Week 1 - Roadmap Screenwriting Retreat (Spring 2025 – April 30th to May 6th) – Scotland, UK

Hosted By:
Roadmap Writers
$3,699.00
Select Deposit Option

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.

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Week 1 Scotland 2025

 


Dreaming of focused writing time surrounded by dedicated writers, industry pros, lawn bowling, pub quizzes, and fish & chips? Maybe even in a CASTLE?! Then you're in luck!


Roadmap Writers is crossing the pond to magical SCOTLAND for our 2nd European Screenwriting Retreat!
  

Join the RoadCrew and our guest Hollywood entertainment industry execs Weds. April 30 - Tues. May 6, 2025, for 6 nights at a historic private manor in Blairgowrie, Scotland!


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Scotland - Front

Story Development and Career Advice with:

 

Justin Ross - VP of Development at Bohemia Group Originals and 

Mika Frank - Story Editor (THE RESIDENT)


PLUS, work on Craft & Marketing with the RoadCrew:

  • Branding & Marketing Prep with Joey Tuccio (CEO @  Roadmap Writers)
    • As a direct result of working with Joey, writers at our previous retreats have been signed to Untitled Entertainment, Bohemia Group, and Industry Entertainment!
  • Logline Prep with Dorian Connelley (COO @ Roadmap Writers)
  • Mindfulness for Creatives with Melody Herr (Retreat Coordinator & Writer/Director/Producer)

Who Should Attend?


Screenwriters who are ready to put in some serious writing time while enjoying springtime in one of Europe's most historic destinations.

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Scotland - Dining Room

What to Expect


After getting settled in your well-appointed room, join our industry execs, the RoadCrew, and your fellow writers at a welcome cocktail party—including a Pub Quiz to break the ice and get us all acquainted!
Then get ready to dive into what promises to be a career-changing week! Each day starts with an optional meditative stretching session in the courtyard followed by a delicious continental breakfast. Quiet writing blocks, valuable breakout sessions with our team, table reads, and scheduled meetings will round out the rest of each day. 
Don’t worry, there will be plenty of time to recharge and get inspired. Relax as our personal chef prepares daily meals and cocktails at our private historic manor that features a game room and traditional pub. Network and bond with fellow writers, explore the area, or join us for a day in Edinburgh including a private tour of historic Edinburgh Castle and a whiskey tasting.

Historic Manor Room Options


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Scotland - Private Room Types
**Please note as there is NO ELEVATOR, we have noted the floor each room is on. Please leave rooms on lower floors for those with mobility issues whenever possible. 
PRIVATE ROOMS:
2nd Floor 
  - Four-Poster or Sleighbed King Suite (1 King Bed) - [Only 1 Spot Left!] 
  - Edinburgh VIP Suite (1 Four-Poster King Bed) - [Only 1 Spot Left!] 
3rd Floor 
  - Double Suite (1 Double Bed) - [SOLD OUT!]  
  - Twin Suite (1 Twin Bed) - [SOLD OUT!]
**Want to bring a non-writer guest? Add $1,250 for double occupancy in a Private Room.
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Scotland - Other Room Types
 
SHARED ROOMS:
1st Floor
  - Semi-Private Twin (Shared Bathroom) – [SOLD OUT!]
2nd Floor
  - Semi-Private Double (Shared Bathroom) – [SOLD OUT!] 
  - Women's Dorm (4 Twin Beds) – [Only 1 Spot Left!] 
3rd Floor
   - Men's Dorm (3 Twin Beds) – [3 Spots Available] 
  - Women's Two Twins Suite (2 Twin Beds) – [Only 1 Spot Left!]

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Scotland - Pub & Grounds

COVID & Flu Protocols

Vaccines: All participants must show proof of full vaccination (including applicable boosters) against COVID-19 and Influenza by 04/15/2025. 

COVID Tests: Proof of a negative COVID test is required no more than 24 hours prior to arrival. You will also need to bring another rapid COVID test to take as needed throughout the retreat.

Masks: All participants must wear an N-95 or KN95 face mask during ALL portions of travel from when you leave your house to when you arrive at the retreat manor. 

If you are feeling sick, please stay home! :)


Need a Special Payment Plan? 
Email lorinne@roadmapwriters.com with proposed date(s) and amount(s)!
More about
Roadmap Writers

Roadmap Writers is a talent training and discovery platform for screenwriters ready for a guided path to success. Our programs are hosted by working industry executives and are designed to empower writers with actionable tools and insights to elevate your craft and cultivate relationships with industry professionals. Since 2016, we have helped hundreds of writers from all over the world sign to representation, staff on series, and option and produce their projects. Our writers have been staffed on BRIDGERTON, THE FLASH, CHICAGO PD, THE FIRST LADY, NIGHT COURT, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE RESIDENT, REACHER, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, MAYANS and POKERFACE. Writers have sold, set up and been produced by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, MGM, American High, New Republic Pictures, Maven Screen Media, Lifetime, Will Packer Studios and Roku. 

Joey Tuccio
CEO & Co-Founder
Roadmap Writers
joey@roadmapwriters.com

Joey started in the industry at Bold Films (DRIVE, NIGHTCRAWLER, WHIPLASH) and has read for Hugh Jackman's company, George Clooney's company, and Night and Day Pictures, to name a few. Experiencing how hard it was for writers to receive real tangible advice on how to break into the industry, Joey and Dorian created Roadmap Writers over 7 years ago.  At Roadmap, Joey focuses on connecting vetted writers with execs in the industry. He has helped hundreds of writers connect to their representation, get staffed and get produced. He also mentors for Cinestory and The Writers Lab. When he's not helping writers, he spends his time rescuing animals in need. 

Dorian Connelley
Co-Founder/COO
Roadmap Writers
dorian@roadmapwriters.com

Dorian was fresh off working for producer Mark Ciardi (THE ROOKIE, MIRACLE, CHAPPAQUIDDICK) when she co-founded Roadmap Writers as its COO where she has been teaching writers how to pitch (whether they like it or not) ever since. With years of experience in talent management, live events, and feature film producing, Dorian is also a proud Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Guinea/Mali '08-'10). When she's not helping writers perfect their pitches, Dorian can be found at music festivals and karaoke bars.

Testimonials

Pitch Prep with Dorian was challenging, clarifying, and motivating. You quickly learn how to talk about and market your writing, and you also build skills to vet future project ideas. I have not found this type of information in other programs. Highly recommended!

~ Amy Schleunes, Screenwriter

Spending any time with Joey is well worth it! He has the pulse of the industry and shares this vital information with all his writers. He is one of the most passionate advocates I've ever met and anyone is lucky to be in the same room as Joey Tuccio!

~ Gail Joy Stewart, Screenwriter

How it Works
Payment Plans

If you opt for the 50% deposit option, the balance will be due no later than 02/15/2025. If you opt for the 25% deposit option, the remaining payments will be due 06/1/24, 11/1/24, & 02/15/25.

If you need a special payment plan, contact lorinne@roadmapwriters.com with proposed date(s) and amount(s) and we'll see what we can do!


Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund until 01/31/2025. Cancellations requested after this date will be contingent on finding a replacement to take your spot.

Roadmap reserves the right to cancel this retreat and refund your registration fee in full up to 14 days prior to the start of the retreat. 

You are responsible for booking your own flight in a timely manner. The inability to find an appropriate flight due to procrastination will not be grounds for a refund. We recommend you strongly consider buying trip and travel health insurance. Similarly, testing positive for COVID will not be grounds for a refund. You should plan to be extra careful about your activities in the two weeks prior to the retreat to reduce your chances of testing positive.


 

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.