[Career Writer Program] Step 1: Pitch Prep Program

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SCHEDULE:

Sun 1/31 @ 6pm - 9:30pm PT | Orientation & Logline Clinic
Hosted by Dorian Connelley | COO, Roadmap Writers

Weds 2/3 @ 6:30pm - 9pm PT | Verbal Pitch Prep #1 - Lecture
Hosted by Chris Deckard | Manager, Fictional Entity

Sun 2/7 @ 6pm - 9:30pm PT | Written Pitch Prep #1 - Lecture
Hosted by Dorian Connelley | COO, Roadmap Writers

Sun 2/14 @ 6pm - 9:30pm PT | Written Pitch Prep #2 - Clinic
Hosted by Dorian Connelley | COO, Roadmap Writers

Thurs 2/18 @ 5pm - 7:30pm PT | Verbal Pitch Prep #2 - Clinic
Hosted by Alexandra Davies | Director of Education, Roadmap Writers

Sun 2/21 @ 6pm - 8:30pm PT | Branding Clinic #1
Hosted by Briana Hansen | Director of Writer Outreach, Roadmap Writers

Tues 2/23 @ 6pm - 8:30pm PT | Verbal Pitch Roundtable #1
Hosted by Justin Ross | Executive Vice President of Development, Bohemia Group Originals

Thurs 2/25 @ 6pm - 8:30pm PT | Verbal Pitch Roundtable #2
Hosted by Marilyn Atlas | Manager / Producer, Marilyn Atlas Management

Sun 2/28 @ 6pm - 8:30pm PT | Branding Clinic #2
Hosted by Briana Hansen | Director of Writer Outreach, Roadmap Writers

+ Sunday Webinars and Opening Pages Analysis!

 

 

 

THIS MONTH YOU WILL...

Learn a formula to structure your pitch. 
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!
The Pitch Prep Program is Step 1 of the Career Writer Program. Writers must complete Steps 1-3 to be considered for our Top Tier Program.

    STEP 1: PITCH PREP PROGRAM

    This program is SOLD OUT until February 2021. Want to get started in January? Check out Pitch Prep LITE!

    The first step in our Career Writer Program is the Pitch Prep Program, where writers hone their written & verbal pitch, mold their brand, and get prepared to properly market their material!

    There are only 8 spots available each month so every writer gets the most attention possible!

    So you're finally getting the hang of this writing thing - it's all starting to come together. But when it comes time to pitch it, your amazing story is not coming through - or worse, you freeze up and have no idea what to say - and you can't figure out why. Roadmap understands your frustration, which is why we've put together a Pitch Prep Program that revolves all around pitching and how to master your pitch! 

    Train with the Roadmap Team and working industry executives to refine your pitch and figure out what's breaking down in translation and how to build it up! 

    Walk away with:

    • a tight 2-pg. written pitch
    • a practiced 5-6 min. verbal pitch ready to put to the test
    • and a personal brand logline highlighting your unique perspective as a screenwriter!

      SESSION FORMATS

      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!

      Written Pitch Clinic: Learn the fundamentals of pitching and compose your watertight 2-pg. written pitch, including loglines, tonal comps, characters, synopses, & more! This is one of our most popular Clinics with consistent results!

      Branding Clinic: Hone in on what you, as a writer, deliver. Learn to see beyond genre and better understand how your own perspective seeps into every script you write and capitalize on that. Create an exciting and quickly digestible personal logline to better pitch yourself – and your scripts – to executives.

      Verbal Pitch Prep: Learn the art of delivering your verbal pitch, including how to pitch conversationally (without reading!), how to efficiently incorporate all of the necessary elements of a pitch (tone, characters, plot), and how to make your pitch relatable and universal. Then, deliver your verbal pitch for practice and notes.

      Verbal Pitch Roundtables: You'll take turns delivering your verbal pitch in a Roundtable setting and receive feedback from the exec on strengths and areas of improvement specific to your verbal pitch. Learn from notes on your own pitch and from notes given to your peers!

      WHAT WRITERS ARE SAYING...

      "I cannot get over how effective the lectures (and their content!) were. To see all of us improve SO much over a month - to feel 10 times more confident at the end of the month than I did at the beginning. Everything was purposeful and useful. I'd recommend to anyone!" - Ashley Glacel, Screenwriter

      "Even if you have been raised by wolves, Dorian can show you how to get to the heart of your story and then package it professionally like a human writer. Her experienced insight and surgeon-like precision are pretty inspiring to watch in action. We've all become better writers because of her. And her energy and humor make the classes a delight." - Cath Gulick, Screenwriter

      "I am not sure what I was expecting at Roadmap but I am getting so much more out of it than I thought - it has been illuminating in so many ways. I think as writers we work in a bubble, and being able to work in a group like this is so helpful. I also found that refining both the written and verbal pitch has revealed ways I can improve my scripts structurally and I have then made tweaks to the screenplays. Honestly, I LOVE Roadmap!" - Lucinda Spurling, Screenwriter

      "What an amazing lesson that I can use forever. Thank you!" - Mika Frank, Screenwriter

      "The Pitch Prep Program really worked. My previous written pitches got a big yawn but the latest feedback scores almost all excellent ratings. Thanks." - Greg Price, Screenwriter

      "I was three for three on script requests this past weekend with my exec meetings. I attribute that success to the pitch prep. I really learned a lot during the past couple of months. Thank you so much!" - McKenzie Hamilton, Screenwriter

      "I wanted to pass along a thank you to you guys. I had a good pitch today and at the end the exec asked me to send him a pitch document. Thanks to Dorian’s class in the pitch prep I felt I had a professional document to send and was able to get it right out to him. So, thanks guys!" - Marc Leighton, Screenwriter

      "I have to say Pitch Prep went way beyond my wildest expectations! It was fabulous. The logline, written pitch, and verbal pitch skills I picked up were invaluable. Can't wait to see what's in store in the Marketing Intensive." - Laurie Miller, Screenwriter

      What Writers Are Saying...