In Memory of the Leading PitchMan
It is with great, great sadness that we reach out to you to let you know that the man, Ken Rocop, with the heart of gold has passed.
Ken left us shortly after midnight, October 6th, 2018, to a place much better than this to await his family and the rest of us when it is finally our turn.
Thank you for all of the amazing prayers, wishes, sentiments, cards, and expressions of love that have been sent - they meant a lot to the family.
Ken Rotcop was the acknowledged Grand Master of Pitching, the creator and owner of PitchMart, an internationally recognized pitch festival for writers and development executives. He was the first to establish the bridge between unknown aspiring screenwriters and Hollywood.
As a former Creative Head of four Hollywood studios including Embassy Pictures, Cannon TV, Trans World Productions and Hanna-Barbera, Ken supervised The Lion in Winter, Carnal Knowledge, The Graduate, and Charlotte’s Web. As a screenwriter, Rotcop’s most prestigious production (which he both wrote and produced) was For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers, which starred Laurence Fishburne. The movie won the Writer’s Guild Award, the Image Award, and the Neil Simon Award.
He will be missed greatly.