Industry Access On-Ramp Program - July 2021

Career Writer Program
$79.00

On-Ramp is an introduction to the Career Writer Program. Writers must complete Steps 1-3 to be considered for our Top Tier Program.

After registering, you will be placed on the Class List for the following calendar month.

Industry Access On-Ramp Program

Here's a little secret: being the most talented writer in the world will only take you so far in Hollywood. Professional writers know this, and so, to push their scripts ahead of the pack, they are excellent at expanding their network and keeping their pitches sharp. Roadmap brings a unique program to make our writers as competitive as ever.

In this program we provide writers with educational tools, collaboration opportunities, and pitching strategies to help writers take their craft to the next level. Also, just for being a member, you'll receive access to bonus sessions, exclusive discounts, and secret executives not available to the general public.

All sessions take place 100% online utilizing video conferencing software ZOOM so writers can participate from anywhere in the world!

On-Ramp is a program that can be repeated monthly as the content and execs available refresh each month - choose multiple months & save! Once you sign up, you will be put in the following calendar month's program.

This month you will: Learn a formula to structure your logline. Master tone and voice when pitching. Practice with professionals who can help you identify where your pitch is weakest - and strongest. And gain confidence for the hot seat!

Save $20 if you start monthly subscription to the Roadmap Writers Industry Access On-Ramp - only $59!

 

Sunday Webinars

Summary

These 90-Min. Webinars typically take place on Sunday afternoons @ 4:00pm PT. They consist of a 30-60-min. lecture followed by 30-60-min. of Q&A (so come with questions!) There are at least 2x Sunday Webinars per month and all are included in your program. You’ll receive the topics, dates, & join links at the start of the month prior to the first Webinar. 

VIEW UPCOMING WEBINAR SCHEDULE

Verbal Pitch Prep Lecture

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Summary

This lecture and Q&A will cover:

  • The general structure of a pitch
  • Honing in on the basic goals of pitching
  • Tips on holding an exec's attention during your pitch
  • And you'll hear an example verbal pitch to get you off on the right foot!

Host:
Chris Deckard - Manager / Co-Founder, Fictional Entity
After graduating from Cornell University and earning his J.D. From Notre Dame Law, Chris Deckard pivoted to entertainment where he spent over seven years at ICM Partners and WME before co-founding the management/production company Fictional Entity in 2017. Chris has cast, packaged, and sold numerous features, series, and new media projects to both domestic and international audiences in addition to helping writers staff on Netflix and Amazon series. Fictional Entity's clients have been named to The Black List, The Hit List, The Young & Hungry List, The Blood List, the PAGE Awards, the Nicholl Awards, the AWG, ADG, SPA, and AACTA. Clients have written, directed, starred, and produced in numerous formats, including features, TV, virtual reality, and podcasts, independently and for companies like Netflix, NBCUniversal, Legendary, Marvel, Fremantle, SyFy, the CW, Warner Bros., Amazon, Blumhouse, Hulu, Comedy Central, the ABC Australia, Foxtel, TruTV, Super Deluxe, Hallmark, Lifetime, CBS, Facebook, E!, and MSNBC.

Briana's Pitchin' Good Time!

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Summary

Come practice your pitch with others in the Roadmap community, or just listen to what works and what doesn't as you cheer on your fellow writers! 

Host:
Briana Hansen - Writer / Comedian

Briana Hansen is an actress, comedian, and writer who loves creativity of all kinds. She's trained and performed at major comedy theaters nationwide and regularly tours the country with educational and entertaining shows. She loves helping writers find clarity in their voice, connection to their unique perspective, and confidence in themselves. 

Logline Rehab Clinic

Date / Time
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Summary

Learn a formula for creating a standout logline for ANY project, and workshop the logline for one of your own projects live during the session! 

Host:
Terra Joy - Director of Consultations & Script Services, Roadmap Writers

Terra Joy started her career in Washington, DC as a journalist and communications specialist, and loves helping other writers develop their material. She's been to 35+ countries, has a BA in Political Science, and has been obsessively quoting movies since she can remember. When she's not connecting awesome creative people with other awesome creative people, she's analyzing her favorite shows, nerding out about psychology, and trying to find the best boba tea flavor. 

Verbal Pitch Roundtable

Date / Time
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Summary

You will take turns delivering your 5-minute verbal pitch to an industry professional in an online roundtable setting. Following your pitch, the exec will give you verbal feedback on what worked and suggestions for further improvement. If there’s any time left at the end after everyone has pitched, we’ll open it up to general Q&A.

Opening Pages Analysis

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Summary

Joey will give several volunteer writers from the Marketing Intensive (Step 2 of the Career Writer Program) specific feedback on their opening 3 pages. The pages will be shared on-screen with the rest of the group so everybody can learn from the feedback. The Opening Pages Analysis will start with a lecture on some of the immediate reasons an executive might pass on your work... and you might not even know you're doing one of these things! Remember, most execs won't read past page 5 if they aren't hooked from the start.

Host:
Joey Tuccio - Founder / CEO, Roadmap Writers

Joey started in the industry at Bold Films (Drive, Nightcrawler, Whiplash) and has read for Hugh Jackman's company, George Clooney's company, and Night and Day Pictures, to name a few. The only thing Joey is more passionate about than helping writers is rescuing dogs.

How it Works

After registering, your confirmation email will include a link for you to access your syllabus for the program, which will include any prep work & resources, class dates & times, join links, assignments, and other instructions.

All interactive sessions are conducted face-to-face via video conferencing software Zoom. While the ability to call in by phone does exist, we strongly recommend taking full advantage of the face-to-face nature of these programs, so you should plan to attend your sessions in front of a computer or stationary tablet at a desk or table in a well-lit room. 

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.