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

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Evan Schmitt - Creative Director
Weekly, starting on Saturday, 02/05 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT
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You will be sent an invoice for the remainder of your balance to the email address you use to pay the deposit. Balances must be paid in full prior to the end of the class unless prior arrangements are made. Failure to pay invoices in a timely manner will result in the forfeiture of your spot and you will not be permitted to complete the program. Questions? Email

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 Creative Director Evan Schmitt 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  

Week One - Introduction and Characters

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This week, we will focus on the overall goal of a pitch deck as well as flesh out your character descriptions. 

  • Instructor will lecture on the contents of a pitch deck. 
  • Instructor will discuss how to develop and flesh out character descriptions. 
  • Instructor will give you feedback on your logline and tonal comps. 
  • Instructor will explain the homework. 

Week Two - Synopsis and Takeaway

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This week, we will focus on the synopsis and takeaway. 

  • Instructor will lecture on structuring and crafting your story synopsis. 
  • Instructor will discuss creating a sense of tone and a compelling takeaway for your story. 
  • Instructor will give you feedback on your character bios and revised logline and comps. 
  • Instructor will explain the homework

Week Three - Treatment Review and Design Prep

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This week, we'll focus on designing your pitch deck. 

  • Instructor will lecture on how to source and select images for your pitch deck. 
  • Instructor will lecture on how to put together a cohesive theme for your pitch deck. 
  • Instructor will give you feedback on your homework. 
  • Instructor will explain the homework. 

Week Four - Pitch Deck Review

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This week, we will review your pitch decks. 

  • Instructor will lecture on how to get your pitch deck out there. 
  • Instructor will give you feedback on your completed pitch deck. 
More about
Evan Schmitt
Creative Director


Evan Schmitt is a freelance comedy writer, script doctor, and creative director with a background in development and management. Previous companies include Balance Pictures, PMG, Creative Content, and most recently, Confidential Cartoon Studios. Evan calls the world of independent filmmaking home and has collaborated on multiple award-winning projects. In her spare time, she teaches screenwriting and hosts the podcast, Real True Facts.

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.