Finish Your F#@king Script!

Mark Saffian
Manager/Co-Founder
Content House
Sundays 11/17, 11/24, 12/8, & 12/20 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

You have the perfect concept, you hit the ground running and were busy typing it all up, you can’t wait till the first draft is done so you can edit your baby and show it off to the world! Only... you lose steam about halfway through and as hard as you try, the well is empty and you don’t know why. Sound familiar? If so, then Finish Your F#@king Script is for you! 

More often than you probably realize, perfectly good projects are abandoned before they reach the finish line and most of the time it’s because they took a wrong turn somewhere in the first act without realizing it and now are stuck. 

Roadmap is excited to have Mark Saffian (Manager/Co-Founder, Content Househere to help get you UN-stuck and push you along to finishing that f#@king script! Ben has a wealth of experience in this area and will give lectures every week on different aspects of the script to take it from the midpoint to the end and give you the satisfaction of a job that is WELL DONE.

In This 4-Week Class, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of a solid outline
  • How your first act is more than just a foundation for your script
  • How to identify crucial points of structure and use them as pillars for your story
  • How to seed your second act 
  • How to set up your payoffs
  • The value of a kick-ass final two pages and how to achieve it
  • Personalized feedback and notes to get you well on your way to a finished draft!
You will leave this 4-week course with a (FINALLY!) completed first draft of your Feature!
About Your Host

Mark Saffian worked in production for years as a Production Coordinator and Assistant Director before becoming an executive. Beginning in the mailroom at APA, then being promoted to an Assistant in the Packaging Department eventually becoming the Literary Department Development Coordinator where he helped to develop and sold pilots and films for the agency including the feature film O, a modern retelling of Othello and the television series 24. After APA, Mark was a Development Executive and Story Editor for Sony Pictures and Sid Ganis/Out of the Blue Entertainment where he was a Story Editor on BIG DADDY and DEUCE BIGELOW: MALE GIGOLO. Mark read spec scripts, screenplays, pilots, books and evaluated projects of all types for acquisition and development for both film and television for the studio.

Mark’s current company is Content House, a literary management company, which represents dozens of New York Times Best Selling Authors, screenwriters, directors and production companies. They also represent a lot of the top names in comic book authors and creators, webcomics, video games and new media. They are currently actively developing THE CROOK FACTORY based on the best-selling novel by Dan Simmons (THE TERROR, HYPERION) telling the true story of Ernest Hemingway running a spy ring out of Cuba during World War 2, as well as, the television series ONE SECOND AFTER with Constantin Films based on the best selling trilogy of books by William Forstchen. Recently, The Content House sold or set-up series on behalf of their clients to eOne, Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Animation, CW, Comedy Central, Showtime, and HBO.

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.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!