with Joey Tuccio
You’ve worked day and night on your pitch. Now, you find yourself in front of a producer and finally have a chance to pitch your script …and they request it! Your work is done, right?
Unfortunately, not yet.
What happens after the pitch? Maybe the producer or exec passes on your script. If so, why? Are you falling into tropes you don’t even know you’re falling into? Looking at the bright side, what happens if the producer or exec likes the script and calls you into a meeting? Now your work is done…right?
Many writers work tirelessly on perfecting their pitch and take dozens of classes in an effort to perfect their pages. But what happens when the trained writer is thrown into a meeting? This is a prime opportunity to build a relationship but more often than not writers are ill prepared.
Owning the room is one of the most important elements of the business of screenwriting and Joey Tuccio, the CEO of Roadmap Writers, is here to teach this invaluable class focused on tips and techniques to help you immediately stand out. Learn real world tactics to push your career further than you ever thought.
This class will cover:
- Pitching pointers
- How to impress an execs and producers by page 10
- Preparing for your meetings
- Your secret weapon to instantly winning over an exec or producer
- How to start and end meetings
- Best ways to follow up
- How to be put up for writing assignments with that exec or producer
Roadmap Writers is an educational hub for writers to learn from and connect with executives, agents, and managers. In just two year’s Roadmap Writers has helped 49 writers get signed by agencies and management companies like Circle of Confusion, Gotham Group, Gersh and The Shuman Company.
Appearing in this session
Screenwriting Practical help
We start at the beginning in this series of three sessions… How do you start your script so that readers are COMPELLED to make it to the end? It’s all in the first ten pages.
Exploring, expanding and deepening mastery of the ‘keystone’ scene of any narrative – the midpoint. And how you can leverage the midpoint in your story to reveal what your story is REALLY about.
Using ideas from analytical psychology, myth and anthropology – and with examples from feature films, single episodes, season stories and multi-season arcs – we will show you how to get to grips with the most important final moments of your story.
Exactly WHAT gets discussed, how and in what way during the infamous ‘meet and greet’ first meeting. The one after the pitch. This is a REAL chat and we get to snoop in on it.
DON’T PANIC! Creating Audio Recordings of genre drama opens up a limitless universe. Join Dirk as we perform, record, produce and premiere a new SciFi story written by an LSF delegate.
How can we create nuanced, engaging and believable characterisation through dialogue? Drawing on the latest psychological research, screenplay excerpts and film clips, Kira-Anne Pelican will show us how to create greater dimension in our characters.
Jaw Dropper! Art and science of twists and surprises’ will look behind the magic of twists and surprises, mapping out the most effective strategies to provide powerful moments of jaw dropping disbelief packed with emotional meaning.
Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!
Time to stop looking at Gatekeepers as barriers to be outmanoeuvred, but rather as allies to assist, advise and help guide you on your journey into the inner sanctum. The door is ajar, the call will be taken, the meeting is practically in the diary!
In this interactive workshop you will discover that you can draw from three distinct and deep wells within yourself when you write your screenplay. During the class you will learn just how to draw from these ancient and inner wells to strengthen your stories.
Agents, pitching, how much WILL you get paid? How to hustle and run and take meetings, formal and informal… Pretty much EVERYTHING you need to know about transitioning into a jobbing screenwriter.
Alejandro Seri, Director of Education, will show off the exciting new features in the NEW Final Draft 11.
This session will take an in-depth look at what a Script Editor’s day-to-day looks like as they shepherd a project to the finish line. How do they juggle their many different responsibilities? And how can you get the best working relationship with your script editor?
Live and dynamic script redraft, edit, slash and burn… Only for the bravest of writers!