As creatives, we pull inspiration from different sources. Maybe we base our characters off people we really know and love. Maybe a certain piece of music inspires us to put our hands on the keyboard and get to work. Or maybe we're moved to create because of the struggles we've faced in our lives. If it's the latter, talking to others about it can be a daunting task.
Hardship isn't anything to be ashamed of, and vulnerability often leads to the most impactful stories.
In order to help us embrace our own stories and our own hardships, Roadmap has assembled this team of panelists to share their wisdom!
This 90 Minute Panel Will Cover:
- What is your reason for writing?
- How to put your experiences into words
- Engaging with others
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 more than 185 writers sign to representation and countless others get staffed, optioned, or sell their script.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Justin Ross is currently the Executive Vice President of Development and Production for Bohemia Group Originals (A DARK PLACE, MORE THAN RIVALS, Spike Lee’s SON OF THE SOUTH, Taylor Sheridan’s UNTRAINED). From the Midwest, Justin began his career as a spec screenwriter for director Maguy Cohen (12 YEARS A SLAVE, GHOST PROTOCOL). He moved on to work as Creative Executive for Intrinsic Value Films (TESLA, 7 SPLINTERS IN TIME, THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES) where he secured relationships with top talent, including Scott Free Productions and the estates of prolific authors Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick. Justin’s passion is connecting good people and great stories.
If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org!