Keep your pitches brief. Your sell is within the first minute. For TV, identify the story engine of your protagonist which lasts throughout the series. For films, don't pitch a synopsis. Only pitch your big idea and/or your first act.
Dan Scheinkman is the Head of Scripted Development at Kickstart Entertainment (PREACHER, THE BOYS). He has developed film and television projects in partnership with Scott Free (Ridley Scott), LuckyChap (Margot Robbie), Endeavor Content, Unique Features, and others. He has previously set up multiple film and television projects with studios, and departed in 2017 as the Vice President of Development at Le Vision Pictures USA. Prior to this, Dan worked as a development executive under Hal Lieberman (Producer/Former President of Production at Universal Pictures), Lawrence Bender (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), and for Abrams Artists Agency, The Gersh Agency, and APA. Kickstart's credits include AMC's PREACHER, WANTED with Angelina Jolie, SWEETWATER with Ed Harris and January Jones, A COUNTRY CALLED HOME with Imogen Potts, as well as upcoming projects with 20th Century FOX, Warner Bros., Lifetime, and Universal.
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