Strategic Career Launch For Writers: Avoiding The Costly Missteps

Event Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013 || Speakers: Jethro Rothe-Kushel and Schuyler Evans || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

The panel will feature two MP/TV literary managers from Scenario who specialize in working with emerging writers, directors and creative producers, Jethro Rothe-Kushel and Schuyler Evans.


**The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. Please view our calendar for upcoming events.


Check-in begins at 12:30 pm.

Event starts at 1:00 pm. 

No Refunds. No Credits.


Jethro and Schuyler will cover topics such as:

  • The 5 things you should have ready BEFORE showing your material.

  • The most important story you need to have prepared prior to your first meeting.

  • Demystifying new rules for building working relationships with Producers in the changing landscape of feature and television development.

  • Key factors managers and agents REALLY look for in emerging writing talent


Scenario is a literary management and production company founded by former packaging and motion picture/television literary agents (ICM, APA, Gersh, Innovative Artists) as well as senior development execs at studios, networks, and Academy Award winning production companies. Representing writers, directors and creative producers, Scenario has a strong emphasis on strategic career building and story development support.

Jethro Rothe-Kushel

Jethro Rothe-Kushel is a partner at Scenario.  He started his career in physical production as a production assistant and worked his way up to line producer with over a dozen feature films to his credit.  He then moved over to the story side of producing, working as development executive with emerging writers, to help them pitch and sell their projects to studios and networks.  An active member of the Producers Guild of America, Jethro was recently elected to the National Board of Directors.


Schuyler Evans

Schuyler Evans is a MP/TV lit manager and is head of the emerging talent program at Scenario. After several years in commercial radio where he worked in management and sales, and as an on-air DJ, Schuyler started at Scenario as an intern, working his way up to assistant, then manager in record time.  A graduate of Dartmouth College, he serves as the President of Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment & Media Association.  He grew up in Los Angeles, inspired from an early age by his grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ careers in the movie industry both in front of and behind the camera.


Join us on the Second Saturday every month at:


TDJ Studios

5723 Auckland Ave.

North Hollywood, CA 91601



As this is a professional event, we ask that you please arrive prior to the event start time.

Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm


Free Parking!

Please remember to bring a picture ID and your SWN Membership Card!

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