Step 1: Pitch Prep Program

May 2019
April Sold Out - Next Available: May (Only 4 Spots Left)!
"I feel that this week at Roadmap took me to a new level. I never considered myself an "amateur", but after my Roadmap studies, I consider myself (near) professional. I have to say that Dorian is a master wordsmith and that everyone should participate in the entire the session. My colleague writers have contributed to solving issues that I couldn't even see from the inside. You will get a better look at the weakness in your own work and in the solutions you will discover what will develop your work into greatness. Thanks for caring!" - Corey M.

The first step in our Career Writer Program is the Pitch Prep Program, where writers hone their written & verbal pitch, mold their brand, and get prepared to properly market their material!

So you're finally getting the hang of this writing thing - it's all starting to come together. But when it comes time to pitch it, your amazing story is not coming through - or worse, you freeze up and have no idea what to say - and you can't figure out why. Roadmap understands your frustration, which is why we've put together a Pitch Prep Program that revolves all around pitching and how to master your pitch! 

Train with the Roadmap Team and working industry executives to refine your pitch and figure out what's breaking down in translation and how to build it up! 

In this Month-Long Program, You Will:

  • Learn how to structure your pitch
  • Learn the importance of tone and voice in your pitch
  • Practice with professionals who can help you identify where your pitch is weakest - and strongest
  • Gain confidence for the hot seat!

     

    "BIG SHOUT OUT to the Roadmap Team for the Pitch Prep Program - worth every penny and all the time given to me! This program really gave me the tools to grow in confidence & knowledge and to make my pitching skills shine that much more. I really find myself wanting to pitch my projects that much more, thanks to this program and the mighty fine folks at Roadmap." 
    - Scott Carroll

     

    "Pitch Prep is an excellent way to jump into the deep end, knowing that the lifeguards of RW won’t let you drown. The RW staff is extremely encouraging, the industry contacts are bona fide and real world in their feedback, and the participants are definitely a cut above. Well worth doing if you are seriously committed to upping your game and unlocking the magic of your work for those who don’t yet know it." 
    - Jerry Perez


      SCHEDULE: PITCH PREP PROGRAM

      2-Week Written Pitch Clinic w/ Dorian Connelley, Roadmap's COO

      Sun 5/5 & Sun 5/12 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm PT

      • Learn the basics of pitching and compose your watertight 2-pg. written pitch, including loglines, tonal comps, characters, synopses, & more!
        • This is one of our most popular Clinics with consistent results!
      • Following this Clinic, you will also have a private Written Pitch Consult w/ Roadmap's Director of Education Alexandra Davies to get a fresh pair of eyes on your brand new written pitch!
      Pitch Prep Webinar w/ Chris Deckard, Manager @ Fictional Entity

      Weds 5/8 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm PT

      • Learn the general structure of a pitch
      • Hone in on the basic goals of pitching
      • Get 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!
        Verbal Pitch Prep Session w/ Brandon Combs, Roadmap's Creative Director

        Tues 5/14 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm PT

        • Learn the art of delivering your verbal pitch.
          • How to pitch conversationally (without reading!)
          • How to efficiently incorporate all of the necessary elements of a pitch (tone, characters, plot).
          • How to make your pitch relatable and universal.
        • Deliver your verbal pitch to Brandon for practice and notes.
        2-Week Branding Clinic w/ Briana Hansen, Roadmap's Director of Writer Outreach

        Sun 5/19 & Sun 5/26 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm PT

        • 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.
        2x Pitch Roundtables w/ Industry Executives

        Tues 5/21 & Thurs 5/23 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT

        • You'll take turns delivering your verbal pitch in a Roundtable setting and receive feedback from the exec on strengths and areas of improvement specific to your verbal pitch.
        • Learn from notes on your own pitch and from notes given to your peers!

        PLUS the below sessions - included each month with ALL Steps in the Career Writer Program:

        Peer-to-Peer: Mondays @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT
        • You’ll join other members on video conferencing software ZOOM to practice your screenwriting pitches. There will not be a moderator or an exec present — this is just for extra practice with your screenwriting network! You may also choose to use this session for a Logline Clinic if you need help writing loglines, tonal comps and much more.
          Webinars: Sundays @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm PT
          • These 90-minute sessions are taught by working screenwriters and industry executives. A comprehensive range of writing and marketing topics is covered by each professional. A live Q&A follows every presentation to address your specific concerns.
            Combs' Corner: 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT
            • Roadmap's Creative Director Brandon Combs gives you a behind-the-scenes look at pitch sessions, interacting with executives, the life of an aspiring screenwriter, tips on staying sane, avoiding writer’s block, networking techniques, getting your work out there and more!
              Opening Pages Analysis: Last Wednesday of each month @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm PT
              • Roadmap's CEO Joey Tuccio discusses some of the immediate reasons an executive might pass on your work...and you might not even know you're doing one of these things! Remember, most execs won't read past page 5 if they aren't hooked from the start. Joey will give several volunteer writers specific feedback on their opening 3 pages. The pages will be shared on screen with the rest of the group so everybody can learn from the feedback.



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