TV Writers Vault Member, Dan Longyear
of S. Carolina, sells docu-series pitch in the
room to Weinstein Company
heavies at Napa Valley Film Festival. Read Daniel's inspiring story at
Scott Manville's Blog. Watch the video below
and forward to 48:00 to
see the results:
Lifetime Television, airing
Tuesdays at 10pm following "Dance Moms".
Kim of Queens Star, Kim Gravel,
was discovered at the TV Writers Vault after
Producers reviewed several of her projects. She
landed a deal with BEI TV, based at Relativity
Media, where the project was developed and ultimately set up at Lifetime.
Oliver Bogner of BEITV, and
Forman (Extreme Makeover Home Edition)
will Executive Produce for Relativity
Jon Stewart (Writer/Member) Lands Deal
With Emmy Winning Producers
TV Writers Vault member, Jon Stewart
of Deerfield, IL., has landed his second
Producer deal from pitching his original
concepts at the TV Writers Vault. Jon was the
first person to ever sell a pitch through our
service, and returns for more success as he
negotiates a new deal with Emmy Winning
Executive Producer, Adam Wikenfeld, at
Documentary Makers, Inc.
While details are being finalized, Jon is very
enthusiastic about his new opportunity found,
telling us; "To have a three-time Emmy winning
producer basically tell me that my ideas are
relevant, and ask for my help, guidance and
assistance on a project is humbling and
gratifying all in one.", adding, "When an
outsider realizes that you can't even get a
Producer on the phone to pitch an idea,
suddenly, the TV Writers Vault is a value. It is
an absolute life saver for your project". We're
excited to see how the show develops for Jon,
and will update everyone as events unfold.
Congratulations to Writer/Member,
Derick Yanehiro, of Long Beach, CA.- 2
different production companies contacted him
after reviewing his concept, and he has now
secured an agreement with awarding winning
producers at Documentary Makers, Inc.
"The TV WRITERS VAULT really works!
Television producers ACTUALLY look at projects
posted by writers and they ACTUALLY contact
them! In a very short period of time, two
production companies contacted me about the same
project I had listed. I've now secured a
development deal with a Production Company."
Derick Yanehiro | Long Beach, CA
John Tayloe Emery signs
deal with Buck Productions ("Saw Dogs" Discovery
Channel, "Deals From The Darkside" SyFy) for his
TV show concept discovered at the TV Writers
Vault: "TV Writer's Vault was exactly what I was
looking for to help sell my show ideas and
partner with the right people. My first project
received a Contact Request from a production
company within the first
24 hours or so of its posting. I'm now
actively working with them to sell it to the
networks." - John Tayloe Emery | Warsaw, VA
Martin Clement signs development deal with
Jupiter Entertainment ("Sons of Guns", "Modern
Marvels", "How Stuff Works") for his TV show
concept discovered at the TV Writers Vault: "TvWritersVault
has proven to be a valuable tool for me to be
able to get my projects seen by Production
Companies and Networks. I just signed my first
official development deal a few weeks ago, after
being contacted by the Production Company two
months prior!! It's hard to believe that the
system works at first, but it does. It only
takes a little bit of faith and patience. Thanks
Scott!" - Martin Clement | Vancouver, BC
ON SYFY, A&E AUSTRALIA, UKTV -
The TV Writers Vault is
pleased to announce the SYFY Channel production and airing of
a new reality series from Writer/Member
Steve Santini of Ontario, Canada.
Santini Created and Stars in "Deals
From The Dark Side", a docu-style
reality series exploring Santini's unusual and
bizarre world of macabre historical artifact
collection. Series is produced by Buck
Productions, in a distribution deal with
CableReady. 13 episodes have been produced and
aired on A&E Australia,
UKTV, and OLN.
Series has also been sold to other foreign
territories including; New Zealand, Sweden,
Norway, and Finland.
"Deals From The Darkside"
back-to-back episodes Wednesdays at 10/9c on
our recent interview with TV Writers Vault
Member, Steve Santini, Creator
and Star of "Deals From The Dark Side"
Catch a promo clip
SERIES AIRS ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL -
The TV Writers Vault is
pleased to announce the production and airing of
a new reality series from Writer/Members
Michael Harris, and Steve Blanchard. "Saw
Dogs", a docu-style reality
series currently airing on Discovery, takes viewers on a wild ride
with world-class chainsaw sculptors as they
battle deadlines and conflicting creative views
to deliver mind-blowing works of art
commissioned by high-end clients. 10 episodes
have been produced in the first season currently airing.
