Hey. I’m Cousin Pete. Nice to meet you!
Before forming Cousin Pete Productions and Management in 2012, Pete Letz was a development executive for director Steve Carr (Paul Blart, Daddy Day Care) packaging and developing comedy projects in Film and TV. Prior to his work with Steve, Pete cut his teeth at RKO Pictures where he assisted in the creation of a horror-thriller slate of both original projects and those based on the historic RKO library. Pete received his Bachelor’s Degree in Film from Wesleyan University.
- Rocky Curby wins development deal with Eli Roth and Davis Entertainment
- Rosalind Ross and David Levinson chosen as Writers on the Verge
- Episode 11 of Matador "Riot 'Til I Die" Airs on El Rey
- The Bay to receive novelization
- Tasha Huo Awarded Blind Script Deal at WB
- Angela Ruhinda sells Iman and Andy to ABC with Whoopi Goldberg producing
- Dark Touch - Review
- Manhattan Undying adds Luke Grimes and Sarah Roemer
- Dark Vessel Review - If Quentin Tarantino had a parking spot at Disney
- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Tasha Huo voted onto the Hit List
- Tasha Huo on Tracking Board's 2013 Young and Hungry Top 100 Writers List
- Chinaka Hodge selected for 2013 Sundance Time Warner Fellowship
- Aminta Goyel chosen for Nickelodeon Fellowship
- Adam Hann-Byrd enters Warner Brothers Writers' Workshop
- Cannes - Ironclad 2 picked up for distribution
- Chinaka Hodge chosen for Sundance Lab
- Misfortune lands on the Hit List
- Sehaj Sethi's My Husband's Corpse included on the Purple List
- Ironclad Acquired by Arc Entertainment
Clients – Page 1Angela Ruhinda is a comedy writer originally from Tanzania. After attending the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K, where she learned how to live on gourmet Heinz noodles and cheap wine while majoring in Philosophy and Film, Angela finally made the big move to Los Angeles after being accepted into the New York Film Academy’s MFA program in L.A. In November 2013, Angela sold her script ‘Iman & Andy’ to ABC with Whoopi Goldberg producing. Angela is also represented by Gersh.
Tasha Huo is a world-builder and genre writer as interested in video games, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter as she is in classic literature and ancient history. Tasha’s original TV pilot is being produced by John Rogers (Leverage) and her latest feature is being produced by Kickstart (Wanted). She has been included in Tracking Board's Top 100 Writers on the Verge as well as the Hit List and was awarded a Blind Script Deal at WB. Tasha is also represented by Gersh.
Rosalind Ross is a drama and action writer with an affinity for history. Rosalind has written an episode for the first season of El Rey's new series Matador and is co-writing a script for Icon Productions. Rosalind Ross was recently chosen as one of this year's 100 Writers on the Verge. Before becoming a writer, Rosalind was a former world champion in the sport of equestrian vaulting, a combination of dance and acrobatics on horseback. Rosalind is also represented by ICM.
Clients – Page 2Aminta Goyel is a survivor of the strict Indian school system where she learned self-loathing and how to use the passive voice for everything. After moving to the states and graduating from Cornell, she then moved to LA and went to USC for film production. Aminta recently completed her time as a fellow in the Nickelodeon Writing Program where she worked in the writers’ room for Sanjay and Craig. Aminta is also represented by Preferred Artists Agency.
Chad Mountain is an actor and writer as well as former C.O.O. of Matthew McConaughey's company j.k. livin. He has developed scripts with Blue Grass (Ted) and Broken Road (xXx) and has written on the show Porter Ridge for Gurney Productions (Duck Dynasty) which is currently on the Discovery Channel. As an actor Mountain has roles in both Jarhead 2: Recon for Universal and McFarland for Disney which are both due out later this year. Chad is also represented at CAA.
Chinaka Hodge is a published poet and produced playwright, with such work including her critically acclaimed play Mirrors in Every Corner and book of poems For Girls with Hips. She is also a 2012 CBS Fellow, a 2013 Sundance Lab participant and this year's only Sundance - Time Warner Fellow in the Feature Film Program. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, The SF Chronicle, PBS, NPR, CNN and in two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry. Chinaka is also represented by Gersh.
