Most recently, Shipman wrote the musical drama Moss Landing for ABC, 20th Century Fox TV, Lee Daniels and Florida Georgia Line. The network has given the show a script commitment with penalty.
He is also known for co-creating the AMC series, The Son, starring Pierce Brosnan that aired for two seasons, and Hemlock Grove for Netflix, which aired for three seasons.
In the feature arena, Shipman is scripting a Netflix feature based on the 2017 Vanity Fair article profiling the real-life “Mad Max.” He also recently completed penning a true-story inspired WWII-set diamond heist story for Focus Features. The project, entitled Raiders, details how MI6 protected over $100 million in industrial diamonds during Germany’s Blitzkrieg through Europe.
Shipman, who was formerly with CAA, continues to be repped by Circle of Confusion as well as The Nord Group.
APA is one of a few full-service agencies in the industry currently able to represent writers during the ongoing WGA standoff. Earlier this year, the agency signed the WGA’s franchise agreement and merged its television, I.P. and motion picture divisions under the banner of APA Scripted Literary to offer clients a forward-thinking approach to representation.
Over the past month APA has signed a number of high-profile showrunners including Matt Wheeler, Tim Hobert, Lara Olsen, Hannah Shakespeare, Matt Arnold and David Greenwalt.