I love seeing talent flourish. My journey from film executive to business coach was inspired by people like you.
People with amazing ideas and fresh new voices that aspire to create something meaningful by doing what they love to bring incredible stories to life.
So I got to work. I gathered up all my years of experience as a studio buyer and global sales agent, all the tried and true strategies I know work, and started making it accessible to everyone.
THAT'S THE VISION I BELIEVE IN AND THE VISION I WANT TO HELP YOU START LIVING.
AND I KNOW THAT IF YOU HAD THE KNOWLEDGE AND CONTEXT TO BE ABLE TO ROOT YOUR IDEAS IN A SOLID BUSINESS CASE THAT SPOKE THE LANGUAGE EXECUTIVES LIKE TO HEAR THEN YOU'D BE ABLE TO SUPPORT A CAREER IN THE FILM INDUSTRY THAT'S MORE PROFITABLE, SUSTAINABLE AND AUTHENTIC.
HERE'S WHY: I KNOW YOU HAVE GREAT IDEAS. AND I BELIEVE IT'S IMPORTANT FOR YOUR LIFE'S WORK TO REFLECT YOU.
MILD, MEDIUM, OR HOT, I'VE GOT YOU COVERED
THE HOT SAUCE SERVICES
Welcome to the industry's first ever executive led services for the film business.
Offering packages of all different levels, and for all different budgets, Hot Sauce has you covered through every aspect of the development and distribution process.
Development Guidance & Advice
Get industry expertise during the early stages of your project to help shape it alongside the realities of the market and align it for success. Includes everything from structuring your project financially, to flushing out the creative alongside an aligned distribution strategy.
If you're simply looking for an executive's gaze and insight on your project in its current iteration.
A guiding hand to help effectively improve the vital elements of your development process, properly validate your ideas with a business strategy and give you the confidence to move forth on your own.
Studio level supervision of your project through development, including hands on advice and detailed strategy to launch your project.
Feedback, analysis and guidance on your script: how to improve it to meet the level of competition and creative quality in the market while understanding the value of your story and how to build it out to capitalize on the industry.
An executive script report from the perspective of the market.
A full review of your script, feedback and advice on how to effectively develop an elevated next draft.
Week by week, hands on script editing to produce a script that the market won't be able to resist.
Get feedback on your pitch deck and improve the way you communicate your ideas to the industry by creating an inviting deck that tells a compelling creative story supported by an even stronger financial one.
An executive review of your existing pitch deck with a walk through of proposed revisions to elevate your ideas to appeal to decision makers.
A guiding hand to help effectively improve your pitch deck, supervise your pitch deck edits and properly validate your ideas to give you the confidence to move forth on your own.
Work alongside an ex-studio exec to take your pitch deck from inception to wow.
Discover where your project fits in the marketplace with detailed analysis and the best distribution plan for your project.
An executive review of your distribution prospects and the realistic value/place for your project in the worldwide marketplace.
An executive evaluation of your project + help, advice and concrete guidance on how to take your film into the market and who to take it to.
Consider us your dedicated sales consultant. This level is extra spicy and includes everything above plus our hands on distribution service that uses our expansive network of distributors and sales agents to directly place your film into the best kept hands in the business.
With over a decade of distribution negotiations behind me, I've seen every possible deal and deal term out there. Get trusted advice to help guide you strategically, avoid getting screwed over in a deal and understand what's important to fight for.
An overview of initial deal terms, guidance on how to respond and what to prioritize through to "hand shake".
Strategic support throughout your negotiations and a guiding hand to help you get a deal that is ensured to benefit you.
Negotiation support on "speed dial".
Hire a veteran film exec to Executive Produce your next project.
4-30 minute calls a month for two months, to be allocated and scheduled according to your project development needs.
Weekly one hour calls for 6 months, to be scheduled according to your project development needs.
Full time Executive Producer on your project.
Full Package EP
THEY SAY 'IT'S WHO YOU KNOW.' WELL, MEET TANIA SARRA!
Making our first feature was hard enough. But, getting our film seen by industry professionals and distributors, that seemed impossible. Add to that, grasping a greater understanding of exactly how the business side of the film industry works felt like a daunting task for creatives like ourselves. Then we were introduced to Hot Sauce, and can say, without any hesitation, if there’s someone in this industry who filmmakers and producers need to know, it’s Tania Sarra! Tania offers a vast amount of knowledge, key industry resources and fully engaged participation (not to mention, patience) to her clients. Tania will fight for your film…and you’ll be happy to have her in your corner.
MICHAEL SCULLY, FILMMAKER & ERIK R. GEORGE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER