Madeleine Buisseret

Director of Development @ Mainstay Entertainment
Saturday 2/13 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT

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Particularly Interested In:

Female-driven high concept limited series drama, female-driven elevated feature, anything with an A24 vibe, understated psychological horror, diverse 1/2 hr comedy series.

Pitch Tips

Make sure to balance action with character development so we truly get to know your characters in an authentic, meaningful way. And make sure I clearly understand the plot.

About Your Host

Madeleine currently works as director of development at Mainstay Entertainment, a management and production company that represents actors, writers, directors and creators including Trevor Noah. She has also served as associate producer on the TV pilot “Jefferson County Probation,” produced by Mainstay Entertainment for Comedy Central. She also co-produced the production company’s independent feature, “Before I Go,” written and directed by Eric Schaeffer and starring Annabella Sciorra and Robert Klein. She began her career as a freelance finance and film writer in London, UK. Before her first full-time career in entertainment, she wrote, produced and directed a short film, “Dearest Paula,” on mental health awareness. Other credits include “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You” and “I Feel Pretty.” Mainstay most recently produced “A Simple Wedding,” a feature film written and directed by Sara Zandieh and released by Blue Fox Entertainment, starring Tara Grammy, Rita Wilson and Maz Jobrani. The company is also developing “Born a Crime,” based on Trevor Noah’s best-selling memoir, at Paramount Pictures and “Sun Always Sets in the West,” with Danny McBride and Rough House Pictures, at Lionsgate. The company is currently in production on HBO Max’s “Boondocks,” created by Aaron McGruder, and “Untitled Maz Jobrani/Courtney Cox Project,” an animated TV pilot presentation about an immigrant family adjusting to life in America.

HOW IT WORKS

  • 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 instructions on how to submit your contact info or written pitch via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material/contact submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

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

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:

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

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

Subgenres
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • High-Concept
  • Holiday
  • Inspirational
  • Latin / Spanish-Language
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Psychological
  • Road Trip
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)

Specifically not interested in:

Sports stories, dramas about corporations/finance, Big Budget action films


Books
  • Apocalyptic
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime
  • Detective
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Historical Fiction
  • Inspirational
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Literary Fiction
  • Memoirs
  • Mystery
  • Non-Fiction
  • Period Piece
  • Personal Growth
  • Political
  • Psychological
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Short Stories
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Crime
  • True Stories
  • Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult (YA) / Teen