Roadmap Screenwriting Retreat (Fall 2024 – Sept 18-22) – San Bernardino Mountains, CA

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From $1,799.00
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Sold Out - Waitlist Available!

SOLD OUT!

Dedicate 5 days & 4 nights to craft and career with us this fall at an exclusive retreat destination in SoCal

**Want to bring +1 in a private room? Email melody@roadmapwriters.com

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The Perch Logo

 


Do you dream of focused writing time surrounded by fellow dedicated writers, Roadcrew, and industry pros in a beautiful setting? 
Join the RoadCrew from Wednesday, September 18th - Sunday, September 22nd, for 5 Days / 4 Nights at our exclusive retreat center in the lush forests of the San Bernardino Mountains.
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featuring... 
 
branding & marketing prep with Roadmap CEO Joey Tuccio,
logline prep with Roadmap COO Dorian Connelley,
and mindfulness for creatives with filmmaker Melody Herr
and other sessions with members of the world-famous ROADCREW!

 


THE PERCH, nestled in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, will be our playground.

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Who should attend?

Screenwriters who are ready to put in some serious writing time while also enjoying being sequestered in nature with fellow creatives.

What to Expect

After getting settled in your cozy cabin, join our industry exec(s), the RoadCrew, and your fellow writers at the Welcome Cocktail Party—then get ready for a career-changing getaway!
Each day will consist of delicious catered meals, quiet writing time, valuable breakout sessions with our team, table reads, and networking/bonding time with your fellow retreaters. After a morning of stretching your writing muscles, refresh with a hike in nature or around the fire at night.
All writers who attend will receive a 3-month mentorship with Roadmap's CEO and a year of virtual meetings with execs (one a month for a year) to strengthen your general meeting skills and build relationships!

Room Options

(PREVIEW CABINS ON THE PERCH WEBSITE)

ALL room options include: 

  • WiFi
  • shared or private bathroom
  • full-sized or mini-fridge
  • places to write and relax

PRIVATE CABINS:

  • Living room, private cabin with private bathroom—rates include lodging, meals, and all programming. Travel is not included.
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    Cabin 10
Cabin 3 - Studio - Queen     $3,599.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 4 - Studio - Queen     $3,599.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 7 - Studio - King    $3,799.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 8 - Studio - King    $3,799.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 9 - Queen w/ Living Room    $3,999.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 10 - Queen w/ Living Room    $3,999.00 (SOLD OUT!)
 

PRIVATE ROOMS in SHARED CABINS:

  • Living room, private bedroom, shared bathroom - rates include lodging, meals, and all programming. Travel not included
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Shared Cabin 6
 
Cabin 2- Room 1 - King  $3,499.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 5- Room 1  - Queen    $3,299.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 5- Room 2  - Full    $3,299.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 6- Room 1  - Queen    $3,299.00 (SOL D OUT!)
Cabin 12- Room 1  -  Queen    $3,299.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 12- Room 2  - Full    $3,299.00 (SOLD OUT)!

**Want to bring a non-writer guest for an additional fee? Choose double occupancy in a Private Room.

 

SHARED ROOM in SHARED CABINS:

  • Living room, shared bedroom, shared bathroom - rates include lodging, meals, and all programming. Travel not included.
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Hanging out after hours
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Cabin 2- Room 2  - Twin Lower Bunk Bed    $1,999.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 2-Room  2  - Twin Upper Bunk Bed    $1,799.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 6- Room 2A  - Twin #1    $1,999.00 (SOLD OUT!)
Cabin 6- Room 2B   - Twin #2    $1,999.00 (SOLD OUT!)
**Shared Rooms will be same-sex wherever possible; we'll ask before assigning roommates of opposite genders.

What Writers Are Saying...


