Inside the Writers' Room

Online Classes
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$55.00
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Join our incredible panelists for this special five part lecture series all about TV writers' rooms! You'll hear directly from writers working in rooms right now, as well as the reps who helped them get there.

In addition to the four panels, the RoadCrew will host an hour long workshop where we will give a few volunteer writers feedback on their loglines as well as answer any final questions about TV writing. 

This is a class you don't want to miss! 

This Five Week Lecture Series Will Cover: 

  • Support staff positions and expectations 
  • Getting the first staffing job 
  • What managers look for in TV clients 
  • What agents look for in TV clients 

Week One - Support Staff

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Summary

This week, we will learn: 

  • Support staff positions
  • What skills you need for each job
  • Networking and building connections
Host:
Parker Lemal-Brown - Staff Writer (TV) , Formerly at Paramount+

Parker Lemal-Brown (he/him) is a writer, producer, lyricist and story consultant. Parker started as a TV development intern at eOne and has worked with Amazon, Netflix, Shondaland, Quibi, and Paramount. He is also a seasoned script reader for Coverfly, The Black List, and Roadmap Writers.

Parker recently wrote an episode for GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES on Paramount Plus. He also worked in the writers' rooms on TRANSPARENT, BLUFF CITY LAW, THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY and Netflix's BRIDGERTON.

His original pilots blend dark comedy, grounded sci-fi, and LGBTQ+ stories and have been pitched to production companies including John Wells and Skydance.
Parker is represented by Kaplan-Perrone Entertainment.

Week Two - Life as a Staff Writer

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Summary

This week, we will learn: 

  • How do you know you're ready to staff
  • The staffing process 
  • Working in the room 
Host:
Elba Román-Morales - Staff Writer, FX

Elba Román-Morales is a writer and director from Puerto Rico. She grew up in a noisy household with four other siblings, where chaos was the norm. Elba is fluent in Spanish and English. She learned the fundamentals of filmmaking from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Earned an MFA in Film and Video from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, with a strong focus on directing -- where she was also awarded the Board of Trustees Fellowship. After a car accident left her needing to relearn a significant portion of language, Elba utilized screenwriting as the vehicle to teach herself to communicate as she had before. She then earned an MA in Screenwriting at the National Film and Television School in 2020. She has worked on several projects in the UK and was staffed on FX’s Mayans. The struggles that she has overcome throughout her life fueled her understanding of humanity and the love that she has for creating magical spaces where extraordinary things can happen.

Week Three - A Manager's Perspective

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Summary

This week, we will learn: 

  • How managers approach staffing 
  • What managers look for in TV clients 
  • Building and maintaining a relationship 
Host:
Daniel Vang - Literary Manager, 3 Arts Entertainment

Daniel Vang is a literary manager at 3 Arts where his client credits include: YOU, GOSSIP GIRL, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, QUEEN SUGAR and IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. Recently, his client Elba Roman-Morales was staffed on Mayans M.C. 

Week Four - An Agent's Perspective

Date / Time
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Summary

This week, we will learn: 

  • How agents approach staffing 
  • What agents look for in TV clients 
  • Building and maintaining a relationship 
Host:
Rukayat Giwa - Agent, CAA

Rukayat Giwa (she/her) is a Television Scripted and Books Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Giwa is based in the Los Angeles office and represents many of the world's leading writers, directors, and authors.

Giwa began her career teaching high school math through Teach For America in Metro Atlanta. She joined CAA in 2017.

Giwa graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree from The Peter Stark Producing Program.

 

Week Five - Bonus Session with the RoadCrew

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Summary

This week, join members of the RoadCrew for a session that includes: 

  • A final demystifying Q&A 
  • Feedback on loglines (1 per writer, up to 3 volunteer writers) 
  • Pro tips for pilot writing 
  • Pro tips for pitching TV 
Host:
Roadmap Writers

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. 

More about
Roadmap Writers

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. 

Parker Lemal-Brown
Staff Writer (TV)
Formerly at Paramount+

Parker Lemal-Brown (he/him) is a writer, producer, lyricist and story consultant. Parker started as a TV development intern at eOne and has worked with Amazon, Netflix, Shondaland, Quibi, and Paramount. He is also a seasoned script reader for Coverfly, The Black List, and Roadmap Writers.

Parker recently wrote an episode for GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES on Paramount Plus. He also worked in the writers' rooms on TRANSPARENT, BLUFF CITY LAW, THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY and Netflix's BRIDGERTON.

His original pilots blend dark comedy, grounded sci-fi, and LGBTQ+ stories and have been pitched to production companies including John Wells and Skydance.
Parker is represented by Kaplan-Perrone Entertainment.

Elba Román-Morales
Staff Writer
FX

Elba Román-Morales is a writer and director from Puerto Rico. She grew up in a noisy household with four other siblings, where chaos was the norm. Elba is fluent in Spanish and English. She learned the fundamentals of filmmaking from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Earned an MFA in Film and Video from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, with a strong focus on directing -- where she was also awarded the Board of Trustees Fellowship. After a car accident left her needing to relearn a significant portion of language, Elba utilized screenwriting as the vehicle to teach herself to communicate as she had before. She then earned an MA in Screenwriting at the National Film and Television School in 2020. She has worked on several projects in the UK and was staffed on FX’s Mayans. The struggles that she has overcome throughout her life fueled her understanding of humanity and the love that she has for creating magical spaces where extraordinary things can happen.

Daniel Vang
Literary Manager
3 Arts Entertainment

Daniel Vang is a literary manager at 3 Arts where his client credits include: YOU, GOSSIP GIRL, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, QUEEN SUGAR and IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. Recently, his client Elba Roman-Morales was staffed on Mayans M.C. 

Rukayat Giwa
Agent
CAA

Rukayat Giwa (she/her) is a Television Scripted and Books Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Giwa is based in the Los Angeles office and represents many of the world's leading writers, directors, and authors.

Giwa began her career teaching high school math through Teach For America in Metro Atlanta. She joined CAA in 2017.

Giwa graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree from The Peter Stark Producing Program.

 

How it Works

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

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.