Crash Course: Building a Career

Chris Deckard
Manager @ Fictional Entity
Sundays 6/14, 6/21 & 6/28 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm PT
Missed Week One? We'll send you the recording after you sign up!
Sold Out - Waitlist Available

We launched Roadmap Writers 4 years ago to create a fully immersive, transparent online platform for emerging screenwriters. In just 4 years we have helped over 150 writers get signed to nearly every major agency and management company in the industry and helped dozens more to get their projects optioned, sold, and produced.

We are so proud of the major strides all of our writers are making and we are excited for more years of success! 

To continue to bring our community the best possible training, we have asked Chris Deckard (Manager @ Fictional Entity) to host a four-week long lecture series designed to give you a crash course of what skills you'll need to succeed as a professional writer. We encourage all writers who are ready to make screenwriting a career to make a conscious effort to arm themselves with the knowledge and tools to navigate the murky business waters!

Here's to more amazing years to come!

How It Works:

  • Each week, Chris will cover a different aspect of what goes into a successful writer's career: from building your portfolio to pitching to networking. 
  • Following each lecture, Chris will answer your questions live.
  • As always, all Webinars are recorded and all registrants will receive the recordings after the live broadcast! 


    Week #1: Your Portfolio

    Week #2: Pitching and General Meetings

    Week #3: Building and Maintaining Your Network 

    Week #4: Real World Expectations of a Working Writer 

    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.

    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.

    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.


    If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!