Rashonda Joplin

Director of Development
Saturday 8/17 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

Character is king!

About Your Host

Rashonda Joplin graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and began her career in advertising copywriting working with companies such as Ogilvy and Weiden and Kennedy. She's served as a creative copywriter for brands such as Kashi, JetBlue, Charlotte Bobcats, and the North Carolina Press Association. She transitioned into film after receiving a Masters from Savannah College of Art and Design and working at the Georgia Film Commission on the many productions coming through Savannah and Atlanta at the time. She moved to Los Angeles in 2014 when offered a job at The Collective, formerly known as Collective Digital Studio. At Collective Digital Studio, Rashonda has written for talent such as Shay Mitchell, Bethany Moda and Sky Gaven when launching their digital platforms which transitioned her into development at Studio71. She helped develop one of YouTube Red’s first premium shows with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks and two features—one with the Marano Sisters and another with Ben Stiller’s Red Hour. She is now a development executive at MGM where she continues to help shape story and build characters as she pushes the narratives of diverse voices and advocates for untapped talent.


  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your contact info or written pitch via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material/contact submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller

  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Faith-Based/Faith-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • High-Concept
  • Inspirational
  • Latin / Spanish-Language
  • Psychological
  • Romance
  • Sports
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Diverse Writers