Weds 7/3 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm PT | Pitch Prep Webinar
Hosted by Chris Deckard | Manager, Fictional Entity
Sun 7/7 @ 6pm - 9pm PT | Written Pitch Clinic #1
Hosted by Dorian Connelley | COO, Roadmap Writers
Sun 7/14 @ 6pm - 9pm PT | Written Pitch Clinic #2
Tues 7/16 @ 6pm - 8pm PT | Verbal Pitch Prep
Hosted by Brandon Combs | Creative Director, Roadmap Writers
Sun 7/21 @ 2pm - 3:30pm PT | Branding Clinic #1
Hosted by Briana Hansen | Director of Writer Outreach, Roadmap Writers
Tues 7/23 @ 6pm - 8pm PT | Verbal Pitch Roundtable #1
Hosted by Jason Lubin | Manager, First Story Entertainment
Thurs 7/25 @ 6pm - 8pm PT | Verbal Pitch Roundtable #2
Hosted by TBD
Sun 7/28 @ 2pm - 3:30pm PT | Branding Clinic #2
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 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!
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 logline highlighting your unique brand as a screenwriter.
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!
Written Pitch Consultation: Following the Written Pitch Clinic, get a fresh pair of eyes on your brand new written pitch for any last tweaks.
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!
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.
"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
"What a fantastic class! Dorian is an extremely knowledgeable and engaging lecturer. This was a great start to what I know will be a valuable month."
- Gita Vatave, Screenwriter