Group Mentorship with Garrick Dion

Writing Programs
Schedule
Weekly, starting on Wednesday, 07/06 @ 4:00PM - 6:00PM PT
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$449.00
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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 info@roadmapwriters.com.

Particularly Interested In

Limited Series in the 6-8 episode space i.e. THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT, THE UNDOING. "Modern" reworking/rethinking of 70s-90s genre movies—the new FIRST BLOOD or RAMBO; the new TERMINATOR.

Female Writers
Writers of Color
Writers of LGBTQIA+ Community
Writers Outside LA
Feature Genres
Drama
Sci-Fi
Action
Thriller
Horror
Budget Range
Up to $20MM
TV Formats
One-Hour Pilots
Miniseries
Limited Series
TV Homes
Cable
Premium Cable
Streaming
TV Genres
Drama
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Horror
Sub-Genres
Biopics
Book Adaptation
Crime/True Crime
Dark Comedy
Family-Friendly
Futuristic
Ghosts
Graphic Novels
High-Concept
Historical
Latinx
LGBTQIA+
Political
Psychological
Revenge
Socially Relevant
Space
Spiritual
Supernatural
True Stories
Young Adult (YA)
Specifically Not Interested In

Anything that feels too domestic, i.e. an American Workplace Comedy, or a male-humor-specific Comedy like THE HANGOVER—projects that might not ultimately "travel". Comedy is a different beast and isn't a "no" for me, especially as 5X is a management company as well as it is a production company, but is definitely not something I'm actively seeking out.

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 Garrick Dion

A graduate of Ithaca College, Cape Cod native Garrick Dion is currently a Producer at 5X where he has partnered with Scott Einbinder (HITMAN’S BODYGUARD) and Seth Nagel (LAID TO REST). Garrick has over 25 years of experience in the film and television industry. He began his career as an intern for producer Joel Silver (THE MATRIX) and has worked as a studio development exec for WB, New Regency (BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY), Artisan/Lionsgate, and Bold Films (NIGHTCRAWLER, DRIVE, WHIPLASH). While at BRON studios (TULLY, THE FRONT RUNNER, CAPONE), Garrick started and oversaw the in-house genre label The Realm, for which he produced the sci-fi feature PROSPECT (based on the SXSW award-winning short) and the darkly comic thriller VILLAINS, both released through Gunpowder + Sky. Garrick has also been a screenwriter and consultant on various projects for WB (A WALK TO REMEMBER), Mandalay (THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME), Endgame (MURDER MYSTERY), and the SyFy Channel.

Testimonials

Garrick Dion went above and beyond. His comments were not only technically sound, but well-rooted in reading “the market.” He was also very personable and overly generous with his time during the [Rewrite Clinic] session. Most importantly, his attention to and recall of detail was truly impressive in each and every case. His notes left me not weighed down with the humdrum thought of reworking structure, but with the true excitement of being able to logically and contemporaneously incorporate them into my work.

~ Bob Winston

A BIG thanks to Garrick Dion for his insightful, informative, and producer-conscious notes on my latest screenplays. After reading two of my scripts and offering detailed feedback, I can with 100% confidence say I have two scripts ready for circulation. He helped me bring my characters to life and lifted my action description off the page. He has tons of industry knowledge and will help you get your script exec-ready. I loved his down-to-earth personality and loyal attention to my career. I can't recommend Garrick enough!

~ Clint Ross, 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.

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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.