Big Apple Film Festival will select a limited number of screenplays, episodic pilot scripts, completed films and streaming series to participate in our AGENTS AND MANAGERS NETWORKING LAB. The purpose of the lab is to provide direct access for filmmakers and screenwriters currently seeking representation to discuss their projects, ask questions, pitch their material and receive feedback from top agents and managers.

PARTICIPATING MENTORS IN OUR AGENTS AND MANAGERS NETWORKING LAB INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM:
The Gersh Agency
APA
Stobby Entertainment

Meetings will be in small group sessions and will take place virtually allowing all selected participants to join remotely.

​It is recommended that selected screenplay participants are prepared with the following:
1. Synopsis
2. Attached Cast (if any)
3. Estimated Budget
4. Copyright Information
5. Your Bio and Any Awards or Placements Your Script has received

​It is recommended that selected participants with film projects are prepared with the following:

1. Synopsis
2. Cast
3. Budget
4. Distribution (if any)
5. Film Festival Screenings and Awards (if any)

ABOUT BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL
BAFF, named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee,” top "25 Coolest Film Festivals,”, CBS New York's "Best Film Festivals in New York...,” and FilmFreeway's "Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals", is dedicated to showcasing, highlighting and promoting the highest quality films from the independent film community.

ALUMNI FILMS include filmmakers and cast that are Academy Award and Golden Globe nominees, SAG Award winners and nominees, as well as films released by HBO, Showtime, IFC, Netflix, Amazon, Itunes and more...

PREVIOUS HONORARY GUESTS AND AWARD RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
Kevin Bacon (Golden Globe and SAG Award winner)
Kyra Sedgwick (Emmy and Golden Globe award winner)
Jesse Eisenberg(Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee)
Cuba Gooding Jr.(Academy Award winner)
Morgan Spurlock(Academy Award nominee, WGA Award winner)
Alan Cumming(Tony Award and Independent Spirit Award winner)
Jackie Martling (The Howard Stern Show)
Jerry Stiller, Karen Allen, Olympia Dukakis(Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner)
Kevin Corrigan
Katherine Waterston
Ernie Hudson
Mario Cantone
Zoe Lister Jones
Roger Sherman(Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner)
Haley Joel Osment(Academy Award nominee), and more...

BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL HAS BEEN FEATURED IN:
Indiewire
The New York Times
MovieMaker Magazine (Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals and Top 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee)
CBS New York (Best Film Festivals in New York...)
The Hollywood Reporter
BuzzFeed
PIX News
New York 1
AM New York
And more..

Select participants will receive the opportunity to pitch and discuss their projects, ask questions, and receive valuable feedback from top agents and managers. Meetings will be in small group sessions and will take place virtually allowing all selected participants to join remotely.

PARTICIPATING MENTORS IN OUR AGENTS AND MANAGERS NETWORKING LAB INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM:
The Gersh Agency
APA
Stobby Entertainment

​It is recommended that selected screenplay participants are prepared with the following:
1. Synopsis
2. Attached Cast (if any)
3. Estimated Budget
4. Copyright Information
5. Your Bio and Awards or Placements Your Script has received (if any)

​It is recommended that selected participants with completed films are prepared with the following:

1. Synopsis
2. Cast
3. Budget
4. Distribution (if any)
5. Film Festival Screenings and Awards (if any)

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Networking
  • Can not be happier to have an Honorable mention for our script INVISIBLE. Thank you so much.

    June 2022
  • I'm sitting in my room, stunned that two of my scripts - The Giant and The Wardrobe - have been selected as TOP13 finalists. It's a huge confirmation for me that I've made a lot of progress as a writer over the last few years. Thank you all! :)

    June 2022
  • James Carter

    Still looking for a great management team or agents
    www.jamesecarter-webs.com

    December 2021
  • Thank you Big Apple Agents and Managers Networking Lab for the Semi Finalist award. We are so humbled and honored. Everyone at Kamnar Productions thanks you.
    Sincerely,
    Madeline Kelley, Scriptwriter, Producer

    December 2021
  • Asia Harris

    Although I was not one of the finalist I must say it was an honor to have been nominated as one of the semi-finalist in the competition. Though I was unable to attend the competition, I would like to say thank you for this rewarding opportunity.

    November 2021