Crash Course: Keys for Success

Conrad Sun
Literary Manager @ Meridian Artists
Saturdays 2/13, 2/20 & 2/27 @ 10:00am - 11:30am PT

What goes into a successful career as a writer? What are the tools writers have to have in their toolbox to maximize their chances of success? We could name a whole list of things, but it all boils down to compelling characters, compelling stories, and the ability to communicate these to others. 

These things are easier said than done, but that's why Roadmap welcomes one of our favorites Conrad Sun to host a lecture series designed to give you the tools to master all of these elements. 

How It Works:

  • Each week, Conrad will cover a different key to a successful screenwriting career.
  • Following each lecture, Conrad will answer your questions live.
  • As always, all Webinars are recorded and all registrants will receive the recordings after the live broadcast! 

    Topics:

    Week #1: Character Conceit

    • Sympathetic vs. Empathetic characters and why they're both crucial 
    • What a character arc really means and how to construct one 
    • Want vs. Need and why the best stories rely on characters to have both

    Week #2: Story Conceit

    • What a story engine really means and how to construct one 
    • How to address the most common note: "There is no story" 
    • "Things happening to a character" vs. "a story" 
    • The change in status quo and why it is crucial for story
    • How to properly build an outline 

    Week #3: The Formula for a Sellable Pitch 

    • The 9 step formula to constructing a pitch 
    • Pitching is a conversation not a presentation
    • How to use decision makers' emotions to your advantage  

    About Your Host

    Conrad Sun is the head of Meridian Artists' Los Angeles Division and has been a literary manager for the past seven years. After graduating from the Peter Stark Producing program at USC, he worked in development before transitioning over to management. His passion is working with writers and directors who want to tell authentic stories... doesn't matter what genre or platform.

    Clients' credits include: PEN15, THE BOYS, BLINDSPOT, BOJACK HORSEMAN, GOSSIP GIRL, HARDY BOYS, COMMUNITY, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, THE LAST O.G., HAWAII FIVE-O, GOD FRIENDED ME, SELENA, SWAT, TWO BROKE GIRLS, MOM.

    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.

    Questions?

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


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