What is Storieroad?
Welcome to where industry relationships are made. Many institute participants have gained jobs, signed with agents, sold projects, and made career partnerships through the meetings we set and people we introduced them to through Storieroad.
This is a series of labs, seminars, workshops, and networking events that prepare content creators for potential meetings & industry partnerships. It also includes one festival project submission & one Creator VIP festival badge per year.
Who Can Register
Creators, writers, directors, actors & producers.
All persons who want to participate in the meetings, seminars & events must register individually.
- Everyone who registers is automatically accepted into Storieroad.
What are the different steps within the Institute process?
Exposition: Industry basics
Firstlight: Pitch deck & show development
Storiearc: Writing your script
NextTake: Shooting your project & physical production
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Catalyst Stories Registration Includes
Access to all Storieroad 2020 events, including online access to prior events
1 project submission to the 2020 Catalyst Content Festival
1 Creator VIP pass to the 2020 festival in Duluth Sept 30-Oct 4, 2020
Eligibility towards production notes & executive meetings once Storieroad thresholds are met
Eligibility for table reads for scripts that complete the Storiearc module
Projects listed in content database for executive access throughout the year
Access to the Catalyst jobs board
Access to the private Catalyst Storieroad facebook group
$19/mth or $195/yr (save 15%)
Scholarships are available. Please email us at to apply.
Recent & Upcoming Storieroad Events
You will have access to re-watch previous
events after you register
The Storieroad Path
How Do I Get Meetings for my Project?
The first three Storieroad modules (Exposition, FirstLight, and StorieArc) prepare creators for these meetings, known as Network Notes and Marketplace.
Who are the Industry Professionals Involved?
The industry producers, casting directors, writers, directors, lawyers, agents, speakers and other professionals who partner with us changes every year. The full list is posted in March when the schedule is announced. You can see last year's list here.
What are the Network Notes and Marketplace meetings?
Network Notes are one-on-one meetings with a Catalyst producer/creative professional to give you notes on your project in preparation for the festival and potential Marketplace meetings. These are valuable feedback sessions where you can make a new industry contact. Some previous Network Notes meetings have lead to creators gaining mentorships or industry jobs.
Marketplace executive meetings are one-on-one meetings with creators and industry executives who are seeking content in your genre (comedy, drama, reality, podcast, etc.). This is a general introductory meeting and is not a sales or formal pitch meeting. If the executive is interested in pursuing your project further, they will coordinate future meetings directly with you.
Are all projects submitted to Storieroad automatically accepted into the festival?
No. All Storieroad projects are automatically submitted for festival consideration but are not automatically selected to screen at the October festival event. Projects will go through the normal festival selection process.
Do projects have to be in Storieroad to win awards at the festival?
No. All projects selected to screen at the festival are eligible for awards in their appropriate categories.
Do projects enrolled in Storieroad automatically get meetings?
No. Projects must advance through the Exposition and FirstLight modules to be eligible for Network notes meetings. Projects must advance through the Exposition, FirstLight, and StorieArc modules to be eligible for Marketplace meetings.
Do I have to attend the festival in Duluth in October for my meetings?
No. While we strongly encourage you to attend so that you can meet other industry professionals and creators, it is not required. If you are unable to attend, we will do our best to set up meetings for you as close as possible to your home location, or virtually.