Pressure Track: Write Your Comedy Pilot

Mike Poisson, Kegan Schell, and Audrey Knox

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"Pressure Track is absolutely the best way to get your first draft DONE in an organized fashion with steady progress – and to make sure it’s the best first draft you can spit out!" -Kathryn R.

"The Pressure Track, in my opinion, is the most crucial aspect of the Road Map program. A writer needs to always be writing and have a stable of projects ready to show to agents and managers. The Pressure Track not only held me accountable to get my script completed in a timely manner but assisted me in adding to my portfolio of work." -Michael O.
Pressure Track is a 6-week program designed to put you through the process and hold you accountable each week so that at the end of the program, each writer has a completed first draft of a brand new screenplay!

You will learn from 3 different executives over the course of the 6 sessions who will provide email guidance in advance of the session and will deliver a lecture at the start of each session before moving on to personalized feedback on submitted material for each writer.

Program Details:

Mike will guide you through concepts, characters, and outlines. He will make sure that your foundations are solid before prepping you to write your first 10 pages, which will set the stage for…

Kegan to come in and guide you through your first act! For each of the three weeks, Kegan will read the subsequent 10 pages and give you personalized feedback on your pages thus far. He will make sure that you have a solid draft with all the important elements in place before he passes the baton to…

Audrey, who will be your host for the Live Reads! Each of you will turn in the first 15 pages of your script to be read by trained actors in an online table read. After hearing each script, Audrey will give you personalized feedback on how you might begin polishing/tightening your pages.
About Your Host

Michael Poisson is a producer and screenwriter who is currently staffed on Adult Swim's ROBOT CHICKEN. He was previously staffed on Netflix's RAISING DION and recently attached Red Hour (Ben Stiller's company) to one of his pilots. He has served as a producer and Creative Director for Silent Machine Entertainment (Krysten Ritter's company), where he oversaw the creation, development, and pitching of various television projects including single cam/multi-cam comedies, and dramas. He recently finished shooting the THE DEMONS OF DORIAN GUNN in New York for the Pop network, where he worked as co-Executive Producer on the pilot. Michael has also had a pilot in development with DarkFire Television (Ryan Reynolds’ company), as well as a graphic novel published by Fanboy Comics: His writing has placed in various competitions including the Austin Film Festival and Michael has also previously served as a writer's assistant on the Fullscreen/Audience Network series CASSANDRA FRENCH'S FINISHING SCHOOL FOR BOYS.

Kegan Schell started his career at Atlas Entertainment, working on the DC Films under producers Chuck and Rebecca Roven (WONDER WOMAN, SUICIDE SQUAD, AMERICAN HUSTLE). After taking a break to produce a stop motion animated pilot, he then took a job at Echo Lake Entertainment in the literary department working with two managers and their writers and directors. Kegan worked his way up to coordinator with a few clients of his own while still providing support for one of the partners on the lit side, and was recently promoted to Literary Manager. Echo Lake's client credits include THE POST, AMERICAN GODS, THE OA, CSI: MIAMI, TEEN WOLF, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, LAW & ORDER, THE BLACK LIST, AMERICAN DAD, ONE DAY AT A TIME, WORKAHOLICS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, REVENGE, SMASH, ROYAL PAINS, and more!

Audrey Knox worked her way up from Receptionist to Manager at the Cartel. She has experience in both scripted and unscripted television, on set, in production, and in writers’ rooms, and she has a BFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Her true passion lies in producing depressingly introspective comedies, but she’s never met a British gangster drama she hasn’t liked. Audrey also has a four-year old rescue mutt who has performed with the hit comedy rap trio “Three Loco.”

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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