-Finding unique characters and worlds that could translate into broadcast procedurals and/or dramas. Example: CASTLE and/or FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
-Finding stories that reach their full potential through animation and either can't or shouldn't necessarily be made as live action. Example: BOJACK HORSEMAN
-Finding high concepts or subversive ideas that translate into genre features. Example: LOOPER/SOURCE CODE/LIAR LIAR
Horror Genre in general - just not something we as a company pursue.
Christian Bersani joined Josephson Entertainment in 2018. He currently helps to identify, develop, and produce projects for Josephson’s scripted feature and TV slates. His recent work includes selling an original comedy feature to Nickelodeon, an action thriller to Byron Allen’s ESMP feature studio, a broadcast medical procedural to Universal TV, and a half hour adult animated series to TBS/HBO Max starring Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Additional work includes aiding in the development and production of DISENCHANTED, the sequel to Disney’s ENCHANTED, and collaborating on series in partnership with studios including Universal, Sony, Skydance, and Starburns Industries (“Rick & Morty,” “Anomalisa”).
Previously, Bersani served as Manager of Scripted Programming at ThinkfactoryMedia (HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, TEXAS RISING, SUN RECORDS) where he furthered the development of cable network pilots STRIPPED by Liz Sczudlo for TBS, Jeb Stuart’s THE COMMANDERS: JEFFERSON for History Channel, and #FASHIONVICTIM, directed by Mark Waters (MEAN GIRLS) and written by brother Daniel Waters (HEATHERS), for E!/UCP. Additionally, Bersani handled development and production on multiple Lifetime and Hallmark cable network features, including TERROR IN THE WOODS and OSCAR PISTORIUS, both written by Amber Benson. Prior to that, Bersani worked at the Kaplan Stahler Agency as the Television Literary Department Coordinator. Bersani got his start in entertainment working for Spyros Skouras at Murtha Skouras Agency before that.
Bersani was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and is a graduate of The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania
Private Month Mentorship
Each month mentorship kicks off with a preliminary 15-min. call to set expectations and lay out strategy for the month. Writer will have email access to the executive plus 4x one-hour consultations with the exec. Exec will read up to 4 scripts in one month (different drafts of the same script or 4 different scripts) and conduct 4x one-hour story notes calls. Calls can also include feedback on your pitch, branding, or career strategy.
If you pay with the deposit/payment plan, your second half will be due the 2nd week of the Mentorship. If you need a different type of payment plan, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What To Expect
After registering, you will receive an automatic Order Confirmation email. Then Roadmap's Director of Consultations, Terra Joy, will get your mentor looped in with you! If you do not hear from Terra or the exec within 3 days of registering, feel free to email email@example.com for an update.
Before starting your Month Mentorship, please ensure you are familiar with our Code of Conduct.