"Your service is a
very valuable asset to anyone involved with
production and programming. Keep up the good work,
| Sr. Vice President of International Formats - CBS
New! - Writer/Member Martin Clement signs development deal with
Entertainment ("Sons of Guns", "Modern Marvels",
"How Stuff Works")
for his TV show concept
discovered at the TV Writers Vault:
"The TV Writers Vault 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, Writer/Member
| Vancouver, BC
"Wow, that was QUICK! I signed up for your
site, put up my original idea for a reality series
pitch, and within a few hours I had a contact
request from a Producer! I had no connections to
Hollywood at all. Anyone on the fence about using
Scott's services can get my contact from him...IT
- Joseph Pignataro,
Writer/Member | Glenville, New York
TV Writers Vault member,
Stephen Reichel sets up pitch with Neon Television
Project is now under consideration at Discovery
TV Writers Vault Member, Dan Longyear of S.
Carolina, sells docu-series pitch in the room to
The Weinstein Company
COO/President at Napa Valley Film
Festival. Read Daniel's inspiring story at
. Watch the video below and forward
to 48:00 to see the results:
Catch Season 2 "Kim of Queens" on
, 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. Tom Forman
(Extreme Makeover Home Edition) will Executive
Produce for Relativity Television.
SERIES AIRS ON SYFY, A&E AUSTRALIA, UKTV
The TV Writers Vault is pleased to announce the
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
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 SYFY.
Read our recent interview with TV Writers Vault
Member, Steve Santini, Creator and Star of "Deals
From The Dark Side"
SERIES AIRS ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL (U.S.),
DISCOVERY INTERNATIONAL (PACIFIC RIM), VELOCITY
(U.S.), and TV4 SWEDEN
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 Channel
, 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 episodes.
Read our recent
with Mike and Steve,
Creators & Star of "Saw Dogs", and TV Writers Vault
Member Jon Stewart Lands Deal With Emmy
Winning Producers at TV Writers Vault
Longtime 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
". We're excited to see how the show develops
for Jon, and will update everyone as events unfold.
Member Jon Stewart First at TV Writers Vault
to Land Deal with Fox TV Studios
Read our interview with Writer/Member Jon Stewart of
Illinois, and his account of how The Television
Writers Vault brought his project straight to
, and was purchased for pilot
production by a senior Fox executive. -
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,
Series Airs On Lifetime TV
Writer/Member Kim Gravel landed a deal with BEI TV /
and received a Pilot Order for a docu-style series at
Update: SERIES HAS
BEEN PRODUCED FOR LIFETIME TV. SERIES PREMIERED ON
LIFETIME JAN. 1, 10PM ET/PT. Update: Season 2
ordered, delivered, aired in both U.S. and UK.
Writer/Member Shianti McDonald signs Network
shopping agreement for her reality series concept
with BEI TV/Fremantle Media North America
Writer/Member David Howe of Frederick, Maryland has
sold his Docu-Style series to Buck Productions, Inc.
UPDATE: Producers have partnered with Cable Ready
ddistribution company ("Inside the Actors Studio",
"Forensic Files", "The Tony Awards"). Read our
interview with Dave
Writer/Member John S. Betts lands option deal with
Buck Productions for a Docu-Style Reality Series.
The project is in development and being shopped to
potential Network outlets.
Writer/Member Dorie Geniesse secured a multi-project
development deal with Smoke & Mirrors Creative
(Creators & Executive Producers of Mobbed on FOX),
and a second deal for another reality-based format
with Buck Productions. 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.
Writer/Member 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 HERE
UPDATE: Reichel enters into Option Deal with BEI
TV/Fremantle Media North America
Stephen Reichel, 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
Companies have multiple projects of Reichel's out to
On-Air Talent/Producer Leisa Naples-Mullins, a
client of Scott Manville's Development/Writing
Services has secured a Co-Executive Producer Deal
with Buck Productions, Inc. for her Family Lifestyle
Series. Treatment for the proposed series was
written by Scott Manville. Project being shopped to
Nets and Distribution outlets.
Writer/Member Ralph Harmon of Mesa, Arizona, has
signed a 1 year contract with Film Garden
Entertainment to produce his reality series
discovered at the TV Writers Vault.
Writer/Member Sylvia Hendron of Long Beach, CA.
received an option proposal from Bogner
Entertainment for her reality-based format.
Writer/Member Derek Christopher signs development
deal on project with Buck Productions..
Kelly Conley 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
Writer/Member Steve Santini has landed a shopping
agreement for his Reality TV Docuseries Pitch with
Interview with Writer/Member Timonthy Centner of
Alabama details his reality TV pitch sales via the
TV Writers Vault
What People Are Saying...
