[Craft Series] Fantastic Formatting with Professional Reader and Screenwriting Professor

Michelle Cadeaux (Reader) & Mariano DiMarco (Faculty at Harold Ramis Film School)

Whether you’re writing your first script or you’ve penned a few screenplays, there’s no more fundamental tool to a writer’s success than formatting. Often, your script’s formatting is the first thing a reader will notice when looking at your pages, and it’s an easy “pass” for them to give. If your script isn’t formatted correctly, then they don’t have reason to believe that the story is properly plotted, the characters well developed, and the deeper meaning deftly portrayed.

Don’t let this fundamental skill slip by! Join us for a special formatting webinar event!

This 90-Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • Formatting basics
  • Most common mistakes
  • Special case scenarios
  • Q&A!
About Your Host

After graduating from U.C. Berkeley, Mariano DiMarco studied Acting at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, performing Shakespeare, Chekov and modern classics at the Studio and with the company on the Main Stage. A move to Chicago led to work in theatre, film and television. Mariano holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago where he has taught in the Cinema and Television Arts department since 1998. His film Spectacle screened at festivals in the U.S. and Europe. His film My Porn Star screened at festivals in the U.S. Mariano has developed and created curriculum at Columbia for Cinema Studies, Screenwriting and Production. Since 2017, he has been associated with The Harold Ramis Film School at The Second City in Chicago, the only film school in the world devoted exclusively to comedy filmmaking, teaching and developing curriculum for the Screenwriting, Adaptation and Comedic Film History classes. His new book, Your Creative DNA: Clues to Reinvigorate Your Dormant Creativity, with writing partner Wenhwa Ts’ao, was completed in 2018.

In addition to being Roadmap’s proofreader, Michelle Cadeaux also works as a script analyst, consultant, and line editor. She has read for contests such as Austin Film Festival, Shore Scripts Feature and TV contest, as well as many others at Roadmap Writers. Prior to being hired at Roadmap, Michelle graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Film and Media Studies from Arizona State University. Michelle has worked with all genres and mediums of writing, but she specializes in comedy for TV, webseries, and film. She currently is attending the Harold Ramis Film School at The Second City in Chicago.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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