Ben Olcott

Senior Development Associate @ Montgomery Studios
Saturday 3/7 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT
Great for high-concept half-hour comedies, hour-long prestige dramas, hour-long sci-fi dramas, psychological thriller features, period piece features, books of any kind (not self-help)!
Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

Tell me a story and tell me why it's different. Your writing will speak for itself, but I want to hear why this piece is different from the rest. What is its "it" factor?

About Your Host
Ben Carter Olcott has worked at Rhea Films and is now a Senior Development Associate at Montgomery Studios. Ben currently assists the President of the company, John R. Montgomery, with his writing duties on BIG SHOT, a Disney+ show. Former Montgomery Studios projects are: SUPERIOR DONUTS, MadTV, ATTENTION DEFICIT THEATER, and THE CRAZY ONES starring Robin Williams. The company has several drama, comedy, and book option projects in development. Ben graduated from Boston College in 2014 with a Bachelor's in English and a concentration in Creative Writing.

HOW IT WORKS

  • 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 a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your contact info or written pitch via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material/contact submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:

Features
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
  • TV Movies
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

Subgenres
  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Holiday
  • Kids / Children
  • Latin / Spanish-Language
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Webseries
  • Westerns
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA

Specifically not interested in:

Self-Help, Faith-Based, Inspirational


Books
  • Apocalyptic
  • Autobiographies
  • Biographies
  • Book Series
  • "Buddy"
  • Comic Books
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Cookbooks
  • Crime
  • Detective
  • Dystopian
  • Erotica
  • Essays
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Historical Fiction
  • Holiday
  • How-To
  • Kids/Children
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Literary Fiction
  • Magic
  • Memoirs
  • Mystery
  • Non-Fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Period Piece
  • Poetry
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Short Stories
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • Supernatural
  • Suspense
  • True Crime
  • True Stories
  • Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult (YA) / Teen