Tavi Kaunitz

Talent & Development Coordinator @ Independent
Sunday 9/13 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT

Particularly Interested In: 

Half-hour cable/streaming comedies/dramedies, adult animation (comedy, dark), stories centering around strong female leads, grounded and relatable comedic stories of economic disparity and immigrants in America, unique perspective from LGBTQIA and BIPOC writers, left-of-center humor. 

Pitch Tips

Concept/World first, then character breakdowns and series arc relationships with one another, Tone and comps (if applicable) are helpful!

About Your Host

Tavi Kaunitz is a comedy development executive based in Los Angeles, raised in the Dallas area, and immigrant from Romania. Most recently she worked at Comedy Central for almost four years and was the executive in charge of the third and final season of Corporate (a dark half-hour scripted series about the mundane nature of working at a global conglomerate - go figure!). She has always had a passion for comedy TV and stand-up, starting with her love of Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons as a kid. She began her career in comedy after moving to LA in 2013 following her graduation from the University of North Texas, where she worked as an assistant to Comedy Touring agent at Gersh. In her two years at Gersh she was able to cultivate relationships with talent and other executives in the local stand-up community. She then became the assistant to Nikki Glaser for Season 1 of her Comedy Central format series centered around relationships and sex, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. That brought her to the Talent & Development department at Comedy Central where she was involved in sourcing and developing adult animated series, live-action narrative series, and various formats for the cable network. While there, she was the junior executive on Drunk History Season 7, the executive on the hybrid webseries, Dope Movies (3 episodes), animated Snapchat series George Washington: DTF (10 episodes), and shepherded various script development and produced pilots.

HOW IT WORKS

  • 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.

Questions?

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

Specializes in:


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

Subgenres
  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Female-Driven
  • Latin / Spanish-Language
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Period Pieces
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Webseries
  • Westerns
  • Reality/Unscripted TV
  • Writers Outside LA

Books
  • Apocalyptic
  • Autobiographies
  • Biographies
  • Book Series
  • "Buddy"
  • Comic Books
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Cookbooks
  • Crime
  • Detective
  • Dystopian
  • Erotica
  • Essays
  • Faith-Based/Faith-Friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Historical Fiction
  • Holiday
  • How-To
  • Inspirational
  • Kids/Children
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Literary Fiction
  • Magic
  • Memoirs
  • Mystery
  • Non-Fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Period Piece
  • Personal Growth
  • Poetry
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Self-Help
  • Short Stories
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • Supernatural
  • Suspense
  • True Crime
  • True Stories
  • Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult (YA) / Teen