Danny Manus is an in-demand script consultant and CEO of No BullScript Consulting, and was ranked in the “Cream of the Crop” Script Consultants by Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He is the author of “No BS for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective” and was also named one of Screencraft’s “25 People Screenwriters Should Follow on Twitter”.
His clients include finalists or winners of numerous prestigious contests including the ABC/Disney Fellowship, Austin Film Festival, PAGE Awards, Nashville Film Festival and Scriptapalooza. He has worked with over 1,000 writers and has consulted on projects including Strangerlands starring Nicole Kidman, I, Frankenstein starring Aaron Eckhart, and In-Lawfully Yours starring Marilu Henner.
Danny has taught seminars and workshops across the country at events and venues including Austin Film Festival, Producer’s Guild of America, Great American Pitchfest, Kansas City Film Festival, Screenwriting Expo, ShowBiz Expo, Florida Writer’s Conference, The World Series of Comedy, 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, etc., and to groups in LA, NY, Chicago, Dallas, Idaho, Iowa, Phoenix, Nebraska, etc. He’s also appeared as a guest on BBC Radio, the Film Courage radio show, Triggerstreet’s podcast, Scriptchat, Write Hot 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. Before launching No BullScript, Danny also worked as a script analyst for ScriptShark and Script Coach.
Danny was also a Development Consultant for Eclectic Pictures (Lovelace), and the Director of Development for Sandstorm Films, 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 interned at Columbia Tri-Star in the Television Development department and at 20th Century Fox in Feature Casting.
Danny has taken over 3500 pitches, written over 250 articles on screenwriting for numerous websites and publications including Script Magazine, and has been a judge for the PAGE Awards six 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.