[Free Webinar] An Inside Look At Roadmap’s Career Writer Program

Hosted by: Chris Deckard (Manager at Fictional Entity), Justin Ross (VP of Development at Bohemia Group), & Janet Jeffries (Production/Development Executive at Lawrence Bender Productions)

Here at Roadmap, we’ve gone to great lengths to give our writers the best industry knowledge and training possible. We want everyone to be equipped to succeed in their career, and that’s why we carefully crafted our tiered Career Writer Program. In this 4 step program, writers work with numerous execs to hone their marketing, networking and meeting skills. 

But who are the execs who participate in the Career Writer Program? What are their backgrounds, areas of expertise, and approach to pitching? 

Join us for this special webinar event with three of our best executives and get to know who you will be working with if you join. We want our writers to take actual steps to become a Career Writer. 

This Free 90-Minute Webinar will Cover:

  • How these execs got their start 
  • What they look for in scripts
  • Marketing dos and don'ts
  • Live Q&A!
About Your Host

Prior to co-founding the management/production company Fictional Entity in January 2017, Chris Deckard spent over seven years working with and representing talent at major agencies such as ICM Partners and WME. He has worked closely with traditional and new media buyers to find and develop content for domestic and international audiences. In addition to helping cast and package numerous features and series, he has evaluated thousands of scripts for actors and directors. Chris graduated from Cornell University and earned his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.

Fictional Entity’s clients have been named to The Black List, The Hit List, The Young & Hungry List, The Blood List and been lauded by the PAGE Awards, the International Emmys’ Peter Ustinov Award for exceptional international television writing and placed as finalists in The Heath Ledger Scholarship and the Academy Nicholl Fellowship The Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Awards, the AWG, ADG, SPA, and AACTA. Clients have written, directed, starred, and produced in numerous formats, including features, TV, virtual reality, and podcasts, independently and for companies like Netflix, NBCUniversal, Legendary, Marvel, Fremantle, SyFy, the CW, Warner Bros., Amazon, Blumhouse, Comedy Central, the ABC Australia, Foxtel, TruTV, Super Deluxe, Hallmark, CBS, Facebook, E!, and MSNBC.

Chris has advised clients through multiple successful series pilot and pitch sales. In 2019, Fictional Entity clients have: staffed on Netflix and Amazon series; directed features and high-budget shorts; entered option and shopping agreements with high-profile producers; and have premiered feature films and shorts at festivals around the world.

Justin Ross was born and raised in the Midwest. He began his film career as a screenwriter. Mr. Ross’ project, THE ANSWER, was made into a short by Nebula Films, beating out numerous submissions. Justin has ghost written feature films and was hired to craft a treatment for DitLev Films in 2018. In 2008, he joined Intrinsic Value Films first as Creative Executive. During his tenure at Intrinsic, he secured relationships with top talent, including Scott Free Productions and the estates of authors Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick.

Mr. Ross joined Bohemia Group Originals as Director of Production in 2015 and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Development and Production in 2016 where he championed the company’s first feature, A DARK PLACE (distributed by Gravitas Ventures); winner of “Best Thriller” at the Manhattan Film Festival. Further credits include Associate Producer on the Spike Lee Executive Produced SON OF THE SOUTH and Executive Producer on the forthcoming MORE THAN RIVALS by the writer of HOOSIERS and RUDY; directed by the legendary Nick Castle. He currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to write, connecting his two passions: good people and great stories.

Janet Jeffries is a production and development executive to film and television producer Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Hacksaw Ridge, An Inconvenient Truth and the sequel, Safe). In TV we produced the Starz limited series "Flesh and Bone" and most recently the Netflix series "Seven Seconds." Soon we will premiere the reboot of the series "Roswell" for the CW. We are in post production on a feature film called THE WIDOW, directed by Neil Jordan, starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Moretz. And just wrapped the feature film, FONZO starring Tom Hardy as "Al Capone."

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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