Navigating the Landscape: Understanding How You Fit Into the Industry

David Harris
Harris Films

Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of different elements at play in the entertainment industry. Trying to navigate all of that can feel overwhelming. You want to set yourself up for success by tackling the right projects and connecting with the right people, but there’s a variety of factors you didn’t realize you needed to consider. Outside of just the creativity itself, there’s a business portion of writing that you need to focus on if you want to make this your long-term career. Things like learning how many films/shows have a similar hook to the one in your story or how many clients does the agent/manager represent who write in your space can be very helpful for honing in on what can set you apart and make your script successful. But sometimes, you may not even know where to start. We get it. We’ve been there. And we know how frustrating it can be.

That’s why Roadmap has put together this webinar to help you understand the industry landscape so you can best position yourself in it!

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • Doing your homework – what’s selling, why and who’s buying?
  • Writing your passion vs. writing for the marketplace
  • Navigating common pitfalls when interpreting the marketplace.
  • Finding potential homes
  • Do’s and don’ts for reaching out to potential homes
  • Is there an alternative to having an agent or manager that can still help you make inroads?
  • Once you get in the door, how should you present yourself to executives?
  • Live Q&A
About Your Host

The son of a feature producer / film preservationist, New York native David Harris’ love of film was ingrained in him at an early age. Upon graduating from the University of Central Florida with a dual major in Film and Business, David made his way to Los Angeles to pursue a career in feature and television production. He cut his teeth working alongside various producers before ending up at Platinum Studios, where he was ultimately upped to Director of Development and worked on such films as DYLAN DOG and COWBOYS & ALIENS. Following his tenure at Platinum, David did a brief stint at Paramount Pictures before striking out on his own as an independent producer. Shortly thereafter, David set up the contained action thriller Security at Millennium. Most recently, he has purchased the rights to The Protector by David Morrell - creator of Rambo, which is in active development. In addition, under his banner of Harris Films, David has a handful of projects in various stages of development with several production companies and has amassed a catalogue high-quality intellectual properties which he is currently evolving with eminent filmmakers and screenwriters.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!