Roadmap Screenwriting Retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Hosted By:
Sean Robins - Producer, SR-48
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$2,490.00
Select Deposit Option

You will be sent an invoice for the remainder of your balance to the email address you use to pay the deposit. Balances must be paid in full prior to the end of the class unless prior arrangements are made. Failure to pay invoices in a timely manner will result in the forfeiture of your spot and you will not be permitted to complete the program. Questions? Email info@roadmapwriters.com.

Join the RoadCrew for 8 Days / 7 Nights in paradise at a private villa on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

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Do you dream of focused writing time surrounded by other dedicated writers, tropical waters, and industry pros? Roadmap is going on the road to beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico—be one of the few to join us on our first screenwriter retreat! 

featuring... 
story development with Producer Sean Robins (TAG, VACATION FRIENDS, HAUNT, THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE),
branding and marketing prep with Roadmap CEO Joey Tuccio,
logline and pitch prep with Roadmap COO Dorian Connelley,
and mindset coaching for creatives with Tracee Beebe

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Who should attend?
Screenwriters who are ready to put in some serious writing time while also enjoying one of the world’s most popular destinations.

What to Expect
After getting settled in your well-appointed private room, join our industry exec, the Roadmap team, and your fellow writers at the welcome cocktail party—then get ready to dive into a potentially career-changing week!
Each day will consist of delicious 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 dip in our private pool or the tropical waters at the nearby beach.
There will also be several opportunities to recharge and get inspired by participating in one or more of several available excursions such as Ziplining in the jungle, horseback riding to a waterfall for a picnic lunch, or snorkeling the azure waters. 

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Room Options (single occupancy / double occupancy):

All room options include: 

  • Cable TV
  • A/C
  • WiFi
  • full bathroom

 

  • mini-fridge
  • daily room service
  • daily concierge service
  • daily breakfast & lunch

*If you opt for the 50% deposit option, the balance will be due by 12/31/2021. If you need a special payment plan, contact dorian@roadmapwriters.com.

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Villa - Studio Room


Studio (1 King Bed) – $2,490 single / $3,490 double [5 available]
Studio (2 Double Beds) – $3,490 double [1 available]

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Suite/Loft (1 King Bed + Futon or Couch) – $3,490 single / $4,490 double [4 available]
Suite/Loft (2 Double Beds + Futon or Couch) – $4,490 double [1 available]

  • Suite/Loft Amenities: private balcony, living room, dining room area, semi-equipped kitchen (fridge, sink, microwave, 2 have stoves).
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Penthouse (1 King Bed + Futon or Couch) – $4,490 single / $5,490 double [2 available]

  • Penthouse Amenities: large private open terrace with ocean views, living room, dining room, fully-equipped kitchen (fridge, sink, microwave, stove).

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COVID Protocols

Vaccines: All participants must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 within 7 days of registration. If booster shots are recommended by the time of the retreat, participants will also need to show proof of booster vaccination no less than 14 days prior to the retreat.

COVID Tests: Proof of a negative COVID test is required no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. We will arrange for the required return trip COVID tests no more than 72 hours prior to your departure for the US.

Masks: All participants must wear a face mask during ALL portions of travel from when you leave your house to when you arrive at the retreat villa. While we do not expect to require face masks at the villa as the entire villa will belong to our group for the duration of the retreat, face masks will be required in indoor settings outside of the villa. All dining must be outdoors.

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Day #1 – Sunday, April 24th, 2022

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Summary

3:00 pm—Arrival. Freshen up and settle into your private room in our luxurious private villa.

6:00 pm—Welcome Happy Hour. Join your fellow writers, our special industry guest, and the Roadcrew for a Welcome Reception Happy Hour.

Dinner will be available in the attached restaurant or you can take a quick stroll into town to sample the local cuisine at any one of the many nearby local eateries!

Days #2-7: Monday, April 25th—Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Summary

Each day will consist of a combination of structured experiences and free time but how you spend your retreat is ultimately up to you!

8:00 am—Breakfast. Start your day with your fellow writers as we enjoy a delicious breakfast together provided by our private chef.

9:00 am—Group Mindset Activity. May consist of goal setting, journaling, guided meditations, etc... 

9:30 am—Table Read. Each writer will have the opportunity to hear a few pages read out loud and receive feedback from the group.

11:00 am—Free Time. Take an hour to yourself, sipping coffee on the patio overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean, writing in your room, or any way you please.