"If it wasn't for the TV Writers Vault, we might
still be pitching "Saw Dogs" instead of going for a
second season on Discovery Channel
Steve Blanchard - Salinas, CA. | Creator & Star of
"Saw Dogs" on Discovery Channel
10 Episodes to Date
"The 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
SSteve Santini - Ontario, CAN | Co-Creator & Star of
"Deals From The Dark Side"
13 Episodes to Date on SyFy, A&E Australia,
TV4 Sweden, UKTV
"Words 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
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. After pitching the concept's treatment that Scott
developed and wrote, I received multiple offers from
A-List companies (Dick Clark Productions & Fremantle
). 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
Scott 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, Entrepreneur
"I hired Scott Manville to help develop an idea for
a half-hour cable reality series. The process took
roughly a month to complete, and within two months I
had a Production Company pick up the idea and
schedule a pilot shoot! I must say I was very
impressed with Scott's knowledge, understanding, and
professionalism. In pitching to several production
companies, one even referred to him as a "Legend" in
the business of development. Scott took my ideas and
research and compacted it into a top caliber concept
that you will likely see on the networks soon!
I've been in TV both on and off air for 10 years,
and I can tell you that Scott works wonders for a
reasonable amount of money. What the success of the
concept comes down to is how revolutionary you idea
is and your tenacity to get it picked up. If you are
thinking about hiring Scott, those with faith and
determination bring dreams to reality. If Scott
helps you develop the concept and you don't
aggressively follow through on marketing your idea
to Production Companies, you WILL NOT succeed.
For those of you who truly believe your idea is
something people need and want to see, I highly
recommend Scott Manville's services. He makes the
process comfortable, detailed, and affordable. If
you have the right attitude from there, the rest
will be history!"
Tim Tialdo | Emmy Winning TV Host/Producer
"About 1 week after uploading my
reality show pitch to TV Writers Vault I saw that my
project had been viewed by a number of TV
executives, and within 3 weeks of uploading it I had
a Producer send me a development deal. This is my
first experience with the TV industry. I really had
no idea where to start and TV Writers Vault helped
me connect to producers and
get a deal."
-Miguel Catellier, Writer/Member | Saskatchewan,
"I'm very satisfied with the amount of interest my
reality v concept has received within the first 30
days of posting at TVWritersVault.com. A television
executive has already requested my contact info
regarding my show just a few weeks after posting on
your site. I'm so glad I found this site when I did.
You have allowed me to make an impression on the
people whom it matters to the most.
TVWritersVault.com is a great way to help any writer
get his/her foot in the door. Thanks Scott for
creating a way to get everyday people in contact
with the right people in the tv/movie industry
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.
From Derick... "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
." Derick Yanehiro | Long Beach,
"Just yesterday, I put my new project on your site
and paid for the "Premium" listing. I'm happy to
announce that after one day, a producer wants to
pursue my project and has requested my contact
information. This is an amazing feature and well
worth the dollars spent! Thanks for helping me get
my project connected with the producers!"
Misty Lively | Writer-Member - Charleston, WV.
"I'm very satisfied with the amount of interests my
reality tv script has received within the first 30
days of posting at TVWritersVault.com. A television
executive has already requested my contact info
regarding my show just a few weeks after posting on
your site. I'm so glad I found this site. You have
allowed me to make an impression on the people whom
it matters to the most. TVWritersVault.com is a
great way to help get any writer get his/her foot in
the door that you may never have had if you had not
found this site. Thanks Scott, for making a way to
get everyday people in contact with the right people
in the tv/movie industry."
Donald Jenkins | Monticello, KY
"I stumbled upon
The TV Writers Vault and took a chance uploading one
of my TV concepts as a "try it and see". I then
uploaded other pitches and now have two producers
asking for contact with me on two different
R.Dana Browne | Raleigh, NC
"I can't thank you enough for your assistance. Less
than a day on your site and you had me hooked up.
Wow! (2 Executive Producers requesting contact)"
Jason Christman | Writer/Member - Portland, OR.
wanted Scott and his staff to know that our project
was reviewed by Film Garden Entertainment at the TV
Writers Vault, and we have now signed a 1 year
contract with them. We cannot thank them enough! If
not for the TV Writers Vault, this may not have ever
happened. With much appreciation, Ralph Harmon"
Ralph Harmon | Writing Member
The TV Writers Vault is the quintessential forum to
showcase an up-and-coming writers true talents;
writing! In a world filled with incessant
droning about "poor customer service", I was
refreshed to discover that Scott happens to be the
exception to the rule. Point and case, he personally
responded to all of my countless e-mails. Each
response was accurate with regard to "industry"
standards, candid, friendly, and ultimately
My advice for any would-be writer...you could opt
for going it alone, or you could make it easy on
yourself by joining The Writers Vault! I'd say the
answer is pretty simple!"
