Carley Whitt

Showrunners Assistant @ NBC Universal
Saturday 4/10 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT

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Particularly Interested In: 

Female-Driven comedy, Diverse Stories, Coming-of-Age, LGBTQIA+ romance, historical/period dramas, Dramedies.

Pitch Tips

Focus on character and keep it concise! If it's a comedy, the style of humor/jokes should be clear. What makes you the best person to write this story?

About Your Host

Carley is a writer, currently working as a Showrunners Assistant to Lang Fisher, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Never Have I Ever on Netflix. She works closely with EPs, reading staffing samples and sitting in on meetings with potential writers. She sees first-hand what comedy Showrunners look for in lower level writers' samples and how they decide who to bring into the room. Before working on Never Have I Ever, Carley was the Writers' PA on Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu. She also worked as an intern and assistant at the Warner Brothers' TV Writers' Workshop, where she helped read submissions and learned how participants are selected, as well as sat in on the workshop sessions. She was a Screenwriting Teaching Assistant at Interlochen Arts Camp. Carley earned BFA in Writing for TV and Film at USC, where she studied topics such as character, structure, pitching and world building. She loves reading and working with fellow writers to help tell their stories in the best way possible.


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  • Your material/contact submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


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  • Drama
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