Val’s background has been as a development executive and production executive at several companies including Atlantic Entertainment and Green/Epstein Productions. While at Green/Epstein I produced several TV movies - two of which I also wrote for Lifetime (Spirit [nominated for a Genesis award] and Heart of the Storm). She’s partnered with Doug Draizin in our own management company for a number of years. The thrust of their business is the management of writers and directors. Many of their clients are taken on fresh out of undergrad or masters’ programs. They currently have writers working at Netflix, Lucasfilm, eOne, Hallmark and AMC. As a former teacher of high school English and Drama, Val remains committed to giving back to those just launching their careers. She read Spring Competition scripts for UCLA writing masters. This includes submitting comments on how to improve the material as well as including as many positive comments as she can about the script. She is also a mentor for Loyola Marymount writing master graduates. She’s a graduate of Michigan State University with a BFA in English, Theatre, and Education.
Each month mentorship kicks off with a preliminary 15-min. call to set expectations and lay out strategy for the month. Writer will have unlimited email access with executive plus 4x one-hour consultations with the exec. Exec will read up to 4 scripts in one month (different drafts of the same script or 4 different scripts) and conduct 4x one-hour story notes calls. Calls will also include pitch preps, brand preps and career strategy.
After registering, you will receive an automatic Order Confirmation email. Then, Roadmap's CEO Joey Tuccio will email you to loop you in with your mentor! If you do not hear from Joey within 72 hours of registering, shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!