Dissecting What Makes A Script "Work" with Producer & Lit Manager

What’s better than one exec sharing their expertise? Why, it’s two execs! Roadmap is happy to host a SUPER webinar with Manager Chris Deckard and Producer Joe Russo. Chris and Joe will take a BlackList script that set the town on fire and break down what makes the script great. Each exec will draw on his strength with Chris covering the representation side and Joe covering the development side.

They will analyze the journey of the script and its writer from the outset beginning with why it was written, why it’s good, what happened when it hit the marketplace and where the writer (and script) is now.
**You will be sent a copy of the script being covered in the Webinar along with the recording upon registering!

This 90-Min. Webinar Will Cover:
  -Why the goal of a script shouldn’t just be to get it made
  -How unproduced scripts can still parlay into a career
  -Behind-the-scenes of the life of a script once it’s out of the writer’s hands
  -Why certain scripts appeal to the industry
  -Why particular scripts “work”
  -How reps (agents/managers) look at scripts and how that may differ from a development standpoint
  -Q&A!

About Your Hosts:

Prior to co-founding the management/production company Fictional Entity, 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 enjoys helping creators achieve the full potential of their ideas through character and story. Chris graduated from Cornell University and earned his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.

Award-Winning filmmaker Joe Russo’s production experience include work on commercials, web-series, television and feature films for such companies as Nike, FOX, SyFy, A/E, Lionsgate Films and Universal Studios. In 2010, Joe joined Level 1 Entertainment where he worked for five years with CEO and Hollywood producer, Bill Todman, Jr. (X-Men, Wild Wild West) working his way up to Director of Development, where he was charged with managing a slate of feature films and television programs, working hand-in-hand with major motion picture studios and television networks such as Fox, MGM, Showtime, SyFy, History and Amazon. Joe is currently a Development Consultant for Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler’s MX Productions, advising the company on their feature film division and their first-look television deal with Lionsgate Entertainment. Recently, Joe directed the 2017 Valentine’s Day short, Be Mine, for Eli Roth and Jason Blum’s Crypt TV, which generated over 50,000 views within ten hours of release. He also launched the series Post Mortem with Mick Garris on Podcast One, featuring in-depth filmmaker-to-filmmaker interviews with genre legends like Rob Zombie, John Landis, Joe Dante and many more. Joe is repped by The Gersh Agency, Hollander Entertainment and Morris Yorn.


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