Yesterday Roadmap hosted a chat with Pete Corona who is the Director of Original Series with Netflix. This was a free event and not recorded but many of us took notes.
First, Roadmap is a lovely organisation that helps writers get into the industry. That does not mean they ask for your script and then tout it around for a huge fee. Far from it. Instead, they help point you in the right direction, coach on your career path and give opportunities for you to present yourself.
You can find them here and they are a lovely bunch who are happy to answer questions. They are good guys. Oh and get them on twitter too at @roadmapwriters.
Second, these are my notes so are centred on the parts that were of particular interest to me and any points that particularly stuck in my memory. If you attended and think I missed something or misremembered, then please feel free to add comment.
Pete, I hope he doesn’t mind me calling him that, is a very chilled and friendly bloke. It was a joy to listen to him talk and I would imagine pitching to him would also be chilled and friendly. Ok. That is my fan bit done. Now for the info.
Phew. That was a long post. Hope you find something useful in it all. Go to the Roadmap site and sign up to avoid missing these sessions and other good stuff.
Netflix gives the writer a lot of freedom to tell the story the way they want.
Show them your voice and vision. Not a slick script.
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