Blind Spots

This half hour premium dramedy set in 2015 follows a diverse group of recently-graduated frat brothers in New York City as they navigate careers, friendship, and dating—right on the precipice of seismic socio-cultural shifts that will upend everything they think they know about how to be a successful, modern man.

  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Writer Biography

Abby Schreiber is a journalist with over a decade of experience in the media industry. Currently an editor at the online learning start-up MasterClass, Abby was previously the Executive Editor of PAPER Magazine. While at PAPER, Abby wrote a news-making cover story on Amanda Bynes; scored a rare interview with Lance Armstrong that explored his life in the decade since coming clean; and published cover story profiles of Bella Hadid, DJ Khaled, and others. She also collaborated with A-list talent like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Colin Kaepernick to produce compelling, attention-grabbing covers and issues.

Along with her written editorial work, Abby is the host, writer, and co-creator of HOAX: The Sherri Papini Story, a limited series podcast that explores California’s “real-life Gone Girl”; the podcast caught the attention of producers at NBC Universal and Abby was extensively interviewed for her subject matter expertise for an Oxygen network documentary about the case. She has also consulted on written projects in the political space, including work for voting rights organization Fair Fight Action and Stacey Abrams’ 2022 gubernatorial campaign. Her work in both culture media and politics have sparked a desire to tell stories that examine how contemporary socio-cultural-political trends can influence friendships, romantic relationships, and a young person’s burgeoning sense of self.

Henry Schreiber is a Senior Product Manager at Amazon helping to develop the company’s live entertainment platform, Twitch. In his current role, Henry builds tools to help creators connect more closely with audiences and more readily earn a living doing what they love. Prior to Amazon, Henry was an investment banker at Citigroup, where he analyzed publicly traded stocks within the Technology, Media, and Telecom sectors. While Henry has always had an interest in media and entertainment, he’s particularly drawn to comedy, a passion that’s led him to writing screenplays, performing standup, and even serving as an intern/coffee-fetcher for Conan O’Brien. Henry obtained his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Bachelor's in Engineering from Stanford University.

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Writer Statement

The major theme explored in this series is: Is it possible to be both a good man and a successful man in American society? The phrase “nice guys finish last” may be a cliché but it’s a cliché for a reason: From the boardroom to the bedroom, we are constantly bombarded by examples of bad men succeeding. And we all bear some responsibility for it.

We lionize billionaire entrepreneurs, despite their frequently less-than-ethical treatment of workers and consumers. We watch an actor’s movies despite hearing that he’s abused his partners. We pity the “nice sap” who gets “friend-zoned” by the object of his affections. (Or maybe we, ourselves, are guilty of dumping a guy who seemed too “nice,” “too soft,” or “too considerate.”) Because as much as so many of us want to encourage the flourishing of a new, enlightened, feminist male, the truth is, our society sends mixed messages.

This theme will be the central question propelling each of the four main characters and will primarily be explored in two contexts: their careers and their dating lives. As each character experiences moments of disillusionment, when they see “bad behavior” rewarded or decency penalized, they’ll have to decide where they stand: Do they compromise their principles and assimilate the behavior of all the ethically dubious men around them? Or do they put their heads down, brace for a long slog full of ups and downs, and hope to prove that it’s possible to do well by doing good?