Group Mentorship with Mark Saffian

Writing Programs
Schedule
Weekly, starting on Saturday, 01/08 @ 11:00AM - 1:00PM PT
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
$399.00
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 info@roadmapwriters.com.

Particularly Interested in

True Feature Dramas with a bio, real-life, life rights, etc... Anything that gets me excited and makes sense for the current marketplace.

Feature Genres
Drama
Comedy
RomCom
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Horror
Budget Range
All Budget Ranges
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots (single-cam)
One-Hour Pilots
Miniseries
Limited Series
TV Movies
TV Homes
Network
Cable
Premium Cable
Streaming
TV Genres
Drama
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Horror
Sub-Genres
Animation
Biopics
Book Adaptation
Buddy
Coming-of-Age
Crime/True Crime
Dark Comedy
Documentary Adaptations
Dystopian
Family-Friendly
Female-Driven
Futuristic
Ghosts
Graphic Novels
High-Concept
Historical
Holiday
Inspirational
Kids/Children
Latinx
LGBTQIA+
Musicals
Period Piece
Political
Post-Apocalyptic
Psychological
Revenge
Road Trip
Romance
Space
Spanish-Language
Spiritual
Sports
Supernatural
True Stories
Webseries
Westerns
Workplace
Young Adult (YA)
Specifically Not Interested In

Drama Features must involve life rights, a true story, or some other heightened angle. No original drama features at all.

Week #1: Introduction and Script Feedback

Date / Time
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

Date / Time
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

Date / Time
Summary

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!

Date / Time
More about Mark Saffian

A graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Film Studies, Mark Saffian is the owner of literary management company Content House which represents dozens of New York Times Best Selling Authors, screenwriters, directors, and production companies, as well as top names in comic books, video games, and new media. Projects include THE CROOK FACTORY based on the best-selling novel by Dan Simmons (THE TERROR, HYPERION) and the television series ONE SECOND AFTER with Constantin Films based on the best-selling trilogy of books by William Forstchen. Recently, Content House sold or set up series on behalf of its clients to eOne, Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Animation, CW, Comedy Central, Showtime, and HBO. Mark began his career working in the mailroom at Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) before being promoted to an Assistant in the Packaging Department and eventually becoming the Literary Department Development Coordinator where he helped develop pilots and films including the television series 24. After APA, Mark worked as a Development Executive and Story Editor for Sony Pictures (GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE; AN AMERICAN PICKLE) and Sid Ganis/Out of the Blue Entertainment where he was a story editor on BIG DADDY and DEUCE BIGELOW: MALE GIGOLO.

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.