Roadmap Writers is a screenwriting education and training platform for Career Writers looking for a guided path to success. 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. Since 2016, we have helped more than 150 writers sign to representation and countless others get staffed, optioned, or sell their script.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joey started in the industry at Bold Films (Drive, Nightcrawler, Whiplash) and has read for Hugh Jackman's company, George Clooney's company, and Night and Day Pictures, to name a few. The only thing Joey is more passionate about than helping writers is rescuing dogs.
Dorian was fresh off working for producer Mark Ciardi (The Rookie, Miracle, Chappaquiddick) when she joined Roadmap as its COO. She has years of experience in talent management, live events, and feature film producing. When she's not helping writers perfect their pitches, she can be found at music festivals and karaoke bars.
Jorge moved to LA to be a screenwriter but soon found his passion in developing writers. He previously worked as a CE for a management and production company. Prior to Roadmap, Jorge served as the Director of Operations for The Tracking-Board and Launch Pad Competitions.
Alex migrated to LA to pursue acting, but it didn't take long to find out that developing writers was where she needed to be. Prior to Roadmap, Alex worked in live events, law, and education. When she's not planning classes and helping writers, she's baking sweet treats and confections.
Briana is an actress, comedian, and writer who loves creativity of all kinds. She's trained and performed at major comedy theaters nationwide and regularly tours the country with educational and entertaining shows. She loves helping writers find clarity in their voice, connection to their unique perspective, and confidence in themselves.
Adquanita earned her MFA in Screenwriting from Cal State, Northridge. She has worked on a variety of indie projects, served as a creative consultant on Carl Jones' animated series Sugar and Toys, and as the writers assistant for Time Magazine's virtual reality project, The March. During her free time, she enjoys debating Joey about Rupaul's Drag Race.
Terra Joy started her career in Washington, DC as a journalist and communications specialist, and loves helping other writers develop their material. When she's not connecting awesome creative people with other awesome creative people, she's finding the perfect gif and applicable movie quote.
A director who loves to write, Eva started as an editor to hone her storytelling skills. After editing an Oscar winning animated short, she realized directing was her path. Her films have screened worldwide from Austin Film Festival to Filmfest Düsseldorf, collecting awards along the way. She is always on the lookout for collaborators, especially writers!
Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning author and publisher. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and a BA in English from New York University. Selene lives with rescue cats and nature on a Long Island lagoon. She loves hanging with writers, discussing everything from synonyms to Shakespeare.
Tarik is a dramedy writer from a loud and large Caribbean family. After attending the University of Miami, he relocated to Los Angeles where he began writing sketches and short films for YouTube platforms. During that time, he also worked as a writer’s assistant for GLOW and Netflix’s Incubator Lab. He’s drawn to telling diverse and personal stories of POC characters who are into counter-culture.