Advanced Marketing Prep

Mark Saffian
Manager @ The Content House
Sundays 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 & 8/23 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm PT

In just four years, Roadmap has helped 120 writers get signed to representation with agents and managers! Through our educational programs and competitions, Roadmap has directly helped writers get signed to companies including CAA, APA, Gersh, 3 Arts, Circle of Confusion, Gotham Group, Zero Gravity, Good Fear, Echo Lake Entertainment, and many more.

In this special 4-week class, you will elevate your pitches and pages, as well as make a plan for marketing yourself and your material!

Prerequisites: This class is for writers who have at least two screenplays that are ready to market. 

SESSION FORMATS:

Pitch Prep Roundtable: Each writer will prepare a 5-minute pitch to deliver during the session. After getting feedback, you will have the opportunity to practice your pitch again at the end of the roundtable to put finishing touches on your presentation. 

Matchmaker: To sharpen each writer's pages, you'll participate in 2 Matchmaker roundtables hosted by manager Mark Saffian who will read your full script prior, so he can give you feedback during the roundtable. 

Top Tier Roundtables: Writers will also have access to audit all the Top Tier Roundtables. There will be about a dozen roundtables and most take place the last 2 weekends of every month. You will have the opportunity to see how the Top Tier roundtables are run and, if there is room at the end of the roundtable, you can do an elevator pitch to these executives. 

Marketing Prep & Target Homes: Marketing email session with Roadmap's CEO, Joey Tuccio, where we will create a personalized marketing email for you and help you connect with 5 different executives. 

About Your Host

Mark Saffian worked in production for years as a Production Coordinator and Assistant Director before becoming an executive. Beginning in the mailroom at APA, then being promoted to an Assistant in the Packaging Department eventually becoming the Literary Department Development Coordinator where he helped to develop and sold pilots and films for the agency including the feature film O, a modern retelling of Othello and the television series 24. After APA, Mark was a Development Executive and Story Editor for Sony Pictures and Sid Ganis/Out of the Blue Entertainment where he was a Story Editor on BIG DADDY and DEUCE BIGELOW: MALE GIGOLO. Mark read spec scripts, screenplays, pilots, books and evaluated projects of all types for acquisition and development for both film and television for the studio. Mark’s current company is Content House, a literary management company, which represents dozens of New York Times Best Selling Authors, screenwriters, directors and production companies. They also represent a lot of the top names in comic book authors and creators, webcomics, video games and new media. They are currently actively developing THE CROOK FACTORY based on the best-selling novel by Dan Simmons (THE TERROR, HYPERION) telling the true story of Ernest Hemingway running a spy ring out of Cuba during World War 2, as well as, the television series ONE SECOND AFTER with Constantin Films based on the best selling trilogy of books by William Forstchen. Recently, The Content House sold or set-up series on behalf of their clients to eOne, Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Animation, CW, Comedy Central, Showtime, and HBO.

Online Classes

SCHEDULE:

Sunday 8/2 @ 11am - 1pm PT | Orientation & Pitch Prep
Hosted by Alex Davies | Director of Education, Roadmap Writers

Sunday 8/9 @ 11am - 1pm PT | Matchmaker #1
Hosted by Mark Saffian | Manager/Co-Founder, Content House

Sunday 8/16 @ 11am - 1pm PT | Marketing Prep & Target Homes
Hosted by Joey Tuccio | CEO, Roadmap Writers

Sunday 8/23 @ 11am - 1pm PT | Matchmaker #2
Hosted by Mark Saffian | Manager/Co-Founder, Content House


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