Margot Robbie and Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson have teamed up to launch a new female-driven scriptwriting program which they are calling The Lucky Exports Pitch Program. The Lucky Exports Pitch Program will be run by Robbie, Josey McNamara, and Tom Ackerley of LuckyChap Entertainment and Hodson and Morgan Howell of Hodson Exports.
The new program has selected six women to participate in a four-week program where they will break, outline, and develop their ideas into studio-ready pitches. The six writers selected are Sue Chung, Charmaine DeGrate, Eileen Jones, Faith Liu, Dagny Looper, and Maria Sten.
The projects are intended to be original action features with the aim of demonstrating the participants’ ability to write action. The ambition of the program is to bring the writers the exposure and experience they need in order to become go-to names for studio/franchise jobs. LuckyChap Entertainment and Hodson Exports will be attached to produce each project. The plan is to have in the drawer projects that can be produced for $30 million or under.
As part of the program, numerous speakers, including actors, directors, producers and writers, will be joining LEPP for informal Q&As and workshops. Among the speakers are Lindsey Beer, Max Borenstein, Peter Craig, Sue Kroll, Chris Morgan, Chantal Nong, Zak Penn, Geneva Robertson- Dworet, Bek Smith, Chad Stahelski, Oren Uziel and Courtenay Valenti.
In a statement, LuckyChap said, “We feel it is both a responsibility and a great honor to help create opportunities for the voices in our industry who are not yet being heard in the big-budget action space. We couldn’t be more excited to join these six incredible writers on this journey!”
The four-week writers’ room began yesterday and runs through Dec. 6.