Identifying Your Screenplay's Theme

Jeremiah Smith
Reader/Analyst
Mar Vista Entertainment

How many times have you been asked to identify the theme of your script? How many times have you replied, "Um...family/love/coming of age....?" And how many times have you been met with a blank look from the other side of the table? Theme is one of those aspects of script writing that is simply not tangible but incredibly important.

The definition of what a 'theme' is can be vague and confusing, so to help you navigate the labyrinth, Roadmap is excited to have Jeremiah Smith (Reader/Analyst, Mar Vista Entertainment) offer instruction on how to identify the deeper meaning in your script. He will explain how the theme of your script is one of the three key components to bringing it all together.

This 90-Min. Webinar Will Cover:
  • What 'theme' is, why you're missing it, and why you need it
  • Why the answer to 'what is your theme' is never ever just 'love'
  • The difference between genre and theme
About Your Host

Jeremiah Smith works as a script reader and analyst for Mar Vista Entertainment who produces content for Lifetime, Hallmark, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Amazon Prime, and independent film markets. He’s written for animation, live-action comedy, and recently was hired to rewrite an indie thriller going into production in June. When not geeking out on books, comics, video games, television, movies, and whatever else catches his fancy, he can be found torturing his family and friends with some semi-terrible-ish jokes.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!

**If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email dorian@roadmapwriters.com!


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