2021 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Roadmap Writers: Group Pitch Session

Enter the livestream and chat at any time
Stream began June 12, 2021 9:00 PM UTC
Already unlocked? for access

Our 2021 Screenplay Competition Quarter Finalists, Semi Finalists and Finalists will take part in this live, interactive pitch session with Joey Tuccio of Roadmap Writers — and his industry guests — as part of their prize package!

(Tickets are not available to the general public for this event.)


Founder and CEO, Roadmap Writers

Joey started in the industry at Bold Films (Drive, Nightcrawler, Whiplash) and has read for Hugh Jackman's company, George Clooney's company, and Night and Day Pictures, to name a few. The only thing Joey is more passionate about than helping writers is rescuing dogs.


Manager MARK SAFFIAN from Content House

Great for all genres and formats!

I worked in production for years as a Production Coordinator and Assistant Director before becoming an executive. Beginning in the mail room at APA, then being promoted to an Assistant in the Packaging Department eventually becoming the Literary Department Development Coordinator where I helped to develop and sold pilots and films for the agency including the feature film "O" a modern retelling of Othello and the television series "24". After APA, I was a Development Executive and Story Editor for Sony Pictures and Sid Ganis/Out of the Blue Entertainment where I was a Story Editor on "Big Daddy" and "Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo". I read spec scripts, screenplays, pilots, books and evaluated projects of all types for acquisition and development for both film and television for the studio. My current company is Content House, a literary management company. We represent dozens of New York Times Best Selling Authors, screenwriters, directors and production companies. We also represent a lot of the top names in comic book authors and creators, webcomics, video games and new media. We are currently actively developing The Crook Factory based on the best-selling novel by Dan Simmons (The Terror, Hyperion) telling the true story of Ernest Hemingway running a spy ring out of Cuba during World War 2, as well as, the television series "One Second After" with Constantin Films based on the best selling trilogy of books by William Forstchen. Recently, we have sold or set-up series on behalf of our clients to EOne, Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Animation, CW, Comedy Central, Showtime and HBO.

Manager SCOTT SCHULMAN from Schulman Management Group

Great for TV Dramas!

Scott Schulman went off on his own two years ago after working at More/Medavoy Management for four years. He first started representing actors and then transitioned to writers. He is currently building a roster of emerging voices and has a passion for representing and inspiring writers. He also is very adamant about breaking the barrier for women by helping get their voices heard. Before More/Medavoy, Schulman was at Abrams Artist Agency for a year as a junior agent in below the line packaging. He got his start working at Fremantle in business affairs as coordinator in both scripted and non-scripted television. He is currently doing business with Peacock, Will Packer Productions, Point Grey, IDW, Curation Entertainment, CJ Entertainment, HartBeat, Octopie, Madica and others. Scott continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the entertainment organization, HRTS Associates. “Dream big and dare to fail”, says Schulman.

Producer DAVID BURGIS from Chimera Society

Great for all genres and formats (except dramas!)

David’s bio:

David Burgis is a producer, and occasional writer, focusing on animation and comedy. Working with Felicia Day's Chimera Society, he's produced the sci-fi comedy podcast "Voyage to the Stars" on Earwolf, and pitched to Netflix, HBO, and Lionsgate. His stop-motion horror short film "No Monsters Allowed" has played and won awards at over 15 festivals around the world and is streaming on Amazon now. He’s worked with Netflix Animation, Nelvana, Legendary Studios, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, and with directors such as Trish Gum (Lego Batman), Sam Levinson (Euphoria), Jeff Blitz (Review). When not working, he camps, reads history books, watches classic movies, and tries to brainstorm more fun things to say in biographies.

Manager VAL MCLEROY from Epigram

*great for all genres and formats!

Val’s background has been as a development executive and production executive at several companies including Atlantic Entertainment and Green/Epstein Productions. While at Green/Epstein she produced several TV movies, two of which she wrote for Lifetime (Spirit [nominated for a Humanitas award] and Heart of the Storm). As a writer herself, she understands the needs and concerns of writers and is a calming and knowledgeable supporter. Val McLeroy has been partnered with Doug Draizin in their own production/management company for a number of years. McLeroy and Draizin currently have writers working with Amazon, eOne, NBC, Netflix and Robert Zemeckis’ company. As a former teacher of high school English and Drama, Val loves working as a mentor to writers. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BFA in English, Theatre and Education. She also completed a year of post-baccalaureate study in business and communications.

Exec MADDIE BREELAND from Anvil Pictures (Dean DeBlois’s company)

*great for big budget, family friends projects!

Maddie is originally from Northern Virginia and went to Emerson College in Boston to study Producing for Film & TV before venturing out to LA to begin her career. She started as a Development Assistant at Fox 2000 before working for as Sean Bailey (President, Walt Disney Live Action Features) and eventually being promoted to Development Coordinator at Disney. She recently joined Dean DeBlois' company, Anvil Pictures as Director of Development. There she will be produce and develop live action and hybrid content as part of their deal with Universal. They are working on projects such as Treasure Island and Micronauts. She's a fan of all genres but personally loves action, adventure, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers, and true crime documentaries. She is also a huge advocate for Diversity and Inclusion and would love to make content that promotes underrepresented groups.

Exec JUSTIN ROSS from Bohemia Group

*great for all genres and formats!

Justin Ross was born and raised in the Midwest. He began his film career as a screenwriter. In 2008, he joined Intrinsic Value Films first as Creative Executive. During his tenure at Intrinsic, he secured relationships with top talent, including Scott Free Productions and the estates of authors Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick. Mr. Ross joined Bohemia Group Originals as Director of Production in 2015 and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Development and Production in 2016 where he championed the company’s first feature, A DARK PLACE (distributed by Gravitas Ventures). Further credits include Associate Producer on the Spike Lee Executive Produced SON OF THE SOUTH, Producer on the forthcoming MORE THAN RIVALS by the writer of HOOSIERS; RUDY as well as Producer on UNTRAINED, shepherded by Oscar nominee, Taylor Sheridan. He currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to write, connecting his two passions: good people and great stories.