Greg Wachtenheim graduated from the University of Michigan with a major in Screen Arts and Cultures, a concentration in Screenwriting, and a minor in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture.
While attending the University of Michigan, Greg wrote two original feature length screenplays, one of which was selected as the winner of the 2011 Peter and Barbara Benedek Best Screenplay Award. Greg also wrote a spec script of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, a pilot for a three camera sitcom with corresponding pitch bible, and a number of short films that were in film festivals including the NBC Shortcuts Film Festival, and featured in the online edition of the Every Three Weekly, U of M’s satirical newspaper.
Greg has garnered professional experience in development, production, and management at Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Benderspink, and Dick Clark Productions. Greg is practiced at writing screenplay coverage, rolling calls, and scheduling.
University of Michigan, College of Literature Science, and the Arts, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Arts Candidate, May 2011
Major: Screen Arts and Cultures (Concentration: Screenwriting)
Related Coursework: Film Production; The Art of Film; Film History; TV History; Screenwriting; Screenwriting for Television; Writing Film Criticism
Winner of the 2011 Peter and Barbara Benedek Best Screenplay Award
Film and Television Experience
Benderspink, Los Angeles, CA September 2011 – Present
Intern: Responsible for:
-Handling phones for two managers
-Providing studio style notes for clients
-Writing script coverage
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA July 2011 – Present
Intern/Floater: Responsible for:
-Writing script coverage
-Writing film coverage
-Handling calls and assisting guest at reception
Dick Clark Productions, Los Angeles, CA June 2011 – August 2011
-Wrote script coverage
-Researched and developed concepts for original television programming
-Handles calls for the Vice President of Development
Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, MI March 2011
-Reviewed films screened in the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
4th Row Films, New York, NY June 2010 – Aug 2010
-Wrote script coverage.
-P.A. on Guinness commercial shoot featuring Jerome Bettis.
-Filmed reality show teaser.
-Composed press packets for prospective investors.
-Acquired celebrities’ contact information.
Bombo Sports & Entertainment, New York, NY May 2009 – Aug 2009
-Assisted with post-production work on documentary film “Canadiens,” webisodes for Warner Bros. program “High Drama,” and truTV program “Bait Car: Las Vegas”.
-Edited video footage.
WPLJ-New York Radio Sales Department, New York, NY June 2009 – Aug 2009
-Researched and prepared presentation on competitors’ revenue sources and market performance.
-Administrative and organizational work for radio promotion team.
Guardian Sports-Video, Ann Arbor, MI Sept 2008 – Aug 2009
Storyboarded, filmed, and edited promotional and documentary videos.
-Coverage writing and script analysis.
-Strong organizational skills.
-Proficient in, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Dreamweaver, Final Draft, Avid, Mac/PC, Microsoft Office.
-Fluent in Spanish.