Posted by Allen Roughton

As the Stage 32 Writing Services Coordinator, I spend most of my time talking to development executives, producers, managers and agents about the kind of material they want, specialize in, or think is the next big thing. And I have to admit that sometimes it feels like I need a translator. High-concept? Grounded? Smart? Supernatural... but not horror? A Ten-by-ten? What the heck are these people talking about? Luckily, I've googled my head off, asked a ton of questions, immersed myself in the script development world, and learned their language so you don't have to! Now I'm here to put it all together in a FREE Webinar breaking down the lingo of Screenwriting Development!



Ever heard an executive say something like: "I'm looking for a grounded, high-concept genre film"?

Join our very own Allen Roughton and learn to decipher what executives are actually saying when they tell you what they are interested in.


Join me live Wednesday, May 2nd at 1pm PDT, for a free webinar.  I'll become your translator and help you understand the world of development as I break down the lingo so you can make sure you're marketing the right project to the right place.


Have a question for me?

  Join me live and participate in the Q&A at the end of the webinar! or The Stage 32 Writers Room Learning the Lingo of Script Development  


I will breakdown the lingo of screenplay development including:

  • What execs actually mean when they say they're open to all genres and formats.
  • What execs broadly mean when they specify genres.
  • What formats are execs actually asking for.
  • What a genre feature or television series is.
  • What modifiers like high-concept, smart, commercial, etc. mean.
  • How execs imply budgets without explicitly stating them.


The Stage 32 Writers Room Learning the Lingo of Script Development


The Stage 32 Writers Room On Pitching   Allen James Roughton is the Stage 32 Writing Services Coordinator, a screenwriter, reader and development researcher who has consulted on over 100 projects, scripts, books, comics and films and conducted research on life stories, exposés, professions and locations for major production companies.


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