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.
Matchmaker Clinics meet online via virtual classroom utilizing video conferencing software ZOOM.
It's important for every writer to have a solid script AND to show executives that they are collaborative and professional to work with.
That's why we created Roadmap's 2-Week Matchmaker Clinics! Look at what the executive is interested in and if you have a script that fits, you can sign up!
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 in the second roundtable a couple of weeks later, you will send your revised pages to that exec and then have another 25-minute meeting to talk about the revisions.
Our Matchmaker Clinics are becoming our most popular programs and is helping writers and executives forge relationships stronger than ever!
Questions? Email Roadmap CEO Joey Tuccio at email@example.com!
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.
Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation 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.
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.
If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org!