Group Mentorship with Danny Rocco

Writing Programs
Weekly, starting on Saturday, 08/06 @ 2:00PM - 4:00PM PT
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Select Deposit Option

You will be sent an invoice for the remainder of your balance to the email address you use to pay the deposit. Balances must be paid in full prior to the end of the class unless prior arrangements are made. Failure to pay invoices in a timely manner will result in the forfeiture of your spot and you will not be permitted to complete the program. Questions? Email

Particularly Interested In

Limited series, or a series that is contained within one or two seasons (ala I MAY DESTROY YOU).

I am seeking writers who are passionate who have a heart-strong world view. I like writers who are able to work in nuance.

Writers of LGBTQIA+ Community
Feature Genres
Budget Range
All Budget Ranges
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots (single-cam)
Half-Hour Pilots (multi-cam)
One-Hour Pilots
Limited Series
TV Homes
Premium Cable
TV Genres
Book Adaptation
Crime/True Crime
Dark Comedy
Documentary Adaptations
Period Piece
Road Trip
Socially Relevant
Specifically Not Interested In

Concepts - unless they are deeply rooted in your personal love for the material that shines through everything you write.

Week #1: Introduction and Script Feedback

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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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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 Danny Rocco
Danny Rocco (Mitarotondo)’s plays have been developed and produced in New York, Los Angeles, Cape Cod, Colorado, Romania, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and most recently at the Irondale Theater Center. Danny is a Yaddo resident artist, an Edward F. Albee Fellow, a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School, and Columbia University’s School of the Arts with an MFA in playwriting. He has been the playwright in residence at the Atlantic Acting School since 2015, developing new plays annually for production at the Linda Gross Theater. He is the Artistic Director of Brontosaurus Haircut Productions, and the co-creator of the Score Technique of playwriting. His play WHAT THE SPARROW SAID is being made into a movie under the direction of Tim Guinee, executive produced by Anson Mount (@SparrowTheMovie). Currently, Danny works on the creative team of Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin (QUEEN OF THE SOUTH) in the development of new series for FX on Hulu (K.I.L.L. Productions).
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.