"I honestly just had the best time. All the mentors were so open and giving with their time and notes. I truly loved getting to know each and everyone at the retreat." – Scotland 2023 Participant
"Beyond my expectations! [Roadmap's] commitment to supporting and growing my career took me aback.  I really didn't expect so much help and I don't know what I would be doing without it. – Laguna Beach 2023 Participant
Way beyond expectations! And walked away with a meeting...mind-blowing. Beyond my expectations... and really fun.” – Puerto Vallarta 2022 Participant
"I appreciate all the effort given to the retreat. It was a smashing success because you managed to have all of the attendees bonding with each other. Bravo!” – Puerto Vallarta 2022 Participant
Everyone was so helpful and engaged! – Puerto Vallarta 2022 Participant
“I liked that [the exec] sat down with a group and fielded our questions; not only did I get my questions answered, but I learned a lot when [they] answered other people's questions. It was a much more personal and direct approach that I found useful.” – Puerto Vallarta 2022 Participant
It was an amazing time and so worth it!– Puerto Vallarta 2022 Participant
“Meetings [were] all actionable and direct. Dorian drafted me new log lines on two separate scripts (I have worked on those for so long and Dorian just knocked them out)… And who doesn't love Joey!” – Puerto Vallarta 2022 Participant
“Thank you for all of your time, energy, and hard work! Roadmap is a class Act! – Puerto Vallarta 2022 Participant
"OMG! Amazing. Everyone I met with was through my experiences with Roadmap. And each person was generous, courteous, supportive, and helpful. I feel like I am making friends in Los Angeles and moving toward the next steps.” – Big Bear 2022 Participant
“Thank you so much, Roadmap, for being an invaluable tool for making contacts in the business. The meetings with the execs during the Retreat was a stepping stone for chatting with execs on the general meetings field trip.” – Big Bear 2022 Participant
“I've said it before and I'll say it again—Roadmap is the best!!!!!” – Big Bear 2022 Participant

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COVID Protocols

Vaccines: All participants are encouraged to be fully vaccinated (including applicable boosters) against COVID-19. 

COVID Tests: Proof of a negative COVID test is required no more than 24 hours prior to arrival.


*If you opt for the 25% deposit option, the balance will be due by 08/15/2024. If you need a special payment plan, contact lorinne@roadmapwriters.com.
More about
Roadmap Writers

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 hundreds of 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, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, MAYANS and POKERFACE. Writers have sold, set up and been produced by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, MGM, American High, New Republic Pictures, Maven Screen Media, Lifetime, Will Packer Studios and Roku. 

Joey Tuccio
CEO & Co-Founder
Roadmap Writers
joey@roadmapwriters.com

Joey started in the industry at Bold Films (DRIVE, NIGHTCRAWLER, WHIPLASH) and has read for Hugh Jackman's company, George Clooney's company, and Night and Day Pictures, to name a few. Experiencing how hard it was for writers to receive real tangible advice on how to break into the industry, Joey and Dorian created Roadmap Writers over 7 years ago.  At Roadmap, Joey focuses on connecting vetted writers with execs in the industry. He has helped hundreds of writers connect to their representation, get staffed and get produced. He also mentors for Cinestory and The Writers Lab. When he's not helping writers, he spends his time rescuing animals in need. 

Dorian Connelley
Co-Founder/COO
Roadmap Writers
dorian@roadmapwriters.com

Dorian was fresh off working for producer Mark Ciardi (THE ROOKIE, MIRACLE, CHAPPAQUIDDICK) when she co-founded Roadmap Writers as its COO where she has been teaching writers how to pitch (whether they like it or not) ever since. With years of experience in talent management, live events, and feature film producing, Dorian is also a proud Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Guinea/Mali '08-'10). When she's not helping writers perfect their pitches, Dorian can be found at music festivals and karaoke bars.

Melody Herr
Director of Retreats & GPS Fellowship

Award-winning writer-director Melody Herr likens her life to Eminem’s biopic: “If you’ve seen 8 MILE, then you know my life—minus the rapping.” Growing up three blocks north of Detroit’s famous dividing line meant she had to be as industrious as the factory next door. Both hardworking and adventurous, she fled Detroit to spend years living and traveling around the world with her growing family. Now she escapes through her passion for telling universal, female-driven stories that connect on an emotional level. Melody infuses heart and levity into her work to balance the heavy themes she often explores. Melody’s hour-long drama/comedy TAPPED OUT is a quarterfinalist in the 2022 PAGE Awards. Her latest produced short X-ED OUT won Best Drama at the 2021 London Indie Short Film Festival, and also received awards from Toronto, Vancouver, and other festivals worldwide. Melody earned her MFA in Writing for Film and TV at Emerson College and recently produced the feature film DIFFRACTION on the campus of Marquette University, where she teaches screenwriting.

Testimonials

Pitch Prep with Dorian was challenging, clarifying, and motivating. You quickly learn how to talk about and market your writing, and you also build skills to vet future project ideas. I have not found this type of information in other programs. Highly recommended!

~ Amy Schleunes, Screenwriter

Spending any time with Joey is well worth it! He has the pulse of the industry and shares this vital information with all his writers. He is one of the most passionate advocates I've ever met and anyone is lucky to be in the same room as Joey Tuccio!

~ Gail Joy Stewart, Screenwriter

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.