"Saw Dogs" has been picked up by TV4 Sweden, and
Discovery International's pacific rim territory
for broadcast, and made its premiere May 19th on
Discovery with back-to-back
Read our recent
interview with Mike and Steve, Creators &
Star of "Saw Dogs", and TV Writers
Writer/Member Kim Gravel
landed a deal with BEI TV /
Relativity Media and received a Pilot Order for a docu-style
series at Lifetime
BEEN PRODUCED FOR LIFETIME TV. SERIES PREMIERED
ON LIFETIME JAN. 1, 10PM ET/PT.
signs Network shopping agreement for her reality
series concept with
Media North America.
John S. Betts
lands option deal with
for a Docu-Style Reality Series. The project is
in development and being shopped to potential
secured a multi-project development deal with
Smoke & Mirrors Creative
(Creators & Executive Producers of
and a second deal for another reality-based
Geniesse has also been in discussions with
Fremantle Media North America
("American Idol") on other projects scouted at
the TV Writers Vault.
Read our interview with Dorie.
Stephen Reichel of Brooklyn Center, MN.
has sold his reality-based series to Buck
Productions, Inc. Contract negotiations are
underway. Read our interview with Stephen
enters into Option Deal with BEI TV/Fremantle Media
one of our most consistently
successful and talented Writing
Members, is again in discussions
with Buck Productions
to orchestrate a deal for his
reality-based concept. Reichel
has also secured other project deals with
Page Productions. Companies
have multiple projects of Reichel's out to
Naples-Mullins, a client of
Scott Manville's Development/Writing Services
has secured a Co-Executive Producer Deal
with Buck Productions, Inc. for her
Series. Treatment for the proposed series was
Scott Manville. Project being shopped
to Nets and Distribution outlets.
Arizona, has signed a 1 year
contract with Film
Garden Entertainment to
produce his reality series
discovered at the TV Writers
David Howe of Frederick, Maryland has sold
his Docu-Style series to Buck Productions, Inc. UPDATE: Producers
have partnered with Cable Ready
distribution company ("Inside the Actors
Studio", "Forensic Files", "The Tony Awards".
Read our interview with Dave
Sylvia Hendron of Long Beach, CA.
received an option proposal from Bogner
Entertainment for her reality-based format.
Christopher signs development deal on
project with Buck Productions.
interview with Writer/Member
Jon Stewart of Illinois, and his account
of how The Television Writers Vault brought his
project straight to Fox Television Studios,
and purchased for pilot production by a senior
Fox executive. - HERE
has sold her reality-based series concept to
Bogner Entertainment, Inc. Company has partnered
with The Greif Company ("Gene Simmons: Family
Jewels") and a pilot has been shot. All details
of project are confidential as they prepare for
Steve Santini has landed a shopping
agreement with BEI TV.
of Alabama, detailing his reality TV project
sales via the TV Writers Vault -
What People Are
"If it wasn't for the TV Writers Vault, we
might still be pitching "Saw Dogs" instead of
going for a second season."
Steve Blanchard - Salinas, CA. | Creator &
Star of "Saw
10 Episodes to Date
TV Writers Vault proved to be an invaluable tool
for myself when reaching out to industry
players. Over the course of my membership I
received a good and consistent level of interest
from all levels of production executives. While
many of these initial contacts did not pan out-
one certainly did. In retrospect, that is all a
person really needs to get rolling!"
Steve Santini - Ontario, CAN | Co-Creator
& Star of "Deals
From The Dark Side"
13 Episodes to Date
Read Our Interview with Steve
cannot describe how thankful I am that I engaged
Scott Manville and the TV Writers Vault to
write and market my project. I have been in the
television industry in production and on air for
over 15 years and I have never had a more
successful business relationship. In the brutal
world of entertainment, having a fabulous concept
is not always enough to move things into
production. It takes
someone like Scott, who has the ability to bring
a concept to life with his enticing writing
skills and dynamic pitching ability.
Without Scott’s writing expertise, my concept
would have just been another project among the
thousands that get submitted to production
companies and networks on a daily basis.
Even though the television
world has it’s ups and downs, Scott’s
charismatic personality and honest business
ethics made this process pleasant, exciting and
a truly valuable learning experience. He is so
knowledgeable in so many different areas of the
television industry, from development to
production to legal contracts.
pitching the concept's treatment that Scott
developed and wrote, I received multiple offers
from A-List companies (Dick Clark Productions &
Fremantle Media). He even helped me
navigate through countless meetings and a few
contracts before signing
a deal with the “right" production company.
Scott could have convinced me to sign with the
first company that came forward, but his
knowledge of what was possible and right for my
deal brought better opportunity.
For that, I am so
grateful. Scott was there every step of the way
through this process and always available to
guide me through the bumps in the road.
Manville is one of the few honest men left in
the entertainment industry. I would recommend
his service in a heartbeat to any aspiring
producers or writers. I hope to continue the
business relationship in the future with other
projects, and I know it will be another very
successful year for the TV Writers Vault.
On-Air Talent, Creator/Producer,