Mark Saffian worked in production for years as a Production Coordinator and Assistant Director before becoming an executive. Beginning in the mailroom at APA, then being promoted to an Assistant in the Packaging Department eventually becoming the Literary Department Development Coordinator where he helped to develop and sold pilots and films for the agency including the feature film O, a modern retelling of Othello and the television series 24. After APA, Mark was a Development Executive and Story Editor for Sony Pictures and Sid Ganis/Out of the Blue Entertainment where he was a Story Editor on BIG DADDY and DEUCE BIGELOW: MALE GIGOLO. Mark read spec scripts, screenplays, pilots, books and evaluated projects of all types for acquisition and development for both film and television for the studio.
Mark’s current company is Content House, a literary management company, which represents dozens of New York Times Best Selling Authors, screenwriters, directors and production companies. They also represent a lot of the top names in comic book authors and creators, webcomics, video games and new media. They are currently actively developing THE CROOK FACTORY based on the best-selling novel by Dan Simmons (THE TERROR, HYPERION) telling the true story of Ernest Hemingway running a spy ring out of Cuba during World War 2, as well as, the television series ONE SECOND AFTER with Constantin Films based on the best selling trilogy of books by William Forstchen. Recently, The Content House sold or set-up series on behalf of their clients to eOne, Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Animation, CW, Comedy Central, Showtime, and HBO.
Each month mentorship kicks off with a preliminary 15-min. call to set expectations and lay out strategy for the month. Writer will have unlimited email access with 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 will also include pitch preps, brand preps and career strategy.