Mara Gagnon

Creative Executive @ Oddball Entertainment
Saturday 2/22 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

Concept first, the character-driven narrative next.

About Your Host

Mara Gagnon has been working under Wes Ball at his company Oddball Entertainment for the past 4 years. Wes is most recently known for directing the MAZERUNNER franchise, and a fully motion-captured film titled MOUSEGUARD set for 2021. 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 the ever-emerging streaming services.

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

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror

Subgenres
  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Inspirational
  • Period Pieces
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Webseries
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA