Write Like the Pros: Mastering High-Concept

Sean Robins
Broken Road Productions

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So, you have this idea for a movie or show that you just know is going to be a hit. It’s consumed your thoughts, as well as all the storage space on your hard drive. You’re cooking with gas now, and you’re ready to take this concept to the page and start drafting.

But, you’ve been hearing about how people are looking for high concept projects and, while you were sure your idea was high concept before, now you’re not so sure. What do people even mean when they say “high concept”? And how can you really be sure that your concept meets that criteria?

Well, fret not! Sean Robins is here to break it all down for you!

In This Two-Hour Clinic, You Will Learn:

  • What is High-Concept?
  • Why High-Concept Projects are Appealing 
  • Do's and Don'ts for Writing High-Concept Screenplays
  • Personalized Feedback on up to Two Loglines 
  • Live Q&A!
About Your Host

Sean Robins has been at Broken Road since its inception and has been a partner for the last nine years. Robins has helped steer Broken Road’s slate including films such as PAUL BLART: MALL COP and PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, KNIGHT AND DAY, ZOOKEEPER, HERE COMES THE BOOM, SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, JACK AND JILL, INTO THE STORM, THE SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN, NAKED, CADAVER, TAG, and the forthcoming ISN’T IT ROMANTIC, 1974 and HAUNT, MORTAL KOMBAT, AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, ALL MY LIFE and SENIOR YEAR all in production or pre-production amongst others. On the television side, Broken Road produced MTV’s cooking show SNACKOFF and has recently sold over a dozen new projects.

Starting at George Clooney’s Maysville Pictures, and then running Robert Lawrence Productions for seven years, Robins has used his writing degrees both as a Producer and as a writer, having optioned many of his scripts in the past. 

Robins is a graduate of Northwestern University and participated in the Peace Corps Partnership for Service Learning in Kingston, Jamaica. There he worked for the Jamaican Human Rights Council while taking classes at the University of Technology. 

Robins grew up in the food and beverage business and parlayed his love of food into a fourteen-year, four thousand plus restaurant journey that saw him become the first and only person to eat at every restaurant listed in a Zagat Guide. Featured on CNN, KCRW’s Good Food, NBC, Delish, The Daily Meal, Robins created the concept for the restaurant ChocoChicken with partner Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger and 800 Degrees fame.

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 alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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