Isn't there something about the holiday season that just makes us happy? Whether it's the crisp chill to the air, the merriment among family and friends, or good old chestnuts roasting on an open fire, very little puts a smile on our face quite like the holidays.
This year, the Roadmap Staff put together an amazing webinar bundle with some of our favorite holiday and romance themed lectures for you to enjoy between time with friends and family!
Included in the Bundle:
- Writing the Holiday Movie with Adam Shepard
- Writing Faith Based Stories with Josh Nadler
- The Christmas Movie
- Deconstructing RomComs
- Romantic Comedy 101
To watch all five webinars in this bundle would normally be $136, but the bundle is only $65!
Roadmap Writers is a talent training and discovery platform for screenwriters ready for a guided path to success. Our programs are hosted by working industry executives and are designed to empower writers with actionable tools and insights to elevate your craft and cultivate relationships with industry professionals. Since 2016, we have helped hundreds of writers from all over the world sign to representation, staff on series, and option and produce their projects. Our writers have been staffed on BRIDGERTON, THE FLASH, CHICAGO PD, THE FIRST LADY, NIGHT COURT, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE RESIDENT, REACHER, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, MAYANS and POKERFACE. Writers have sold, set up and been produced by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, MGM, American High, New Republic Pictures, Maven Screen Media, Lifetime, Will Packer Studios and Roku.
Adam Shepard is currently Manager of Development at MarVista Entertainment, an independent film/tv studio and worldwide distributor. Prior to joining MVE, Adam served as Director of Development & Production at Anima Sola Productions, where he oversaw series like BIG LOVE and GETTING ON as part of the company's overall deal with HBO.
Josh Nadler has been in LA for over 16 years. He got his start in production as a PA, getting to work on HBO’s coolest shows during the new golden age of TV. After years in production, he moved over to development and acquisitions in feature films at Sony’s faith and family friendly division, Affirm Films. His division focuses on movies for the studio’s theatrical slate. During the past decade he’s worked on films like SOUL SURFER, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, RISEN and WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL.
Chanelle Grannum hails from Philadelphia where she also attended Temple University's illustrious Klein College of Media and Communication. She has previously worked with MarVista Entertainment (FALLING INN LOVE; A DEADLY ADOPTION) in Scripted Development and Production where she supported a VP and SVP of Development and Production for the company's pre-sale team, which regularly collaborates with networks and streamers such as Lifetime, Hallmark, Netflix, Disney Channel, BET, OWN and Freeform to name a few. While there she drafted many original concepts that have been developed and produced for the company's independent films team and have aired on Lifetime. She now works at ABC Signature in series as a Production Coordinator helping to oversee the entire series slate (GREY’S ANATOMY, GROWN-ISH, THE WILDS) with the Head of Production, while also managing her own slate of shows.
Morgan Pichinson is the President of Julianne Hough's Canary House Productions, a production company that focuses on stories about self-discovery, transformation, and identity. In early 2020, Morgan co-created a series for womxn in entertainment at Canary House called LIGHT IT UP to maximize our well-being, partnered with High Vibe Secret Society. She is also the founder of Untitled Ladies Script Club (ULSC) for screenwriters and Squad Goals, another female-driven organization for executives, representatives, and producers. After graduating from Indiana University, Morgan started her career as an assistant at Verve Talent & Literary Agency, at the motion picture studio STX Entertainment, and Mosaic Media Group, an LA-based management and production company. There she became Director of Development for both Film and TV, where she focused on comedy.
With fifteen years of experience developing and producing scripted and unscripted series for broadcast, cable, and digital platforms, Allegra Newman is driven to create compelling characters and stories across comedies, dramas, and docu-series. She oversaw development of low-budget female-driven thrillers and romantic comedies for MarVista Entertainment, an independent film studio based in Los Angeles with partnerships in Toronto and Latin America. Prior to this, she was Director of Development for Nickelodeon's live-action department, where two of the pilots she helped manage - KNIGHT SQUAD and COUSINS FOR LIFE - were both picked up to series. Before jumping into scripted development, she also served as a production executive at the Hub Network and produced story for various unscripted series and game shows, including PARENTS JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND with host Joey Fatone, NBC's DEAL OR NO DEAL and FOX's TRADING SPOUSES and KITCHEN NIGHTMARES.
If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recordings, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org!