Script Shack

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Karel Segers - Writer/Producer
$275.00
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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 info@roadmapwriters.com.

If you want to hone your reading and writing skills in a setting that lets you work at your own pace, then Roadmap has a new program to fit that bill! 

Karel Segers' amazing Script Shack Program is a self-directed study program that only takes 30 minutes a day! Work at your own pace through this proven program and join your peers on the scheduled Zoom meetings (click the "Schedule" tab above) to check in with Karel and share what you've learned. 

Over the course of the 8 weeks, you will study excerpts from a variety of scripts, taking you out of your comfort zone by exposing you to a wide selection of writing styles, formats, and genres.  You will also read a Blacklist feature script as well as a popular pilot, dissect what makes them "work", and write a synopsis for each. 

This Program Will Teach You How To:

  • Learn to intuitively understand what a great script looks like.
  • Develop the muscle memory of writing in screenplay format.
  • Acquire the talent to translate ideas into the written word.
  • Develop the analytical skills to edit and improve your work.
  • Construct clearer one-page synopses.

Meeting One: Welcome

Date / Time
Summary

Welcome to Script Shack! Join Karel and your fellow writers for this initial meeting. We'll discuss how the program will work, how to get the most out of the program, best practices to help you stay on track, and any other questions you have! 

Host:
Karel Segers - Writer/Producer

Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story consultant, writer and producer, with experience in film rights acquisition, development and production. Karel is a qualified teacher whose lectures have inspired students in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His clients include award-winning filmmakers as well as three Oscar-nominees. Karel is the founder of The Story Department and www.Logline.it! and he ranks in the world's Top 10 of most influential people for screenwriting on Twitter. He is a co-writer on Danger Close (aka Long Tan), a screenplay that attracted Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean).

Meeting Two: Mid-Point Check In

Date / Time
Summary

Join Karel for this Zoom to check in with him and the group. We'll discuss how the program is going, what you've gleamed so far, and any questions that have come up. 

Host:
Karel Segers - Writer/Producer

Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story consultant, writer and producer, with experience in film rights acquisition, development and production. Karel is a qualified teacher whose lectures have inspired students in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His clients include award-winning filmmakers as well as three Oscar-nominees. Karel is the founder of The Story Department and www.Logline.it! and he ranks in the world's Top 10 of most influential people for screenwriting on Twitter. He is a co-writer on Danger Close (aka Long Tan), a screenplay that attracted Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean).

Meeting Three: Graduation Zoom

Date / Time
Summary

Congratulations! You've completed Script Shack! Join Karel and your fellow writers for a wrap up/graduation Zoom to reflect on the program and how you will carry what you learned into the next step of your writing journey. 

Host:
Karel Segers - Writer/Producer

Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story consultant, writer and producer, with experience in film rights acquisition, development and production. Karel is a qualified teacher whose lectures have inspired students in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His clients include award-winning filmmakers as well as three Oscar-nominees. Karel is the founder of The Story Department and www.Logline.it! and he ranks in the world's Top 10 of most influential people for screenwriting on Twitter. He is a co-writer on Danger Close (aka Long Tan), a screenplay that attracted Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean).

Meeting Four: Synopsis Review

Date / Time
Summary

This synopsis review will give you the opportunity to receive feedback on your synopses and to read and learn from other writers' synopses for the same material.

Host:
Julianne Wargren - Director of Top Tier, Roadmap Writers

Julianne Wargren is the Director of Top Tier at Roadmap Writers. She holds a Master of Letters (MFA Summa Cum Laude equivalent) from Sydney University with a major in screenwriting. While at university Julianne edited the USYD writer’s journal Phoenix. She has also been a reader for Austin Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival. Her animated feature MADEMOISELLE & MARMS is in development with Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons), Callan McAuliffe (The Walking Dead) and Kath Soucie (Rugrats) attached. Julianne has several projects in development as well as pre and post production. 

Meeting Five: Personal One-Pager Review

Date / Time
Summary

Your Instructor will give each writer feedback on their one-pager in a roundtable setting. 

Host:
Julianne Wargren - Director of Top Tier, Roadmap Writers

Julianne Wargren is the Director of Top Tier at Roadmap Writers. She holds a Master of Letters (MFA Summa Cum Laude equivalent) from Sydney University with a major in screenwriting. While at university Julianne edited the USYD writer’s journal Phoenix. She has also been a reader for Austin Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival. Her animated feature MADEMOISELLE & MARMS is in development with Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons), Callan McAuliffe (The Walking Dead) and Kath Soucie (Rugrats) attached. Julianne has several projects in development as well as pre and post production. 

More about
Karel Segers
Writer/Producer

Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story consultant, writer and producer, with experience in film rights acquisition, development and production. Karel is a qualified teacher whose lectures have inspired students in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His clients include award-winning filmmakers as well as three Oscar-nominees. Karel is the founder of The Story Department and www.Logline.it! and he ranks in the world's Top 10 of most influential people for screenwriting on Twitter. He is a co-writer on Danger Close (aka Long Tan), a screenplay that attracted Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean).

Testimonials

After a break from writing, this was the perfect course to recondition my screenwriting muscles! My approach to writing, reading, and watching has vastly improved in a very short time. And the course was a lot of fun!

~ Alisa R - Screenwriter

I wouldn’t have realized I was rushing through scenes and being a lazy writer had it not been for SCRIPT COMPASS. I’m so grateful to Karel Segers for offering his SCRIPT COMPASS course. I would highly recommend it to all writers who want to elevate their craft to a professional level.

~ Ted W - Screenwriter

Script Compass opened my eyes to new ways of writing and made me flex my writing muscles with rigor and practice. I found better ways to put images and dialogue to the page.

~ Stuart S - Screenwriter

How it Works

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

Please ensure you are familiar with our Code of Conduct.

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.