Group Mentorship with Val McLeroy

Writing Programs
Schedule
Weekly, starting on Saturday, 07/17 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT
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$399.00
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 info@roadmapwriters.com.

Particularly Interested in
Female-forward material. Originality. A new twist on an old tale. BIPOC. Genre mashups like PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES—but it must make sense and work. YA. Half-Hour Dramedies. Projects based on books or True Stories.
Feature Genres
Drama
Comedy
RomCom
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Budget Range
All Budget Ranges
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots
One-Hour Pilots
Limited Series
TV Movies
TV Homes
Network
Cable
Premium Cable
Streaming
TV Genres
Drama
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Sub-Genres
Young Adult (YA)
Workplace
Supernatural
Socially Relevant
Psychological
LGBTQIA+
High-Concept
Female-Driven
Family-Friendly
Dark Comedy
Crime/True Crime
Coming-of-Age
Books
Biopics

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 change for live Q&A, so come with questions!

More about Val McLeroy
A graduate of Michigan State University with a BFA in English, Theatre, and Education, Val McLeroy is currently a Manager/Producer at Epigram Entertainment where she and her producing partner Doug Draizin currently have writers working with Amazon (HUNTERS), eOne (DESIGNATED SURVIVOR), NBC (30 ROCK), Netflix (THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT), and Robert Zemeckis' company (FLIGHT; CAST AWAY). Previously, Val worked as a development and production executive at companies including Atlantic Entertainment (TEEN WOLF) and Green/Epstein Productions (IT). Val has also produced several TV movies, two of which she wrote for Lifetime: HEART OF THE STORM and SPIRIT which has been nominated for a Humanitas award. As a writer and former teacher of English and Drama, Val understands the needs and concerns of writers and loves mentoring emerging talent.
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.