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Danny Manus

About Danny Manus

Danny Manus is one of the most in-demand script consultants as CEO of No BullScript Consulting and author of No B.S. for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective. He was ranked one of the “Cream of the Crop” script consultants in CS Magazine and named one of ScreenCraft’s “25 People Writers Should Follow on Twitter.” His clients include finalists or winners of the ABC/Disney Fellowship, Austin Film Festival, PAGE Awards, Nashville Film Festival, Scriptapalooza, etc. He has consulted on projects including Strangerlands starring Nicole Kidman, I, Frankenstein starring Aaron Eckhart, and In-Lawfully Yours starring Marilu Henner. He’s a Development Consultant for Symerra Productions and was previously the Director of Development for Clifford Werber Productions (Cinderella Story), where he sold “To Oz” to United Artists and was a production exec on Just Add Water and Sydney White. He was also the Development Consultant for Eclectic Pictures (Lovelace) and the DOD at Sandstorm Films (The Covenant, 8MM2), which had a first look deal at Screen Gems. Danny has appeared on numerous podcasts, BBC radio, is a columnist for ScriptMag, a judge six years running for PAGE Awards, and has been a speaker at Austin Film Festival, the Producer’s Guild of America, Kansas City Film Fest, and dozens of other major writing conferences. You can follow him on Twitter: @DannyManus.

Are Your First 10 Pages Frighteningly Good?

By Danny Manus There is nothing selling hotter than horror right now. And not just because it’s Halloween! It’s because with the recent major successes of films like The Conjuring, Mama, Warm Bodies, Insidious 2, Carrie, The Purge and World War Z adding to the huge 2012 horror haul of Paranormal...

Notes from the Margins: Cracking the Executive Code

By Danny Manus Ever feel like executives are just speaking a totally different language than you are? That they are on a different page? Are you getting mixed messages and not sure what the right thing to say or do is? Are you wondering if, when the exec said “I love...

Notes From The Margins: Meet Danny Manus… Again

In 2004, Script Magazine published my first article on screenwriting in its hard copy magazine. It was called “The Pass Pile: 10 Reasons I Passed on Your Script.” It was a big moment for me. I had studied journalism in college before switching over to Film/TV, and I always wanted to...

An Interview with Writer/Director Clare Kilner

Technically, I don’t start my new ScriptMag column, “Notes From The Margins” until next week (very exciting!). But I wanted to bring you something special first. An interview with Hollywood writer/director Clare Kilner, whom I met when she became attached to a project I helped develop while at Clifford Werber Productions....