Crash Course: Understanding The Four Quadrant Family Film

Maddie Breeland
Director of Development @ Anvil Pictures
Saturdays 5/15 & 5/22 @ 10:00am - 11:00am PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

If you're anything like us, you love a good family film. Gathering parents, kids, aunts, uncles and grandparents together to see one movie is truly special, and having a film that speaks to all walks of life is a crowning achievement. 

But how do you write a four quadrant family film? What are the key components audiences (and buyers!) look for? And once you have a finished script, how do you get it out there? 

Wonder no more! Roadmap favorite Maddie Breeland is here to answer all this and more!

This 2-Week Clinic Will Cover: 

  • Crafting relatable characters of all ages 
  • Tone, voice and style 
  • The marketplace
  • Feedback on your 1 page synopsis
  • Live Q&A!
About Your Host

Maddie Breeland is originally from Northern Virginia and went to Emerson College in Boston to study Producing for Film & TV before venturing out to LA to begin her career. She started as a Development Assistant at Fox 2000 before working for as Sean Bailey (President, Walt Disney Live Action Features) and eventually being promoted to Development Coordinator at Disney. She recently joined Dean DeBlois' company, Anvil Pictures as Director of Development. There she will be produce and develop live action and hybrid content as part of their deal with Universal. They are working on projects such as Treasure Island and Micronauts. She's a fan of all genres but personally loves action, adventure, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers, and true crime documentaries. She is also a huge advocate for Diversity and Inclusion and would love to make content that promotes underrepresented groups.

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.


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