Michael Sitler - Port Orchard,
"Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to
have our dreams come true. Before I found your
website I was about to give up. God showed me Favor
through you, because you helped me from the
beginning. I just signed a shopping agreement with
BEI TV, and that's all thanks to the TV Writers
Vault and Scott Manville. Keep up the good work. No
matter where I go from here, I'll always mention
your service with good thoughts."
Shianti McDonald - Palm Bay, FL.
"Without the TV Writers Vault, I would not have
received the exposure I've had. You were
instrumental to my success and continue to support
me through the process." [Received Proposal from
Production Company for her reality-based series]
Sylvia Hendron - Long Beach, CA.
"Scott, thank you so much for creating the TV
Writers Vault. Having been an "idea" guy my whole
life, I never felt like I had an outlet. But since I
found your resource, I have found a whole new
passion. I joined 2 weeks ago, and have since
submitted 5 concepts. By simply reading the
available interviews, success stories, and other
resources available on your site, I have learned to
hone my skills. My last submission received an
"Under Consideration" less than 24 hours after I
submitted it. Now, having learned that it takes more
than just an "idea", I have been able to go back and
further develop my other 4 concepts to be more
marketable. I can absolutely tell the difference
between my first submissions (that were all
reviewed) and my current skill level. I can only
imagine how much more I can learn as I continue
working through the TV Writers Vault."
Steven Sandberg - Tualatin, OR.
"After developing a detailed project synopsis, my
next challenge involved finding an avenue to pitch
my proposal to Networks and Production Companies.
Although I am a published Author, this genre is new
to me, and the process of reaching Producers is
quite different. I was thrilled to find the TV
Writers Vault! The exposure, contacts, resources,
and services are incredibly valuable for Writers who
want to move their projects forward. Thank you TV
Writers Vault for the opportunity to gauge interest
in my project."
Linda Wong - Published Author - Las Vegas, NV.
"The Television Writers Vault has made a tremendous
difference in my life as a Writer. So many doors
have opened for me in my writing career that I can't
even express how grateful I am. Scott Manville has
been wonderful since day one. Every time I'd have a
question, he would always get back to me with
answers and took the time to explain things to me
when I needed help.
Since I've made contact with a production company
(Kingfish Productions), my project is getting
further along than I'd have even imagined. I owe it
to TV Writers Vault! Thanks for everything Scott."
Jenny Rowlett - Rockton, IL.
"TV Writers Vault is an excellent resource for
Writers/Creators looking to get their ideas out to a
broad market quickly and effectively. In the six
months that I've had my Treatment up with TV Writers
Vault, it has been reviewed by five different
production companies, and I just spoke this morning
to the CEO of a production company looking to take
it to the next step. In addition to the ease of
posting your Treatments, Scott Manville is quick to
help with connecting interested parties. Thank you
for putting together such a great Web site!"
Matthew Meadath - Cicero, Illinois
Writers Vault gave me the opportunity to see exactly
what producers were looking for in a script. It was
nice to have my projects reviewed in a protected
platform. Scott was instrumental in introducing me
to a producer who i'm now collaborating with on
several projects. I have recommended
TVwritersvault.com to several people. Thanks Scott!"
Shemane Nugent - Crawford, TX.
"I am so very grateful for the Television Writers
Vault and the great avenues in the industry that you
have made available to writers such as myself. It
is a genuine blessing to know that we truly have a
legit company to assist writers in shopping their
projects within the industry. It is further
exciting to know that a production company is
interested in developing and/or buying my new game
Thank you again Mr. Manville for your assistance.
The Television Writers Vault is worth its weight in
Erick G. Benson - Upland, CA. |
TV Writers Vault has been an amazing avenue for my
work. It helped put my projects on the map in a way
no other site could."
Kelvin Hayes - Jacksonville, FL.
"As a young and aspiring television writer, I found
The TV Writers Vault much more than just a window to
present my ideas. I found a wealth of pertinent
information on the television industry and it's
needs. The people behind The TV Writers Vault are
very knowlegable and their insights were
instrumental in improving the quality of my
projects. Thanks TV Writers Vault!"
Andre Robillard - Quebec, CAN.
thrilled to have my project now under consideration
by a major Network studio! Thanks for helping
mediate this process, and I hope that other writers
realize how professional and helpful you guys are.
All of the people who work to make your service
function correctly are both supportive and
encouraging. I thank you very much, and may the TV
Writers Vault remain always successful."
Omer Er - New York, NY
"I have received more than 9 reviews of my
submissions- which is great! The up-to-the-minute
review of submissions provides writers the
opportunity to see production companies reviewing
their work. The Logline samples from various genres
have also been helpful."
Cheryl L. Bunkley - College Park, GA
I originally posted one television program synopsis
in hopes of getting some feedback within the term of
my membership. In just a few days, I had a top
production company reviewed my idea. I was so
inspired that I posted a second project which has
also been chosen for review by another company. In a
business where "getting in the door" is nearly
impossible, TV Writer's Vault opens that door in a
way that is convenient for writers and
non-threatening to producers. Thanks!
