Roadmap's Marketing Intensive is designed to guide your writing journey and prevent you from throwing spaghetti against the wall just hoping something sticks.
This program helps you strategize and create a solid path to success. Each session is taught by different working industry professionals to ensure each writer gets in front of as many execs as possible!
Walk out of this program with confidence in your pitch, effective loglines & comps, and a personal brand & bio poised to position you ahead of the competition!
See below for the full calendar of events for this month's program!
*Writers must complete Steps 1-3 to be considered for our Top Tier Program. Click here to join Step 1!
Private Strategy Call
Sun 1/6 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm PT
Hosted by Briana Hansen (Roadmap's Director of Writer Outreach)
Ahead of the call, writers will submit a one-pager including a bio, loglines, and any traction they've gotten so far. During the call, Briana will help you nail down your strategy for the month and beyond!
Loglines & Tonal Comps
Tues 1/8 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm PT
Hosted by Michael Poisson (Writer/Producer; Adult Swim's ROBOT CHICKEN, Netflix's RAISING DION, & Creative Director @ Silent Machine [Krysten Ritter's Company])
You got the basics of your Logline & Tonal Comps down in the Pitch Prep Program, but now it's time to really make sure that logline pops & that your tonal comps are effective.
Weds 1/9 @ 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT
Hosted by Brandon Combs (Roadmap's Creative Director)
Roadmap's Creative Director Brandon Combs gives you a behind-the-scenes look at pitch sessions, interacting with executives, the life of an aspiring screenwriter, tips on staying sane, avoiding writer’s block, networking techniques, getting your work out there and more!
Written/Verbal Combo Pitch Roundtable
Thurs 1/10 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT
Hosted by Janet Jeffries (Development Executive, Lawrence Bender Productions - INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, HACKSAW RIDGE, GOOD WILL HUNTING)
Writers submit their 1-2 pg. written pitch for review prior to the Roundtable. During the session, writers take turns verbally pitching their brand as a writer and discussing strengths and areas of improvement specific to their pitch. Learn from the feedback given to you and the feedback given to your peers.
Researching Target Homes
Tues 1/15 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm PT
Hosted by Michael Onofri (Development Executive, LD Entertainment - JACKIE, RISEN, JACOB'S LADDER)
Knowing how to pitch is just half the battle - now it's time for some tools & tricks for figuring out who to pitch your projects to! The art of researching target homes is luckily one that can be taught - in this session, Michael will walk you through the process of researching target homes for your project on the internet.
Thurs 1/17 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT
Hosted by Joey Tuccio (Roadmap's CEO)
One of the most important pieces of marketing material any writer can have is an effective, informative bio that really captures who you are as a writer and as a human. During this session, you will learn all the tips & tricks you need to compose a standout bio for yourself.
Tues 1/22 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT
Hosted by John Hilary Shepherd (VP of Development, New Republic Pictures - BLACK SWAN, AMERICAN MADE, EVEREST)
Mastering the art of small talk or "chit-chat" before & after your pitch delivery is a key aspect to help writers stand out from the pack and leave a memorable impression. During this session, John will give a short lecture on the art of chit-chat and then hold a mock elevator pitch roundtable, focusing on the before-and-after chit-chat with each writer.
Verbal Pitch Roundtable (Scenarios)
Thurs 1/24 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT
Hosted by Adam Engelhard (Literary Manager, MailroomLA)
A group of writers takes turns verbally pitching their projects to the industry executive who will discuss strengths and areas of improvement specific to their pitch - the twist? The exec will be taking on a different random "exec personality" for each pitch - The Interruptor, The Structure Queen, etc... Learn how to handle any exec personality without a hitch!
$175 Open Pitch Session Credit (Weekends)
Pitch your project via a private 8-Min. Verbal Pitch or a 1-2 pg. Written Pitch to execs in 5x Open Pitch Sessions. You’ll receive a personalized feedback report on each pitch.
Sundays @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm PT
These 90-minute sessions are taught by working screenwriters and industry executives. A comprehensive range of writing and marketing topics is covered by each professional. A live Q&A follows every presentation to address your specific concerns.
Mondays @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT
You’ll join other members on ZOOM to practice your screenwriting pitches. There will not be a moderator or an exec present — this is just for extra practice with your screenwriting network! You may also choose to use this session for a Logline Clinic if you need help writing loglines, tonal comps and much more.