Michael Shanker

Executive, 30WEST
Materials Due by 9:00am PT on day of session
Sunday 12/22

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

In these special writtens-only holiday Open Pitch Sessions, you can expect your feedback by end of day Friday, 1/3!
Pitch Tips

Sell me on the fundamental idea or concept before getting into details like character development, structure, etc...

About Your Host

Michael Shanker is an executive at 30WEST. Previously, in his position at Sight Unseen Pictures, Michael worked on Reinaldo Marcus Green's directorial debut MONSTERS AND MEN (Special Jury Award winner - Sundance 2018), Cory Finley's BAD EDUCATION starring Hugh Jackman & Allison Janney (Toronto Film Festival premiere 2019), and Justin Simien's second feature film, BAD HAIR (yet to be released).

30WEST has produced a variety of films including but not limited to LATE NIGHT starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson, directed by Nisha Ganatra; DESTROYER starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Karyn Kusama; Michael Pearce's directorial debut BEAST; Sam Levinson's high concept genre film ASSASSINATION NATION; and Margot Robbie's I, TONYA directed by Craig Gillespie. The company also has a majority stake in the US distributor NEON, and advises them on a day to day basis.


  • 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.


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

Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

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

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