Benjamin Coster

Benjamin Coster
Development Assistant, Original Film

Roadmap Exclusive Interview!

What elements are you most looking for when listening to a pitch?

A fresh idea! 

What's the most common mistake you see when writers pitch?

Losing sight of the character’s journey

What makes you keep turning the page?

A great concept.  

What is one of the biggest pitfalls a writer can fall victim to when writing a script? 

Forgetting to write for themselves.

If you could have been part of any movie or TV show that's been out in the past 2 years, what would it be?

Annihilation

What is your biggest pet peeve to avoid during a pitch? 

Forgetting to introduce yourself!

About Your Host

Ben received a BA in Film & Electronic arts at CSU Long Beach and jumped into the world of physical production. He worked as an Office PA on The Grinder (season 1), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 12), Bones (season 12) and The Orville (pilot). He then paid his dues at ICM Partners and served as an assistant in the Motion Picture Literary Department. Following that, he ended up working for David Leitch & Kelly McCormick (87Eleven) on Deadpool 2 and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. That opportunity led him to his current job at Neal Moritz's production company, Original Film as a Development Assistant. Company credits include FAST AND THE FURIOUS, THE BIG C, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, ESCAPE ROOM, SWAT, HAPPY! and GOOSEBUMPS.

One-Hour Consultation

Submit your full script and receive an in-depth, one-hour private story notes call with an executive of your choice. You’ll receive specific suggestions on how to elevate your script's dialogue, structure, pacing, characterization, tone, and marketability.

**Please note screenplays are limited to 120 pages maximum. Please contact terra@roadmapwriters.com for pricing on a consultation for a screenplay exceeding 120 pages.

Specializes in:

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

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror

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