Genre Series: A Hands-On Approach to Sci-Fi

Addison Mehr
VP of Production
Hyde Park Entertainment
Sundays 9/15 & 9/22 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

If you’re anything like us, then you were captivated by ALIEN, adored BLADE RUNNER, and watched ARRIVAL with bated breath and thought to yourself, how could I write something like that? Sci-fi has endless possibilities for storytelling, but all those possibilities seem overwhelming and daunting when you’re trying to get started in the genre. It just seems like such a tall order.

But that’s why Roadmap Writers has a two week clinic devoted to understanding the genre and arming you with the tools you need to tackle any sci-fi project!

In This Two Week Clinic, You Will Learn:

  • Core components of the sci-fi genre 
  • The difference between grounded and elevated 
  • World building 
  • The importance of protagonist over plot 
  • Synopsis review/feedback 
  • Live Discussion 
About Your Host

Addison Mehr began his career with directors Martin Scorsese and Rebecca Miller. He worked on Scorsese’s BAFTA nominated George Harrison: Living in the Material World and the Academy Award nominated film, HUGO, as well as development and pre-production on SILENCE which is in production. Addison is Currently VP of Acquisitions and Production at Hyde Park Entertainment where he will be responsible for the Hyde Park Production slate. Previously he was responsible for acquisitions and digital distribution across the GoDigital Inc companies (Amplify Releasing, GoDigital, and Distribber). Notable films include The Zellner Brothers’ KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER and Terry Gilliam’s ZERO THEOREM. Addison studied film and entertainment business at New York University. He currently resides in Los Angeles California.

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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