With 20 years of professional experience in the television and film industry as a professional pitch writer, producer and development executive, Scott Manville is a champion to the new producer and creator, having helped facilitate hundreds of connections, deals, and shows produced. He has produced original television series’ for Relativity Television and Lifetime TV, has been a contributing writer for NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives) and is a former head of development for Merv Griffin Entertainment.

Scott is CEO and founder of tvwritersvault.com, llc. ( TV Writers Vault ), a groundbreaking industry service used by hundreds of leading producers and executives sourcing new original concepts for television development and production. As the first online platform to connect creatives from outside the industry with networks and producers, the TV Writers Vault has seen multiple series produced and broadcast globally. “Kim of Queens” aired on Lifetime TV (U.S. & UK) for a 22 episode run. Scott served as Producer on the series for Relativity Television.

The TV Writers Vault has seen two other series produced for multiple seasons; “Saw Dogs” premiered on Discovery’s Velocity Channel, before being picked up for a 10 episode prime-time run on Discovery Channel. “Deals From The Dark Side” saw its U.S. broadcast premiere on SYFY, after a successful first season 12 episode run on A&E Australia, and OLN Canada. Series was sold in 8 countries for broadcast. Creators, Executive Producers, and Stars of these series are all members of the TV Writers Vault where they pitched their concepts and connected for collaboration and production of these shows. You can read about the TV Writers Vault’s successes here.

Scott served four years as Panelist, Judge, and Juror at the Napa Valley Film Festival alongside major studio executives, mentoring writers & filmmakers and discovering new talent in their annual pitch competition.

Forging his path into the industry as a general assistant/runner, Scott served as head of development for Merv Griffin Entertainment, Inc., reporting directly to Griffin. Most infamously, while at MGE, Manville brought to market Lance Armstrong’s autobiography, “Its Not About The Bike, resulting in a bidding war that delivered the largest offer for life story rights in TV history. He reflects, “It was a time of incredible challenge and growth, working with a group of prolific producers. The opportunity to create original projects to pitch for Merv was an education and experience money can’t buy“.

Scott continues to bolster opportunities for his associates by expanding his interests within the entertainment communities.

Media queries contact scott@tvwritersvault.com for interviews or related requests.

5 thoughts on “About Scott Manville

    1. scott manville says:

      Ideas are the root of any potential for success, but you need to develop it to the point of having a very specific and unique outline of what we’re potentially watching in the show. Keep in mind it is the “unique expression of an idea” that earns protection under copyright law, not “stock ideas” that are common and undefined. All of the new creators who sold pitches via the TV Writers Vault, sold ideas that were written with a marketable title, a clear and compelling logline, and a synopsis that delivered the specific details of what we’d actually be watching. Companies then propose option deals and invest resources in creating “proof of concept” coverage for the project to be delivered to Network. You can do that too if you have the skills, but you need the right production company to deliver it to the Network. Here’s a recent quote from an article in “Broadcasting & Cable” that pretty much confirms what this industry and process is about:
      “I started this conversation with all of you four years ago about NATPE being the nexus of the business as it’s changing,” Perth said. “There are sectors that make up the business. It’s not just producers selling finished content. It’s all about the beginning of the process, the idea stage.” – Rod Perth | CEO, NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives)

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  1. Gail Smiley says:

    I love the TV Writers Vault! I have been a member for many years I am still learning more every day about this industry. The TV Writers Vault has protected my materials as they’re exposed to carefully vetted executives. Through them i have had offers from David Lyons / Bravo and met great connections. It’s a great place to be as a new writer/creator for television.


  2. Ann-Marie McHugh says:

    Hi Scott, I am an Emmy Award winner and Executive Producer – Director and I am helping an associate pitch a great show for PBS. PBS is where he wants it to air. The first episode of the show has been shot well by a media company in Canada. Please let me know if we can talk soon so that I can learn more about your process. I did read all of your statements on your website and I would just like to talk soon when you are available.
    All my best,

    Masters of Media, LLC
    Ann-Marie McHugh
    Executive Producer – Director


    1. scott manville says:

      Hello Ann-Marie-
      Thank you for reaching out, and congratulations on your Emmy, as well as the new project.
      I’ll send you an email so we may correspond.
      Kind Regards,


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