[Genre Series] Sci-Fi 101

Andrew Gerson

Whether you’re new to writing or have been slaving away on screenplays for years, you probably have a genre or two in which you prefer to write. Maybe your favorite film as a child was a comedy, or maybe Alfred Hitchcock was your inspiration to pursue entertainment. Or maybe you saw Casablanca in college and can still remember how it made you feel. Whatever genre in which you feel compelled to storytell, there’s something about that specific method that draws you to it.

But do you really know what makes the genre work? Do you know the history, the trends, the conventions that go into building a comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, or thriller? And do you know when and how to break from convention?

If the answer was no to any of those questions, then the Genre 101 Series is for you! By better understanding the differences, tools, and methods of storytelling each genre provides, you can become a significantly more effective screenwriter.

Join us for this upcoming webinar where we’ll focus on the science fiction genre.

This 90-Minute Webinar Covers:

  • What do we mean when we say 'Sci-Fi'?
  • What are the different varieties of Sci-Fis?
  • How Sci-Fis are constructed
About Your Host

Andrew Gerson grew up in the Bay Area and left Northern California to study economics and film at UCLA. After graduating, Andrew took an entry-level position working for Jewerl Ross at Silent R Management and was promoted to creative exec in 2017. In this role, Andrew read every script he could get his hands on in and attended film festivals across the country looking for new talent to collaborate with.

Recently Andrew left Silent R to pursue his own screenwriting career. He continues to work with young writers through consulting at Roadmap and the Final Draft Big Break screenwriting competition.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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