Todd Wise - Lincoln, CA
"I can't tell you what a gift it is to have the
Writers Vault at my disposal. Being a Writer, I
constantly have ideas streaming through my mind, and
the Television Writers Vault is ideal for channeling
those ideas. My sincere gratitude goes to the
creators of this outstanding service."
Dennis Robinson - APO, AE
"Fifteen years ago I had optioned an original
screenplay, was being paid to adapt one of the 20th
centuries greatest novels, and had an agent. I also
got married and started a family. My family
priorities (making steady income) became my focus
and I became a regular 'working stiff'. My writing
took a backseat to my workaday obligations.
Now that my 3 kids are more or less able to fend for
themselves and I have some financial security, I
have found that my creative energies are returning
stronger than ever. Thank goodness for the TV
Writers Vault. I posted three projects in the vault
and, within a week, had two reviews. As for my kids?
They helped brainstorm two of the projects and they
are now totally into it. You may just be helping to
create the next sibling entertainment powerhouse!
Thanks for all you do."
Robert Heckerl, Seoul, Korea and Seattle, WA
"I left the business years ago because of the lack
of outlets for writers to present their ideas to
qualified production companies. At first, I was a
bit skeptical about this service, but the statement
of ethics, and having actual production companies
review my projects has encouraged me to work all
that much more to present a better quality of
project. I am also impressed with the added value of
having sections with content to educate me on how to
construct better projects that are relevant and
timely. AND, the price is right! Thanks to all!"
TJ Pendergast - Minneapolis, MN
"The TV Writers Vaulthas enabled those yet to be
established writers, without connections in the
Industry, to get their ideas and material looked at
from accredited producers and executives. This alone
is a breakthrough in the television industry. Thanks
for starting this service!"
Dawn Stephens - Phoenix, AZ
"Hollywood is a rather closed community, and if you
don't know anyone, the chances of ever having
anything produced are slim to none. Within a day of
posting my project in the TV Writers Vault I
received a review from a production company, with
six companies selecting my project for review to
date. You give writers a real shot at getting their
projects developed. Keep up the good work!"
Remo Rosati - Ontario, CAN
"I continue to be very pleased with
TVWritersVault.com. First, and foremost, you provide
a great value of service by helping writers get
their treatments to decision makers. Secondly, your
"Mandates and Trends" updates are very helpful."
Carlos Baine - Coral Springs, FL
& "TvWritersVault.comgives everyone a chance to
showcase their work.... they make it much easier to
do than any other website... and they treat you with
respect! Because of these three major positives,
TVWritersVault.comis the only (industry related)
website that I am willing to "pay" for their
Joe Bauer - Pacific Grove, CA
"Two weeks into registering two concepts and a
script with the TV Writers Vault I was contacted by
a development executive whom I now have as a direct
contact to pitch any time. TV Writers Vault has
helped by encouraging me to be proactive with these
new contacts. I'll be sure to return to get my work
recognized by other production companies using
tvwritersvault.com to find new projects. Thanks to
Scott for all of his insight and encouragement."
Kevin Seabrook - Los Angeles, CA
"You've created an incredible tool for writers that
is appreciated beyond measure. You guys are truly
looking out for the creators."
Donavan Spelling - Manhattan Beach, CA
"A good introduction to the Industry"
Robert Rossitto - Acton, CA
"The TV Writers Vault is a very positive and
reassuring experience when it comes to marketing my
television scripts and treatments. Being able to see
the production houses review my work makes the site
very valuable. The "Mandates and Trends" posting
allows a writer to concentrate their work first and
foremost. My experience with The TV Writers Vault
has only been positive, and I've recommended it to
Carlos Baine - Coral Springs, FL
"This is the first time that I have tried to market
a show, and have found that the "Mandates and
Trends" area helps me to know that I'm going in the
right direction with my show ideas. And having
electronic proof of industry review DEFINITELY lets
me know whether or not I have an effective logline
and show idea."
Kara Driver - Honolulu, HI
"I had one company request contact with me to
discuss my television project, and now I have them
as a direct contact. I'll definitely be keeping an
eye out for new production companies using The TV
Writers Vault. Well worth it!"
William O'Dell - Los Angeles, CA
"Your business has given so many writers a chance to
have their material reviewed, and this is more
wonderful than you can imagine! I consider myself
fortunate to have found your service."
Dawn Stephens - Phoenix, AZ
"The TV Writers Vault gives me confidence in the
pitching process. I'm able to see which company has
reviewed my projects, as well as having the
companies reviewing under a confidentiality
agreement... that's something I can't get when
pitching direct to production houses."
Dana Scavella - NYC, NY