Incubator with Mark Saffian

Online Classes
Schedule
Daily, starting on Sunday, 10/16 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT
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Weekly, starting on Saturday, 10/29 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT
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$449.00
Select Deposit Option

You will be sent an invoice for the remainder of your balance 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

True Feature Dramas with a bio, real-life, life rights, etc... Anything that gets me excited and makes sense for the current marketplace.

Feature Genres
Drama
Comedy
RomCom
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Horror
Budget Range
All Budget Ranges
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots (single-cam)
One-Hour Pilots
Miniseries
Limited Series
TV Movies
TV Homes
Network
Cable
Premium Cable
Streaming
TV Genres
Drama
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Horror
Sub-Genres
Animation
Biopics
Book Adaptation
Buddy
Coming-of-Age
Crime/True Crime
Dark Comedy
Documentary Adaptations
Dystopian
Family-Friendly
Female-Driven
Futuristic
Ghosts
Graphic Novels
High-Concept
Historical
Holiday
Inspirational
Kids/Children
Latinx
LGBTQIA+
Musicals
Period Piece
Political
Post-Apocalyptic
Psychological
Revenge
Road Trip
Romance
Space
Spanish-Language
Spiritual
Sports
Supernatural
True Stories
Webseries
Westerns
Workplace
Young Adult (YA)
Specifically Not Interested In

Drama Features must involve life rights, a true story, or some other heightened angle. No original drama features at all.

Week One - Outlines and Concepts

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Summary

Your Instructor will give you verbal feedback on your outline/concept. 

Week Two - Outline Check and Prepping for Pages

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Summary

Your Instructor will give you feedback on your revised outline and make sure that your project is structurally sound. They will give you advice as you go to script. 

Week Three - Page Review

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Summary

Your Instructor will give you feedback on your pages. 

Week Four - Page Review

Date / Time
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Your Instructor will give you a final round of feedback on your pages and advice for the rest of your draft!

More about Mark Saffian

A graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Film Studies, Mark Saffian is the owner of literary management company Content House which represents dozens of New York Times Best Selling Authors, screenwriters, directors, and production companies, as well as top names in comic books, video games, and new media. Projects include THE CROOK FACTORY based on the best-selling novel by Dan Simmons (THE TERROR, HYPERION) and the television series ONE SECOND AFTER with Constantin Films based on the best-selling trilogy of books by William Forstchen. Recently, Content House sold or set up series on behalf of its clients to eOne, Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Animation, CW, Comedy Central, Showtime, and HBO. Mark began his career working in the mailroom at Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) before being promoted to an Assistant in the Packaging Department and eventually becoming the Literary Department Development Coordinator where he helped develop pilots and films including the television series 24. After APA, Mark worked as a Development Executive and Story Editor for Sony Pictures (GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE; AN AMERICAN PICKLE) and Sid Ganis/Out of the Blue Entertainment where he was a story editor on BIG DADDY and DEUCE BIGELOW: MALE GIGOLO.

Testimonials

Mark not only identifies key script issues but generates multiple options to resolve them. He's great at finding ways to move forward.

~ Anonymous Screenwriter

Mark cares about your project and it comes across in his ease and likability. His notes are thoughtful and considerate. He never once made me feel pressured or anything less than a creative. You truly feel he's in your corner and he breaks down your work in ways that are easily understood. I have much appreciation for him in this mentorship.

~ Anonymous Screenwriter

Mark's notes have triggered breakthroughs on some really tough script issues that I have struggled with for quite a while. He seems to get what I'm trying to do with a script, and his suggestions have always been consistent with the core vision I started out with. Sometimes notes reflect a lot about the person giving them and would push a script in a direction that reflects their tastes more than mine - but Mark has a knack of making suggestions that improve the script without intruding on my role as the writer or leading me in directions that I later have to backtrack on.

~ Greg Price, Screenwriter

How it Works

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 your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

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.