[Women in Hollywood Series] Master Webinar with Producer Mary Jane Skalski

Mary Jane Skalski

It's an exciting time in Hollywood where diverse voices are being celebrated more than ever. But we still have a long way to go, and Roadmap is all about giving fresh voices and underserved filmmakers a fair shot at success. 

We are excited to launch our Women in Hollywood Master Webinar series highlighting some of the industry's leading trailblazers. Join us for these special Webinars that will cover what these power players look for in scripts, craft techniques, industry-insider information, and more! Participating writers will also have the opportunity to ask questions live!

Roadmap is excited to welcome Producer Mary Jane Skalski to this special webinar series! 

This 75-Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • What Mary Jane looks for in a script
  • Her techniques on producing indies
  • Screenwriting craft tips 
  • Q&A!

About Your Host

Mary Jane Skalski began her career at Good Machine, one of the key companies in the resurgence of American independent film in the 1990’s. At Good Machine, she worked on the early films of Ang Lee, Ed Burns, and Nicole Holofcener.

As a producer, her credits include four films with director Tom McCarthy (THE STATION AGENT, THE VISITOR, WIN WIN, and THE COBBLER); Gregg Araki’s MYSTERIOUS SKIN which premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival, Todd Louiso’s HELLO I MUST BE GOING which opened the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Adam Salky’s DARE, Peter Callahan’s AGAINST THE CURRENT, Julien Goldberger’s THE HAWK IS DYING, Jem Cohen’s CHAIN, and Naomi Foner’s VERY GOOD GIRLS.

Mary Jane was an executive producer on PARIAH, TRICK, and PUTZEL. Most recently, she produced the Fox Searchlight film WILSON, directed by Craig Johnson and starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, and Judy Greer.

Mary Jane’s films have premiered at the Toronto, Venice, Berlin, Cannes, and Sundance Film Festivals and have received numerous awards and nominations, including several appearances on the National Board of Review ‘best of’ lists, a BAFTA best screenplay win for THE STATION AGENT and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for Richard Jenkins in THE VISITOR. Mary Jane received the Independent Spirit Award for Producing in 2004 and in 2003 was selected as one of Variety’s Producers to Watch.

Since 1997 she has been an active adjunct in the graduate film program at Columbia University. In 2016 she served as the Allesee Chair at Wayne State University. She is also the Senior Advisor to Gamechanger, a financing entity focused exclusively on films directed by women. 

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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