Why This Story: TV Pilot Edition

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Danny Rocco - Playwright/Development, KILL Productions
Weekly, starting on Tuesday, 10/26 @ 5:30PM - 7:30PM PT
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What's the hardest part about pitching your idea? Is it condensing your full script into five minutes? Is it getting over the stage fright? Or is finding a way to articulate why you, why now, why this story? 

So many of us write our scripts because we love the characters or the stories excite us, but each writer has to decide what their story is really about and what they hope audiences will take from it. Being able to effectively communicate why your story needs to be told is a key component of the pitching and marketing process. 

To help you bridge this gap, Roadmap welcomes Danny Rocco with this special two week clinic!

This 2 Week Clinic Will Cover: 

  • Why do you write what you write? 
  • Themes and messages 
  • Feedback on your why you, why now, why this story

Week One - Understanding the TV Market

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This week, we will focus on what the current market for TV pilots looks like, and what you as the writer need to do to succeed. We will discuss your inspiration, the take away for the audience, and how to communicate this to others. 

Week Two - Articulating Your Why

Date / Time

This week, we will work on how to articulate why you are the person to write this story and what excites you about this story. We will practice telling the class our why. 

More about
Danny Rocco
KILL Productions
Danny Rocco (Mitarotondo)’s plays have been developed and produced in New York, Los Angeles, Cape Cod, Colorado, Romania, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and most recently at the Irondale Theater Center. Danny is a Yaddo resident artist, an Edward F. Albee Fellow, a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School, and Columbia University’s School of the Arts with an MFA in playwriting. He has been the playwright in residence at the Atlantic Acting School since 2015, developing new plays annually for production at the Linda Gross Theater. He is the Artistic Director of Brontosaurus Haircut Productions, and the co-creator of the Score Technique of playwriting. His play WHAT THE SPARROW SAID is being made into a movie under the direction of Tim Guinee, executive produced by Anson Mount (@SparrowTheMovie). Currently, Danny works on the creative team of Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin (QUEEN OF THE SOUTH) in the development of new series for FX on Hulu (K.I.L.L. Productions).
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.

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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.