Filmmaker • Screenwriter • Producer
Sascha Penn is the Creator/Showrunner of the hit Starz series "Raising Kanan" that is a part of the “Power” series for Lionsgate/STARZ. The series is now in production on its third season.
In television, Sascha previously wrote the pilot "Main Justice" for CBS/Bruckheimer where he was partnered with former US Attorney General Eric Holder. Prior to that, SASCHA wrote for "Power" and "Survivor's Remorse."
In feature film, Sascha has written films for every studio including currently writing “The Racketeer” based on the John Grisham novel for Universal Studios/Blumhouse with David Oyelewo set to star. His original script “CI:34” has Anthony Mackie set to star in the role that was going to be played by Chadwick Boseman.
He was a writer on "Creed II" for director Steven Caple Jr. and MGM/Stallone/Michael B Jordan and wrote on "Magnificent Seven" for director Antoine Fuqua with Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.
Additionally, Sascha most recently wrote "Bad Girls Guide to Havana" for Netflix and "Cliffhanger" for director Ana Lily Amirpour. Prior to that he wrote "Bounty" for Will Smith and Paramount; "The Prisoner" for Universal based on the scifi television series; "Bad Boys for Life" for Will Smith/Martin Lawrence and Sony; "Uptown Saturday Night" for Kevin Hart and Warners and "Gone" with Trevante Rhodes attached to star.
Sascha is a Columbia Business Graduate where he majored in African American Studies and worked with the writers on the mini-series "Africans in America" for PBS. He was also the head of 'Heart of Harlem' a community based non-profit health organization in Central Harlem designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates among African American men in Harlem. He worked very closely with the Nation of Islam for this project. He started a production company called 'Persaud' at Palomar Pictures specializing in Urban Entertainment. He has also been the creative director for the New York Knicks marketing and advertising campaign. SASCHA was one of the most prolific music video and documentary producers in the game and produced Dave Chappelle's documentary "Block Party" as well as Peter Bogdanovich's "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" documentary, for which he won a Grammy Award.