Roadmap Writers is a leader in screenwriting education and has helped over 150 writers get signed, optioned, staffed and produced.
This one-week program will walk each writer through script development, pitch preparation, and marketing help!
Free to attend, exclusively for NYWIFT members.
Tuesday, Sept 15th @ 4:00pm – 6:00pm PT
Script Development with executive Janet Jeffries from Lawrence Bender Productions (Good Will Hunting, Seven Seconds)
Janet will choose five volunteers prior, read the first 10 pages of their script, and provide feedback in the class so everybody can learn from their peers’ feedback.
Registered writers should email your script to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered by September 10th! Please note that you are submitting your script for this class when you email Joey.
Wednesday, Sept 16th @ 4:00pm – 6:00pm PT
Pitch Roundtable with manager Audrey Knox from The Cartel
Writers will practice their pitch with Audrey in front of the group.
Thursday, Sept 17th @ 4:00pm – 6:00pm PT
Marketing and Branding with Roadmap’s CEO, Joey Tuccio
Writers will learn how to find companies that are right for them, and how to define their brand depending on what they write.
Each class is recorded so if you sign up but can’t make it live, you will receive the recording 48 hours later!
About Your Host
Roadmap Writers is a screenwriting education and training platform for writers looking 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 150 writers sign to representation and countless others get staffed, optioned, or sell their script.
Janet Jeffries has worked for over a decade with film and television producers Lawrence Bender and Kevin Brown. We focus on independent feature films developed within the company that we package and go out to secure financing and studio distribution. Some of the films produced are Greta, Hacksaw Ridge, Silence, Trumbo, and Inglorious Bastards. We are in prep on a period western feature film called The Harder They Fall that Netflix is financing and will distribute. In television, we gravitate toward limited or mini-series and 1-hour formats for premium cable and streaming services. Television series produced include Seven Seconds, Flesh and Bone and currently the CW series Roswell, New Mexico.
Audrey Knox is currently a manager at the Cartel, a management and production company with clients who have written on shows including Lucifer, Happy!, Black Lightning, and Grown-ish, where she worked her way up from Receptionist to Executive Assistant to Coordinator to Manager. She has experience in both scripted and unscripted television, on set, in production, and in writers’ rooms, and she has a BFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
Joey Tuccio started in the industry at Bold Films (Drive, Nightcrawler, Whiplash) developing the VP of Development and the President. To date, Joey has helped over 300+ writers get signed, optioned and produced. The only thing Joey is more passionate about than helping writers is rescuing dogs.
If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Writer Outreach Briana Hansen at email@example.com!
This program will take place virtually as a webinar via Zoom. Please register in advance, and all registrants will receive a link to attend the webinar the day of the event.
We encourage you to download Zoom in advance.
Free for members.
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.