Lecture Series: The Marketing Toolkit

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It's no secret that pitching, networking and marketing yourself and your work generally makes writers nervous. We hear you! We spend all this time with ourselves and our material and it's hard to figure out how to communicate what's in our head to reps or execs. 

But pitching, networking, and marketing are skills we have to develop in order to build a successful career in this industry. The good news is that we don't have to learn those skills the hard way. 

Enter Dave Devries with this special four-week lecture series designed to give us the tools we need to confidently put our work out there! 

This Four-Week Lecture Series Will Cover

  • General Meetings 
  • Pitching 101 
  • The Follow-Up (aka Maintaining the Relationship) 
  • Working with Execs 


Week One - General Meeting 101

Date / Time

This week, we will focus on general meetings: what they are, how to prepare, and how to leave a good impression. 

Week Two - How to Pitch Your Project

Date / Time

This week, we will focus on pitching dos and don'ts. 

Week Three - What Comes After The General

Date / Time

This week, we will cover what to expect after a general meeting: follow up etiquette, when to reach back out, etc. 

Week Four - Development and Working Relationships with Execs

Date / Time

This week, we will focus on development and how you can cultivate the best possible working relationship with execs. 

More about
Dave Devries
Head of Development
Rainforest Entertainment

A graduate of the University of Michigan with degrees in Film and Psychology, Dave Devries is an independent Film & TV Producer (JASON BOURNE; PLUS ONE; ADVENTURE FORCE 5; SAVING ZOE) and now runs development for Rainforest Entertainment. He has developed and produced a wide range of projects, including major studio films, award-winning indie films, TV shows, digital series, and scripted podcasts for HBO Max, ABC, Freeform, NBC, USA, Syfy, YouTube Red, Facebook Watch, Universal TV, UCP, eOne, Go90, Snapchat, Eko, and Vudu. An avid hiker and camper, Dave has spent months trekking through Alaska, Northern Ontario, and many of the National Parks across the country.

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.