Chikira Bennett

Programming & Development Coordinator @ Sony Pictures TV Studios
Sunday 9/20

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Particularly Interested In:

High concept cable/streaming 1 hours and cable/streaming animated or live action half-hours.

Pitch Tips

Lead with character and touch on the emotional core of the narrative.

About Your Host

Chikira Bennett is a development professional with a passion and focus on world building and character. Currently a Coordinator in the Presidents office at Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind network cable hits BREAKING BAD (AMC), broadcast dramas, THE GOOD DOCTOR and FOR LIFE (ABC), as well the highly anticipated upcoming horror saga, THEM (Amazon), Chikira manages and streamlines business and creative affairs for top level executives in the studio, works with the creative teams on new development, discovers ideal content for their slates and most recently, is identifying new initiatives for infrastructural change in studio hiring and retention practices. Originally from Southern Maryland outside of the District of Columbia, Chikira received her Bachelor's degree from Temple University and began her career working at Creative Artists Agency in the TV Literary department. Following the agency, Chikira landed at Morgan Freeman's production company, Revelations Entertainment, working with a small development team on revamping the TV slate. While there, she identified multiple projects for development and contributed in developing a limited series about the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali.


  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your script via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT on the day of the session.
  • During the session, the exec will read as many of your opening pages as they can get through in 8 minutes.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pages 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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Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Budgets to $10MM

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Specifically NOT Interested In: Broadcast comedies
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
  • TV Movies
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Dystopian
  • Faith-Based/Faith-Friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Latin / Spanish-Language
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Webseries
  • Westerns
  • Reality/Unscripted TV
  • Writers Over 40
  • Specifically NOT Interested In: Broadcast comedies


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