The Pitch Fitness Club [Subscription]

Online Classes
$79.00 per month

The Pitch Fitness Club is a subscription-based, screenwriting resources club dedicated to providing you with all the preliminary tools to market yourself as a writer & keep in shape and in touch with what today's industry standard looks like.

Whether you're building your first TV or film pitch or tenth, this taste of the Career Writer Program provides you access to personal workshops that rotate monthly, focusing on either your logline & premise, personal writer brand & bio, opening pages of your script, or your verbal pitch throughout your subscribed month(s).

The Pitch Fitness Club

Here's a little secret: being the most talented writer in the world will only take you so far in Hollywood. Professional writers know this, and so, to push their scripts ahead of the pack, they are excellent at expanding their network and keeping their pitches sharp.

Make sure to check the "SCHEDULE" tab as each month brings new sessions for you to benefit from!

All sessions take place 100% online utilizing video conferencing software ZOOM so writers can participate from anywhere in the world!

This program can be repeated monthly as the content and execs available refresh each month—save $20 if you start a monthly subscription to The Pitch Fitness Club—only $79!
 

In this program, we provide writers with educational tools and pitching strategies to help writers take their craft to the next level. Also, just for being a member, you'll receive access to bonus sessions and exclusive discounts in addition to:

  • Interactive State of the Industry Q&A with an Exec
  • Live Verbal Pitch Prep Lecture w/ Literary Manager
  • An Open Pitch Session of your choice with written feedback from an Exec/Rep
  • Access to the Name of the Game: Trade Talk and Uncle James' Pitchin' Kitchen each month
  • Quarterly Logline Workshop
  • Quarterly Verbal Pitch Roundtable w/ the RoadCrew
  • Quarterly Written Opening Pages Analysis of your script's first 3 pages
  • 2x On-Demand Webinar Recordings of your choice
  • and more!

[ORIENTATION] Pitch Fitness Club Monthly Intentions and Q&A

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Summary

This session will occur prior to the Verbal Pitch Prep Lecture, and is meant to:

  • Set intentions for the month & what you want to get out of the Pitch Fitness Club (Tristan will follow up on these intentions at the end of the month!)
  • Answer any questions you may have about the program
  • Answer any questions you may have resonant to your current career goals & status
  • Meet your fellow Pitch Fit writers
Host:
Tristan J Shuler - Director of Brand Management, Roadmap Writers

Currently performing in the world premiere of Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss, the Musical, Tristan J is a repped screenwriter and Off-Broadway & National Tour playwright, actor, & director. Before becoming Roadmap Success Story #229, Tristan J was highlighted in YesBroadway's 40Under40 alongside Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose and Tony winners Adrienne Warren & Alex Newell. Tristan J created A Night of Play NYC, a board-game-infused playwriting incubator of new works from emerging playwrights in Brooklyn, NY, where Tristan J was raised on a military base in a blended multi-racial family. There's nothing Tristan J loves more than new voices & board games! An advocate for queer creators of color, Tristan J works to elevate & honor the creative process alongside our collective journey towards enlightenment! During his time with Roadmap Writers, Tristan has toured with Broadway musicals, worked on the desk at Bohemia Group Entertainment reporting directly to the head of talent & literary management, coached hundreds of writers and actors to signings and bookings, and is currently developing a slate of his own: including an original, co-written 1/2 hour workplace romantic comedy BRIDAL PARTY and his first feature film. Follow Tristan J on Twitter and Instagram for rumblings on musical theatre, spilling tea, and being a magical witch.

[LECTURE] Verbal Pitch Prep

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This lecture and Q&A will cover:

  • The general structure of a pitch
  • Honing in on the basic goals of pitching
  • Tips on holding an exec's attention during your pitch
  • And you'll hear an example verbal pitch to get you off on the right foot!
Host:
Chris Deckard - Manager / Co-Founder, Fictional Entity

Prior to co-founding the management/production company Fictional Entity in early 2017, Chris Deckard spent over seven years working with and representing talent at the major agencies ICM Partners and WME. While at WME, Chris worked in the media rights department, selling books for series and film adaptations before moving into the talent department, where he worked closely with high level actors in film, television, and the then-emerging digital space. While at ICM Partners, he again worked with high level actors and worked closely with the packaging and sales department and the digital media group. For over a decade, Chris has worked closely with traditional and new media buyers to find and develop content for domestic and international audiences. In addition to helping cast and package numerous features and series, he has evaluated thousands of scripts for actors and directors. Chris graduated from Cornell University and earned his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.

Chris helps his clients navigate the evolving entertainment landscape in the United States and abroad. He has negotiated deals for features, series, and podcasts in several international territories. His clients have been named to The Black List, The Hit List, The Young & Hungry List, The Blood List and been lauded by the PAGE Awards, the International Emmys, and The GLAAD Awards. Clients have also earned nominations and placements from The Heath Ledger Scholarship, The Academy Nicholl Screenwriting 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, Lucasfilm, NBCUniversal, Legendary, Marvel, Fremantle, SyFy, the CW, Warner Bros., Amazon, Blumhouse, Hulu, XYZ, The BBC, Comedy Central, the ABC Australia, Foxtel, TruTV, Super Deluxe, Hallmark, Lifetime, CBS, Facebook, E!, and MSNBC.

