1x Open Pitch Session (Weekends) | Verbal or Written Pitch
Choose from dozens of execs to pitch your project to for their valuable feedback. You can choose to pitch via a private 8-minute Skype session or submit a 1-2 page written pitch.
Week #1 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm PT | Pitch Prep Webinar
Hosted by Chris Deckard | Manager, Fictional Entity
Week #2 @ 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT | Combs' Corner
Hosted by Brandon Combs | Creative Director, Roadmap Writers
Week #2 @ 6:30pm - 8pm PT | Interactive Logline Clinic
Hosted by Dorian Connelley | COO, Roadmap Writers
Week #3 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT | Elevator Pitch Roundtable
Hosted by a rotating roster of managers & executives!
Week #4 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm PT | Opening Pages Analysis
Hosted by Joey Tuccio | CEO, Roadmap Writers
Sundays @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm PT | Sunday Webinars
This month you will: Learn a formula to structure your logline. Master tone and voice when pitching. Practice with professionals who can help you identify where your pitch is weakest - and strongest. And gain confidence for the hot seat!
Here's a little secret: being the most talented writer in the world will only take you so far in Hollywood. Professional writers know this, and so, to push their scripts ahead of the pack, they are excellent at expanding their network and keeping their pitches sharp. Roadmap brings a unique program to make our writers as competitive as ever.
At Roadmap Writers Industry Access On-Ramp, we provide writers with educational tools, collaboration opportunities, and pitching strategies to help writers take their craft to the next level. Also, just for being a member, you'll receive access to bonus sessions, exclusive discounts, and secret executives not available to the general public.
All sessions take place 100% online utilizing video conferencing software ZOOM so writers can participate from anywhere in the world!
On-Ramp is a program that can be repeated monthly as the content and execs available refresh each month - choose multiple months & save!
Pitch Prep Webinar: Learn the general structure of a pitch. Hone in on the basic goals of pitching. Get tips on holding an exec's attention during your pitch. And you'll hear an example verbal pitch to get you off on the right foot!
Interactive Logline Clinic: Having trouble with your logline? Want a formula for how to compose an effective logline? Members can workshop together with Roadmap's COO Dorian Connelley to create a standout logline!
Combs' Corner: Roadmap's Creative Director Brandon Combs gives you a behind-the-scenes look at pitch sessions, interacting with executives, the life of an aspiring screenwriter, tips on staying sane, avoiding writer’s block, networking techniques, getting your work out there and more!
Elevator Pitch Roundtable: Have a 5-Minute Elevator Pitch to an industry professional in an online roundtable setting for their valuable feedback. Previous elevator pitch sessions included execs from Dark Trick Films (Ryan Reynolds' company), Fictional Entity, Original Film, Rumble Films, and Lawrence Bender Productions.
Opening Pages Analysis: Roadmap's CEO Joey Tuccio discusses some of the immediate reasons an executive might pass on your work...and you might not even know you're doing one of these things! Remember, most execs won't read past page 5 if they aren't hooked from the start. Joey will give several volunteer writers specific feedback on their opening 3 pages. The pages will be shared on screen with the rest of the group so everybody can learn from the feedback.
Webinars: These 90-minute sessions are taught by working screenwriters and industry executives. A comprehensive range of writing and marketing topics is covered by each professional. A live Q&A follows every presentation to address your specific concerns.
On-Ramp is an introduction to the Career Writer Program. Writers must complete Steps 1-3 to be considered for our Top Tier Program.
"The Pitch Prep Program helped me see that there was an actual formula I could follow when pitching, and Dorian's feedback and support gave me the confidence to crush it when pitching. The opportunities to pitch in front of executives is invaluable, and I felt a huge improvement in my skills and confidence from the beginning of the program to the end."
- Monica Trausch, Screenwriter | Now in Top Tier!
"It's so easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to pitching, I know I did. But enrolling in the Roadmap Pitch Prep Program was invaluable. Not only did I learn how to pitch verbally, but what a written two-page pitch should look like and what executives want to read and hear in those precious short moments you have their attention. The biggest takeaway for me, however, was the boost to my confidence. Armed with all the knowledge and given the opportunity to practice, I don't feel like such a sweaty bumbling mess when I pitch, I even look forward to it!"
- Jaquie Brown, Screenwriter | Now signed to CAA!
"The Pitch Prep Program specifically helped me get my loglines and my written pitches in incredible shape. Dorian has the unique ability to ferret out even a single word that might be working against your pitch. Her suggestions, observations, and advice were truly excellent. I feel like I can 'go into battle' armed with pitches that have been honed by a professional. I absolutely recommend it."
- David Hal Chester, Screenwriter | DREAM KILLER (2019), FATAL FASHION (Netflix)
"The Pitch Prep Program is an excellent way to jump into the deep end, knowing that the lifeguards of Roadmap won’t let you drown. The Roadmap staff is extremely encouraging, the industry contacts are bona fide and real world in their feedback, and the participants are definitely a cut above. Well worth doing if you are seriously committed to upping your game and unlocking the magic of your work for those who don’t yet know it."
- Jerry Perez, Screenwriter
"I want to specifically recommend the Pitch Prep Program. It gave me the tools I needed to really stand out in the Intensive, not to mention how useful those tools are in real-life situations where I’ve had the opportunity to pitch. With so many possible paths to success, I really appreciate having the structure and expertise Roadmap Writers offers, and it really does feel like their team is in my corner."
- Monique Madrid, Screenwriter | Winner of Nov 2018 Diversity Initiative
"This month at Roadmap took me to a new level. I have to say that Dorian is a master wordsmith and that everyone should participate in the entire session for the Written Pitch Clinic. She helped me solve issues with my pitch that I couldn't even see from the inside."
- Corey May, Screenwriter | Currently in Step 3: Water Bottle Tour
"BIG SHOUT OUT to the Roadmap Team for the Pitch Prep Program - worth every penny, appreciate all the time given to me! This program truly gave me the tools to grow in confidence & skills to make my pitches shine. Now I find myself actually excited to pitch my projects thanks to this program and the mighty fine folks at Roadmap."
- Scott Carroll, Screenwriter