Self Study: Feature Development

Zac Allard
Creative Executive @ Exile Entertainment
Sundays 4/26, 5/3 & 5/10 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
Missed the first session? We'll send 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 110 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! 

To continue to bring our community the best possible training, we have asked Zac Allard (Creative Executive @ Exile Entertainment) to host a four-week long challenge series designed to guide you through the development process of your next feature. We encourage all writers who are ready to make screenwriting a career to keep creating content and we’re super excited for Zac to help you make your next script shine!

Here's to more amazing years to come!

How It Works:

  • Each week, Zac will cover a different aspect of the feature development process: from concept and breaking ideas to characters and outlines. 
  • Following each lecture, Zac will answer your questions live.
  • At the end of each session, Zac 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: Concepts, Loglines & Comps

    Week #2: Characters & Structure 

    Week #3: Crafting Treatments

    Week #4: Outlines and Transitioning to Pages

    About Your Host

    Zac Allard is the creative executive of Exile Entertainment. Zac has extensive experience working at numerous production companies and was one of the early readers on The Black List. Exile Entertainment represents Academy Award-winning writer/directors Guillermo Del Toro (SHAPE OF WATER), Damien Chazelle (LA LA LAND) and Jennifer Kent (THE BABADOOK).

    Zac has a master’s degree in English from Georgetown and has worked to develop/edit with screenwriters and novelists and playwrights. In addition to his work in film and TV, he has published both creative and critical writing in a variety of journals and magazines. He’s repped by Folio Literary Management.

    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.

    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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