RSS

About

Rebeca Seitz is a publishing and entertainment industry executive with over fifteen years of experience in bringing thought-provoking stories to the marketplace as a writer, publicist, and producer.

Seitz’s books include:

She is also a produced screenwriter. Together with Bob Burris (“Growing Pains”), she wrote the screenplay for “The Neapolitan” pilot. She and Chad Gundersen (Out Of Order Studios) produced the pilot in Naples, Florida, in October 2017.

In addition to her personal writing and producing projects, Seitz is an entertainment industry executive. Most recently, she spent six years as founding President and CEO of the non-profit Spirit Of Naples and Southwest Florida, Inc (SON) headquartered in Naples, Florida. Under her leadership, SON helped bring over two dozen films to the marketplace, educated over 2,000 writers, screened over a dozen films for influential, high-profile American thought leaders, held educational events to bring Southwest Floridians into film and television production, produced its first in-house television program, developed projects with budgets of $1mm to $50mm, and embarked on a long-term plan to build a 184,000sf film and television production facility that would bring hundreds of year-round jobs to Southwest Florida.

Prior to SON, Seitz was the founding President of Glass Road Public Relations in Nashville, Tennessee. Later growing to become Glass Road Media, GR secured coverage for authors on a variety of media outlets including The Today Show, USA Today, The Blaze, CNN, FOX, Southern Living, National Public Radio, and numerous newspapers and radio shows. Under her leadership, GR managed the PR launch for the fiction line of NavPress and handled entire fiction lines or key titles for Barbour Publishing, Baker Books, Zondervan, Tyndale House, Center Street/Hachette Book Group, Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, AMG Publishers, and others. During part of her tenure at Glass Road, Seitz served as co-host of Deeper Living, an interview-based television show featuring writers, artists, and artisans filmed in Atlanta and aired nationwide via SkyAngel and other networks.

Seitz has helped hundreds of writers from debut novelists to New York Times bestsellers with public relations, branding, online presence, public appearance coaching, publishing strategyand executive communication. Her expertise in story-based promotional practices made her a frequent faculty member at writers conferences nationwide. Prior to forming GR, Seitz served as the first dedicated fiction publicist of Thomas Nelson Publishers, one of the Top Ten Publishers in the World and a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

Seitz has appeared on a variety of outlets including CNN, NPR, The Huffington Post, FOX News, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Glenn Beck Program, The Blaze, The Washington Times, and more, discussing the need for responsible use of mass media’s power.

The former University of Tennessee University Scholar and FRC Witherspoon Fellow for Media holds a Master’s in Mass Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Political Science.

Seitz makes her home with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of rescued pets in the beautiful paradise of Naples, Florida. She is passionate about harnessing the power of stories to influence and affect in a positive manner.

Advertisements
 

11 responses to “About

  1. Jeff Morton

    July 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I realized only later I don’t have your email address.
    I’m still waiting for a reply from David B.
    Apparently he takes his holiday seriously! Good for him.
    Shall I send you the manuscript assuming David’s answer?

     
  2. Dan Chomistek

    August 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Dear Mrs. Seitz,

    Listening to you on Glenn Beck this morning I’m hoping you might be able to help me.

    I’ve been submitting scripts to various writing competitions and a feature spec, while making the finals in numerous contests, just doesn’t seem to be able to crack the prizes.

    I hired different Hollywood consultants, and both came back with basically the same advice: Spice it up with some sex, and maybe add a gay character.

    I’d rather be forced to floss a Great White shark.

    If you could recommend a script consultant that still has some scruples, I’d greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you.

     
    • Rebeca Seitz

      August 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Hi, Dan. Thanks for your comment and your hard work in creating good content. I think you’d greatly benefit from attending the SON Storytellers Conference in October, if it works with your schedule. Many film, TV, and publishing industry professionals are coming in specifically to teach you and other writers how to get your work produced/published and to an audience. More is at spiritofnaples.com.

       
  3. Ron S.

    August 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Appearing on Glenn Beck’s show – Godly? Really?

     
  4. Shostakovicz

    August 20, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Dear Mrs. Seitz,

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog, and enjoyed the great discussions I’ve had here. Sadly, the amount of time I can spend staying up waaaaay past what’s healthy for me is limited. I’ve taken on some recent software and game design projects that are going to be eating up my time like wildfire, and so, alas, I won’t be able to continue the discussions I’ve been enjoying.

    We may disagree on things, and that may never change, but I do think that we agree that raising our children is one of the most rewarding and challenging things we’ll ever do (or in my case have ever done) in our lives. Your kids are beautiful young people and I’m sure they will grow up to make your proud.

    I have not posted my real email address here (mostly because of spambots that cruise blogs and harvest email addresses), but if you like, you can contact me at shostakovicz at rampant-kitty dot com.

    May your life never be boring 🙂 And may your God hold you close in his hands and guide and protect you.

     
  5. AdjustedSails

    August 20, 2013 at 10:36 am

    u had me at, “story addict”…i adore hearing and sharing life stories. 🙂

     
  6. Autumn Cundick

    August 20, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Rebeca,

    Thank you for taking a stand against immorality on the television. I imagine it’s not easy to take such a stand in the world we live in but I wanted to let you know that I appreciate it. Thank you, thank you for standing up for higher standards in the media. You have my full support.

     
  7. JOHN

    October 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    You are the most humiliating American right wing zealot Christian soldier I have ever witnessed in this uneducated, moronic conservative country (and I sincerely believe you will take that as a compliment)…what you and the red states need is to make your own little miserable country where only your ethics get attention.and your homespun, whop de do homespun affect may make you the next righ wing Hillary or Bill..hehe!!!

     
    • Rebeca Seitz

      October 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, John. To be clear, I hold a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Tennessee (I double-majored in Communications and Political Science), where I gratefully attended four years as a University Scholar and graduated magna cum laude. My Masters degree is in Mass Communication from Murray State University, where I held a 4.0 average. I highly value education, both formal and what we obtain through life experience. What I do not value is the trend you espouse that allows for the tolerance of any viewpoint other than a conservative’s or person of the Christian faith. That intolerance and hatred have no place and should not be accepted by anyone, regardless of faith background (or lack thereof). Just as I respect your decision to not be of the Christian faith and still have a place in the public square, it seems reasonable that you also respect my decision to be in that faith.

       
  8. Kathleen (Kieranna) Dunn

    April 18, 2017 at 3:44 am

    My roommate, Dee, is reading the fiction series “Sisters, Ink”. In the first book you describe a sculpture by Kendra of a runner entangled but determined. Did you actually see a similar sculpture? Or do you know of any painting, sketch, drawing, or sculpture of a female runner depicting the scriptural reference of the verse in the Epistle to the Hebrews chapter 12, verse 1?

     
  9. jtailele

    September 5, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I’d love to be on your mailing list.

     

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: