Scott has been an active writer and a leader in the communications field for 30 years. His varied background as vice president at a major PR agency, professional journalist and produced screenwriter – a rare combination among publicists – provides him with unique insight into the business and an extensive network of relationships with which he effectively advocates for his clients.
Prior to creating The Busby Group in 2005, Scott served as vice president and practice leader at CarryOn Communication in Los Angeles, where he focused on the entertainment industry and tech start-ups. He worked as senior associate for Outdoor Media, Inc., a PR and media consulting firm in Washington, D.C. specializing in environmental and conservation issues. He also worked for the Paul Spindler Company, an L.A.-based agency known for business and investor relations.
As a screenwriter and producer, Scott has been involved with film and television productions all over the world for such companies as Miramax, MGM/UA, Columbia Pictures, Carnival Films (U.K.), ZDF (Germany) and South Pacific Pictures (Australia/New Zealand). He has four produced films to his credit and has contributed to numerous industrial and corporate videos.
As a journalist, he has written for many publications over the years: Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, Entertainment Weekly, L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, The Washingtonian and Texas Monthly.
Scott grew up in a political family in Austin, Texas, and Washington D.C. His father, Horace W. Busby, was a long-time advisor and speechwriter to Lyndon B. Johnson. In 2003, three years after his father’s death, Scott found and edited a “lost” manuscript written by his father that chronicled his 20-year relationship with LBJ. The book, The Thirty First of March, was published to critical acclaim in 2004 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Scott has long been involved in the non-profit world. Until recently, he was a proactive board member of The Partnership Scholars, California’s most successful pre-college mentoring program for disadvantaged students. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West.