Virtual Panel: Approaching Hollywood's Gatekeepers

Ever wonder what happens when you submit a script to a production company, manager or network? If your script gets read, well, chances are the first people to read your script aren’t VP’s or senior executives. To get to them, you have to go through the gatekeepers first.

But who are these gatekeepers? How do the gatekeepers evaluate what material they recommend to their boss? And can you establish a relationship with them without coming across as crazy or stalker-ish?

Well, don’t sweat it! Because Roadmap has assembled a panel of four gatekeepers to answer all these questions!

In this 90 minute Webinar, the panelists will discuss:

  • Who gets hired as assistants and coordinators 
  • What exactly their job entails 
  • Forming and maintaining relationships with writers 
  • How they evaluate writers and material to pass on up the ladder
  • How and where they find scripts to read 
  • The most common reasons their bosses pass on scripts
  • Tips on selling your story in 30 seconds
Your Hosts:

Maddie Breeland - First Assistant to the Head of Disney

Miranda Gontz - Executive Assistant to the Head of ABC Studios

Kegan Schell - Assistant to Literary Manager @ Echo Lake Entertainment

Chris Sarfin - Producer's Assistant @ NBCUniversal

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!

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