Feature Outline Clinic

Justin Ross
Executive Vice President of Development
Saturday 9/26 & 10/10 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Often times a script’s concept is phenomenal and you’ve hooked the exec, but once they get into the meat of the story, things slowly collapse like a flan in a cupboard. What went wrong? A story is a long journey and it helps to have a map. 

Roadmap favorite Justin Ross is here to teach you how to craft a strong outline. Your script won't write itself, but this will help give you the solid structural foundation you need so your plot does not fall flat and instead resonates with an audience through three compelling acts. 

In This 2-Week Clinic You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the classical beats of a story 
  • Create the main character’s inner needs and exterior challenges 
  • Outline the journey of your character, plotting out your three acts and key story points 
  • Identify how that journey reflects on your character's emotional arc 
  • Set up the third act resolution in a satisfying manner
About Your Host
Justin Ross was born and raised in the Midwest. He began his film career as a screenwriter. In 2008, he joined Intrinsic Value Films first as Creative Executive. During his tenure at Intrinsic, he secured relationships with top talent, including Scott Free Productions and the estates of authors Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick. Mr. Ross joined Bohemia Group Originals (the production arm of international talent management company, Bohemia Group) as Director of Production in 2015 and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Development and Production in 2016 where he championed the company’s first feature, A DARK PLACE (distributed by Gravitas Ventures; winner of “Best Thriller” at the Manhattan Film Festival). Further credits include Associate Producer on the Spike Lee Executive Produced SON OF THE SOUTH and Executive Producer on the forthcoming MORE THAN RIVALS by the writer of HOOSIERS and RUDY and to be directed by the legendary Nick Castle. He currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to write, connecting his two passions: good people and great stories.

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.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

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 alex@roadmapwriters.com!