Jessica Schott

Coordinator @ MacLaren Entertainment
Saturday 5/16 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
Half-hour cable/streaming/broadcast. Love shoes with socially conscious or timely themes
Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

When evaluating pitches, I focus on these criteria: Personalization and Theme
, Big Idea and “Why Now”," Main Character(s) in Crisis/Conflict, Inciting Incident
, POV and 2 “needs” (what your character thinks or says he needs in number 1 and number 2 is what he REALLY wants/needs)
, Central Conflict
, Cast, Pilot+Season+Series, Series Tone, Family

About Your Host

Jessica Schott is currently the Development Coordinator at MacLaren Entertainment, working for Emmy-winning Director and Producer, Michelle MacLaren. Prior to working at MacLaren Entertainment, Jessica was an Executive Assistant to the SVP and VP of Drama Development at Sony Pictures Television. She got her professional start in the entertainment industry working as an agent's assistant at a TV Literary Agency in Beverly Hills. Jessica also completed a certificate at UCLA Extension in Television Writing in 2016 and has a Bachelor's Degree from Columbia University in History.


  • 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!

Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • I am happy to read whatever genre and feel like I can give good and objective notes
  • All Budgets

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
  • TV Movies
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • High-Concept
  • Holiday
  • Inspirational
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Webseries
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA
  • Authors

Specifically not interested in:

While I am happy to read anything, I don't love period pieces