Ryan Copple - Open Pitch Session

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I'm into horror and thrillers, anything with a compelling mystery fueled by dynamic characters. Also dark comedies and anything with a found (dysfunctional) family.

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Ask any lingering questions you may have about Roadmap Writers, the Career Writer Program, how to make sure you're getting the most bang for your buck, and then spend a luxurious session writing with your fellow writers, perhaps with prompts, perhaps with music, perhaps just with the company of other writers. Hop on and get those pages done!

The first 30 minutes will be Q&A before diving into the full writing hour, so if you want to skip the first part, plan to join the zoom at 5:30pm PT. 

More about Ryan Copple

Ryan Copple is a queer writer, UCB trained comedian and avid gamer from the Midwest who is passionate about stories that combine horror and comedy, with an emphasis on found families. His writing career began in 2009 when he created the award winning steampunk fantasy series RIESE: KINGDOM FALLING for SyFy and NBC International. Following the release, Ryan co-wrote a prequel novel published by Simon & Schuster and released an original video game around the property. He then went on to produce the hit HALO: FORWARD UNTO DAWN film starring Ayelet Zurer, Anna Popplewell and Thom Green.

He shifted gears and moved into the executive space where he held positions overseeing both production and development at Legendary Entertainment, Lionsgate Studios, as well as completely overseeing Felicia Day's production company Geek & Sundry. Ryan was responsible for hit shows like Alan Tudyk's CON MAN, Mark Hamill's POP CULTURE QUEST, Wil Wheaton's TABLE TOP and the Dungeons & Dragons megahit CRITICAL ROLE which raised over 11 million for the first season of their animated series.

Ryan returned to his writing roots when he sold his original half hour comedy DUE PROCESS to AMC Studios that centered around the inner workings of a jury room with a Rashomon-esque twist. His horror comedy, POOKA LIVES, was bought by Blumhouse and premiered on Hulu. It was directed by Alejandro Brugues and starred Rachel Bloom, Felicia Day, Malcolm Barrett and more. He also launched the critically acclaimed audio series VOYAGE TO THE STARS for SiriusXM about a group of assholes lost in space. The cast has included Jake Johnson, Paul F. Tompkins, Angela Kinsey and more. VOYAGE TO THE STARS is currently in its third season with comics being released by IDW. He also wrote for an audible original titled THIRD EYE starring Felicia Day, Sean Astin and Neil Gaiman that premiered last October.

On the heels of his recent successes, Ryan has recently directed his short, WHITE ELEPHANT, that's a comedic Hitchcock-inspired "whodunnit" that's going to hit festivals later this year.

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 instructions on how to submit your contact info or written pitch via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material/contact submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT the day of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 7 to 10 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.
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You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


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Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

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