Shayna Lyga

Director of Development & Client Partnerships @ Storied Media Group
Saturday 10/3 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT

Particularly Great at and Interested In:

Loves hour dramas and hour/half-hour dramedies.

Pitch Tips

Have fun with your pitch, engage with the audience and tell a story versus reading from a script. Try to focus on just the most important characters, too many characters can be hard to follow in a pitch. Do your best to clearly identify tone and structure; pilot beats are helpful.

About Your Host

After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Television Scriptwriting, Shayna began her television career in 2008 working on hit shows WEEDS and UNITED STATES OF TARA. Following this, she spent four years in the TV division at Relativity Media, most notably developing the CBS series LIMITLESS and Sony Crackle's START UP. This led to three years in overall deals at CBS TV Studios, where she focused on discovering new talent and meeting up-and-coming writers. As Manager of Development for Glenn Geller, she helped sell upwards of ten pitches to the studio, as well as set up seven of those projects at networks and streaming platforms including CW, CBS, ABC, and Netflix. Shayna is currently the Director of Development and Client Partnerships at Storied Media Group (SMG), where she has been for the past year. Storied Media has exclusive representation agreements with The Washington Post, The Guardian, NPR, and many others around the globe. Shayna is responsible for curating these publications, packaging the stories, and selling them to studios. She is also developing a slate of projects based on IP, and is constantly looking for great writers to attach.


  • 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
  • SciFi
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Dystopian
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • High-Concept
  • Inspirational
  • Latin / Spanish-Language
  • Musicals
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)

Specifically not interested in:


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