2022 Roadmap Virtual Conference






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2022 Roadmap Virtual Conference


Welcome to Roadmap’s Inaugural Curated Virtual Conference! In this exciting 2-day virtual event, Roadmap will be hosting panels, workshops, and pitching roundtables with the industry’s leading companies.

We know conferences and festivals can be overwhelming and it’s hard to know what sessions you should be attending. So we created a curated conference to take out the mystery work. After you sign up, you can submit a 1 pager of your loglines, bio, and writer's goals and we will create a curated itinerary for you! That way you can make the most out of the conference and meet the best execs for you and your scripts!

Panels and workshops will cover everything from pitching, writer/rep relationships, general meeting etiquette, script development and the state of the industry.

And this virtual conference will be created so the execs aren’t situated to feel like a football field away from you. We are coordinating this event, so each writer will have time with multiple execs!

A portion of all proceeds will benefit The Animal Rescue Mission.

Scroll below this panel schedule to register for the conference!

All time are Pacific Time/panelists and panels subject to change/more panels and panelists being added

Saturday, Feb 19th

9am - 9:30am - How to Impress a Showrunner

Nick Santora - Showrunner of Amazon’s REACHER and upcoming Netflix series with Arnold Schwarzenegger


9:30am - 10am - Writing for A-Listers

Luke Mindlin - Coordinator of Morgan Freeman’s company Revelations Entertainment


10am - 11am -  State of TV

Yvette Urbina - Vice President, Equity & Inclusion at Warner Media

Azia Squire - Staff Writer of BRIDGERTON


10:30am - 1130 - How to Make Your Characters Pop

Rukayat Giwa - Agent at CAA 

Dan Seco - Manager at Empirical Evidence

Bobby Hoppey - Executive Producer of PIG


11am - 12pm -  David Boxerbaum Panel

David Boxerbaum - Agent at Verve


11am -  11:30pm -  How to Impress a Manager

Krista Sipp - Manager at First Friday Entertainment 

Jack Greenbaum - Manager at The Arlook Group


12pm - 1pm - Writing and Pitching Studio Level Features

BJ Farmer - VP of Development at New Republic Pictures (ROCKETMAN, 1917)


12pm - 12:30pm - Getting to Know John Zaozirny 

John Zaozirny - Head of Production/Manager at Bellevue Productions


12:30pm - 1pm - Directing MasterClass

Brad Anderson - Director (CLICKBAIT, THE CALL)


12:30pm - 1:30pm - Creation of SCREAM 

Richard Potter - SCREAM Executive 

Marianne Maddalena - SCREAM Executive Producer


1pm - 1:30pm What a Studio Exec Looks for in a Script

Ryan Jones - SVP of Universal 


Sunday, Feb 20th 

9:30am - 1030am - TV Packaging

Stuart Arbury - VP of Packaging & Sales at Ramo Law 

Brandy Rivers - Manager at Industry Entertainment


9:30am - 10:30am - TV Diversity

Toy Hawkins - TV Exec at BET


10:30am - 11:30am - What Mary Jane Skalski looks for character driven features

Mary Jane Skalski - Head of Production at Echo Lake Entertainment


10:30am - 11am -  How to Impress an Agent

Brad Rosenfeld - Agent at Culture Creative 


11am - 12pm - Tips on General Meetings

Elizabeth Bassin - Producer at Mattel

Jason Lubin - Manager at First Story Entertainment


12pm - 12:30pm - Applying for Warner Bros Fellowship

Rebecca Windsor -  VP, Television Workshop at Warner Bros.


