Calling Young Minority Filmmakers: Courtney LeMarco's TLG Motion Pictures Opens Submissions for the Big Pitch

Seattle Creatives Get an Opportunity to Bring Their Cinematic Visions to Life

TLG Motion Pictures, founded by Seattle-based film and television producer Courtney LeMarco, announces it is accepting submissions now through June 22, 2020, for The Big Pitch, a competition providing opportunity for young adult minorities (aged 18-25) in Seattle with a strong interest in film, production, and content creation. Ten finalists will be selected to pitch their television or film concept to top Hollywood executive producers. One winning pitch will be chosen for development with TLG Motion Pictures. 

“Having grown up as a black man in a low-income community, I was presented with very few opportunities for success as a young person,” says LeMarco. “The Big Pitch was created to empower young minorities with a platform to not only pitch their film or television ideas to working Hollywood executives, but also the resources to see that project funded and brought to life.”

The Big Pitch winner will be awarded a $20,000 Service Grant toward the development of their project and will have access to an experienced production crew, professional camera equipment, and other resources to help them bring their project to life. To be considered, entrants must develop a one-sheet pitch detailing their film or television concept, which can be submitted via email at A script, reference images, and comparable movie or television examples are also encouraged, though not required.

The Big Pitch is in alignment with The Washington State Entertainment Industry PAC (WSEIPAC), a political action committee dedicated to providing resources, jobs and economic growth in the media, entertainment and production industries throughout the State of Washington.

For more information, please visit To submit to The Big Pitch now, email

About TLG Motion Pictures

The official production company of the Emmy-nominated reality series Hoarders on A&E Networks, TLG Motion Pictures provides financing, development and production services for original television, film and digital content and works with production companies, agencies, studios, private equity lenders and financial institutions to package quality projects for domestic, international and OTT distribution. Our partners include many of the biggest names in film, cable and television.

About Courtney LeMarco

From high school dropout to running a multi-million revenue-generating production company, Courtney LeMarco is the self-made American film & television producer who rescued one of America’s most popular reality television shows from a company going out of business--without any formal TV production experience behind him. Now touting more than 25 years of experience in business development and management, Courtney is a sought-after film & television producer. He is the Executive Producer of the Emmy-Nominated A&E series Hoarders and the Founder and CEO of LeMarco Brands, LLC, a Seattle-based brand management firm with interests in multiple industries, including entertainment, fashion, music, and consumer products. His client list includes many of the biggest brands in the world, including Neiman Marcus, Comcast, Disney, Amazon, and Conde Nast.

Source: TLG Motion Pictures


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