Take a look at any roadmap: There are a plethora of ways to get from point A to point B. Some routes require more luck than others; some are roads less traveled; while still others are riddled with detours... Breaking into and sustaining a career in the screenwriting business is hard – sometimes it can feel nearly impossible.
Enter Roadmap Writers, a team of industry veterans dedicated to equipping screenwriters with the real-world tools and training needed to take their career to the next level.
What is Roadmap Writers?
Roadmap Writers is a screenwriting education and training platform for people looking for a guided path to professional success writing for film and tv. Our programs are hosted by working industry executives and are designed to empower writers with actionable tools and insights to elevate their craft and cultivate relationships with industry professionals. Founded in 2016, by Joey Tuccio and Dorian Connelley, Roadmap has helped over 380 writers sign with representation, while countless others have gotten staffed on tv shows, had their scripts optioned, or sold their scripts.
Through Roadmap Writers' outreach, writers have signed to CAA, APA, Verve, Circle of Confusion, 42, Anonymous Content, Affirmative Entertainment, Range Media partners, Bellevue Productions, Buchwald Agency, Meridian Artists, Rosa Entertainment, RAIN, Lit Entertainment Group, Luber Roklin, Echo Lake, Navigation Media Group, Industry Entertainment, Schemers Entertainment, AAO Entertainment, Kaplan Perrone, Grandview, Housefire Management, Allied Management Group, Artists First, 3 Arts, Story Driven, Ensemble Entertainment, Citizen Skull, Heroes and Villains, Sugar23, First Story Entertainment, Mosaic, Chatrone, Metamorphic Management, Gramercy Park Entertainment, The Cartel, Avalon, Art/Work, Untitled Entertainment, Gotham Group, Schulman Management, Kersey Management, Good Fear, Agile Entertainment, The Gersh Agency, A3, Content House, Kaplan Stahler, Wonder Street, Framework Entertainment, HG5 Entertainment, Zero Gravity, 831 Entertainment, REJ Entertainment, Paradigm, Epicenter, Fourth Wall, Make Good Content and more. Joey has also helped set up projects at Hulu, American High, New Republic Pictures, Legendary, Luma Pictures, Josephson Entertainment, Lifetime, Anvil Pictures, Bohemia Group, Paperclip Limited and more.
These signed writers have gone on to sell and set up projects with Warner Bros., Netflix, Amazon, MGM, Lionsgate, Starz, Hulu, Bigscope Films, Nicely Entertainment, Stampede Ventures, among others. They have also staffed on GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES, WE WERE LIARS, LAW & ORDER, COBRA KAI, NIGHT COURT, BRIDGERTON, THE FLASH, CHICAGO PD, FUBAR, THE FIRST LADY, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE RESIDENT, REACHER, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, MAYANS MC and POKER FACE.
What makes Roadmap different?
We focus on quality of education rather than quantity of numbers in our programming. We pride ourselves on getting to know each writer individually and doing our best to cater to their individual needs. Because it takes so much investment, time, and care to champion and launch a writer’s professional career, we focus work on Career Writers over hobbyists. Roadmap is the only screenwriting organization that has a fully guided Tiered program that will help you build an incredibly strong foundation for lasting career success. Each program is taught by passionate working executives with a proven track record.
Who teaches our classes?
Our instructors are all working executives, managers, producers, writers, and other industry professionals. By learning from working execs, you are able to benefit from their real-world, hands-on experience and knowledge of the current marketplace. We have relationships with nearly every major company in the industry and work with hundreds of agents, managers, producers, and executives that are highly vetted and genuinely invested in helping writers grow.
Where do our classes take place?
Our programs take place 100% online (most utilize video conferencing software ZOOM). You can participate from anywhere in the world! The only requirements are a camera, a microphone, and a decent internet connection. The online classroom also provides for high-quality recordings of each class so that you can review the session at a later date.
Is Roadmap right for me?
Our focus is on what we call Career Writers. A Career Writer takes the craft seriously, understands the importance of cultivating relationships, handles feedback professionally, and puts in the time to move their career forward. There are countless writers out there and it’s important to us that we give each one of our writers the attention they deserve (and need) to succeed. It’s impossible to cater to every writer in the world, so we only work with writers that are really ready to make screenwriting a career. It doesn’t matter where you live, what your background is, or how old you are, if you’re ready to work hard, get and digest feedback, step outside your comfort zone, and challenge yourself as you’ve never been challenged before, then Roadmap is right for you!
Nearly all our programs are done in a roundtable setting. This means you are going to be hearing your peers pitch and get feedback and they are going to hear your pitch and get feedback. Our Career Writer Program is for vetted writers only so you can be assured you are going to be in a community with normal writers that you can feel comfortable with. Also, all our roundtables are moderated by a Roadmap staffer to make sure everything is going smoothly at all times.
Where do I start?
The best place to start is our Pitch Prep Program in our Career Writer Program. This will give you the foundation you need to perfect your pitch and marketing strategy. From there, you will work your way up to eventually land in our Top Tier Program! This is where most of our success stories happen. By the time you get to Top Tier, you will be a writer with a distinct voice who is confident at pitching with an exciting Rolodex of executives you can call allies.
Screenwriters that work with us can take advantage of:
- A curated, tiered screenwriting program designed to perfect the art and the business of screenwriting - from voice to marketing.
- Focused, personal training and attention that will ensure your projects, pitches, and collaborative ability are at their best.
- Access to high-profile executives who will provide high-quality, valuable feedback on your projects.
- A Webinar Library packed with dozens of on-demand lectures covering all aspects of the business to help screenwriters write screenplays.
- Online Classes designed to help an aspiring screenwriter navigate the film industry.
- Map your route utilizing a team of industry professionals, managers, agents, producers and executives at your disposal.