Rewrite Clinic with Chris Deckard

Writing Programs
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$249.00
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Sold Out - Waitlist Available!
Particularly Interested In

Contained (small cast, fewer locations), budget-friendly projects. Preferably high-concept. To me, "high-concept" does not mean big budget with no character development -- it means that the concept is punchy and memorable when stated as a single sentence or image. I'm looking for strong characters and an emotional arc for the protagonist. I particularly respond to writing that generates an emotional response in readers and showcases an understanding of story structure. I love when the power of someone's writing can draw me into a story that I wouldn't expect to find interesting.

Feature Genres
Drama
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Action
Thriller
Horror
Budget Range
Up to $10MM
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots (single-cam)
One-Hour Pilots
Limited Series
TV Homes
Network
Cable
Premium Cable
Streaming
TV Genres
Drama
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Action
Thriller
Horror
Sub-Genres
Book Adaptation
Coming-of-Age
Crime/True Crime
Dark Comedy
Dystopian
Female-Driven
Futuristic
Ghosts
High-Concept
LGBTQIA+
Mystery
Post-Apocalyptic
Psychological
Revenge
Socially Relevant
Supernatural
Suspense
True Stories
Westerns
Young Adult (YA)

Week #1: Script Review

Date / Time
Summary

The executive will read each writer's full script before the meeting and during the session, each writer will have 25 minutes to get notes from the executive. 

Week #2: Revised Script Review

Date / Time
Summary

The exec will read each writer's revised script prior to class and each writer will have 25 minutes to discuss final notes and thoughts with the exec.

More about Chris Deckard

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.

Testimonials

Chris is one of my FAVE execs! He was professional, kind, truthful, helpful, and encouraging. He offered suggestions for elements that did not work so well and kudos for those that did. He provided detailed feedback that helped me have options going forward and encouraged me to submit an improved script for a longer feedback session. He was interested in my project from a perspective of helping me be a better writer vs. just trying to get through the meeting and move on. I appreciated his manner and excellent tips and I will definitely be seeking his feedback in the future. I HIGHLY recommend him!

~ Anonymous Screenwriter

Chris is truly terrific: organized, concise, knowledgeable, and full of good advice always. His guidance really helped me get my portfolio ready for prime time!

~ Michael Conniff, Screenwriter

I've never met someone who knows story as well as Chris. His insights into the state of my writing and useful suggestions are backed up by his expansive knowledge of film. I couldn't have asked for a better mentor.

~ David Karner, Screenwriter

How it Works

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 your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

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.