John Shepherd

John Shepherd
VP of Development, New Republic Pictures

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"Seriously, that conversation takes me to another level, I didn't even know existed." - Corey M.
About Your Host

John has worked in development for 20+ years and was a writer on the sitcom Nurse Jackie. He run Development for NRP, that has a deal with Paramount and their first feature is ROCKETMAN, with 1917 from director Sam Mendes releasing at Christmas. Previously he was involved with Best Picture Oscar nominated films Black Swan and Hacksaw Ridge, among many others.

Private Month Mentorship

Each month mentorship kicks off with a preliminary 15-min. call to set expectations and lay out strategy for the month. Writer will have unlimited email access with executive plus 4x one-hour consultations with the exec. Exec will read up to 4 scripts in one month (different drafts of the same script or 4 different scripts) and conduct 4x one-hour story notes calls. Calls will also include pitch preps, brand preps and career strategy.

If you pay with the deposit/payment plan, your second half will be due the 2nd week of the Mentorship. If you need a different type of payment plan, email 

What To Expect

After registering, you will receive an automatic Order Confirmation email. Then, Roadmap's CEO Joey Tuccio will email you to loop you in with your mentor! If you do not hear from Joey within 72 hours of registering, shoot him an email at!

Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

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