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Rebecca Schankula

Rebecca Schankula

Producer & Podcasts

MEET CUTE
THE DEED
BREAKING AMISH

WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR:
DRAMA, HORROR, SCI-FI, PARANORMAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, COMEDY and TRUE STORIES in the SCRIPTED AND UNSCRIPTED PODCAST and UNSCRIPTED TV/DOCS spaces.

ABOUT ME:
Rebecca Schankula is a writer, producer, casting director and development executive with over fifteen years of experience in the unscripted television and fiction and nonfiction podcast landscapes. She has cast, produced and directed scripted audio rom-com series for Meet Cute, Inc. including ZOOM ZOOM, THE ATHLETES, and THE PROM. She’s cast and production managed podcasts for Topic Studios, including MURDERVILLE S2 and a new, forthcoming 8-part scripted drama with top Hollywood talent. For television, she’s developed, cast and produced unscripted programming that has aired on ABC (YOU’RE BOOKED), AMC (SHOWVILLE), Animal Planet (I WAS BITTEN: THE WALKER COUNTY INCIDENT), CNBC (THE DEED, THE DEED: CHICAGO), Destination America (AMISH HAUNTING), FYI (ARRANGED S2), HGTV (HAWAII LIFE), MTV (NEXT S2 & S3), NBC (IDENTITY S1 & S2) and TLC (BREAKING AMISH, BREAKING THE FAITH).

She began her development career by optioning a project to Sony Pictures Television about teenagers in the rodeo world, and has been part of the in-house development teams at Left/Right, Inc. (casting director), Hot Snakes Media (VP, Talent Development) and True Entertainment (VP, Development).

She is originally from Traverse City, MI and is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she won the Nancy Lynn Schwartz Price for Fiction.

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