Pitch Dan Scheinkman (Saturday, May 4th 2019)

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Pitch Dan Scheinkman

Dan Specializes in Action/Adventure, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Family, Drama, Horror-Comedy, and Contained Horror/Thriller Features; also interested in Comedy and Drama TV, including Kids or Adult Animated Series.


"Preacher", produced by Kickstart Entertainment.


Dan Scheinkman is the Head of Scripted Content at Kickstart Entertainment, the production company led by veteran Producer Jason Netter. Kickstart is the creative force behind major features including Universal Pictures' WANTED, and ARC Entertainments'  SWEETWATER, BOUNTY KILLER and A COUNTRY CALLED HOME. On the TV side, Kickstart is currently producing AMC and Sony Pictures Television's "Preacher" created by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin, the upcoming Amazon Studios' "The Boys" created by Eric Kripke and pilot directed by Dan Trachtenberg, and a children's animated show for Netflix.

Kickstart has a history with comics and animation including their own comic book library/publishing arm and an animation production studio, and credits on animated series including Atomic Cartoons' "Transformers: Rescue Bots", DreamWorks' and Netflix's "Voltron Force", Lionsgate's "Speed Racer: The Next Generation", Nicktoons "Wolverine and the X-Men".


Dan is the former VP of Development & Production for Le Vision Pictures USA, the US branch of one of China's largest film studios. Le Vision Pictures produced Chinas’s all-time highest grossing film franchise, TINY TIMES, co-financed/distributed THE EXPENDABLES 2 and 3, and released the blockbuster film, THE GREAT WALL, starring Matt Damon, Tian Jing, and Pedro Pascal.

Prior to that, Dan worked with multiple talent agencies (Abrams Artists Agency, Gersh, and APA), as a development executive working under Lawrence Bender (INGLORIOUS BASTARDS), and as an independent producer who has set up projects across film (Paramount) and television (CBS, CMT, Lionsgate TV, Universal Cable Productions). Dan was named as one of Variety's New Hollywood Leaders in 2016.


Kickstart Entertainment credits include:

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