[Syllabus] On-Ramp - September 2020

Welcome to the Roadmap Writers On-Ramp Program!

In this syllabus, you will find session dates & times, join links, assignments, and other instructions. Questions? Email dorian@roadmapwriters.com

Sunday 8/30 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
Choosing Your Open Pitch Session
Host: Adquanita Curtis (Roadmap’s Access Programs Coordinator) 
Contact Email: nita@roadmapwriters.com 
JOIN LINK: CLICK HERE (Meeting ID: 875 884 877 49 | Password: RMrocks!)

FORMAT: This month, you have 1x Open Pitch Session included in your program. In this session, Nita will go over all things Open Pitch! Get a set of exec eyes or ears on the written or verbal pitch for your project. Writers may choose to have their 1-2 pg. written pitch or their 8-Min. verbal pitch (via phone or Skype) reviewed by the working professional of their choice. You will receive a personalized feedback report within 5 business days of the scheduled session. Come in with any questions you have!

Your host will walk you through… 

ASSIGNMENT: Find an appropriate Open Pitch Session and enter the discount code at checkout to redeem your included Open Pitch Session. DISCOUNT CODE: ONRAMP-SEP20 (Expires 9/30)



3x Sundays @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm PT
Sunday Webinars
Moderator: Briana Hansen (Roadmap’s Director of Writer Outreach) 
Contact: briana@roadmapwriters.com
JOIN LINKS: will be distributed at the start of the month, prior to each Webinar

FORMAT: These 90-Min. Webinars take place on Sunday afternoons usually @ 4:00pm PT. They consist of a 30-60-min. lecture followed by 30-60-min. of Q&A (so come with questions!) There are at least 3x Sunday Webinars per month and all are included in your program. You’ll receive the topics, dates, & join links at the start of the month prior to the first Webinar. 

CLICK HERE to check out the upcoming Sunday Webinar schedule.


Wednesday 9/2 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm PT
Verbal Pitch Prep Lecture
Moderator: Dorian Connelley (Roadmap’s COO) | dorian@roadmapwriters.com 
Hosted by: Chris Deckard (Literary Manager, Fictional Entity) 
Contact: deckardroadmap@gmail.com
JOIN LINK: CLICK HERE (Meeting ID: 109 914 601 | Password: RMrocks!)

This lecture and Q&A will cover:


Wednesday 9/9 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm PT
Interactive Logline Workshop
Hosted by: Dorian Connelley (Roadmap’s COO… and Logline Whisperer)
Contact: dorian@roadmapwriters.com
JOIN LINK: CLICK HERE (Meeting ID: 977 642 585 | Password: RMrocks!)

FORMAT: Learn a formula for creating a standout logline for ANY project, and workshop the logline for one of your own projects live during the session!

Wednesday 9/16 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT
Verbal Pitch Roundtable
Moderator: Dorian Connelley (Roadmap’s COO) | dorian@roadmapwriters.com 
Hosted by: TBD
JOIN LINK: CLICK HERE (Meeting ID: 352 224 561 | Password: RMrocks!)

FORMAT: You will take turns delivering your 5-minute verbal pitch to an industry professional in an online roundtable setting. Following your pitch, the exec will give you verbal feedback on what worked and suggestions for further improvement. If there’s any time left at the end after everyone has pitched, we’ll open it up to general Q&A.

ABOUT YOUR HOST:

 

Friday 9/18 @ 4:00pm - 5:00pm PT
Briana’s Pitchin’ Good Time!
GUEST HOST: Alex Davies (Roadmap's Director of Education)
Hosted by: Briana Hansen (Roadmap’s Director of Writer Outreach) | briana@roadmapwriters.com 
JOIN LINK: https://roadmapwriters.zoom.us/j/98264803077 
(Meeting ID: 982 648 030 77 | Password: RMrocks!)

FORMAT: Joey will give several volunteer writers from the Marketing Intensive (Step 2 of the Career Writer Program) 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. The Opening Pages Analysis will start with a lecture on 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.

 

Wednesday 9/30 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm PT
Opening Pages Analysis
Hosted by: Joey Tuccio (Roadmap’s CEO)
Contact: joey@roadmapwriters.com
JOIN LINK: CLICK HERE (Meeting ID: 144 493 212 | Password: RMrocks!)

FORMAT: Joey will give several volunteer writers from the Marketing Intensive (Step 2 of the Career Writer Program) 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. The Opening Pages Analysis will start with a lecture on 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.

 

THE ROADCREW - EMAILS TO KNOW:

Joey Tuccio (CEO) | joey@roadmapwriters.com

Dorian Connelley (COO) | dorian@roadmapwriters.com

Jorge Gonzalez III (Director of Operations & Competitions) | jorge@roadmapwriters.com

Alexandra Davies (Director of Education) | alex@roadmapwriters.com

Briana Hansen (Director of Writer Outreach) | briana@roadmapwriters.com

Terra Joy (Director of Consultations & Marketing) | terra@roadmapwriters.com 

Adquanita Curtis (Access Programs Coordinator) | nita@roadmapwriters.com 

Eva Contis (Director of Partnerships) | eva@roadmapwriters.com