9:30am - 10:00am PT | Orientation w/ Joey Tuccio | CEO, Roadmap Writers
10:00am - 11:30am PT | Elevator Pitch Roundtable w/ Jonathan Hersh | Manager, Housefire Management
11:30am - 1:00pm PT | Virtual Meetup w/ David Chien | Manager, Art/Work Entertainment
10:00am - 11:00am PT | Virtual Meetup w/ Janet Jeffries | Development & Production Executive, Lawrence Bender Productions
11:00am - 1:00pm PT | 30 Minute General Meetings w/ Devon Byers | Manager, First Friday Entertainment
10:00am - 12:00pm PT | Coverage Clinic w/ Chris Deckard | Manager, Fictional Entity
10:00am - 12:00pm | 30 Minute General Meetings w/ Corey Trent Ackerman | Manager, The Cartel
At Roadmap, we believe in putting writers in real-world environments and showing them what the industry is really like. Enter: The Water Bottle Tour!
Water Bottle Tour is the term for when agents and managers set their clients up on a string of meetings in a short period of time. The phrase refers to the litany of water bottles one collects at each of these meetings that usually end up covering your car's floorboard!
In this Water Bottle Tour, writers learn what executives really look for in their pages, pitches, and general meetings. Full of immersive opportunities with executives and private general meetings, writers are put to the test in numerous rooms with more execs than ever! This is a fast-paced, fully immersive experience to push you from good in the room to owning the room.
Elevator Pitch Roundtable: One of the most important types of pitching is the elevator pitch. You often might only have 3 minutes to pitch to an executive. But how can you convey all the elements of your script in less than 3 minutes? What should you include and what can be excluded? This Elevator Pitch Roundtable will drill your elevator pitches so you can feel confident about those shorter pitches!
Virtual Meetups: Following an intro from the exec, each writer will have 5 minutes to give an overview of their projects and brand. Following each 5-minute elevator general meeting, the rest of the time will be used for a Q&A with the exec so you can ask them any industry-related question you have. Your exec will have your loglines and bios beforehand too so they will already be familiar with you all before.
30 Minute General Meetings: Each writer will take the skills they learned so far and apply them to a full private 30 Minute Mock General Meeting with an executive specifically interested in their genre. Can you own the room? Each writer will receive written feedback from that executive on that general meeting.
Coverage Clinic: Learn how executives analyze scripts with this interactive Coverage assignment. Prior to the session, all writers will turn in Coverage on a script assigned by your host. During the session, your host will discuss the basics of writing Coverage and what elements should be assessed, followed by a critique of each writer's Coverage highlighting the differences between writers' Coverage and the host's own Coverage of the same script.
"Loving the Water Bottle Tour! I've learned a lot from some very sharp industry pros, running the gamut from pitching and taking meetings to understanding full coverage on a script. It's already been well worth the money, and I still have one week to go!"
- Lisa Rysinger, Screenwriter | Now in Top Tier!
"I loved the Water Bottle Tour! It provided assistance in ways not normally accessible. For instance, we’re having a 30-minute general meeting this weekend to mimic such meetings in LA. Great opportunity!"
- Larry Woldenberg, Screenwriter | Now in Top Tier!
"Hollywood is all about 'Who you know.' But how do you, as a writer, turn that around to 'Who knows you?' The Water Bottle Tour will teach you how to get noticed and be remembered."
- Marie Roughan, Screenwriter | Now in Top Tier!
"The Water Bottle Tour was wonderfully intensive and really encouraged me to prepare and show up to each session or meeting ready to learn. Each component provided invaluable insights and I was thrilled to have the chance to talk about my projects one-on-one with esteemed managers. Highly recommend this program."
- Katharine McPhee, Screenwriter | Now in Top Tier!
"The Water Bottle Tour is the ONLY program that has given me direct access to working industry contacts. Lots of companies make promises. Roadmap delivers. I made connections with a veritable who’s who of producers, agents, and managers, and - after years of trying on my own - secured representation based on these contacts. Roadmap knows the game and how it is played, and the people on their team are focused on winning. I give them my highest recommendation."
- Jeremy Kriss, Screenwriter