Scott Sommer is a 30 year veteran of the Hollywood and China entertainment communities and has forged many lasting relationships with companies, producers and talent in each.
Scott most recently served as Director of International Acquisitions for China’s Star Pictures, a division of Star TV, where he acquired remake rights to series and films for the Chinese audience. He has held strategic partnerships and consulting deals with other leading companies in China as well, such as HeYi Capital, Croton Media, DNA Films, and others. From his years in Hollywood, Scott has built relationships at every major Hollywood studio and agency, along with many producers, directors and writers. He occasionally speaks about Hollywood and China on panels at such venues as the US/China Business Summit and 2017’s AFCI Global Finance and Production Summit, which he helped organize and curate.
As a writer, Scott has written and sold over a dozen original screenplays to studios including Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal and recently to The Walt Disney Co, in addition to independent companies Alliance Atlantis, Walden Media, and Lakeshore Entertainment. Scott has written for television as well, for networks ABC and CBS, and served as a writer on ABC’s Pan Am. Prior to his writing career he worked for several years in studio feature development, at Carolco Pictures and 20th Century Fox. At those companies and others he had a hand in developing such films as Rush Hour; Cliffhanger; Mrs. Doubtfire; Robin Hood – Men in Tights; and others.
Scott graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and serves as an appointed mentor and Advisor on the Masters of Business for Veterans program at USC’s Marshall School of Business. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Writer’s Guild of America, the Asia Society, and the China Hollywood Society. Scott splits his time between homes in Los Angeles and Shanghai.