Developing Adult Animated Comedy

Developing Adult Animated Comedy


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Developing Adult Animated Comedy


Applications Open:


  • People with 1-5 years in the industry
  • Aspiring development execs
  • Aspiring writers/showrunners


  • How to pitch an animated comedy
  • The steps of TV development
  • What different careers in comedy animation might look like
  • How to advocate for yourself as a professional
  • What makes a great animated comedy show


  • How to develop in the children’s space
  • How to develop/pitch a feature
  • Learning technical art skills

Qualification Criteria

Entry Level (1-2 yrs of experience)
Early Career (3-5 yrs of experience)
Mid Level (6-10 yrs of experience)

Day / Time

Times Per Month:  Twice 
Day / Time:  Friday 11:30 – 1:30 pm 
Timezone: EDT

* You must meet the qualification criteria AND be able to attend the posted day/time of the circle (please note the timezone posted)


What does it take to make adult animated comedies like Beavis & Butthead, Rick & Morty and Clone High? How do these projects go from the seed of an idea to a television series?

Whether you’re a creator hoping to pitch your own series or an aspiring development executive, we’ll demystify the development process and help you understand what goes into a truly impressive pitch.

ADDITIONAL Application Requirements

Please submit the following as part of your Application Profile:
*(AFTER you click to apply, you must go into your member profile and complete the member-specific portion; these requirements should be submitted through that profile):  


Circle Leader

Sachi Ezura

Sachi Ezura is the Vice President of Adult Animation for the MTV
Entertainment Group, developing animated projects for Comedy Central
and Paramount+. Throughout her career, she has sought to elevate new
voices from underrepresented communities and challenge systems to
promote equity and inclusion. She has worked as a producer for NY
Public Radio, MTV, Refinery29, and Jax Media. She came up in
television development at MTV2, where she oversaw casting for MTV’s
hit comedy series Girl Code and Guy Code, and at IFC, where she helped
launch Documentary Now! as well as IFC’s digital platform, Comedy
Crib. She ran development for the short-lived digital comedy site
Seriously.TV, specializing in the intersection of comedy, politics,
and social justice. A lifelong lover of comedy, she has produced live
comedy shows in NY for over a decade and studied improv at the Upright
Citizens Brigade Theater. In her spare time, she co-founded The Belly,
a collective for female and queer comedy directors.


Current Title: VP, Adult Animation

Studio / Employer:  Paramount Global


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