Crash Course: Understanding the Action Film

Sandino Moya-Smith
VP of Production @ MGM
Sunday 6/20 @ 10:00am - 11:00am PT, Consults to be scheduled Sunday 6/27 @ 10:00am - 11:00am PT

Summer's just around the corner, and summer means fast paced, adrenaline pumping, and all around fun action films. Who doesn't love watching the death defying stunts and the carefully choreographed fight scenes? We know we do! 
But how do you, the writer, make sure your action script stands out from the crowd? What are the expectations executives have of an action script, and what does the marketplace look like these days? 
To give us the answer to all of this, Roadmap welcomes Sandino Moya-Smith for a special webinar event!


We also have a few consult spots available after the webinar you can sign up for and get Sandino's expert feedback on making your first 10 pages pop! 

This 60 Minute Webinar Will Cover: 

  • Expectations of action films 
  • The marketplace 
  • How to make your script stand out 
  • Live Q&A! 
About Your Host

Sandino Moya-Smith is the VP of Production at MGM where he is currently working on the upcoming films No Time To Die, Respect, and Samaritan. He was previously VP of Production at Limelight Entertainment where he put together Palm Springs (2020) and was a Production Executive at June Pictures, where he worked on films including The Florida Project (2017), Book Club (2018), Wildlife (2018), and Dude (2018). Prior, he worked for Gary Ross on such films as The Hunger Games (2012), Free State of Jones (2016), and Ocean’s Eight (2018). Sandino is Indigenous Mexican and the son immigrant farmworkers turned civil rights advocates who instilled in him at an early age the power of using your voice for change. He received his degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University in 2008.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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