Group Mentorship with Stephen Martin

Writing Programs
Weekly, starting on Thursday, 10/07 @ 5:00PM - 7:00PM PT
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Select Deposit Option

You will be sent an invoice for the remainder of your balance 2 weeks after the start of the program 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

I'm pretty open but I'm looking for features that could be made for less than 15 million dollars. Genre is great. Character driven rather than premise driven.

Feature Genres
Budget Range
Up to $20MM
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots (single-cam)
Half-Hour Pilots (multi-cam)
One-Hour Pilots
Limited Series
TV Homes
Premium Cable
TV Genres
Dark Comedy
Graphic Novels
Road Trip
Socially Relevant
Young Adult (YA)
Specifically Not Interested In

Heavy fantasy. Knights. Kings. Dragons. It needs to be grounded and character driven in a big way to draw my interest.

Same with science fiction. I tend to gravitate towards grounded stories that are character driven and exist in some version of the world we live in. Not that I would turn down the next Star Wars but that's an exception rather than the rule.

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 Stephen Martin

Stephen is an innovative, young genre producer based out of Los Angeles, California. Working with a remarkable community of directors, writers and artists, Stephen has helped bring many commercially and critically successful stories and characters to life.

Stephen served as a producer/creative executive at Catchlight Studios, helping build their Originals department during the formation of the company.

While getting his MFA in Film and Television Producing from Loyola Marymount University, he interned learning action and horror development at Atomic Monster(James Wan) and Captivate Entertainment (Frank Marshall & Ben Smith).

He worked on features including STX’s SONGBIRD, Ghosthouse’s UMMA, Netflix’s NIGHTBOOKS and Invisible Narrative’s CRIMSON and TIME TRIPPER. Before that he worked with Jason Clark at Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door, where he coordinated and oversaw Jason’s film and television slate. With Clark at Fuzzy Door, they worked on Hulu’s BOOKS OF BLOOD and the most recent COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS, as well as the upcoming season of Hulu’s THE ORVILLE. In addition, Stephen spent several years working in development at Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey’s TEAM DOWNEY production company.

Stephen’s passion is for telling interesting stories from diverse perspectives. He’s excited to find young, talented diverse voices and support exciting young filmmakers.

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.