Hear from Screenwriters & Executives alike regarding their experiences with Roadmap!
Sarah gave me incredible notes on my pilot. She was patient, open, and generous beyond belief! Overall, she was open to giving 'the note behind the note' (both kind and also straight to the point, no BS, which I love). Sarah was also willing to brainstorm with me in a fun, collaborative way. I highly recommend her.
These Q&A sessions are the perfect marriage of candid conversations and questions without boundaries. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet executives, learn from their experiences, and leave a lasting impression of your own. All that’s missing is a cup of coffee.
Larry C - Top Tier Writer
Brian is now my go to for early draft work, his analysis and ideas are very useful without overpowering the original intent of the material. I would not hesitate to recommend Brian when you have a good draft that you want to turn into a great draft.
Paul Baiguerra, Screenwriter
There's nothing better than these informal no-agenda meetings with awesome industry professionals. Not only is it a time to help build and maintain a healthy mindset for a writer navigating the professional world but also it's the perfect opportunity to remember we're all just people trying to make good movies happen and have a good time!
Tristan J Shuler, Roadmap Writers' Access Programs Coordinator & Success Story #229
Before Roadmap. I was feeling extremely lost about how to pursue a professional writing career. Once I joined the Career Writer Program, I acquired more tools and knowledge in the first month than I had in years of trying on my own. I now understand how to talk about my projects and my brand with such ease, which was exactly what I needed to sign with my first literary manager! I cannot tell you how grateful I am for the Career Writer Program—not only do I have skills and confidence I will use throughout my career, but I also have a community of support that I will lean on forever. Worth every penny!
Kristina Denton, Roadmap Signed Screenwriter #254
Just wanted to let you know what's going on with me... I sold a pitch late last year to a MAJOR animation studio and am now co-writing a feature for them!! I honestly couldn't have done it without the Career Writer Program! It got me comfortable in front of execs and helped me craft a super tight pitch. Thank you so much for truly preparing me to shine whenever these opportunities arise.
Jaclyn Chan, Diversity Initiative Winner (August 2018)
Roadmap changed the game for me. The Career Writer Program was instrumental in getting eyeballs on my work. I think every writer should take Dorian's logline workshop in the Pitch Prep Program. Her formula is genius and taught in a way that sticks! I've had 8 different scripts requested in less than two months and that's because my loglines tell a story and have helped me stand out. Thank you for helping me on this road to getting a rep. Now that I'm signed, I'm so excited to really get to work!
Jaime Kawamoto, Roadmap Signed Screenwriter #255
Hayley goes deep into every aspect of the script and I appreciate that. Nothing is surface level. My back and forth with her was informative and constructive. I'll definitely be doing another consult with her.
Janet can always get right to the essence of what is needed to enhance a story. She has a gift with character and makes comments specific enough that the writer has a clear path for revisions. She has great energy and enthusiasm. Always a pleasure to work with Janet!
Cheryl Mott Smith, Screenwriter
Daniel was prompt, considerate, and gave genuine, thoughtful feedback very quickly after our session. I could not have had a better experience! Thanks for this and everything you guys do at Roadmap!
Andrew Adair, Screenwriter
I've never met someone who knows story as well as Chris. His insights into the state of my writing and useful suggestions are backed up by his expansive knowledge of film. I couldn't have asked for a better mentor.
David Karner, Screenwriter
Maddie has a terrific, collaborative imagination! After integrating Maddie's notes, my Sci-Fi Pilot, SOLARPUNKS, became a Semifinalist in the 2021 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition.
Bradford Richardson, Screenwriter
David was excellent! He made me feel relaxed throughout my first verbal pitch ever! He offered very knowledgeable advice to move forward with and gave me solid suggestions in a very encouraging way, to make improvements with. I would be delighted for the opportunity to pitch to him on this project after implementing his suggestions, or with any of my other projects as well, in the future.
Dianne Greenlay, Screenwriter
Dan is so generous and overwhelmingly supportive, while still being very honest and constructive with his feedback. It's a rare combination. I highly recommend!
Karen Mueller Bryson, Screenwriter
Max's feedback pushed our feature in an exciting direction! Well worth the cost of the program!
Stella Ruggiero, Screenwriter
As a fan of Berlanti Productions, I was initially nervous, but Max's polite and friendly nature really put me at ease. He is highly insightful, especially when it comes to storytelling and was able to offer notes that turned my story from being just a great script into something that could possibly be a very exciting TV show. I would certainly work with him again.
Rachel Attwood, Screenwriter
Chris is truly terrific: organized, concise, knowledgeable, and full of good advice always. His guidance really helped me get my portfolio ready for prime time!
