Dan Scheinkman

Producer/Development Executive
Kickstart Entertainment
Materials Due by 9:00am PT on day of session.
Sunday 12/29

Pitch Tips

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.

About Your Host

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.


  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to 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 written feedback on your pitch via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:

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

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All TV Homes (Network, Cable & Streaming)
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Dystopian
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Inspirational
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Big Hooks - concepts easy to explain in 2 sentences.
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA

Specifically not interested in:

Animated Features

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