Roadmap Screenwriting Retreat (Spring 2023 - May 4-10) – Scotland, UK

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Roadmap Writers
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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


Scotland Retreat

Dreaming of focused writing time surrounded by dedicated writers, industry pros, lawn bowling, pub quizzes, and fish & chips? Maybe even in a CASTLE?! Then you're in luck!

Roadmap Writers is crossing the pond to magical SCOTLAND for our 1st European Screenwriting Retreat.

Join Hollywood and International entertainment industry execs and our RoadCrew! 

May 4 - 10, 2023, for 6 nights at a historic private manor in Blairgowrie, Scotland!

Scotland - Front

Story Development and Career Advice with:

Nicholas Bogner - Manager at Affirmative Entertainment
Justin Ross - VP of Development at Bohemia Group

PLUS, work on Craft & Marketing with the RoadCrew:

  • Branding & Marketing Prep with Joey Tuccio, CEO @  Roadmap Writers
    • As a direct result of working with Joey, writers at our previous retreats have been signed to Untitled Entertainment, Bohemia Group, and Industry Entertainment!
  • Logline Prep with Dorian Connelley, COO @ Roadmap Writers
  • Mindfulness for Creatives with Melody Herr, Writer/Director/Producer

Who Should attend?

Screenwriters who are ready to put in some serious writing time while enjoying springtime in one of Europe's most historic destinations.

Scotland - Dining Room

What to Expect

After getting settled in your well-appointed room, join our industry execs, the RoadCrew, and your fellow writers at a welcome cocktail party—including a Murder Mystery Game to break the ice and get us all acquainted!
Then get ready to dive into what promises to be a career-changing week! Each day starts with an optional meditative stretching session in the courtyard followed by a delicious continental breakfast. Quiet writing blocks, valuable breakout sessions with our team, table reads, and scheduled meetings will round out the rest of each day. 
Don’t worry, there will be plenty of time to recharge and get inspired. Relax as our personal chef prepares daily meals and cocktails at our private historic manor that features a game room and traditional pub. Network and bond with fellow writers, explore the area, or join us on a private tour of historic Edinburgh Castle + Royal Botanic Gardens.

Historic Manor Room Options

Scotland - Private Room Types
Double Suite (1 Double Bed) - [SOLD OUT!]
Four-Poster King Suite (1 Four-Poster King Bed) -[SOLD OUT!]
Edinburgh VIP Suite (1 Four-Poster Superking Bed) - [1 Available] 
**Want to bring a non-writer guest? Add $1,000 for double occupancy in a Private Room.
Scotland - Other Room Types
Men's Dorm (3 Twin Beds) – [1 Spot Left] 
Women's Dorm (2 Twins/1 Double Bed) – [1 Spot Left]
Two Twins Suite (2 Twin Beds) – [2 Spots Left]

Scotland - Pub & Grounds

COVID Protocols

Vaccines: All participants must show proof of full vaccination (including applicable boosters) against COVID-19 by 04/15/2023. 

COVID Tests: Proof of a negative COVID test is required no more than 24 hours prior to arrival. You will also need to bring another rapid COVID test to take upon arrival and at other intervals throughout the retreat as needed.

Masks: All participants must wear an N-95 or KN95 face mask during ALL portions of travel from when you leave your house to when you arrive at the retreat manor. While we will not require face masks at the manor, face masks will be required in indoor settings outside of the manor. All offsite dining must be outdoors.

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 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
Roadmap Writers

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.

Nicholas Bogner
Manager / Producer
Affirmative Entertainment

As a producer and manager of actors, writers and directors, Nicholas Bogner has vast experience in all areas of television and features. He has been an executive for major feature companies (such as Cruise-Wagner and for actor/producer Michael Dougas) as well as a television network (TNT) and also has two produced credits as a screenwriter, The Little Death and No Strings Attached. He also produced Soccer Mom starring Emily Osment (The Kominsky Method, Hannah Montana) and Missi Pyle (Jumanji, The Artist, Gone Girl) for Starz and Anchor Bay. Most recently, he produced A Nice Girl Like You (based on a non-fiction book by Ayn Carrillo- Gailey) which stars Lucy Hale (Katy Keene, Fantasy Island, Pretty Little Liars) and Jackie Cruz (Orange Is The New Black).

