An Inside Look At Roadmap’s Career Writer Program

Webinars ~ Perspective Series
Hosted By:
Chris Deckard - Manager / Co-Founder, Fictional Entity

Here at Roadmap, we’ve gone to great lengths to give our writers the best industry knowledge and training possible. We want everyone to be equipped to succeed in their career, and that’s why we carefully crafted our tiered Career Writer Program. In this 4 step program, writers work with numerous execs to hone their marketing, networking and meeting skills. 

But who are the execs who participate in the Career Writer Program? What are their backgrounds, areas of expertise, and approach to pitching? 

Join us for this special webinar event with three of our best executives and get to know who you will be working with if you join. We want our writers to take actual steps to become a Career Writer. 

This Free 90-Minute Webinar will Cover:

  • How these execs got their start 
  • What they look for in scripts
  • Marketing dos and don'ts
  • Audience Q&A!
More about
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.
Justin Ross
EVP of Development & Production
Bohemia Group Originals

Born and raised in the Midwest, Justin Ross is currently the Executive Vice President of Development and Production for Bohemia Group Originals (A DARK PLACE, MORE THAN RIVALS, Spike Lee’s SON OF THE SOUTH, Taylor Sheridan’s UNTRAINED). From the Midwest, Justin began his career as a spec screenwriter for director Maguy Cohen (12 YEARS A SLAVE, GHOST PROTOCOL). He moved on to work as Creative Executive for Intrinsic Value Films (TESLA, 7 SPLINTERS IN TIME, THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES) where he secured relationships with top talent, including Scott Free Productions and the estates of prolific authors Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick. Justin’s passion is connecting good people and great stories.

Janet Jeffries
Production & Development Executive
Lawrence Bender Productions

Janet Jeffries is a Development and Production Executive working with several independent financiers and sales companies in both features and television for Lawrence Bender Productions (GRETA; HACKSAW RIDGE; Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE; GOOD WILL HUNTING; AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH; PULP FICTION; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) / Bender Brown TV Productions (Netflix’s SEVEN SECONDS; Starz’s FLESH AND BONE; CW’s ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO). Recent credits include CAPONE starring Tom Hardy, the animated short COPS AND ROBBERS streaming on Netflix, and Netflix original feature THE HARDER THEY FALL directed by Jeymes Samuel and starring Idris Elba. For the past eight years, Janet has also had the pleasure of being an adjunct professor for the MFA in Screenwriting program at National University.


I registered for a four-week rewrite clinic with several friends hoping to find a solution to a problem we all shared in finding the right learning environment to workshop our material. When you teach creative writing to others, it’s challenging to find a group that allows you as a more experienced yet still evolving writer to get the same substantive feedback you provide your students. Furthermore, when you’re a creative from marginalized identities, you often get discouraging notes that imply you can either write commercial stories or stories that center your communities’ interests as if those two objectives are mutually exclusive. Justin Ross proved to be the perfect mentor for our group. He respected the stories each of us was trying to tell and provided specific notes and actionable exercises that gave us new ways into our revisions. There are few critique spaces where we feel we get the support we need, and having found Roadmap Writers and Justin Ross has gotten our creative year off to a wonderful start.

~ Sofia Quintero, Screenwriter

How it Works


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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.