by Adam Beal

2016 Launch Pad Pilot Alumni

About Adam Beal

Born and raised in England, I emigrated to California in 1989 to meet the love of my life. The next two decades or so were spent in corporate America primarily in the art of persuasion - advertising. My various managerial roles included extensive writing and editing of content on a wide range of topics as well as authoring hundreds of websites and marketing campaigns. For additional details on my career including personal references, please see my Linked In profile: My proudest writing accomplishment was persuading my American pen pal to become my wife in 1989. Many years later we still pen the occasional note to each other whilst caring for our two children and menagerie of pets. I currently run a home based e-bay store in Orange County and RENTAL is my first sitcom script. Inspired by hundreds of trips to that Aladdin's Cave of the 80's and 90's - the video store. Growing up in a gray and often grim concrete jungle, the local video store was our dream factory.

Agent: Salt Model & Talent Agency
Ami Manning

Manager: Currently No Manager

Project Title


Project Logline

With his video rental shop failing and eviction imminent, a father must fall back on the life of crime he thought he'd left behind.


Comedy, Drama

This Meets That


Why Read It?

Like so many of the best sitcoms before it, this pilot finds its humor in a fantastic setting packed with wild characters and the potential for even wilder stories. The video rental store in the 1980s not only allows us to indulge our 80s nostalgia, but brings in an absurd ensemble of strange characters to play with. On top of that, this pilot adds in a mysterious criminal backstory for its protagonist, which helps both enhance and elevate this series into the kind of layered comedy any network would love to have.

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