Bogner runs the literary branch of the management/production company Affirmative Entertainment. Bogner has sold features and pilots and pitches to the major studies and networks. Most recently, several clients have had their films produced: Wedding Season on Netflix; the theatrical film Infinite Storm starring Naomi Watts and Billy Howle; and Refuge, which is currently in post and is directed by Renny Harlin. Additionally, Bogner is attached to several other projects, including James Ellroy’s book Clandestine.

Prior to producing and managing, Bogner served as vice president of original programming for Turner Network Television (TNT) for seven years. In this capacity, he was responsible for the development of all long form – including two-hour movies, backdoor pilots, and mini-series. Bogner worked on several high-profile projects including Steven Spielberg’s twelve-hour mini Into The West as well as Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot. Beyond these projects, Bogner shepherded over 15 movies into production.

Prior to assuming his position at TNT, Bogner spent four years at Cruise-Wagner Productions (Tom Cruise and Paul Wagner), where he spearheaded the acquisition of material, supervised writers and collaborated with directors and talent on such films as Mission Impossible: 2, Without Limits, Vanilla Sky, and The Others, which he’s credited with finding and supervising. Bogner began his career at the Agency for Performing Arts (APA).

Bogner was born in London, England and left to attend UCLA, where he graduated with a BA in English Literature. His mother is a television producer and manager credited with discovering the British model Jean Shrimpton while his father is the author of some fifteen novels, including the best seller and highly regarded mini-series Seventh Avenue. His stepmother was the late Bettye McCartt, who Juno Temple depicted in The Offer. 

Justin Ross
EVP of Development & Production
Bohemia Group Originals

Justin Ross began his film career as a screenwriter. Mr. Ross’ script, THE ANSWER, was made into a short by Nebula Films in 2007.

In 2008, he joined Intrinsic Value Films as a Creative Executive. During his tenure at Intrinsic, he secured relationships with top talent, including Scott Free Productions and the estates of two of his favorite authors Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick. Mr. Ross joined Bohemia Group Originals as Director of Production in 2015 and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Development and Production in 2016 where he championed the company’s first feature, A DARK PLACE (distributed by Gravitas Ventures); winner of “Best Thriller” at the Manhattan Film Festival. Further credits include Associate Producer on the Spike Lee Executive Produced SON OF THE SOUTH. Upcoming projects include PREY with Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley and GLASS MOUNTAIN with Oscar winner Helen Hunt.


I registered for a four-week rewrite clinic with several friends hoping to find a solution to a problem we all shared in finding the right learning environment to workshop our material. When you teach creative writing to others, it’s challenging to find a group that allows you as a more experienced yet still evolving writer to get the same substantive feedback you provide your students. Furthermore, when you’re a creative from marginalized identities, you often get discouraging notes that imply you can either write commercial stories or stories that center your communities’ interests as if those two objectives are mutually exclusive. Justin Ross proved to be the perfect mentor for our group. He respected the stories each of us was trying to tell and provided specific notes and actionable exercises that gave us new ways into our revisions. There are few critique spaces where we feel we get the support we need, and having found Roadmap Writers and Justin Ross has gotten our creative year off to a wonderful start.

~ Sofia Quintero, Screenwriter

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

How it Works
Payment Plans

If you opt for the 50% deposit option, the balance will be due no later than 03/31/2023.

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

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund until 03/01/2023. Cancellations requested after this date 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 14 days prior to the start of the retreat. 

You are responsible for booking your own flight in a timely manner. The inability to find an appropriate flight due to procrastination will not be grounds for a refund. You should strongly consider buying trip insurance in the unlikely case the pandemic forces us to cancel the retreat. Similarly, testing positive for COVID will not be grounds for a refund. You should plan to be extra careful about your activities in the two weeks prior to the retreat to reduce your chances of testing positive.


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.