Danny Manus parlayed his career as a development executive in Hollywood to becoming an in-demand script consultant and founder of No BullScript Consulting.
The author of “No BS for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective,” which is now in its 2nd Edition, Danny was ranked in the Top 15 “Cream of the Crop” Script Consultants by Creative Screenwriting Magazine and was named one of Screencraft’s “25 People Screenwriters Should Follow on Twitter”.
Danny brings a new voice to the classroom and has taught seminars and workshops across the country at prestigious events and venues including Austin Film Festival, Great American Pitchfest, Kansas City Film Festival, 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, LA Valley College, The Great Canadian Pitchfest, etc., and to groups in LA, NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Idaho, Iowa, Florida, etc. He’s also appeared on BBC Radio, the Film Courage radio show, Triggerstreet’s Script Reporter podcast and the On the Page podcast.
Previously, 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 Sydney White starring Amanda Bynes, 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 several projects. Before launching No BullScript, Danny also worked as a script analyst for companies such as ScriptShark and Script Coach.
Daniel was also a Development Consultant for Eclectic Pictures (Lovelace), which has a deal with Millennium Films, and the Director of Development for Sandstorm Films (The Forsaken), formerly run by writer/director J.S. Cardone, 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 has taken over 3000 pitches, written almost 250 articles on screenwriting for numerous websites and publications including ScriptMag, for which he is a columnist, and has been a judge for the PAGE Awards four years running. 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. You can follow him on Twitter @Dannymanus. His hobbies include an unnatural amount of TV watching, chasing his cat, and being a professional smart ass.