Several of Chris’ clients had films shoot in 2021, including one for Netflix, and another which sold to XYZ Films, both of which are slated for 2022 release. Within the past year, clients have sold series to Amazon, Netflix, eOne, and Hulu. Chris, along with his business partner, is also an Executive Producer on a scripted series project alongside two writing EPs from New Amsterdam which sold to Universal Television in 2021.

Uncle James' Pitchin' Kitchen

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Audit a session of at most eight (8) writers in our Step 2: Marketing Intensive as they practice the pitches they've been going out with & workshop their pitches with notes from Director of Outreach & Diversity, screenwriter James Moorer. Here, you'll get tips on pitching, be able to experience more examples pitches in action, and cheer on your fellow writers! Following the pitch workshop, if there is time, we will open up to Q&A.

Host:
James Moorer - Director of Writer Outreach & Diversity Initiatives, Roadmap Writers

James is a best-selling author, working screenwriter, producer, director, and motivational speaker who loves to find a way to succeed. James has also worked as an actor and voice talent on numerous projects. He is a member of the Organization of Black Screenwriters and was recently accepted into the Independent Writers Caucus.  He recently celebrated his first script sale of 2024, and his production company, Hammerjaxx Films, has previously sponsored one of the prizes in our Diversity Initiative. Ever creating, James launched Dark Anthem Press, a division of One Moorer last fall for book-to-screen projects. He's passionate about finding the story within the story and helping writers find both their voice and their own given greatness. His other passion is being the San Fernando Valley's expert on Pancakes.

The Name of the Game: Trade Talk

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We all want to be successful, but the path to success can feel so long and daunting that we don't know where to start. Or we're sitting around waiting for the perfect rep/producer/network to somehow find our screenplay and launch our careers. But the world has changed. These days, it takes more than a great screenplay to be successful in this business—it takes unrelenting business-minded discipline. Daily. Screenwriters must be more than a unique creative voice—you must also be savvy and well-versed on the changes in TV & film and the people behind them. Understanding the business of show business is an essential skill for every screenwriter. Because business... is The Name of the Game. This can be time-consuming, so this eye-opening monthly webinar covers the most important industry updates and what you can and should be doing right now to further your career without sacrificing time for your craft. Execs are encyclopedias when it comes to industry knowledge. Learn how to impress with your ability to talk shop in any meeting!

Host:
James Moorer - Director of Writer Outreach & Diversity Initiatives, Roadmap Writers

James is a best-selling author, working screenwriter, producer, director, and motivational speaker who loves to find a way to succeed. James has also worked as an actor and voice talent on numerous projects. He is a member of the Organization of Black Screenwriters and was recently accepted into the Independent Writers Caucus.  He recently celebrated his first script sale of 2024, and his production company, Hammerjaxx Films, has previously sponsored one of the prizes in our Diversity Initiative. Ever creating, James launched Dark Anthem Press, a division of One Moorer last fall for book-to-screen projects. He's passionate about finding the story within the story and helping writers find both their voice and their own given greatness. His other passion is being the San Fernando Valley's expert on Pancakes.

State of the Industry Q&A w/ an Exec

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This informal Q&A gives you face-to-face time with a pre-selected exec on the Roadmap roster, where you'll be able to ask them any career & screenwriting questions you may have. This is not an opportunity to pitch your project, but instead an opportunity to build rapport with an exec by inquiring about their expertise and experience. Come with questions!

Host:
Mitchell Bendersky - Manager, Expectation Management

Mitchell Bendersky is the founder of Expectation Management, a new entertainment company dedicated to representing and servicing the next generation of undeniable storytellers. Beforehand, Mitchell was a Literary Manager at Gramercy Park Entertainment and prior to being a Manager, he worked at companies like Marvel and WME. Mitchell's current go-to karaoke song is The Sweetest Taboo by Sade.

Branding Prep Clinic

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Hone in on what you, as a writer, deliver. Learn to see beyond genre and better understand how your own perspective seeps into every script you write and capitalize on that. Create an exciting and quickly digestible personal logline to better pitch yourself—and your scripts—to executives.

During the session, you'll present your personal brand logline and workshop it together with the group.

Host:
Terra Joy - Director of Consultations & Script Services, Roadmap Writers

Terra Joy started her career in Washington, DC as a journalist where she then transitioned into nonprofit advocacy and managed a documentary film campaign, resulting in 115+ screenings in under nine months. She was also very active in the local screenwriting community as a member of WIF. Before joining the RoadCrew, she was a reader for Slamdance. She has read  over a thousand scripts, and has seen the trends in feedback from execs on over 5K screenplays. Terra is also a professional proofreader and line editor.  As a craft nerd, a writer herself, and a Virgo with OCD, she loves to use her detail obsession to benefit story development. She's been to 35+ countries, has a B.A. in Political Science, and when she's not connecting awesome creative people with other awesome creative people, she's writing, or thinking about writing, or analyzing astrological birth charts for her scripts' dream casting, and trying to find the best boba tea flavor.

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 350 writers from all over the world sign to representation, staff on series, and option and produce their projects. Our writers have been staffed on BRIDGERTON, THE FLASH, CHICAGO PD, THE FIRST LADY, NIGHT COURT, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE RESIDENT, REACHER, FUBAR, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, MAYANS, COBRA KAI, POKERFACE, and others. They have also sold to, set up projects at, and been produced by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, MGM, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Starz, Legendary, American High, New Republic Pictures, Anvil Pictures, Bohemia Group, Lifetime, Will Packer Studios, Roku, and more.

How it Works

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

Please ensure you are familiar with our Code of Conduct.

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.