Gian Hunjan

Development & Production Executive @ National Lampoon
Sunday 9/27

Particularly Interested In:
Feature/TV that straddle genres, but have comedic elements. Dramatic/comedic Rom-com features/TV.

Specifically NOT Interested In:
Projects that are intentionally hateful towards any group of people.
Roadmap Exclusive Interview!

Aside from a well-introduced world/hero, is there anything else you look for in the first 8-15 pages of a script?  

I look for an enticing teasing, whether that be some well-done dialogue or some set up for the plot that requires me to know what the pages moving forward look like. 

If you had to describe a writer’s “voice” in a few words, how would you describe it? 

Subjectively, a writer's voice I look for is one that feels authentic. The writer doesn’t need to base their characters completely off their own lives but there need to be moments and experiences that I can read and feel like this was written by someone who has been through some form of that moment or who really crafted a genuine moment that someone can relate to. 

If you could have been part of any movie or TV show that's been out in the past 2 years, what would it be? 

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, THIS IS US, MARRIAGE STORY, IT CHAPTER 2.

Pitch Tips

Make sure the bones are strong! I want to read thought-out characters, strong three act structure, and no spelling or grammar mistakes. Let's start there.

About Your Host

Gian Hunjan is a creative development and production executive for National Lampoon where he focuses on a variety of media types including features, tv, digital, podcasts, and short-form in an effort to relaunch the iconic comedy brand. In addition to National Lampoon, Gian is the co-founder of a digital media company based in Los Angeles, published author (Penguin Random House), and fitness entrepreneur. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in finance.

HOW IT WORKS


  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your script via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT on the day of the session.
  • During the session, the exec will read as many of your opening pages as they can get through in 8 minutes.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pages via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

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Specializes in:

Features
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
  • TV Movies
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

Subgenres
  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Holiday
  • Inspirational
  • Kids / Children
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Westerns
  • Authors, Ghost, Space, Supernatural

Books
  • Apocalyptic
  • Autobiographies
  • Biographies
  • Book Series
  • "Buddy"
  • Comic Books
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime
  • Detective
  • Dystopian
  • Erotica
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Historical Fiction
  • Holiday
  • Inspirational
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Literary Fiction
  • Magic
  • Memoirs
  • Mystery
  • Non-Fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Period Piece
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Short Stories
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • Supernatural
  • Suspense
  • True Crime
  • True Stories
  • Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult (YA) / Teen

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