Sarah Al-Qatou - Open Pitch Session

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Pitch Type
$45.00
Formats Interested In
TV
Features
Manuscripts
Shorts
Intellectual Property (IP) for Film/TV Development
Particularly Interested In

Concept-driven feature films across the action & thriller genre.
Original sci-fi films with unique world-building and a thoughtful point of view on how it represents technology.
Nostalgic romance/rom-coms, inspired by the films of the 90's & early aughts.
Films with specificity in voice that will speak to younger gen-z audiences.
Films with nuanced, modern women at the center.
Films that include queer, bisexual characters, but whose central plot does not revolve around their sexuality.
Positive representations of arab characters.
Characters with multicultural backgrounds (does not need to be the central premise of the film).

Women Writers
Writers of Color
LGBTQIA+ Writers
Authors (Fiction)
Feature Genres
Drama
Comedy
RomCom
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Horror
Budget Range
All Budget Ranges
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots (single-cam)
One-Hour Pilots
TV Homes
Premium Cable
Streaming
TV Genres
Comedy
RomCom
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Thriller
Sub-Genres
Book Adaptation
Coming-of-Age
Dark Comedy
Dystopian
Family-Friendly
Female-Driven
Futuristic
High-Concept
Holiday
Latinx
LGBTQIA+
Musical
Post-Apocalyptic
Psychological
Revenge
Romance
Satire
Spanish-Language
Suspense
Western
Young Adult (YA)
Specifically Not Interested In

No faith-based films, nothing with terrorism, no depictions of cartels/drug-trafficking.

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Summary

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 Sarah Al-Qatou

Sarah Al-Qatou is an LA-based creative producer & development executive with a passion for bringing to life crowd-pleasing, concept-driven films. Most recently, Al-Qatou was a Film & TV Creative Executive at writer-actress Issa Rae's Hoorae. Prior to that, she supported filmmaker Lulu Wang and producer Dani Melia in founding their banner Local Time, as well as past stints at indie financier Big Beach, and film acquisitions at Focus Features.

She has served as juror for the Sundance Institute x Women in Film Financing Intensive, industry mentor for The Academy's Gold Film Accelerator Program in partnership with LALIFF, Director of Mentorship for The Reel Champions, and was a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow. Her past work includes: RAP SH!T S2 (Max), EXPATS (Amazon Studios), and TRIGGERMAN (Omeleto).

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.
  • Need some general guidelines on pitching? Check out our Hitchhiker's Guide to Pitching!
  • Looking for some more intensive guidance on your pitch? Upgrade to Pitch Fitness Club!
Cancellation Policy

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.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

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.