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Scott Schulman is a Literary Manager who staffs writers at major Networks and Streamers, and is a champion of helping writers break into the industry! He is currently building a roster of emerging voices and has a passion for representing and inspiring writers. He currently represents the Co-Ep of the hit Netflix series "THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY", and has clients on the shows: "Dumped" (Netflix), "FBI: Most Wanted" (CBS), "NCIS: LA" (CBS), "SO Help Me Todd" (CBS) One of his clients recently sold one of their pilots to Netflix carried through by 21 Laps (FREE GUY, "STRANGER THINGS"). Scott went off on his own after working at More/Medavoy Management. He first started representing actors and then transitioned to writers. As a manager he is also very adamant about breaking the barrier for women by helping get their voices heard. Before More/Medavoy, Schulman was at A3 Artist Agency for a year as a junior agent in below the line packaging. He got his start working at Fremantle with over 200 Titles in business affairs in both scripted and non-scripted television. He is currently doing business with 21 Laps, Sugar 23, Phoenix Pictures, Omaha Productions, Fabel Entertainment, Mar Vista, CBS and Netflix. Scott previously served on the Board of Directors for the entertainment organization, HRTS Associates. “Dream big and dare to fail”, says Schulman. Full Bio »
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Literary Manager, Scott Schulman, who staffs writers at major Networks and Streamers, and is a champion of helping writers break into the industry! He is currently building a roster of emerging voices and has a passion for representing and inspiring writers.
He currently represents the Co-Ep of the hit Netflix series "THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY", and has clients on the shows: "Dumped" (Netflix), "FBI: Most Wanted" (CBS), "NCIS: LA" (CBS), "SO Help Me Todd" (CBS)
One of his clients recently sold one of their pilots to Netflix carried through by 21 Laps (FREE GUY, "STRANGER THINGS").
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"Thank you, Scott, for sharing your impeccable wisdom and experience. Plenty of great notes to ponder and implement." ~ Bill B.
"Thank you, everyone! Congratulations to the pitchers, you all did an amazing job. Scott and Amanda, thanks so much for all the great tips--I'll be taking them to heart and I know my pitches will improve because of this event." ~ Evelyn B.
"One of the best sessions ever! Scott, please return. I'd love to pitch to you! Amanda, great advice as well. Thanks so much for all you do!" ~ Catherine C.
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, former Disney+ Executive Sam Mannetti!Sam is a producer and executive with over five years of successful experience in the Entertainment Industry. Sam specializes in providing educated, creative and analytical insights into the scripted film and series development and production process, while working closely with top names in the industry across studios, networks, and agencies. A former Creative Executive on the Disney+ Original Content team at The Walt Disney Company, Sam was responsible for identifying and developing series, feature films, short form content and other high-quality entertainment formats for the service. Reporting to Agnes Chu, SVP of Content for the service, Sam worked alongside Agnes to lead the Disney+ Originals teams for scripted and unscripted programming partnering closely with Disney-owned internal content creators, including The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.
We're diving into the Writers' Room Pitch Tank with special guest, Leila Cohan of Netflix's "BRIDGERTON".Leila Cohan was a writer on Season One "BRIDGERTON" and is now writing on a new Netflix series! Leila Cohan is an Emmy-nominated television and feature writer, currently serving as Co-Executive Producer on Netflix’s THE PERFECT COUPLE. Previously, she’s written for SPECIAL (WB/Netflix), BRIDGERTON (Shondaland/Netflix), THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (Paramount/BET Plus), SANTA CLARITA DIET (Netflix), TELENOVELA (NBC), and AWKWARD (MTV)
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Pitch Tank Webcast with Producer, Samantha Schifrien. Samantha Schifrien is a Producer at 93 Cedar - a production company that seeks to create content for Feature and Television distribution. The company will focus on telling inclusive stories from creative with diverse backgrounds. Prior to her role at 93 Cedar, Samantha was a Development Executive at Untitled Entertainment with Michael Rosenberg the executive behind prolific series, including "Hell on Wheels," "Rogue," and "Klondike." Samantha works directly with Michael to find and develop projects for sale to cable networks. Untitled brought in Michael and Samantha to help further build out the management/production company’s television business. They are looking for television projects to find for Untitled's massive roster of on-screen talent. Rosenberg has worked on features including Sundance Jury Prize-winner TREASURE ISLAND, and is best known for executive producing highly successful television series. Rosenberg previously served as EVP U.S. Scripted Television and SVP Original Scripted Series Programming for Entertainment One. He oversaw eOne’s TV Development, Current Programming and Production department. Previously, Samantha worked in International Television Production at NBCUniversal, on the series "Resurrection" for ABC, and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment.
Stage 32’s Director Script Services, Jason Mirch and Guest Panelist David Harris (producer on dozens of films, including SECURITY with Antonio Banderas) ago over writer’s pitches, both live and written, to help improve each pitch.
Pitch your scirpts to FilmRise's Rachel Swearingen. In this Pitch Tank, Rachel offers her critique of pitches that include a murder mystery drama, fantasy television project, a romantic comedy, and home invasion thriller.
Producer Sasha Nonas-Barnes joins our Panel as we listen and read your pitches live to help educate the Writers' Room screenwriters on what is and isn't working in their pitch.