Matthew Carpenter

Managing Partner/Head of Development @ Venezia Media, LLC
Thursdays 7/16, 7/23, 7/30 & 8/6 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT

About Your Host
Matthew Carpenter is a Los Angeles based writer/producer/creative executive with extensive experience in both film and television. As a writer he co-developed and wrote for the SyFy Channel series Painkiller Jane, and oversaw creative development for the animated horror feature Deadspace:Downfall based on the hit Electronic Arts video game franchise. Other works include the action/horror feature film Navy Seals vs. Zombies released by Anchor Bay, the animated pilot Alien Admissions for Blue Ant/Mondo and the drama series Eden that was set up with eOne and Imagemovers. His work on the executive side began as Director of Creative Development for Starz Media, developing both comedy and drama projects for the network’s burgeoning slate of original programming, including the critically acclaimed Party Down, Crash, Head Case, Gravity and Pillars of the Earth. He then ran television development for Jason Blum’s, Blumhouse Productions, where his projects included the MTV drama series Eye Candy and Syfy Channel limited series Ascension. Later, Matt was named Head of Development for ASIB Entertainment where he focused on international co-productions for both features and television. Matt has since partnered to form Venezia Media, where he serves as Managing Partner/Head of Creative Development, developing scripted and documentary content, and is currently producing the feature-length documentary Zero G and I Feel Fine based on the early days of NASA.

VENEZIA MEDIA was founded in 2016 by television writer/producer/executive Matthew Carpenter and commercial/documentary producer James Reid. The company splits its time between producing high end branded and marketing content, and developing traditional scripted and documentary projects for television and streaming.

Group Mentorship - Program Details

Limited to only 5 writers, in this special Group Mentorship you won't just receive feedback on your script, but also individual coaching on your pitch, your marketing strategy, and your next steps as you take your screenwriting career to the next level!

You will have the opportunity to share your material with your classmates so that each writer will learn from their own feedback and the feedback given to their peers. You'll also be able to email the host during the week so you are fully guided for the entire month.

Program Schedule

MEETING #1 - INTRODUCTION & SCRIPT REVIEW #1 
Your mentor will read your full script prior to the first session and will give each writer 20-30 min. of notes. Get personalized feedback on your pages and ask your mentor any questions about your script and the industry! 

MEETING #2 - WRITERS’ CHALLENGE + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will assign a writing prompt of their own design to see how you adapt to a "writing assignment"-like scenario. Following feedback & discussion of the Challenge submissions, you'll have the opportunity to test out the verbal pitch for one of your projects with your mentor and peers.

MEETING #3 - SCRIPT REVIEW #2
Your mentor will read another full script prior to the session - it's your choice to get a second round of notes on your script to really make it shine or work on an entirely different script altogether!

MEETING #4 - NEXT STEPS CLINIC + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will review a one-pager of your bio, loglines, any traction, and questions about where you're at and what you should focus on next when it comes to your screenwriting career. Get actionable career advice on what your next steps should be, plus you'll have the opportunity to get final thoughts on your reworked verbal pitch!

Group Mentorships

Specializes in:

Features
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Budgets to $5MM

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Limited Series
TV Homes
  • Cable
  • Streaming

Books

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