Begin with these in-person and online seminars. Topics include: how networks pick shows, agents & representation, legal basics, how to sell a show, and more.

Program Description
Exposition is a series of in-person and online seminars that gives creators fundamental information and expectations about creating and selling a TV show. Topics include: how Catalyst works, what Storieroad aims to achieve, general perspectives on how the TV industry works including how network and studios decide which projects to make, legal and financial topics about the project, tips about how our programming team selects projects for the annual festival, what the process is to get your show sold, and more.


Registration & Seminar Selection

First come, first serve in order of registration. Priority selection will be given in order of registration when the complete calendar is announced and available for enrollment in March. (read more details)

Festival Requirement

Creators are NOT required to submit for Storieroad in order for their project to be considered for festival screening acceptance. Please note: festival acceptance does NOT include network notes and/or marketplace executive meetings. Festival acceptance means you receive a screening only. If you want to be eligible for executives meetings, you must complete portions of the Storieroad process as detailed below.

Network Notes Meeting Requirement

Creators are required to complete the Exposition & FirstLight steps of Storieroad to be considered for a network notes session.

Marketplace Requirement

Creators are required to complete the Exposition, FirstLight, and StorieArc steps of Storieroad to be considered for marketplace executive meetings.

Maximum 50 participants per seminar.


  • Duluth, MN (in-person)

  • Los Angeles, CA (in-person)

  • New York, NY (in-person)

  • Online (if unable to attend in person)

  • More in-person locations to be added soon.


Exposition seminars are held multiple times from April-August 2020. Exact dates and signups to be announced in February. More seminars to be added as necessary. Everyone who registers will have the opportunity to attend.


  • Free for Catalyst subscribers. (subscribe here)

  • $75 fee for non-subscribers. (register here)

  • Travel and lodging are not included and are the responsibility of the participant.





Contact us:


(218) 208-0140

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1

Duluth, MN 55801

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