12:30pm - 1:30pm - Do’s and Don’t’ for Fellowship Season

Aadip Desai - Staff Writer on THE GOLDBERGS (ABC), Disney Fellowship Winner

Derek Asaff - Co-Admin, LATV Writers and Alum Universal Writers Program


12pm - 12:30pm - How to Have the Best Working Relationship with Your Manager

Adam Kolbrenner - Manager at Lit Entertainment Group


12pm - 1pm Character Archetypes 

Justin Ross - VP of Development at Bohemia Group Originals 


1pm - 1:30pm - How to Impress a Manager - Part 2

Corey Trent Ackerman - Manager at The Cartel

Scott Stoops - Manager at Good Fear

AE Jones Manager at Stagecoach


1:30 - 2pm - Finding the Narrative's Voice

Scott Meyers  - Go Into the Story/Consultant


3pm - 3:30 pm - How to Impress a Manager - Part 3

Peter Katz - Manager at StoryDriven


All panels will be recorded and will be sent to the attendees 48 hours after the live broadcast. 

Panels Only$99 

This badge includes:

  • 2-day full access to all Panels (& recordings)
  • opening & closing networking mixers
  • access to audit all Pitch Roundtables

Virtual Conference Badge - $249 

This badge includes:

  • 2-day full access to all Panels (& recordings)
  • opening & closing networking mixers
  • an itinerary curated to your specific needs (recommended but not required)**
  • participate in 1 interactive small-group Workshop of your choice
  • access to audit all Pitch Roundtables
  • Pitch Competition Finale


  • Pitch in a Pitch Roundtable (+$25) *1 writer from each Pitch Roundtable will advance to the Pitch Finale.
  • Participate in additional interactive small-group Workshop (+$50) 
  • Private First 15 Consultation with exec of your choice (+$50)—Exec will read the first 15 pages of your script and conduct a 20-min. story notes call with you via Zoom. You will receive a recording of your session.

**After registering, your confirmation email will include a link where you can submit a one-pager covering your loglines, bio, and goals if you are interested in a curated experience. You will hear back from the Roadcrew before the event with your proposed itinerary.

All sessions will be recorded and distributed to all attendees within 48 hours following the live broadcasts. 

2022 Attendees Include:

  • Allie Cohen – Agent @ CAA
  • Adam Kolbrenner – Manager, Partner @ Lit Entertainment Group
  • Azia Squire – Staff Writer (BRIDGERTON)
  • Brad Anderson - Director (CLICKBAIT, THE CALL)
  • Brad Kessell – Head of Production @ Gold Circle Films
  • Brad Rosenfeld - Agent, Partner @ CultureCreative Entertainment
  • Brian Dobbins – Manager, Partner @ Artists First
  • BJ Farmer - VP of Production@ New Republic Pictures
  • Charnay Mather – Development Executive @ Anonymous Content
  • Chris Deckard - Manager @ Fictional Entity
  • Corey Trent Ackerman - Manager @ The Cartel
  • Dan Seco - Manager @ Empirical Evidence
  • David Boxerbaum – Agent, Partner @ Verve
  • David Katsman – Manager @ Sugar23
  • Eddie Gamarra - VP of Literary Affairs @ Nickelodeon
  • John Zaozirny – President of Feature Film Production and Literary Management @ Bellevue
  • Jordan Moncada – Manager @ ColorCreative
  • Justin Ross - VP of Production @ Bohemia Group Originals
  • Kailey Marsh – Manager @ Brillstein
  • Krista Sipp – Manager @ First Friday Entertainment
  • Luke Mindlin - Coordinator @ Revelations Entertainment (Morgan Freeman's company)
  • Marianne Maddalena - Producer (SCREAM)
  • Mary Jane Skalski – President of Production @ Echo Lake
  • Matt Rosen - Manager @ Mazo Partners
  • Matthew Dartnell – Manager @ Writ Large
  • Nick Santora - Showrunner of REACHER
  • Peter Katz – Manager @ Story Driven
  • Rebecca Windsor - VP, Television Workshop @Warner Bros.
  • Ryan Jones - SVP @ Universal
  • Scott Myers - Consultant/Go Into The Story
  • Scott Stoops – Manager @ Good Fear Content
  • Toy Hawkins – Executive @ BET
  • Yolanda Cochran - SVP @ Awesomeness/ Nickelodeon
  • & dozens more!

*panelists subject to change.

2022 Attendees

Lit Entertainment Group
Artists First
Cranium Entertainment
Writ Large
Anonymous Content
The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.