Clients – Page 3Adam Hann-Byrd is a writer who got his start in film at a very young age, when he was cast as the title character in Jodie Foster’s directorial debut, Little Man Tate. He went on to star in Jumangi, The Ice Storm and Halloween H2O, among other films. Kicking off his writing career, Adam spent a year as a fellow in the Warner Bros. TV Writers Workshop. Since then he has worked as a Supervising Writer for Hulu’s series, The Morning After and as a Writer/Associate Producer for Participant Media’s Brain Food Daily. Adam is also represented at Kaplan-Stahler.
Stephen McDool is a UK-based action writer whose produced work includes the horror-action movie Minotaur with Tom Hardy starring, the historical epic Ironclad with James Purefoy and Paul Giamatti starring and the upcoming Ironclad 2 starring Game of Thrones' Michelle Fairley. Stephen is also represented by Linda Siefert Management in the UK.
Raven Burnett got his start as a playwright at the legendary Idiom Theater in the Pacific Northwest before moving on to complete his MFA in screenwriting at Columbia University. Raven is currently re-writing a horror project for Studio Canal and Eric Newman, in partnership with director Jonathan Van Tuelken. When Raven is not writing screenplays he is hard at work producing 48NYC, a theater festival he co-founded with Idiom Theater’s Artistic Director Glenn Hergenhahn.
Clients – Page 4David Levinson is an up and coming dramatic horror/thriller writer with strengths in exploring complex characters and creating frightening set pieces. David was recently chosen as one of this year's 100 Writers on the Verge. David’s latest psychological horror-thriller is being produced by Broken Road (xXx). David is also represented at Original Artists.
Rocky Curby is a pre-visualization artist who has worked on many of the biggest films of the last decade including Transformers, Thor and The Amazing Spiderman. Recently, Rocky has turned his attention to directing his own material. His first two animated short films were both chosen as Vimeo Staff Picks of the Week, his most recent short Box Girl garnered 350k views in its first week and Rocky was recently awarded a development deal with Eli Roth and Davis Entertainment.
Trent Johnson and Aaron Sexton are screenwriters and life-long archenemies. Their latest project The Bay explores the criminal underworld in a script for newly announced financier Imperative who is already planning a novelization of the project. Trent and Aaron are also represented by Gersh.
Sehaj Sethi is a recent graduate of NYU – Tisch. Her first feature script, My Husband’s Corpse, placed on NYU’s 2012 Purple List as one of the most promising feature scripts emerging from the Graduate Film Program.
Clients – Page 5Marc Bloom is a genre screenwriter from Cape Town, South Africa. Marc’s horror screenplay Hatched is being produced by Vital Pictures with Victor Garcia attached to direct. Diprente Films in Johannesburg is also producing his action-horror script Corpsemen with director Brett Simmons on board and his film Tears of Our Fathers is scheduled to shoot in 2015.
Marina de Van is a French writer, director and actress. In 2002, Marina made her feature film directing debut with the critically acclaimed body horror film In My Skin. In 2009, Marina directed the mind-bending psychological thriller Don't Look Back with both Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci starring as the same character. In 2013, Marina directed her first English language project, the supernatural thriller Dark Touch, which was distributed in the US through IFC Midnight.
Matt Deller is a screenwriter, Dungeons and Dragons nerd, video-game designer and drummer for an 80's cover band. In a previous life, he was an Assistant Principal and Chaos Wrangler for a High School of 4,000 kids, where his experience as the captain of a Division I collegiate wrestling team occasionally came in handy. His first professional writing endeavor was for videogame developer Obsidian Entertainment (Neverwinter Nights 2), with his first feature film Manhattan Undying set for release in 2015, starring Luke Grimes and Sarah Roemer. Currently, Matt is writing and producing the adaptation of author Keith C. Blackmore’s best-selling novel Mountain Man.