Life’s a Pitch: Writing and Designing a Professional Pitch Deck

Brandon Combs & Alex Davies
Creative Director & Director of Education, Roadmap Writers
Saturdays 3/7, 3/14, 3/21 & 3/28 @ 2pm - 4pm PT

"I was struggling with making a pitch deck for my first TV pilot. I am a screenwriter with an academic background, so I knew nothing about graphics. Alex and Brandon helped me shape the content for the deck, and then showed me how to put together pictures that would visually tell the story I was writing about. And all of a sudden, I had a great pitch deck! I discussed the show with a friend, and when I showed her my completed pitch deck, she said that now the project feels real to her. This is one of the best classes I’ve taken anywhere. I love Alex and Brandon!" - Claire R

A picture is worth a 1000 words! 

That's why it's so important to have a visual component to your film or television script. Let Roadmap's Creative Director, Brandon Combs, and Director of Education, Alex Davies, walk you through the steps of creating a killer pitch deck. You'll gain the tools to make a solid film/television deck that captures the exact style and tone of your project so that there's no confusion on what your vision is for your story.  

Shows like Stranger Things and Adventure Time have really raised the bar on how pitch decks are constructed and presented. Decks were crucial in getting both of these highly creative and outside-of-the-box concepts sold. The more you can paint a clear picture of the world, mood and characters of your script, the more likely you are to wow executives!

We get it. Pitch decks can be intimidating, but that’s why Roadmap has designed this special four week class to guide you through the process and walk away with a professional pitch deck ready for marketing! 

The Four Week Class Will Cover: 

  • The structure and content of a pitch deck 
  • Content, language, and tone 
  • Graphics and design 
  • Presentation  
About Your Host

Brandon Combs is an award-winning writer, producer, and graphic designer. Having started at NBC/Universal, Brandon quickly learned to identify amazing stories with unparalleled appeal. Jumping on his ability to find stand out projects, Brandon has recently built an impressive slate of unique and timely projects including films and television series based on best-selling novels, award-winning comic books, and classic video games. Brandon Combs started Relentless Lane Productions in 2018.

Alexandra Davies holds a degree in English Literature from UCLA, which she earned while pursuing acting. As an actress for many years, she learned the ins and outs of character, story, and theme. As the Director of Education at Roadmap, Alex strives to identify the most common hurdles writers face in developing their work and design class, clinics, and webinars to address these issues. In addition, Alex is an award winning writer with several scripts, a novel, short film (produced during the AT&T Shape Create-A-Thon) and a webseries (coming soon!) under her belt.

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.


If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!