Sell Your Project to Hollywood

Sell Your Project to Hollywood

XpoNorth Digital Workshop

This session has been rescheduled to Wednesday 19th April | 4pm - 5:30pm (BST)

(Previous date: Wednesday 29th March: 4pm – 5:30pm)

Calling all Highlands and Islands based production companies, filmmakers and writers. Please join us for an exclusive, in-depth pitch bootcamp with Oscar nominated Executive Producer Jason Lust (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Peter Rabbit, the Matrix). Hear about Jason’s own experience packaging and selling projects in Hollywood, learn how to translate your project for the current US market and ask Jason all your burning development questions.

Please note, spaces are limited to 20 attendees for this exclusive opportunity and applicants are required to submit the below information.

Application Process:

Please answer the following questions:

1) Please tell us about yourself / your company.

2) Why would this workshop help your project currently in development.

3) Where are you based

4) What are your current challenges

About Jason Lust:

Executive producer, Jason Lust, was one of the original founders of prolific management and production company Circle of Confusion, which was responsible for The Matrix Trilogy as well as The Walking Dead. He later joined The Jim Henson Company where he ran the production division for film, producing films such as Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and developing new works for legacy projects such as The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.

Jason partnered with The LEGO Movie producer Animal Logic Entertainment where he was responsible for contracting over $1 billion dollars’ worth of pipeline business, and setting up approximately fifteen features including conceiving and producing Peter Rabbit (Sony). Jason also conceived and developed The Shrinking Of The Treehorns with Ron Howard directing (Netflix). Most recently, Jason is the Executive Producer on Guillermo del Torro’s Oscar nominated Pinocchio (Netflix).

Please note, this opportunity is only open to creative, digital and heritage networks based across the Highlands and Islands.

Applicants will also be required to complete a short application form detailing the specific parts of their business or project they feel the training could help develop.

To apply for a space on the course, please download an application form here and email it to

Applications are limited, so this will be on a first come first served basis.

By applying for this workshop, I confirm that to the best of my/our knowledge and belief, the attendee, or if they represent an organisation, all owners, members, shareholders, directors, trustees, partners and related entities of that organisation, are not subject to any sanctions imposed by the UK or Scottish Governments.

In order to comply with Scottish Government guidance, I confirm on behalf of my organisation/company, that there are no links or trade between the company/organisation in Scotland with Russia or Belarus. I also understand that as part of my attendance and participation in this event HIE may undertake further checks on the existence and nature of any links.


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