Scott Emmer

Head of Television, MadRiver Pictures
Sunday 1/5 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT

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Pitch Tips

Focus on authenticity and character. If you’re authentic to your characters and the world, it will show and there will be something for anyone to connect to.

About Your Host

A graduate of USC, Scott Emmer is currently the Head of Television for MadRiver Pictures. Previously he managed Original Development and Programming at Audience Network for AT&T. Scott has Co-Produced everything on the network including: 

◆ Dramas (Mr. Mercedes/Condor/ICE)
◆ Comedies (Loudermilk/ You Me Her)
◆ Documentary-Series (The Pitch/Religion of Sports)
◆ Documentaries (Give Us This Day/Alone In The Game)

Scott also led the short-form content initiative for the network and their OTT platform DirecTVNow, which included acquiring and developing ALT from Gunpowder and Sky, Drawn and Recorded from Spotify, and acquiring content from StudioCanal. MadRiver's credits include TRIPLE 9 with Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot and Chitwetel Ejofor, THE LOST CITY OF Z with Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Tom Holland, AD ASTRA with Brad Pitt, the upcoming drama WHAT IS LIFE WORTH with Michael Keaton and the upcoming drama BLACK FLIES with Mel Gibson. Scott oversees their expanding their TV slate.


  • 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.


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Specializes in:

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

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

  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Female-Driven
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)