Aadip Desai - Half-Hour Pilot Consult

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Half-hour pilots (both single and multicam), one-hour pilots, and features. Specific professional writing/development experience in comedy, animation, dramedy, horror, and superhero, but open to reading anything!

More about Aadip Desai

Aadip Desai is Roadmap Writers' Director of Brand Management & Marketing, working tv writer, comedian, speaker, musician, and Air Force Brat. Aadip was honored as a BAFTA Breakthrough for his work as a Staff Writer on THE GOLDBERGS (ABC), a show mostly about yelling. Aadip leveraged his Indianness to write for MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE (Disney Jr.), his shark obsession to write for SHARKDOG (Netflix/Nick), and his daughters' fairy knowledge to inform his work on DEW DROP DIARIES (Netflix/DreamWorks). He was in AFI’s MFA Screenwriting program but dropped out to join the ABC/Disney TV Writing Program, or whatever it’s called now, thanks to corporate restructuring. He’s currently developing a variety of tv series and features across several  genres, but they all have comedic elements, and Ganesha. Bobby Flay considers Aadip to be the most memorable (WORST) castmember on Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America.

Ever the advocate for writers, Aadip runs the 17.5k+ LA TV Writers Facebook Group, is an Advisor/Instructor at the Sundance Institute, and a speaker at BAFTA, WGA, CAPE, and leading film schools--AFI, NYU, UCLA, and USC. He’s a mentor and juror for BAFTA Breakthrough, Read Latin Writers Initiative, and judge for the 1497 South Asian Writers Fellowship. He’s a former producer/co-host at On The Page podcast with Pilar Alessandra, Development Intern at Trancas Films, and President of the Northwest Screenwriters Guild. Aadip studied comedy at UCB, The Groundlings, Comedy Workshops, and iO, and has been heckled at the Improv, Comedy Store, and a regular gig at a vegan restaurant with one bathroom. Aadip has a vestigial BA in Economics and a Minor in Music from the University of Puget Sound (the one with the pretty brochures). He is repped by Paradigm Talent Agency, and is a member of the WGAw and BAFTA. Aadip has murdered seven sideburn trimmers in three years.

You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram for his thoughts on diversity and inclusion in the writing business, and unflattering photos. He also has a wealth of screenwriting resources on his website.

How it Works

After registering, you will receive instructions on how to submit your material in your order confirmation email. After submitting your material, please allow at least 3-4 weeks to receive proposed times for scheduling your call with the exec.

**Please note half-hour pilot consultation material is limited to 37 pages maximum

Be sure to familiarize yourself with Roadmap's Code of Conduct.

Questions? Email terra@roadmapwriters.com!

MARKETING BONUS! If you receive a rating of Excellent or Virtually Flawless in at least four out of five categories (Logline and Formatting/Ease of Reading are excluded) on your consultation feedback report, we'll do one round of personalized marketing to execs (up to 5) for this screenplay for free!

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your registration for a refund or Roadmap gift card if you have not yet submitted your material for review. However, once your material has been received by Roadmap, your registration cannot be canceled. Having revised material or a desire to retroactively apply a discount or gift card code are not grounds for cancellation, refunds, or gift card credit. Once your material has been submitted, the only acceptable grounds for cancellation and a refund or gift card credit is an unforeseen, ongoing emergency on the part of either the writer or the exec resulting in more than 6 weeks without any scheduling update from the exec via direct contact or Roadmap, or a sudden change in the exec's ongoing availability. In the instance of an irreconcilable scheduling issue, the writer may still receive a written feedback report from the exec. In this case, the writer is not entitled to a refund or gift card credit as the exec has read the submitted material and provided written feedback in lieu of the call. 

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