Top Tier Tryouts Competition

Roadmap's Looking For The Next Top Tier Writer
Win ONE YEAR of Roadmap's Top Tier Program for FREE!
Submission Period: Dec 31 - Jan 20, 2019

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

TOP TIER TRYOUT WINNER:

Rebecca Mlinek

Congratulations Rebecca! We are so excited for you!

Top 20 Finalists:

Angie Engelbert

Anita Brandt Burgoyne

Brandon Reily

Bryan Kelsey

Debi Yazbeck

Despina Moraitou

Elizabeth Quinn

Guy McDouall

Heather Hamel

James Soscie

Janice Naehu

John Darbonne

Justin Hughes

Joshua Naquin

Katharine McPhee

Liz Maestri

Rebecca Mlinek

Ryan Shelor

Stacey Hargroves

Zach Johnson

 

How to be considered:

Step 1: Submit the first 25 pages of your feature screenplay or pilot. You can either submit just 25 pages or, if easier, submit the whole screenplay (but only the first 25 pages will be read). After you register below, you will receive a link to submit your script. 

Step 2: Roadmap will set an online virtual appointment with you to hear the 3-minute elevator pitch of your project. 

Step 3: Roadmap will pick the top 20 finalists to conduct a longer 15-minute online virtual interview to get to know each finalist more. 

Step 4: We will pick 1 winner to have an entire year of Top Tier for FREE from March 2019 to March 2020 (or until they are signed, whichever comes first)!

Important Dates:

You must enter your script by January 20th at 11:59pm PT! 

After January 20th, we will coordinate a date to conduct your private elevator pitch for Step 2.

Online interviews will take February 11th - February 15th. 

Winner will be announced on February 25th!

Roadmap is excited to launch our 2nd Annual Top Tier Tryouts Competition to find our next standout writer!

Here at Roadmap, we pride ourselves on developing and working with the most promising up-and-coming screenwriters in the industry.

We have carefully curated a multitude of programs to ensure each screenwriter gets the attention and mentoring they need to get traction. 

At the pinnacle of all our programs is Roadmap's Top Tier Program, where the bulk of our screenwriting success stories come from. 

From our Top Tier Program, writers from all over the world have signed with, landed writing assignments with, and/or have had their scripts optioned/bought by:

CAA, Gotham Group, Zero Gravity Management, The Garcias Companies, First Point Entertainment, Amazon, The Gersh Agency, Industry Entertainment, Recon Literary, Kersey Management, Meridian Artists, DMG Entertainment, Mailroom, LOCUS Entertainment, Bleiberg Entertainment, Believeland Entertainment, Schemers Entertainment, Plattform, Hopscotch Pictures, ESA, Bellevue Productions, and more!

It's important that each Top Tier writer has mastered the skills to create an engaging story, have a fresh writing voice, and the ability to pitch themselves and their projects effectively. We're always on the hunt for writers with Top Tier potential!

Writers usually have to complete Steps 1-4 of our Career Writer Program to be considered for Top Tier, but through these Tryouts, we will fast-track the winner to Top Tier even if they haven't completed these other steps!

The Top Tier Program Includes:

  • Exclusive online sessions with top-level film & TV execs in which your pages are read prior to 20-minute Meet & Greet sessions with each executive (4x a month).

  • Additional roundtables with executives to audit and do elevator pitches in that are exclusive to Top Tier writers (over 15x a month).

  • Monthly strategy sessions to teach screenwriters how to research target homes for their projects and how to actually make meaningful contact with those companies. 

  • Four live screenwriting webinars each month