Dr. Ken Atchity
Story Merchant Ken Atchity has served storytellers since 1996 as a literary manager and producer, developing and selling hundreds of stories for film or television.
Yasemin Isil was born in Istanbul, Turkey. Her passion for filmmaking brought her to Los Angeles. She studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Conservatory and film production at UCLA. After graduating she produced and directed her first film, The Sun and The Moon. She acted in several commercials and films, such as I Love Your Moves and The Wars in Heaven. She co-produced The Hollywood Turkish Film Festival at The Paramount Studios to bond the film industries from Hollywood and Turkey. She works as a voice over producer and serves many studios like Netflix, Sony, Warner Brothers, and Lionsgate. Yasemin is currently Associate Producer on the Atchity Productions film The Seeding (2021).
Samantha Skelton is a Los Angeles native. She graduated with a degree in Screenwriting from California State University, Northridge and fuses her love for writing, producing, and acting by creating stories for the screen both personally and in a key creative role at Atchity Productions. She interned at Andrew Lazar's MadChance at Warner Brother’s to learn about development and producing from the ground up. She has written a feature length screenplay, a TV pilot, a web series, and short films. She has studied acting at Warner Loughlin Studios since 2014 and recently starred in an Emmett Loverde feature film.
Her focus is on identifying impactful feature film and television projects for Atchity Production's development slate as well as compelling stories for representation for the Story Merchant imprint. Samantha is currently Associate Producer on the Atchity Productions film The Seeding (2021).
ASSOCIATE LITERARY MANAGER
Born and raised in Mexico City, Chris turned to film and writing following a near-death experience. He moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to study film and screenwriting at the New York Film Academy, as well as Business and Management of the Entertainment and Film and TV Development at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2015, he co-wrote the Goya-nominated feature film Yerma: Barren (Spain/UK), and served as a script consultant on the Spanish feature film El Violín de Piedra, both directed by renowned Spanish director Emilio Ruiz Barrachina.
Chris' approach combines a richly classical foundation spanning the mythological, psychological, and spiritual roots of storytelling with high concept, commercial perspectives, which he applies to his work in the entertainment business.