reynolds and in SOUND OF METAL starring Riz Ahmed, which was the winner of the BEST PICTURE award at the 2019 Zurich International Film Festival.

Owner/Casting Director


Boston Casting

Tommy Morgan 

Film & TV Producer

After Robert Townsend, and Keenan Ivory Wayans gave him his first job, in the movie "Hollywood Shuffle", Morgan has co-starred, or guest-starred in over sixty different television programs and films. His TV credits include, LA Law, MacGyver, Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show, In Living Color, China Beach, Living Single, and The Young & The Restless to name a few. Morgan partnered with longtime friend, actor/director Blair Underwood, and they formed their company, Intrepid Inc., which has sold shows to The CW Network, BET, TLC, Oxygen, and NBC. Morgan and Underwood have an Emmy Award for their series, "Give", currently shooting season 2, on NBC.

Barry Oliver Chase

Chase Lawyers
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Mr. Chase is an honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School. While at Yale, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the leading national collegiate Honor Society, and was a Ranking Scholar (top 10%) during the majority of his eight semesters before graduating from Yale magna cum laude. At Harvard, Mr. Chase earned his JD degree cum laude.


Mr. Chase began his legal career with a large Washington, D.C. law firm (now known as Wilmer Hale), focusing his practice on Communications and First Amendment law. During this time, Mr. Chase represented such media giants as CBS, the Times-Mirror Company, Capital Cities Communications and Time, Inc. In connection with his First Amendment work, Mr. Chase represented journalists who came under fire during the famous Watergate litigation before Judge John Sirica. He also represented journalists in the course of the criminal proceedings which resulted in the historic resignation from office of Vice President Spiro Agnew.


Mr. Chase later became Associate General Counsel of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). In that capacity, he dealt with national and international television program and music rights, on-air legal issues relating to the First Amendment, the Fairness Doctrine, Equal Time and defamation, and program funding. After two years in the PBS Counsel’s Office, he was asked to become Director of PBS’s News and Public Affairs Programming, which resulted in his becoming the top national PBS programming executive (Vice President for Programming) in the late 1980s.  During this chapter of his career, Mr. Chase was frequently called upon to speak for PBS in interviews with news services such as CNN and “Entertainment Tonight,” and in numerous publications ranging from The New York Times to USA Today.  In 1991, he re-located to South Florida, becoming the Senior Vice-President of National Production for South Florida’s PBS affiliate.


After leaving television and film production in 1995, Mr. Chase returned to the practice of law in Miami. He has represented Spanish- and English-language television and radio stars; Spanish- and English-language production companies; Spanish- and English-language recording artists; fine artists; art galleries; composers; record companies; and filmmakers, models, authors and screenwriters. He lectures regularly on representation of media personalities and the “do’s and don’t’s” of music, television and film production. His early on-line Continuing Legal Education courses, including “Representing Media Personalities” and “Negotiating the Artist-Manager Relationship,” have been used by lawyers across the country as authoritative guides in those fields. He is the author of e-books entitled “The Five Dangers of Signing a ‘360’ Deal;” “Three Things You MUST Know About Music Copyrights;” “For Musical Artists: Three Steps To DIY Success”; and “The Six Things You Must Do Before Spending Your Money On A Music Video.” His most recent Law Review article is The FCC’s Indecency Jurisdiction: A Stale Blemish on The First Amendment, 39 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 697 (2013). 

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