Group Mentorship with Sarah Aldrich

Writing Programs
Schedule
Weekly, starting on Wednesday, 02/02 @ 5:00PM - 7:00PM PT
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$449.00
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

I am especially looking for female voices, but I always also want unrepresented voices and unique perspectives. I also love women in genre. I would love to find a show like I MAY DESTROY YOU, or great coming-of-age comedies like PEN15 or NEVER HAVE I EVER. I also am looking for half hour dramedies like FLEABAG that are very creator driven.

Female Writers
Writers of Color
Writers of LGBTQIA+ Community
Feature Genres
Drama
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Adventure
Thriller
Budget Range
All Budget Ranges
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots (single-cam)
Half-Hour Pilots (multi-cam)
One-Hour Pilots
Miniseries
Limited Series
TV Homes
Cable
Premium Cable
Streaming
TV Genres
Drama
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Adventure
Sub-Genres
Biopics
Buddy
Coming-of-Age
Dark Comedy
Dystopian
Family-Friendly
Female-Driven
Futuristic
Graphic Novels
High-Concept
Inspirational
Kids/Children
Latinx
LGBTQIA+
Period Piece
Post-Apocalyptic
Psychological
Road Trip
Romance
Socially Relevant
Young Adult (YA)
Specifically Not Interested In

Network procedurals, big world-building sci-fi like Game of Thrones (want more grounded sci-fi), and gore. 

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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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 Sarah Aldrich

Sarah Aldrich is a Manager of Scripted TV at 3311 Productions. 3311's history is in features, where they have made THE ASSISTANT, BRIGSBY BEAR, and IN A WORLD. She joined the team about three years ago, shortly after they opened the TV department. 3311 has since sold projects to A24, 20th Century, and A&E. Sarah has also worked in features and continues to contribute to the feature side at 3311 as well. Sarah studied screenwriting at USC and is extremely passionate about telling stories from new perspectives. One of her main goals is tracking and working with up-and-coming writers and helping to bring new voices to light.

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.