Mixing Mediums: Writing Marketable TV Movies

Justine Wentzell
Development, Production, & Acquisitions Consultant
Wednesdays 10/23 & 10/30 @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm PT

"Great information and feedback. It opened up new possibilities for me. This was my second Roadmap class, and both times it was worth the price. I definitely learned things I could not have known by reading a book, and since I live far from LA, this information was truly helpful." - Leah Alford, Screenwriter

Nowadays, it seems like there’s no shortage of avenues to pursue in order to get your writing out there and land the coveted writing assignment. With endless channels, sites, and apps, we get that it can feel overwhelming, but there’s a path towards a full-fledged writing career that you may have overlooked: the TV movie.

TV movies are bigger than ever, and understanding their formula and structure can only help you as you move forward in your career.

Anyone interested in learning how to approach developing content suitable for Hallmark, Lifetime, and similar avenues should take this two-week clinic!

This Two Week Clinic Will Cover:

  • The structure of a TV Movie
  • Style and tone
  • Marketing a TV Movie
  • Feedback on your synopsis
  • Live Q&A
About Your Host

Justine Wentzell is a natural left and right brain executive who was a key member of and ultimately led the Acquisitions & Co-Productions team at MarVista Entertainment, a worldwide distribution and production company in the film and television space. There she worked on numerous productions from development through to release. She has a proven track record of forging strategic relationships and bringing in and crafting new business globally. As part of the Recording Academy’s Advocacy Committee, she also works with the Academy to update music law and protect creators’ rights.

Justine received her Juris Doctorate having completed the Intellectual Property Certificate Program at Whittier Law School in 2013 and is licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee. She also received her B.A. in Global and International Studies, with a minor in Russian, from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009. Her global background and love for learning languages (she speaks Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and is learning French) gives her deep insights into different cultures and people. Recently, Justine released her first book, “Pocket Full of Dreams,” which is available worldwide on Amazon. 13% of the proceeds goes to Break the Cycle, a non-profit organization working with teens and young adults to create a culture without abuse. Find out more on her blog www.lovejustine.com.

What To Expect

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 your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

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

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!


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