12:00 pm—Lunch. Join your fellow writers for a catered lunch provided by our private chef.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm—Breakout Sessions. Each writer will rotate through our various daily breakout “rooms” throughout the week including personalized time with:

  • Our industry executive guest, Producer Sean Robins—Pitch your script, work through story problems, ask questions, get the inside scoop on the state of the industry & how best to position yourself.
  • Roadmap CEO Joey Tuccio—Work on branding, marketing, and positioning yourself in the marketplace.
  • Roadmap COO Dorian Connelley—Develop your loglines, pitches, and confidence in the room.
  • Mindset Coach Tracee Beebe—Learn about the limiting beliefs that might be holding you back, networking tips & tricks, and dig deeper into who you are as a writer.

After that, the day is yours to write on the beach, the historic city, or shop in the nearby market. Dinner will be available in the attached restaurant or you can take a quick stroll into town to sample the local cuisine at any one of the many nearby local eateries!


Excursions

Writers will also have the option to join us on 3 excursions for an additional fee:

  • Snorkel the beautiful Lost Arcos Island 
  • Zipline in the jungle 
  • Horseback ride through the jungle to a waterfall for lunch
  • Visit the Botanical Gardens & Tequila tasting

Day #8 – Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Summary

8:00 am—Continental Breakfast.

11:00 am—Check-Out.

More about
Sean Robins
Producer
SR-48

Producer Sean Robins launched SR-48 in November of 2020 to develop and produce film and television that speak to his heart. Projects lined up include comedies with Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, Lauren Lapkus, Seann William Scott, Rachel Bloom, Dove Cameron, LaMorne Morris, Rel Howery, and Marlon Wayans as well as more serious fare with Susan Sarandon, Edgar Ramirez, Josh Gad, Olga Kurylenko, and Emile Hirsch. On the television side, projects include working with Harry Shum, Zachary Levi, Seth Green, and Bryan Fogel.  

Robins was a partner at Broken Road for fourteen years and with the company for sixteen. Robins helped steer Broken Road’s slate including films such as PAUL BLART: MALL COP and PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, KNIGHT AND DAY, ZOOKEEPER, HERE COMES THE BOOM, SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, JACK AND JILL, INTO THE STORM, THE SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN, NAKED, THE POSSESSION OF HANNAN GRACE, TAG, ISN’T IT ROMANTIC, HAUNT, PLAYING WITH FIRE, ALL MY LIFE, MORTAL KOMBAT, and VACATION FRIENDS. On the television side, Broken Road produced MTV’s cooking show SNACKOFF and as well as Netflix’s BERT KREISCHER’S THE CABIN and THE CREW with Kevin James. 
 
Starting at George Clooney’s Maysville Pictures, and then running Robert Lawrence Productions for seven years, Robins has used his writing degrees both as a Producer and as a writer, having optioned many of his scripts in the past.

Robins is a graduate of Northwestern University and participated in the Peace Corps Partnership for Service Learning in Kingston, Jamaica. There he worked for the Jamaican Human Rights Council while taking classes at the University of Technology.

Robins grew up in the food and beverage business and parlayed his love of food into a fourteen-year, four thousand plus restaurant journey that saw him become the first and only person to eat at every restaurant listed in a Zagat Guide. Featured on CNN, KCRW’s Good Food, NBC, Delish, The Daily Meal, Robins created the concept for the restaurant ChocoChicken with partner Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger and 800 Degrees fame.  

Major Credits Include:

  • Paramount's SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE starring Tye Sheridan
  • Warner Bros' TAG starring Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, and Jake Johnson
  • Screen Gems' THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE starring Shay Mitchell
  • Hulu's VACATION FRIENDS starring John Cena
Joey Tuccio
Founder / CEO
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. The only thing Joey is more passionate about than helping writers is rescuing dogs.

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. 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.

Tracee Beebe
Outreach Ambassador
Roadmap Writers
tracee@roadmapwriters.com

Tracee Beebe is a working screenwriter and transformational coach who is passionate about inspiring writers toward their highest success. Her focus as a writer is character driven genre fare or, as she calls it, “horror with heart.”

How it Works
Payment Plans

If you opt for the 50% deposit option, the balance will be due by 12/31/2021.

If you need a special payment plan, contact dorian@roadmapwriters.com with proposed date(s) and amount(s) and we'll see what we can do!


Cancellation Policy

You may cancel and request a full refund through 01/01/2022. Cancellations requested after this period will be contingent on finding a replacement to take your spot. Roadmap reserves the right to cancel this retreat and refund your registration fee up to 30 days prior to the start of the retreat. 

You are responsible for booking your own flight in a timely manner. Inability to find an appropriate flight due to procrastination will not be grounds for a refund. However, you should strongly consider buying trip insurance in the unlikely case the pandemic forces us to cancel the retreat.

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.