Dave Devries

Director of Development (Scripted Content), Studio71
Sunday 1/5 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

If it's a comedy, it's great if you can make me laugh while telling the story. A good comp ("It's THIS meets THAT"), a clean logline (1-3 sentence summary), desciption of the lead character(s) and then a brief summary of the plot is always a good way to go about structuring your pitch.

About Your Host

Originally from Detroit, MI, Dave Devries is a Producer and Development Executive, having developed and produced a wide range of projects, including major studio films, low budget indie films, TV shows and digital series. Studio features include JASON BOURNE and the upcoming film THE JANSON DIRECTIVE, as well as indie films PLUS ONE (2019 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award Winner) and SAVING ZOE (premiering July 2019), based on the bestselling YA novel. Series projects, include shows for UCP, Syfy, Youtube Red, Facebook Watch, Universal TV, eOne, Go90, Snapchat and Vudu.


  • 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.


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

Specializes in:

  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Budgets to $5MM

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Musicals
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Webseries
  • Diverse Writers

Specifically not interested in:

Post-Apocalyptic, Big Sci-Fi, High-Budget Features