MONDAY, JANUARY 28 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 31
SHERATON NEW ORLEANS
Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2019

Speaker Scott Paskoff


Scott Paskoff

US & Canada Format & Series Acquisitions Consultant

DRG

A recognized leader and content creator in the entertainment industry, Scott Paskoff has been bringing to market successful TV and film properties since 1995.

With a reputation for originality, judicious use of resources and a proven track record of results, Paskoff offers a unique blend of creativity, business acumen, managerial skills, and global-team building, with an unmatched Rolodex of entertainment professionals.

Over the course of his career, Paskoff has held senior development and production positions for every major reality TV production company, including Bunim-Murray Productions, 51 Minds, 10x10, Original Productions, Left/Right Productions, Next Entertainment, High Noon, Fly On The Wall Entertainment, Bodega Pictures, Endemol Shine, and Keshet DCP, traveling both domestically and internationally throughout.

Paskoff has served in production roles on groundbreaking programming for the major and cable networks alike, including The Surreal Life, MTVs The ChallengeAmerica’s Next Top ModelBasketball Wives, The Bachelorette, and Big Brother to name a few.

In February of 2016, a show Paskoff cultivated the talent and created the format for was nominated for a Daytime Emmy (Build Small, Live Anywhere). While working for Bodega Pictures as VP, Development, he created Tiny Luxury for HGTV, which was a straight to series order. Tiny Luxury is currently in its second season, and will near 50 episodes by the end of 2016. 

Paskoff was hired as the Executive Acquisitions Consultant for DRG TV in April 2016. In the role, he is responsible for sourcing third party acquisitions, formats and series across the unscripted and scripted genre in the U.S. and Canada for global distribution. Presently, Paskoff is working with DRG and Colonial Pictures (UK) to develop and sell the limited documentary series, Walter Cronkite’s American Century.

Prior to consulting with DRG, Paskoff was the VP, Development and Programming for Keshet DCP, where he oversaw series development and current programming, adapting the Keshet library for the US market, as well as, creating and developing new IP.

While Scott has achieved much success in unscripted/alternative programming, he’s been making headlines of late on the scripted side with the recent announcement of his latest feature film project, Worth, a collaboration between legendary TV and Film producer Roddenberry Entertainment, Paskoff’s Cedar Shore Productions and Sleeping Giant Films. Further, Paskoff is developing several projects with Roddenberry Entertainment, including animated series, unscripted formats and a feature film alongside David Wolthoff (Producer, Concussion). Scott Paskoff, along with his twin brother Andrew Paskoff, has partnered with Greg Cipes (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans, Ultimate Spider-Man), on an animated series called The 27 Club, currently in development. In addition to his scripted projects, Scott has an overall deal with Bischoff Hervey Entertainment, serving as their SVP and Executive Producer, developing unscripted projects for linear TV and OTT platforms.

Scott graduated from Arizona State University (The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication) with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication, and a minor in Business. He maintains active membership in the Television Academy.

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