The Script Mentor

Geno Scala is a veteran of the entertainment industry, spending more than nearly two decades in the Hollywood community in a wide variety of different professional capacities.

Geno Scala HeadshotGeno also served as the Executive Director of a number of Awards shows including, but not limited to, the 72nd Academy Awards (2000), the Grammy Awards, the Soul Train Awards, and the Blockbuster Awards.

Geno Scala is now a professional screenwriter and chief operator and owner of The Script Mentor. He has written “Banking on Betty,” which went on to win the StoryPros competition and the Script Pipeline Competition, and was selected as a Top Ten finalist in Scriptapalooza. As an experienced screenwriter, he was motivated to found the Script Mentor in order to guide and advise aspiring script writers, and help them avoid the often expensive pitfalls that exist in the industry. The Script Mentor employs a team of proven mentors who help and advise new screenwriters, from the all-important first ten pages, to a comprehensive screenplay review, analysis, and coverage report, a spec screenplay scorecard, and detailed marketing and network strategies, including one-on-one SKYPE coaching.

Additionally, Geno Scala is  founder and CEO of the production company, Shark-Eating Man Productions. Geno serves as the Executive Producer for such projects as “Back Salt”, the original story from Owen Ratliff focusing on cinema’s first minority superhero originally written in a lead role. As an Executive Producer, he was also instrumental in the development of “Debris”, penned by Nicole Jones-Dion. Other projects he has helped produce include: “Mirror Lake” (2012), “Mi iV” (2012), “The Dick Jones Project” (2012), “Season of Hope” (2013), “The Girl at the End of the World” (2013), “Practical Uses for a Time Machine” (2014), and “Our Father” (2014).

Geno regularly contributes his expert thoughts on the industry and screenwriting on The Script Mentor blog, various screenwriting sites, and through a number of groups on LinkedIn.

Prior to joining the entertainment industry, Geno Scala, a native of Staten Island, New York attended the University of North Georgia. He went on to serve as a Police Officer in Phoenix, Arizona where he was chosen as “Officer of the Year”. He then transitioned to become as private investigator, and worked as a manager for the newly-opened Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Geno holds many passions outside of his involvement in the entertainment industry. He loves spending time with his wonderful and talented family. In recent years, he has developed a love for birding. Furthermore, he loves watching sports, playing golf, and is an accomplished singer.

Geno Scala currently splits time between Huntsville, Alabama, Los Angeles, and New York.