[Perspective Series] When to Let Go

Hosted By:
Roadmap Writers

We all have our quirks as writers - those little things we do that may not serve us in the long run. Maybe we research and outline in order to procrastinate writing the actual script. Maybe we use too much self deprecating humor when we pitch. Or maybe we keep rewriting a script for years and years, without writing anything new. 

Letting go of a script that we love is never fun, but sometimes that's just what you need to do. If you've been working on the same script for years at the expense of all your other projects, it's time to set that one aside and begin something new. That script, and the rest of your portfolio, will thank you for it, trust us! 

To help you sever that tie (at least temporarily), Roadmap has an awesome panel for you!

This 60 Minute Panel Will Cover: 

  • The rewrite process 
  • Marketability 
  • Mindset and strategies 
More about
Roadmap Writers

Roadmap Writers is a talent training and discovery platform for screenwriters ready for a guided path to success. Our programs are hosted by working industry executives and are designed to empower writers with actionable tools and insights to elevate your craft and cultivate relationships with industry professionals. Since 2016, we have helped more than 185 writers sign to representation and countless others get staffed, optioned, or sell their script.

Terra Joy
Director of Consultations & Script Services
Roadmap Writers

Terra Joy started her career in Washington, DC as a journalist, copyeditor, and communications specialist. She's been to 35+ countries, has a BA in Political Science, and loves helping other writers develop their material. Having been raised by a life coach, when she's not connecting awesome creative people with other awesome creative people, she's nerding out on psychology, analyzing her favorite movies and TV shows, and trying to find the best boba tea flavor. 

Chris Deckard
Manager / Co-Founder
Fictional Entity
After graduating from Cornell University and earning his J.D. From Notre Dame Law, Chris Deckard pivoted to entertainment where he spent over seven years at ICM Partners and WME before co-founding the management/production company Fictional Entity in 2017. Chris has cast, packaged, and sold numerous features, series, and new media projects to both domestic and international audiences in addition to helping writers staff on Netflix and Amazon series. Fictional Entity's clients have been named to The Black List, The Hit List, The Young & Hungry List, The Blood List, the PAGE Awards, the Nicholl Awards, the AWG, ADG, SPA, and AACTA. Clients have written, directed, starred, and produced in numerous formats, including features, TV, virtual reality, and podcasts, independently and for companies like Netflix, NBCUniversal, Legendary, Marvel, Fremantle, SyFy, the CW, Warner Bros., Amazon, Blumhouse, Hulu, Comedy Central, the ABC Australia, Foxtel, TruTV, Super Deluxe, Hallmark, Lifetime, CBS, Facebook, E!, and MSNBC.
Terri Viani

Terri Coduri Viani got her screenwriting start on Disney/ABC's hit show, Brand Spanking New Doug. After Disney, she freelanced in New York City before moving to New England to write for The Westerly (RI) Sun and The Stonebridge Press rural newspaper group. Her scripts have been finalists in both the New England Film Fellowship Contest and the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, as well as placing on The Bitch List 2020, and at Stowe Story Labs and the Austin Film Festival. She is an associate member of the WGA, West, and a Script Magazine contributing writer. In her childhood, she lived and traveled all over the world including Saudi Arabia and the Soviet Union, and spent her high school years at an all-girls boarding school in the British countryside. She currently resides in Connecticut with one husband and three cats and credits her around-the-world upbringing for her love of offbeat worlds and characters as well as her deep understanding of the human desire for a place to call home.

How it Works


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

The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.