Max Cunningham

Assistant
Assistant to Greg Berlanti @ Berlanti Productions
Saturday, 4/10 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT

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Particularly Interested In:

All things streaming and cable, both half hour and full hour -- particularly that high-level mix of character-driven genre stories. With features I largely look for the same thing -- there's not much I DON'T want to at least read.

Pitch Tips

Character is King! Don't get lost in the plotting or world-building details. Hook with your teaser, then back up and flesh out your characters. Tell a great story for your pilot as your pilot is ALWAYS your ultimate sales tool and the most important thing, not a 4-season plan.

About Your Host

Max Cunningham has been working at Berlanti Productions for almost two years, where he currently assists prolific writer-producer-director Greg Berlanti, whose television credits include THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, YOU, RIVERDALE, THE FLASH, ARROW, and SUPERGIRL, along with the feature film LOVE SIMON. Prior to that, he started at the company as an intern and was later hired as the assistant to their head of television development, Ryan Lindenberg. There, he spent time learning the ins and outs of how a television series actually moves from an early-stage pitch to a finished pilot in broadcast and streaming -- all while keeping Ryan's schedule and day-to-day life organized and efficient. He was later promoted to Greg's desk, where he manages his increasingly insane schedule while learning more and more about the larger creative process. Max graduated with honors from the University of Arizona, with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Film & Television.

HOW IT WORKS

  • 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 instructions on how to submit your contact info or written pitch via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material/contact submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:

Features
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
  • TV Movies
TV Homes
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

Subgenres
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Stories
  • Westerns

Specifically not interested in:

Romantic comedies aren't my speciality by any means.

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