With 18 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. He has produced original television series’ for Relativity Television and Lifetime TV, is 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 The Weinstein Company, mentoring writers & filmmakers and discovering new talent in their annual pitch competition. He has since launched the “Truth Be Told: Hollywood’s Non-Fiction Story & Screenwriting Competition” in partnership with Final Draft, as Hollywood’s first nationwide crowd-sourcing venture exclusively devoted to pitches “based on a true story” for adaptation in film and TV.
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“.
Manville ultimately garnered his producership with global production powerhouse Relativity Media .
Scott continues to bolster opportunities for his associates by expanding his interests within the entertainment communities.
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