“BAD SCREENWRITING IS EASY… GOOD SCREENWRITING IS INSANELY DIFFICULT.”
-DANNY MANUS on SWTF! 2013
Danny Manus is an in-demand script consultant and CEO of No BullScript Consulting (www.nobullscript.net), and was ranked in the Top 15 “Cream of the Crop” Script Consultants by Creative Screenwriting Magazine in 2010. He is the author of “No BS for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective” and teaches seminars and workshops to writers across the country at events and venues including Great American Pitchfest, Screenwriting Expo, ShowBiz Expo, Santa Fe Screenwriting Conference, Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Las Vegas Writers Conference, The Writers Store, Vancouver Pitchmart, Scriptwriters Network, Sherwood Oaks College, etc., and to groups in LA, NY, Chicago, Dallas, Idaho, Iowa, Florida, etc. He’s appeared on the Film Courage radio show, Triggerstreet’s Script Reporter podcast and the On the Page podcast.
Danny was the Director of Development for Clifford Werber Productions (A Cinderella Story) where he sold the family adventure project “To Oz” to United Artists, and was instrumental in developing numerous projects including the Amanda Bynes, Sydney White and the dark comedy Just Add Water, starring Dylan Walsh, Jonah Hill, Justin Long, Melissa McCarthy and Danny DeVito. He continues to work with the company as a producer on numerous projects. Before launching No BullScript, Danny also worked as a script analyst for companies such as ScriptShark and Script Coach.
Previously, Daniel was a Development Consultant for Eclectic Pictures (deal with Millennium Films) and the Director of Development for Sandstorm Films, which had a first look deal at Sony Screen Gems and a development deal with Top Cow Comics. He was instrumental in developing a number of films for the company including The Covenant, 8MM2, and Sniper 3. Danny also interned at Columbia Tri-Star in the Television Development department and at 20th Century Fox in Feature Casting.
Danny is currently a columnist for Business of Show Institute and Script Magazine online and a judge for the prestigious PAGE Awards three years running. He’s written articles for numerous screenwriting websites and publications including “2010 Screenwriter’s and Playwright’s Market” and is currently working on his next book. Raised on Long Island, NY, in an amusingly dysfunctional household, Danny holds a B.S. degree in Television with a concentration in Screenwriting from Ithaca College.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING BLOG POSTS BY DANNY MANUS
- 50 Shades of an Amateur Screenwriter
- How to Make Your Scripts “Elevated”
- Writing Yourself Out of a Hole
- The Greatest Hollywood Meeting I Ever Had