Screenplay Incubator - Develop Something New with Chris Deckard

Chris Deckard
Fictional Entity @ Management Company
Sundays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 & 5/23 @ 4:00pm PT - 6:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

”All of Chris’ information was a great reminder of material we may have let lapse. His technique of approaching The Story was more than helpful - it really gave us the tools to continue on our own and on other projects down the road. After only three weeks, I feel that I have an strong outline and can begin the writing process shortly. It was great to concentrate on that rather than pushing out pages to meet a deadline that would need to be redone. The Incubator was a highly effective way to get the next project going! And I also feel that I have the next steps to keep moving forward.” -Geoff Fairbanks, Screenwriter

Do you feel like you have a whole host of ideas rattling around in your head but have no idea which one to focus on? Do you want guidance and advice as you prepare something new? Do you want a weekly meeting with tailored assignments to hold you accountable as you develop your next project?

If you said yes to any of these, then an Incubator is just what the doctor ordered! This brand new, four-week class will put you through your development paces and ensure that you get writing on the best foot possible.

This Class Will Cover:

  • Story structure
  • Keeping conflict interesting and escalating
  • Crafting satisfying character arcs
  • And more! 

Class Structure:

Week #1 - Writers will submit concept, logline, character breakdowns, and outline prior to the first week's class for Chris to review. Chris will give verbal feedback this week.

Week #2 - Writers will submit their revised outline prior to this week and Chris will make sure each writer's outline is structurally sound by giving another round of notes to fine tune.

Week #3 - Writers will submit the first act for Chris to give feedback on in this class.

Week #4 - Writers will submit a revised act one and as many pages as they can write prior to this week's class for Chris to review and give verbal feedback on in this class!

About Your Host

Prior to co-founding the management/production company Fictional Entity in January 2017, Chris Deckard spent over seven years working with and representing talent at major agencies such as ICM Partners and WME. He has worked closely with traditional and new media buyers to find and develop content for domestic and international audiences. In addition to helping cast and package numerous features and series, he has evaluated thousands of scripts for actors and directors. Chris graduated from Cornell University and earned his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.

Fictional Entity’s clients have been named to The Black List, The Hit List, The Young & Hungry List, The Blood List and been lauded by the PAGE Awards, the International Emmys’ Peter Ustinov Award for exceptional international television writing and placed as finalists in The Heath Ledger Scholarship and the Academy Nicholl Fellowship The Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Awards, the AWG, ADG, SPA, and AACTA. Clients have written, directed, starred, and produced in numerous formats, including features, TV, virtual reality, and podcasts, independently and for companies like Netflix, NBCUniversal, Legendary, Marvel, Fremantle, SyFy, the CW, Warner Bros., Amazon, Blumhouse, Comedy Central, the ABC Australia, Foxtel, TruTV, Super Deluxe, Hallmark, CBS, Facebook, E!, and MSNBC.

Chris has advised clients through multiple successful series pilot and pitch sales. In 2019, Fictional Entity clients have: staffed on Netflix and Amazon series; directed features and high-budget shorts; entered option and shopping agreements with high-profile producers; and have premiered feature films and shorts at festivals around the world.

Great for dramas and thrillers!

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 a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

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

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:

Features
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

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