Crash Course: Comedy Development

Katie Hathaway
Writer & Comedian @ AP Bio
Sundays 8/23, 8/30 & 9/13 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm PT

We launched Roadmap Writers 4 years ago to create a fully immersive, transparent online platform for emerging screenwriters. In just 4 years we have helped over 150 writers get signed to nearly every major agency and management company in the industry and helped dozens more to get their projects optioned, sold, and produced.

We are so proud of the major strides all of our writers are making and we are excited for more years of success! 

To continue to bring our community the best possible training, we have asked Katie Hathaway (Comedian & Writer @ AP Bio) to host a three-week long lecture series designed to give you a crash course of what you'll need to make your next comedy sample the best yet. We encourage all writers who are ready to make screenwriting a career to fully understand not just the genres they write, but the marketplace for those genres as well!

Here's to more amazing years to come!

How It Works:

  • Each week, Katie will cover a different aspect of comedy development. 
  • Following each lecture, Katie will answer your questions live.
  • As always, all Webinars are recorded and all registrants will receive the recordings after the live broadcast! 


    Week #1: Developing Your Next Comedy Sample 

    Week #2: Writing The Sample

    Week #3: Understanding the Marketplace 

    About Your Host

    Katie Hathaway is a moderately attractive humorist and long-standing class clown from Pacific Palisades, CA. She started her comedic career as an assistant at UTA, servicing the top comedy packaging agent representing Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Funny of Die, Tom Werner, Ed Helms, Chris Pratt, and more. Thereafter she worked for Ed Helm's production company for a year, helping produce multiple pilots and servicing Helms on set in Atlanta for the New Line film TAG. Afterwards she worked for the president of television at Imagine Entertainment where she oversaw the creation and production of 5 new shows. Currently, she works for Mike O'Brien on the third season of AP BIO.

    Online Classes

    What To Expect

    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 your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

    Cancellation Policy

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


    If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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