Group Mentorship with Brian Williamson

Writing Programs
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$449.00
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Particularly Interested In

Character driven dramadies, crime dramas, psychological thrillers, real world family dramas, scifi/fantasy with a firm base in the real world.

Feature Genres
Drama
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Horror
Budget Range
Up to $5MM
Up to $10MM
Up to $20MM
Up to $30MM
Up to $50MM
$50MM +
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots (single-cam)
One-Hour Pilots
Miniseries
Limited Series
TV Homes
Network
Cable
Premium Cable
Streaming
TV Genres
Drama
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Sub-Genres
Biopics
Book Adaptation
Coming-of-Age
Crime/True Crime
Family-Friendly
Female-Driven
Futuristic
Ghosts
Graphic Novels
High-Concept
Historical
Inspirational
Mystery
Political
Post-Apocalyptic
Psychological
Romance
Socially Relevant
Space
Supernatural
Suspense
True Stories
Westerns
Young Adult (YA)
Specifically Not Interested In

TV movies, multi-cam comedies, crime/medical procedurals

Week #1: Introduction and Script Feedback

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Summary

Your mentor will read your full script prior to the first session and will give each writer 20-30 min. of notes. Get personalized feedback on your pages and ask your mentor any questions about your script and the industry! 

Week #2: Writers' Challenge & Pitch Roundtable

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Summary

Your mentor will assign each writer a personalized writing prompt to see how you adapt to a "writing assignment" for group discussion. Following feedback & discussion of the Challenge submissions, you'll have the opportunity to test out the 5-7 min. verbal pitch for one of your projects and receive feedback from your mentor and peers.

Week #3: Final Script Review

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Your mentor will read another full script prior to the session—it's your choice to get a second round of notes on your script to really make it shine or work on an entirely different script altogether! Following 20-25 min. of feedback for each writer, your mentor will open the floor to group discussion of the revised scripts, then open it up to live Q&A so come with questions!

Week #4: Next Steps Clinic & Pitch Roundtable

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Your mentor will review a one-pager of your bio, loglines, any traction, and questions about where you're at and what you should focus on next when it comes to your screenwriting career. Get actionable career advice on what your next steps should be, plus you'll have the opportunity to get final thoughts on your reworked verbal pitch. This is your last chance for live Q&A, so come with questions!

More about Brian Williamson

From working on a Netflix sets, to sitting in on pitches at Amazon Studios, to processing deals at a high-end agency and giving revision notes on big budget features at Silver Pictures, Brian has had the unique opportunity to fulfill many roles around the industry. At Silver Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment, Brian tracked submissions, and provided feedback on drafts and dailies for multi-million dollars projects such as SUPERFLY, SHERLOCK HOLMES, SUBURBICON and more. He next went on to Muse Entertainment as the Development Coordinator where he has been involved in the development of a large slate of projects for Hallmark Channel, Netflix, Apple, Amazon and HBO. Most notably he worked on adapting The Martha Vineyard Mysteries into the highest rated Hallmark mystery series yet, as well as developed multiple treatments that were purchased for development at Muse. Currently Brian is working as an Independent Story Editor working with multiple high profile production companies to develop, edit and enhance specific projects and screenplays.

Testimonials

Brian was AMAZING! It's clear he's put in his 10,000+ hours in the biz. His notes were not only helpful, but they sparked great ideas that we batted back and forth. He helped make my pilot better by just talking through it! He expressed genuine enthusiasm about me and my writing, this particular pilot, and asked me to send him other materials. Yay!

~ Lisa Steadman, Screenwriter

Brian is now my go to for early draft work, his analysis and ideas are very useful without overpowering the original intent of the material. I would not hesitate to recommend Brian when you have a good draft that you want to turn into a great draft.

~ Paul Baiguerra, 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.