ScreenCraft’s mission is to foster the careers of emerging writers and filmmakers by providing inspiration and insight into the craft of screenwriting and the business of Hollywood, and by connecting emerging talent with working industry professionals.
The ScreenCraft team has secured script sales, option agreements, meetings, writing assignments and representation for clients at top companies including Netflix, CBS, CAA, WME, Paradigm, NBC Universal, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, 3 Arts Entertainment, The Sundance Institute, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Heretic Literary Management, Conspiracy Media, Kopelson Entertainment, and Buffalo 8 Productions. Check out some of our recent success stories here.
John Rhodes, Co-Founder
John is an independent film producer with experience on many sides of the industry. He worked for Open Road Films’ acquisition team, acquiring and releasing such films as ‘The Grey’ starring Liam Neeson and ‘End of Watch’ starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Previously he worked as a creative executive at Media Talent Group for clients including Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman. John got his start in the industry as a development assistant and story editor at OddLot Entertainment, helping to develop such films as Academy Award-nominee ‘Rabbit Hole,’ the Cannes award-winning ‘Drive,’ and the sci-fi epic ‘Ender’s Game.’ John graduated with a Master’s in Media Business Management from the Universidad de Navarra in Spain and a BA in English Literature from the University of Dallas in Texas.
Neha Dutta, Competitions Manager
Neha is a media executive with over 9 years global experience in programming, development, and advertising. She has managed numerous TV shows from innovative initial concept through development to final production. When not working, she enjoys collecting music records, playing with dogs, and meeting new people, and she loves a good Soderbergh film.
Cameron Cubbison, Co-Founder
Cameron is an experienced reader, script consultant and screenwriter. As a studio reader and script consultant, he has provided notes on well over a thousand screenplays and books for such companies as the Sundance Institute, Lionsgate, Resolution, Paradigm Talent Agency, United Talent Agency, ICM Partners, Penguin Random House, Open Road Films, Attraction Entertainment, Circle Associates, Amazon Studios, Fresh Voices, and ScreenCraft’s script contests. A summa cum laude graduate of Emerson College with dual degrees in film production and film studies, Cameron also studied film at USC, UCLA, the New York Film Academy, and Chapman University. Formally trained in development and story analysis, Cameron has secured meetings for writers at top agencies and has helped hone scripts from outline to final polish. He is also a writer himself, with two spec scripts and a web series in active development and having written and sold four work-for-hire features.
Emily Dell is Director of ScreenCraft Summit and Virtual Events at ScreenCraft. She is also an award-winning director & screenwriter. Her work has gained millions of views online and distributed worldwide, for studios and networks such as CryptTV, DreamworksTV, Netflix, Starz, Alibaba, El Rey Network, Showtime and Amazon Prime. She is an ADDY-award winning commercials director for companies such as Marvel Studios, FOX Home Video, Estee Lauder, Pepsi, The Science & Entertainment Exchange, Purina and more. She has taught film and writing for Shanghai Film School, New York Film Academy, Screen Actors Guild, National University and more. She studied film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the WGA, Film Fatales and sits on the board of the Alliance of Women Directors (AWD).
Merry Grissom is a Senior Script Analyst at ScreenCraft. An actress, director, and award-winning writer and producer, Merry has been involved in performance and production for more than 35 years. She is proud of her many accomplishments, including a deep understanding of the difference between they’re, there, and their. She also really likes gum.