Finding a Manager: A Two Part Lecture Series

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Stephen Crawford - Literary Manager, Industry Entertainment
Weekly, starting: Tuesday 12/12 @ 3:00PM - 4:30PM PT
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You've studied and practiced your craft, building your portfolio and learning everything you can about the industry. Now, you're ready to find a partner to join your team and help take your career to the next level. You're ready to find a manager. 

But how do you go about finding a good fit? Before you post a personal add or tweet what you're looking for, join Stephen Crawford (manager extraordinaire) for this two week lecture series to learn all about what you need to do to find your perfect manager match and how to establish a strong working relationship with them. 

This Two-Week Lecture Series Will Cover: 

  • Researching reps and their companies 
  • Making connections and networking 
  • First impressions and following up 
  • What to ask when you get a meeting 
  • Live Q&A 

With special guests:

Mitchell Bendersky from Gramercy Park

Kegan Schell from Navigation Media Group

Michael Krell from 3 Arts

Dana Cox from Kaplan Perrone

Joseph Cavalier from Heroes and Villains 

Scott Schulman from Schulman Management

Krista Sipp  from Heroes and Villains

Nicholas Bogner from Affirmative Entertainment

Chris Deckard from Fictional Entity 

Finding a Manager Part One: Outreach & Research

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In Part One, we will cover how to research and reach out to managers who may be a good fit for you and your material. 

Finding a Manager Part Two: Making Connections & Following Up

Date / Time

For this session, we will cover the dos and don'ts for engaging with managers and following up. 

More about
Stephen Crawford
Literary Manager
Industry Entertainment

Stephen Crawford is a literary manager at Industry Entertainment, a full service talent and literary management company with an office in Los Angeles and NYC.


"Stephen's the real deal. Smart, strategic, thoughtful, and steeped in  industry know-how. He doesn't just give notes or advice. He treats you like a client and offers laser-focused insights and advice to get you working and selling. Highly recommend!" - Roadmap Writer, Lisa Steadman


He gave me some of the best advice on my screenwriting career I've ever received. His script feedback was thoughtful and his recommendations were actionable. Plus, he was just a great guy!

~ Gail Joy Stewart, Screenwriter

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.

Please ensure you are familiar with our Code of Conduct.

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.