Mara Gagnon

Creative Executive @ Oddball Entertainment
Sunday 2/14 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT

Particularly Interested In:

One-Hour TV projects including sci-fi, action, horror, mystery, thriller, book or graphic novel adaptation. Half-Hour experimental animated projects (think MIDNIGHT GOSPEL, LOVE DEATH) or Half-Hour animated comedy projects (think BIG MOUTH). Animated projects for children also welcome (TROLL HUNTERS).

Limited series for streamers including sci-fi, book adaptation, dramas, thrillers, or true stories (CHERNOBYL).

Feature films for theatrical including sci-fi, horror, fantasy, action, mystery, animation.

Feature films for streaming including sci-fi, horror, thriller, and animation.

Pitch Tips

Tell me what attracted you to your characters and story. I love interesting and unique takes on tropes. Let characters shine through dialogue!

About Your Host

Mara Gagnon has been working under Wes Ball at his company Oddball Entertainment for the past 5 years. Wes is most recently known for directing the MAZERUNNER franchise, and will be directing the next adaptation of PLANET OF THE APES for Disney. Mara runs creative development for the company, reading scripts and working with writers to get their projects "studio ready." Oddball is focused on a wide range of projects; most notably the company takes on large world-building fantasy or sci-fi driven scripts and uses new technology and innovation to bring them to life for less. After going on location to South Africa for MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE, Mara gained an understanding of what makes it to the screen, what gets cut, and why. Mara loves collaboration and helping writers find their voices. She particularly enjoys scripts that bend the rules of their genre, but in her work life she focuses on animation, fantasy, adventure, action, thrillers, horror, and sci-fi for the company. Oddball currently has both feature and television projects set up with major studios, as well as both features and TV for streamers.

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
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Animation
  • All Budgets

TV
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Mystery
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Limited Series
  • TV Movies
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

Subgenres
  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Holiday
  • Kids / Children
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Period Pieces
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Westerns

Books
  • Apocalyptic
  • Autobiographies
  • Biographies
  • Book Series
  • Comic Books
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime
  • Detective
  • Dystopian
  • Erotica
  • Essays
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Historical Fiction
  • Inspirational
  • Kids/Children
  • Literary Fiction
  • Magic
  • Memoirs
  • Mystery
  • Non-Fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Period Piece
  • Poetry
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Self-Help
  • Short Stories
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • Supernatural
  • Suspense
  • True Crime
  • True Stories
  • Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult (YA) / Teen

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