Roadmap's 4 Year Anniversary Writers' Challenge

Janet Jeffries
Development and Production Executive @ Lawrence Bender Productions
Saturdays 4/4, 4/11, 4/18 & 4/25 @ 2:00pm - 3:00pm PT
Missed Week One? We'll send you the recording after you sign up!
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We launched Roadmap Writers 4 years ago to create a fully immersive, transparent online platform for emerging screenwriters. In just 4 years we have helped over 100 writers get signed to nearly every major agency and management company in the industry and helped dozens more to get their projects optioned, sold, and produced.

We are so proud of the major strides all of our writers are making and we are excited for more years of success!

In celebration of our 4 Year Anniversary, we hand-selected executive Janet Jeffries from Lawrence Bender Productions, one of our most trusted executives (and a writer favorite), to host a month-long Writers Challenge to get creative juices flowing and set our writers up for success this year!

Every Saturday in April, Janet will host a 1-hour Webinar highlighting a different facet of screenwriting followed by a live Q&A to walk each writer into writing their next script!

How It Works:

  • Each week, Janet will cover a different aspect of screenwriting, from creating commercial concepts, to character development, to outlining, to actual tips on how to write your strongest pages yet.
  • You will submit your topic-appropriate questions to Janet prior to each 1-hour Webinar so Janet can prepare to cover all topics during the session. Following each lecture, Janet will answer your questions live.
  • At the end of each session, Janet will assign your self-study Challenge for the week, designed to help you help yourself do your best work ever!
  • As always, all Webinars are recorded and all registrants will receive the recordings after the live broadcast!


Week #1: Creating Commercial Concepts
Week #2: Developing Characters & Properly Structuring Your Script
Week #3: Writing a Strong Act 1
Week #4: How to Keep an Exec Hooked Through Act 2 & Act 3

We encourage all of you to keep creating content and we’re super excited for Janet to help you make your next script shine!
Here's to more amazing years to come!
About Your Host

Janet Jeffries has worked for over a decade with film and television producers Lawrence Bender and Kevin Brown. Lawrence Bender Productions focuses on developing and packaging independent feature films to take out to secure financing and studio distribution. Some of the films produced are GRETA, HACKSAW RIDGE, SILENCE, TRUMBO, GOOD WILL HUNTING, PULP FICTION, and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. Upcoming is a period western called THE HARDER THEY FALL that Netflix is financing and will distribute.

Bender/Brown is LBP's television company with projects in development with various streaming and premium cable networks. In television, the company gravitates toward limited or mini-series and one-hour formats for premium cable and streaming services. Television series produced include SEVEN SECONDS, FLESH AND BONE, and currently the CW series ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO.

Janet is an adjunct professor for the MFA in Screenwriting program at National University.

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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