The ultimate liaison between writers and business professionals, Entertainment Research Consultants (ERC) ensures that scripts are factually accurate and realistic. With over 15 years of extensive experience, ERC has amassed a roster of over 300 experts in a wide variety of fields.


When a question is submitted to ERC, we send a detailed response within 24 hours, often sooner. If a writer would like to speak with an ERC source, a phone interview is arranged.


We also provide dialogue review to authenticate and enhance technical jargon. Additionally, ERC specializes in licensing and clearing footage for television, commercial and film.

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David Berman

David Berman

CEO, Co-Founder

David attended college at Georgetown University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After completing his studies in Washington, he returned to Los Angeles where, along with co-founder Jon Wellner, he created the entertainment industry’s first company dedicated solely to research. David was also a series regular on CSI and appeared in 290 episodes of the iconic procedural.

Jon Wellner

Jon Wellner

President, Co-Founder

Jon grew up in Chicago where he graduated with honors from Columbia College with a BA in Television Production. Since ERC’s inception, Jon has provided research and technical assistance on close to 20 television programs as well as a host of commercials, feature films and novels. Jon also has an extensive resume as an actor, but is best know for his series regular role of toxicologist Henry Andrews on the CBS smash hit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Scott Recchia

Scott Recchia


Scott has been with ERC since 2010. He works closely with writers to help insure the accuracy of their stories. Scott has developed a close relationship with hundreds of experts in a wide variety of fields and has received high praise for his attention to detail. His relentless fact searching and out of the box thinking allows writers to bring a high level of authenticity to their scripts without jeopardizing their vision and intent.

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