Katie Christian

Independent Producer
Sundays 8/25 & 9/8 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

About Your Host

Katie Christian is an Emmy-nominated producer and executive with 10 years’ experience across digital, television, and film. Most recently the head of development for MGM’s Digital and New Platforms group, Katie has worked at tech startups and legacy film studios to build out new content divisions, resulting in critical and commercial success. Tasked with running scripted and unscripted development of series and features, Katie specializes in creating content for the 18-34 year old demo.

As the youngest VP at MGM, Katie developed and sold 12 series, including an exclusive slate deal with Walmart, in their inaugural foray into originals. The first series she produced at the studio, a 6-episode ensemble family drama for LightWorkers (a joint venture of MGM, Mark Burnett, and Roma Downey) resulted in an additional 18-episode order, prior to series premiere.

Katie previously ran development for StyleHaul, a multiplatform women’s lifestyle network with 540 million subscribers. Katie’s first series for the network, a teen revenge drama entitled Vanity, received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series. Her second series, Relationship Status, an anthology romantic comedy, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Writing and Directing, became one of the most-watched series on Verizon’s go90 in its three season run, and is currently being developed as an hourlong pilot at Freeform.

Katie began her career working for production companies based at Paramount, Lionsgate, and previously, New Line Cinema. She is particularly passionate about championing underrepresented voices in front of and behind the camera.

What to Expect

It's important for every writer to have a solid script AND to show executives that they are collaborative and professional to work with. These 2-week Matchmaker Clinics are designed to give writers an opportunity to develop a solid script and collaborate with an industry professional. Review the list of available executives and select the one that best fits your script!

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 you will have a week between sessions to revise your pages and in the second roundtable, you'll have another 25-minute meeting to talk about the submitted revisions. 

Joining Sessions

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

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.

Questions?

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

What To Expect

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.

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. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.

Questions?

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

Specializes in:


Features
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All TV Formats
  • All TV Homes (Network, Cable & Streaming)