Sydney Sagman

Assistant Coordinator @ BOLD Films
Saturday 2/8 - Materials due by 9:00am PT

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Roadmap Exclusive Interview!

Aside from a well-introduced world/hero, is there anything else you look for in the first 8-15 pages of a script? 

The first thing I look for in a script is tone and creativity. How does the writer set up the world/hero? Does the writer take a cliched introduction or exposition and elevate it? Are there elements to the story or characters that are truly unique. For instance, a typical way to start a screenplay is for our hero to wake up in the morning via their alarm clock and get ready for work. A good writer will circumvent trivial moments like that and instead cut directly to character building. What can happen to him in the opening pages that define who this person is, and gives us a tone to expect from the rest of the script. 

If you had to describe a writer’s “voice” in a few words, how would you describe it? 

A writer’s voice is the authentic energy expressed in the words on the page.

If you could have been part of any movie or TV show that's been out in the past 2 years, what would it be?

Barry on HBO.

Pitch Tips

Concept is most important. Bold prefers original fresh projects.

About Your Host

Sydney Sagman graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in film production and screenwriting. Upon first moving to LA, she assisted line producers and has since made the switch to Development. Coming from a background of both writing and physical production, Sydney likes to use her unique knowledge of practical production to judge the potential of a script. Currently, Sydney is an Assistant Coordinator at BOLD Films (NIGHTCRAWLER) where she reviews the viability of and writes script notes for any submitted projects. She likes finding new and intriguing material to share with her team.

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 script via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT on the day of the session.
  • During the session, the exec will read as many of your opening pages as they can get through in 8 minutes.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pages via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

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!

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Features
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

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  • Drama
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror

Subgenres
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian

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