1 Week Online Program with Roadmap Writers - NYWIFT

Tuesday, 9/15 - Thursday, 9/17 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm PT

Roadmap Writers is a screenwriting education and training platform for writers looking for a guided path to success. Our programs are hosted by working industry executives and are designed to empower writers with actionable tools and insights to elevate your craft and cultivate relationships with industry professionals. Since 2016, we have helped more than 150 writers sign to representation and countless others get staffed, optioned, or sell their script.

This 1 week program will walk each writer through script development, pitch preparation and marketing help! 

Below is the curriculum. 

Tuesday, Sept 15th @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm PT
Script Development with executive Janet Jeffries from Lawrence Bender Productions (GOOD WILL HUNTING, SEVEN SECONDS) 
Janet will start with her do's and dont's of what she looks for in a script and how writers can increase their chances of getting execs to gravitate towards their material. This will be followed by a Q&A. Janet will then choose 5 volunteers prior, read the first 10 pages of their script and provide feedback in the class so everybody can learn from their peers' feedback. Please email your script to joey@roadmapwriters.com to be considered by September 10th! Please note that you are submitting your script for this class when you email Joey. 

Wednesday, Sept 16th @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm PT
Pitch Roundtable with manager Audrey Knox from The Cartel
Audrey will start with her do's and dont's for all things pitching. This will be followed by a Q&A. Volunteers will then practice their pitch with Audrey in front of the group in 10 minute increments for feedback.

Thursday, Sept 17th @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm PT
Marketing and Branding with Roadmap's CEO, Joey Tuccio
Writers will learn how to find companies that are right for them, how to define their brand depending on what they write, how to find their personal logline and how to truly impress execs in the room. 

Each class is recorded so if you sign up but can't make it live, you will receive the recording 48 hours later!
About Your Hosts:

Janet Jeffries has worked for over a decade with film and television producers Lawrence Bender and Kevin Brown. We focus on independent feature films developed within the company that we package and go out to secure financing and studio distribution. Some of the films produced are GRETA, HACKSAW RIDGE, SILENCE, TRUMBO, and INGLORIOUS BASTARDS. We are in prep on a period western feature film called THE HARDER THEY FALL that Netflix is financing and will distribute. In television, we gravitate toward limited or mini-series and 1-hour formats for premium cable and streaming services. Television series produced include SEVEN SECONDS, FLESH AND BONE and currently the CW series ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO.

Audrey Knox is currently a manager at the Cartel, a management and production company with clients who have written on shows including LUCIFER, HAPPY!, BLACK LIGHTNING, and GROWN-ISH, where she worked her way up from Receptionist to Executive Assistant to Coordinator to Manager. She has experience in both scripted and unscripted television, on set, in production, and in writers’ rooms, and she has a BFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

Joey started in the industry at Bold Films (Drive, Nightcrawler, Whiplash) developing the VP of Development and the President. To date, Joey has helped over 300+ writers get signed, optioned and produced. The only thing Joey is more passionate about than helping writers is rescuing dogs.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via free video conferencing software ZOOM so you can participate from anywhere in the world with an internet connection! You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Writer Outreach Briana Hansen at briana@roadmapwriters.com!