Jalessa Jones

Director of Development
WindPower Entertainment
Saturdays 8/3 & 8/17 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm PT
Great for drama, comedy, and YA pilots!
Sold Out - Waitlist Available

About Your Host

Jalessa Jones is the Director of Development at Sabrina Wind Productions. Jalessa began her career assisting two hungry literary managers at Circle of Confusion, the VP of Production at Columbia Pictures (Sony), and the president of a smaller, independent studio called Media Res that focused on prestige, character driven television projects (currently in production on THE UNTITLED MORNING SHOW PROJECT starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carell. Set to premiere this fall on Apple’s new streaming service.) Jalessa’s involvement with both the buying and selling side of the business gives her experience liaising with clients and their reps, developing material, interfacing with executives, and a high-level understanding of the decision-making process most studio execs employ and how that informs which projects they buy. Jalessa recently accepted an amazing opportunity to help build a new production company from the ground up with the lovely and talented Sabrina Wind. Sabrina worked very closely with Marc Cherry (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, DEVIOUS MAIDS), developing under their joint banner Cherry/Wind Productions for years, and now she has the chance to create her own brand and produce shows under her own banner, which has a production deal with ABC Studios.

HOW IT WORKS

Matchmaker Clinics meet online via virtual classroom utilizing video conferencing software ZOOM.

It's important for every writer to have a solid script AND to show executives that they are collaborative and professional to work with.

That's why we created Roadmap's 2-Week Matchmaker Clinics! Look at what the executive is interested in and if you have a script that fits, you can sign up! 

The executive will read your script and in an online roundtable with only 4 other writers, you will have 25 minutes to receive notes from your executive, get to know them and them get to know you

Then in the second roundtable a couple of weeks later, you will send your revised pages to that exec and then have another 25-minute meeting to talk about the revisions. 

Our Matchmaker Clinics are becoming our most popular programs and is helping writers and executives forge relationships stronger than ever! 

Questions? Email Roadmap CEO Joey Tuccio at joey@roadmapwriters.com!

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.

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 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.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:


TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • All TV Formats
  • All TV Homes (Network, Cable & Streaming)
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots