2022/2023 Top Tier Competition

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Top Tier Competition

Roadmap Writers has helped nearly 300 screenwriters sign with industry representation in just six years. We pride ourselves on partnering with the best and brightest industry professionals the entertainment world has to offer to develop the most promising up-and-coming screenwriters.

The pinnacle of our immersive Career Writer Program, the Top Tier Program is for writers who exhibit a mastery of the scripted page, pitching fundamentals, and network-building who are ready to make screenwriting a career. This is where the bulk of our screenwriting success stories come from!

Through Top Tier Program introductions, writers from all over the world have signed to:

3 Arts, A3, Affirmative Entertainment, All Trades Content, Anonymous Content, APA, Art/Work Entertainment, Bellevue, Bohemia Group, Buchwald Agency, CAA, The Cartel, Chatrone, Circle of Confusion, Echo Lake, Empirical Evidence, Ensemble Entertainment, Epigram, Gersh, Gotham Group, Heroes and Villains, Housefire Management, Industry Entertainment, Kaplan Perrone, Kaplan Stahler, Kersey Management, Klasco Entertainment, Luber Roklin, Meridian Artists, Rosa Entertainment, Schemers Entertainment, Untitled Entertainment, Verve, Woolf + Lapin, Lit Entertainment Group, Wonder Street, WME, Zero Gravity Management—and more!

Writers in the program have also staffed on REACHER, THE RESIDENT, THE FLASH, POKER FACE, and NIGHT COURT, and sold/set up projects at MGM, Amazon, Stampede Ventures, Bohemia Group, Civilized Entertainment, Campfire, Lionsgate, Warner Bros., Lifetime, Magnolia Entertainment, and Hallmark.

The Grand Prize Winner of this competition will be accepted into Top Tier for FREE for an entire year!

And like all our competitions, we will do personalized outreach to execs of all the high-scoring scripts no matter where the script lands in the competition. This will help even more writers get their work in front of execs than ever before. This is not a giant email/booklet with a bunch of loglines sent to execs. It's individual personalized emails to execs we feel could be right for your particular project. 

Entry Pricing & Deadlines:

Early | December 19th, 2022 | $40

Regular | January 23rd, 2023 | $50

Late | February 27th, 2023 | $60

Add Feedback Notes | +$45
Receive a one-page written analysis of your script.

How It Works:

Step 1: After you sign up, your confirmation email will contain a link to submit your script.

Step 2: The Top 50 writers will be invited to submit a 3-minute video elevator pitch of their project. 

Step 3: The Top 10 finalists will be contacted to conduct a 15-minute virtual interview with members of the judging panel.

Step 4: One winner will be awarded an entire year of Top Tier for FREE (or until you're signed—whichever comes first)—a $4,500 value!

Announcement Dates:

Top 50 Semifinalists | April 7th, 2023

Top 10 Finalists | April 28th, 2023 

Grand Prize Winner | May 19th, 2023

The Program includes:

  • Exclusive virtual general meetings with top-level film & TV execs in which your pages are read prior.
  • Strategy and pitch prep sessions.
  • Personalized marketing queries on your behalf—with our recommendation!
  • Monthly Zoom meet and greet pitch sessions with execs from top companies (execs do not get paid to attend these and only participate to scout for writers). 
  • Marketing opportunities from specific execs based on their mandates.
  • Screenwriting Webinars
  • Weekly Writer Cafes dedicated to writing with other Top Tier writers.

Top Tier puts writers in front of more high-profile industry executives than any of our other programs.

Click here to view our complete rules and guidelines.

Writers in our Top Tier Program have signed/sold to companies including...

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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.