Dan Scheinkman

Head of Scripted Development
Kickstart Entertainment
Sunday 8/4 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT

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Pitch Tips

Don't pitch a synopsis. Only pitch your big idea and/or your first act.

About Your Host

Dan Scheinkman is the Head of Scripted Development at Kickstart Entertainment. 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.


  • After you sign up, you will receive instructions on how to submit your contact info or written pitch via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material/contact submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's feedback on your pitch within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All TV Formats
  • All TV Homes (Network, Cable & Streaming)

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Faith-Based/Faith-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Holiday
  • Inspirational
  • Period Pieces
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Reality/Unscripted TV
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Big Hooks - concepts easy to explain in 2 sentences.