Develop Your Action Movie

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Alex Ott - Producer, Executive, Book Editor, Malachite Productions
Weekly, starting: Saturday 07/20 @ 2:00PM - 4:00PM PT
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You will be sent an invoice for the remainder of your balance to the email address you use to pay the deposit. Balances must be paid in full prior to the end of the class unless prior arrangements are made. Failure to pay invoices in a timely manner will result in the forfeiture of your spot and you will not be permitted to complete the program. Questions? Email

We have a special action class for you! It's summer and we're so excited for a good action movie, but writing one is easier said than done. You have to satisfy the audience expectations (set pieces, gulp) while also finding a fresh take on the genre to stand out in the marketplace. 

Limited to only 5 writers, this 4 week class with producer Alex Ott will take you through the development process and get set up for completing the opening pages of your script. Walk away with a solid outline, developed characters, and the first act of your action movie.

This Four Week Class Will Cover:

  • Structure 
  • Character development 
  • Comedy and tone 
  • Feedback on your outline and pages

Week One - Concepts and Characters

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Your instructor will begin class with a lecture on how to craft an hour pilot (structure, plot lines, etc) and give you feedback on your concept and characters and prepare you to write your beat sheet. 

Week Two - Beat Sheet

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Your instructor will give you feedback on your beat sheet and prepare you to go to outline. 

Week Three - Outline Feedback

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Your Instructor will give you feedback on your outline. 

Week Four - Finalize Your Outline

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Your Instructor will give you feedback on your revised outline and prepare you to go to pages. 

More about
Alex Ott
Producer, Executive, Book Editor
Malachite Productions

Alex Ott is a feature film and television producer. Films that he has produced have grossed a combined $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office. He was an Executive Producer on Sony Pictures’ World War II film FURY, starring Brad Pitt, Jon Bernthal, and Logan Lerman, written and directed by David Ayer. Alex also Co-Produced SUICIDE SQUAD for Warner Bros and Atlas Entertainment. The film starred Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Jared Leto. His other producing credits include the hyper-kinetic crime thriller END OF WATCH starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick; and SABOTAGE starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington and Olivia Williams. He also worked in development capacity on the Michael Mann crime epic PUBLIC ENEMIES starring Johnny Depp and Christiane Bale, and FIGHTING starring Channing Tatum.

He was previously EVP of Development, Production & Publishing at Madefire Studios, a venture-backed digital comics studio; as well as VP of Production, Development & Publishing at The Story Factory, headed by screenwriter/producer Shane Salerno (co-writer AVATAR 2-4), where he developed HEAT 2 with Michael Mann and Don Winslow’s THE FORCE. He began his career reading scripts for Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney (MICHAEL CLAYTON, OCEAN'S Trilogy), Kevin Misher (Apple's FINCH, Amazon's COMING 2 AMERICA), and Ed Pressman (THE CROW, WALL STREET).

He is currently developing shows for Madison Square Garden Sphere Studios, a feature with Foxxhole (Jamie Foxx) and Incognegro (Billy Porter), and has set up projects with Paramount, 20th Century Studios, New Regency, HBO, Fifth Season fka Endeavor Content, Wiip, Topic Studios, Tango Entertainment, and XYZ Films.

How it Works

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

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The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.