Shaista, B.A., M.A., PhD (abd) is a Development Executive and Screenwriter, and the current President of Wide Out Loud Productions. She previously held the position of "Head of Development" for "Flout Media Productions" in Toronto before beginning her career in Hollywood. WOLP's properties are in Unscripted, Scripted, with a handful of Features & Documentaries.
Shar is a multi-talented actress, casting director, CEO, philanthropist, advocate and gamer. But her favorite title is mom!
While "Good Burger" and "Moesha" have been trending, you can also catch her in the latest season of "Shameless"!
Razia is a graduate of MS Design & Production for Film/TV at Indiana University. She also has a Master's of Philosophy in Wildlife Ecology, and a BSC in Zoology. Razia is fascinated by the intersections of science and story-telling.
Graduate of Mohawk College's Film and Television program. A Graphic Designer by trade, he's a master of Photoshop and Powerpoint.
Success or failure in Film & Television Production is dictated by what happens after the “concept” stage. The development of a concept is the single-most important process in the life-cycle of a production regardless of genre. Our primary expertise at Wide Out Loud Productions is to ensure the creative development of a property is at its most fully realized before financing.
Primarily, we generate concepts in-house, both Scripted & Unscripted, and fully develop them to pitch to production partners & networks, as well as, to evaluate and option external pitches. We create pitch materials from: loglines, 1 pagers, decks, treatments, character reels and sizzles, to TV pilots & feature screenplays. Additionally, we create pitch packages with attached talent for financing.
Some of the Companies we have worked with include: EONE, Langley Productions, Citizen Skull Productions, Buck Productions & Frantic Films.
We have relationships to broadcasters, digital networks, distributors, in the USA, Canada, and UK, and more.
STORYTELLING ACROSS GENRES
Unusual for a small production company, Wide Out Loud Productions has developed an astounding variety of projects in both Scripted & Unscripted, for Film and Television: from crime procedurals, historical dramas, family dramas, comedies, sci-fi, horror, to docudramas, documentaries and contest shows. Wide Out Loud is able to handle the creative development of almost any genre. In-house creative and outside partnerships have added to the diverse slate Wide Out Loud represents. We have worked with multiple award-winning writers, producers, actors, cinematographers, composers and directors. Wide Out Loud prides itself on the high integrity of our industry relationships while delivering high-quality original content working with the best talent and above-the-line partners. Our focus is on great story-telling above and beyond genre.
Development For Hire:
Do you have a great show/film idea you think you’d like to produce or get optioned, but have no idea how to create pitch documents and scripts? You can hire us to bring your idea to life! From every stage of the development process, we will work in collaboration with you. We only take on shows that we believe will have a chance of going into production and therefore offer this service on a case by case basis only. Additionally, we can review screenplays, sizzle reels, decks, treatments, bibles and other materials, to polish your materials before pitching. Contact us to find out more.
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