Ana Sessions

Development Coordinator @ Lionsgate
Wednesday 9/23 & 10/7 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT

About Your Host

Ana Sessions grew up in Seattle, Washington until moving to Los Angeles to pursue a double degree in Business Administration and Critical Studies of Film. Ana then segued into TV when she worked at ICM Partners because of the quality of storytelling and opportunity for rich character development before coming to Lionsgate 3 years ago in 2017. Ana fully transitioned to the TV Development team in May of last year and has served as the development coordinator since.

As an independent studio, Lionsgate has projects in active development or production at almost every broadcast, cable, premium, and streaming outlet. Lionsgate owns premium network STARZ and partners with them often, but the TV division is constantly looking for new outlets to share content with consumers and prides themselves on being entrepreneurial first movers when it comes to taking risks on new platforms. Lionsgate's shows past and present span across all genres, and the TV group has the unique ability to go after projects in all worlds and spaces as no genre is off limits since the team's passion for a particular show drives our ability to find the best home for it.

Lionsgate's projects are set up all around town, with shows at STARZ, HBO, HBO Max, Showtime, Quibi, Hulu, Apple, Peacock, NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, Amazon, Netflix, TNT, TBS, and FX to name a few. Some of the projects coming soon from Lionsgate include LOVE LIFE (HBO Max), FIRST LADIES (Showtime), POWER BOOK II: GHOST (Starz), HEELS (Starz), HIGHTOWN (Starz), SWIMMING WITH SHARKS (Quibi), among many more. The TV team also has numerous production deals in place with pods and companies like 3 Arts, BBC Studios, Point Grey (Seth Rogen), PictureStart, Feig Co. (Paul Feig), The Tannenbaum Company, Megamix (Jonathan Levine), Universal Music Group, End of Episode (Courtney Kemp), Jenny Bicks, and many other talented creators. Lionsgate looks forward to the opportunity to expand their slate with fresh stories from emerging and diverse voices and perspectives.

What to Expect

It's important for every writer to have a solid script AND to show executives that they are collaborative and professional to work with. These 2-week Matchmaker Clinics are designed to give writers an opportunity to develop a solid script and collaborate with an industry professional. Review the list of available executives and select the one that best fits your script!

The executive will read your script and in an online roundtable with only 4 other writers, you will have 25 minutes to receive notes from your executive, get to know them and them get to know you. 

Then you will have a week between sessions to revise your pages and in the second roundtable, you'll have another 25-minute meeting to talk about the submitted revisions. 

Joining Sessions

Matchmaker Clinics meet online via virtual classroom utilizing video conferencing software ZOOM.

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.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

Group Mentorships

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.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

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.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:


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

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