Helena Vilaplana

Development Exec/Producer @ Helena Vilaplana
Sunday 6/21 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT
Particularly Interested In: Contained, genre films by female and diverse filmmakers.
Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

What is your connection to the material, what is the story really about.

About Your Host

Helena Vilaplana graduated in Media Studies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona with a specialization course in Film Marketing, Distribution and Sales from the ESCAC Film School of Catalonia. For over a decade, she produced documentaries and factual shows for radio and television, worked in festivals like DocsBarcelona, and helped marketing films for theatrical release, festival launch, and award campaigns. After two years at the European Commission’s "Creative Europe" program, Helena received the prestigious "laCaixa” Foundation scholarship and moved to Los Angeles to attend the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts – Peter Stark Producing Program. Since earning her MFA, she has focused primarily in film and TV development and has worked for producers and talent like Roy Lee (The Lego Movie, It), Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea) or John Middleton (Bates Motel, The Disaster Artist). On top of her independent producing endeavors, Helena is also a story producer for Audible podcasts and part of the screening teams at Fantastic Fest, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, and Scout Film Festival. She enjoys finding emerging voices in filmmaking, smart sci-fi and horror films, and inspiring stories about women in STEM. Helena is a member of Latinos en Hollywood/Latin Tracking Board, Sundance Institute and Women in Film.


  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your contact info or written pitch via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material/contact submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:

  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Science & Tech, Female-driven, Spanish, LGBTQ+
  • Budgets to $5MM

  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
  • TV Movies
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Holiday
  • Inspirational
  • Kids / Children
  • Latin / Spanish-Language
  • Musicals
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Westerns
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA
  • Female Writers, Dark Comedy, Space, Supernatural, Workplace, Science & Tech

Specifically not interested in:

Expensive period pieces, tone deaf stories.