Michael Conniff, Screenwriter
Chris is one of my FAVE execs! He was professional, kind, truthful, helpful, and encouraging. He offered suggestions for elements that did not work so well and kudos for those that did. He provided detailed feedback that helped me have options going forward and encouraged me to submit an improved script for a longer feedback session. He was interested in my project from a perspective of helping me be a better writer vs. just trying to get through the meeting and move on. I appreciated his manner and excellent tips and I will definitely be seeking his feedback in the future. I HIGHLY recommend him!
Audrey was really helpful. I've heard similar notes about my structure before, but I never heard it explained as clearly and concretely as Audrey did. I'm so glad I signed up for this session and was able to connect with Audrey!
Darci Faye, Screenwriter
Audrey is very straight-forward, blunt even. Not for everyone, but for my stubborn writer brain, it worked perfectly! She makes sure to start and end each session with positive aspects & compliments, and she's very helpful if you're actually open to hearing what she's saying. She's great at structure and even gives specific solutions to page problems to make the story an easier read. I would recommend Audrey to any writer who is serious about starting their career and is not easily defensive when getting notes about structure.
I cannot recommend Audrey enough - from moment one, she brought in a down to earth real-person demeanor, and then when we got into the work, her feedback was actionable, no-bullsh*t, and the real deal. She has a steady finger on the pulse of this industry & knows what works and what doesn't. I'm so grateful for the few sessions I've done with Audrey, all of which eventually led to a working relationship where she's now taking out some of my scripts for staffing & development opportunities!
Tristan J Shuler, TV Writer
Dan is awesome. I like to go to Dan after I have made a few rewrites and get an honest opinion. I think Dan has really good insight into whether the story's world is as "big" as it should be, if the potential is there to make it bigger and honestly whether or not it is viable as entertainment. He asks great questions and points out areas that are not fulfilled in the story. Definite recommend from me.
John Darbonne, Screenwriter
Mark's notes have triggered breakthroughs on some really tough script issues that I have struggled with for quite a while. He seems to get what I'm trying to do with a script, and his suggestions have always been consistent with the core vision I started out with. Sometimes notes reflect a lot about the person giving them and would push a script in a direction that reflects their tastes more than mine - but Mark has a knack of making suggestions that improve the script without intruding on my role as the writer or leading me in directions that I later have to backtrack on.
Greg Price, Screenwriter
Jay was extremely thorough, I felt he genuinely wanted to help me become a better writer. His feedback was helpful.
Jay was very insightful, incredibly helpful, and very generous of his time. A "real person" who told you like it is in the industry. Seemed to have great instincts and a great handle on the market. I couldn't have been happier.
Edward was fantastic. He had a good, low-key vibe and really good insights. It didn't hurt that he thought I had a solid idea!
Harker Jones, Screenwriter
Grateful for our Skype time. I felt I communicated the heart of the script, and more so, Daniel was attentive and receptive, so there was a flow space between us. Even if nothing comes of it, it was an empowering experience in its own right.
Richard Winzeler, Screenwriter
While Roadmap connects writers with many fine execs, Janet is far and away my favorite. Her feedback is always the right mix of supportive yet revision-oriented; I always come away with incredibly valuable insights and new ways of seeing my writing. Her professional yet friendly personality is also top-notch.
David was so easy to speak with - the time flew by! I would love to work with him again. We had a great rapport, and he had wonderful insight...and gave me some strong things to consider in future projects.
Robb Charles Hanson, Screenwriter
Mark cares about your project and it comes across in his ease and likability. His notes are thoughtful and considerate. He never once made me feel pressured or anything less than a creative. You truly feel he's in your corner and he breaks down your work in ways that are easily understood. I have much appreciation for him in this mentorship.
Mark not only identifies key script issues but generates multiple options to resolve them. He's great at finding ways to move forward.
Brian was AMAZING! It's clear he's put in his 10,000+ hours in the biz. His notes were not only helpful, but they sparked great ideas that we batted back and forth. He helped make my pilot better by just talking through it! He expressed genuine enthusiasm about me and my writing, this particular pilot, and asked me to send him other materials. Yay!
Lisa Steadman, Screenwriter
"I’ve been working for this for a long time, with lots of ups and downs, and it's only through Roadmap Writers that it could have happened, especially for a writer in Australia.”
Vicki Englund, Screenwriter
She's AH-MAZING. She's a visual thinker with a bright imagination who combines her depth of Development & Production experience with insightful storytelling and character development skill into specific notes, which I know will really help my pages stand out.
Roadmap Writers gives good guidance to hopeful writers looking to become published authors.
Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent @ Trident Media Group
Working with Roadmap has been a real pleasure and a treasure trove of good writing. I attend many writers' conferences and workshops and have gotten lots of pitches. I find that the authors who have been vetted and referred to me by Roadmap are very talented, much more than at other venues. I have signed one author who I met through Roadmap and submitted her work to publishers. But there have been many more who have the talent that I am looking for but rarely find. I hope to be doing more work with Roadmap in the future.
Andy Ross, Andy Ross Agency
I can't believe how much I'm getting out of my journey down the 'road'. Working with Roadmap is the single smartest decision I've made since I started writing.
Tom Holowach, Screenwriter
I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with everyone at Roadmap! The whole team is so knowledgeable and supportive. I’ve taken other classes and gone to seminars and haven’t had any outright bad experiences but none have been as good as Roadmap. I’ve learned so much in a fun, comfortable atmosphere. I love you guys!
Harker Jones, Screenwriter
The advice we get from ‘experts’ often directly conflicts, so one necessary survival tool is learning whom to listen to and which notes to follow. I found out a long time ago that with kids and dogs it’s best to choose one expert whose counsel you value above all others. For screenwriting purposes, Roadmap is that for me.
Spencer Michlin, Screenwriter
I recommend Roadmap Writers one hundred million thousand percent. Seriously, they're great and worth EVERY PENNY. And I'm not just saying this because I'm practically a shareholder at this point—in three months, I've greatly improved how I pitch my material and my brand as a writer.
Gary Fayman, Screenwriter
In my time working with Roadmap, I’ve gotten to see that they do a great job introducing smart, ambitious writers from all over the world to executives on the ground in Hollywood. Not only that, they’ve built a company that helps writers hone their talents with a wide array of classes on everything from story mechanics to the ins and outs of actual pitching. Roadmap gives writers the tools they need in this business.
Zac Allard, Creative Executive at Exile Entertainment
Roadmap Writers is a game changer for aspiring writers everywhere. There is such a wide variety of classes and programs available, and I’m always impressed with the quality of writers that come through. Happy to do my part to help give these worthy voices a much-needed way in the door.
Corey Trent Ackerman, Manager @ The Cartel
Roadmap Writers really is in the writer’s corner. Joey and his team totally ‘get it’ when it comes to preparing writers for pitching and interacting with industry pros. I look forward to reading Roadmap writers for years to come.
Andrew Kersey, Manager @ Kersey Management
It has been a pleasure working with Roadmap Writers. The program is highly focused on providing practical industry advice and guidance that developing writers need to adapt and improve their writing to meet the current landscape.
Jay Glazer, Manager @ ROAR
Huge thanks to Joey Tuccio, who sent us this script back in 2018 and promised we'd love it. He was right. After reading it and meeting the writer, Tate Hanyok, we knew this project was special, wound up tracking it over the next two years, and finally had the opportunity to bring it to life.
Will Phelps, Exec @ American High
3 years ago, I was a girl with a script and no reps. I’ll be forever grateful to Joey who took SUCH good care of me and sent it to American High—where I’m now back in high school (on set)—and bringing this story to life!
Tate Hanyok, Screenwriter (movie SEX APPEAL produced by Hulu, signed to ICM)
Joey Tuccio is the best and has the writer's best interest at heart. He's always striving to provide writers with the tools they need to move forward with their career.
Benji Smith, Screenwriter
Joey has been an amazing friend and advocate for me as a writer. He has taught me an enormous amount about pitching and how to navigate the business in general.
Julie Livingston, Screenwriter
I've known Joey Tuccio for ten years and in that time, I can say nothing but the best. In a business that is often defined by artifice, Joey is the polar opposite: loyal, kind, tremendously insightful and well-connected.
Ian Simpson, Screenwriter
ROADMAP WRITERS IS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND THE MOVIE MAKING AND SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS. I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH! (Yelling is intended!)
Mary Robbins, Screenwriter
The last 5 weeks have given me more industry knowledge than my prior 32 years combined.
Adam Pitzler, Screenwriter
Just a little praise for Roadmap... When I first found you, I was dipping my toe in this thing called writing. I have learned and grown so much in just the past year I have worked with Roadmap that I can't even begin to express how great I think your programs are. Not only am I a better writer because of it, I have a belief in myself and a confidence that comes with that. And, I have had a ton of fun in the process. Thank you so much for the support and the encouragement.
Melody Herr, Screenwriter
Roadmap's programs are phenomenal! I have experienced more straight-forward and easy access to the industry than in any other program. The feedback is always helpful, even when it's hard to swallow. I recommend this program to anyone interested in screenwriting!
Briana Chatters, Screenwriter
Roadmap is wonderful! They provide valuable industry connections, knowledge, and experience for those looking to improve their skills and take their various creative endeavors to the next level. The entertainment industry can be tough to crack into but Roadmap can provide just the nudge you needed.
Maddie Breeland, Anvil Pictures