Hands On Producer Program - Acquiring and Adapting Valuable IP!

Brandon Combs
Creative Director
Roadmap Writers
Sundays 6/2, 6/16, 6/23 & 6/30 @ 10am - 12pm PT
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After you sign up, you will receive an email from brandon@roadmapwriters.com within 12 hours with instructions! 

Struggling with not getting enough traction? Are you solely writing original stories?

Having the rights to solid IP (intellectual property) is one of the "easiest" ways to get attention from an executive. Acquiring IP is a mystery to many and can stop writers dead in their tracks from even attempting to. 

In this interactive 4-week program with our very own Creative Director, Brandon Combs, you will walk through how to discover if project rights are available, contact rights holders, learn the difference between options vs shopping agreements, and how to negotiate!

Each writer will come into the class with 5-10 of their dream IP choices and Brandon will walk you through the process on acquiring the rights to those IP choices that are available!

Here's the breakdown:

Week 1. 
  1. Explaining IP, what it is, why it's lucrative, what IP is best suited for the writers own personal writing style etc. 
  2. Explaining how to search for it, best places to look. 
  3. General Q&A
  4. HOMEWORK:  Make a list with blurbs about 10 IP's you're interested in and be prepared to pitch them.  
Week 2
  1. IP Review: Everyone will pitch Brandon the various projects and discuss which would be the best to focus on and why. 
  2. Explaining  how to reach out to rights holders, who best to contact, what to say etc.   
  3. Explaining the negotiating process, what to expect, options vs shopping agreements. 
  4. General Q&A
  5. HOMEWORK: Reach out to the IP owners.  
Week 3 
  1. Reviewing responses from each class members contact efforts. Understand, how they went about it, obstacles encountered, paths of success, etc. 
  2. Explaining how to adapt the property, creating a pitch deck and treatment etc. 
  3. General Q&A
  4. HOMEWORK: Write the treatment
Week 4
  1. Treatment review: Brandon will review everyone's treatments and give detailed notes on how to elevate the material further.
  2. The road ahead: Brandon will discuss and share additional insights on what everyone may encounter from here on out and how to best leverage their IP going forward.
  3. General Q&A
    About Your Host

    Brandon Combs started Relentless Lane Productions in 2018 after working at NBC/Universal. Brandon has acquired the rights to numerous IP projects (including DC comics and video games) and has helped set up IP-based projects at Legendary Entertainment (JURASSIC WORLD), Broken Road Productions (TAG, ISN'T IT ROMANTIC) and Mark Canton's Company (300, THE IMMORTALS). He has acquired very well known and in-demand IP all for free including and will share his insight on how you can do it too!

    Specializes in:


    Features
    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • RomCom
    • SciFi
    • Action
    • Adventure
    • Fantasy
    • Thriller
    • Horror
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    TV
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    • Comedy
    • SciFi
    • Action
    • Adventure
    • Fantasy
    • Thriller
    • Horror
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