CHRIS ERRIC MADDOX

YOUR MENTOR

Chris’ roots in drama grew out of his own experiences. At age fourteen, he left a lower-middle-class Black neighborhood in Ohio to attend a boarding school program in an affluent white community in Massachusetts. He draws his “fish-out-of-water” stories from those disparate worlds. He attended Tufts University, triple-majoring in child development, drama, and Spanish literature, and received his MFA in acting from Columbia University. There, he honed the craft of character and story development. After living in Spain and working with children with language disorders, touring the United States, performing Shakespeare’s canon, and landing numerous acting roles in half-hour comedies and dramas, he knew he wanted to pen diverse stories from his unique perspective. So he applied to the CBS/Paramount Writers Mentoring Program, was accepted and, after finishing the program in 2016, got his break staffing on the first season of the CBS series Bull. He continued to move up the ranks by joining ABC’s hit drama A Million Little Things; after two seasons there, he joined Fox’s Monarch. Most recently, Chris served as writer/producer for CW’s Dynasty and Amazon’s The Greatest.

Make Great Strides in Your Career with one of the Writers Behind MonarchDynasty and A Million Little Things.

GENERAL | ONE-ON-ONE SESSION

Choose your topic(s) and Chris will give you the best course of action!
How do I move my career to the next level?
How do I decide between managers and agents?
How can I have a successful meeting with an industry professional?
How do I follow up with my professional contacts?
What logline, script, and feature highlight my life story and writing skills?
How do I transition from actor to writer?
How do I become a multihyphenate?
Should I move to Los Angeles or work remotely?
How can I create more dynamic and multilayered characters on the page?
What are the basics of story structure?
Do I even have a story to tell?
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PRO PITCH COACHING | ONE-ON-ONE SESSION

With his expertise as an actor, writer, and producer, Chris will give you tips on delivering a pitch that sells in the room. Learn how to pitch confidently (and with the right amount of enthusiasm and visual aids) to leave a lasting impression.

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STORY DEVELOPMENT | ONE-ON-ONE SESSION

Experience what it’s like to be in a writers’ room, as Chris helps develop your story idea at whatever stage it’s in. Whether you’re starting out with a logline to pitch, a pitch to outline, or you’re already in draft, Chris will work with you to take your concept to the next level.

$350/1 ½ hours
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EXPERT TV PILOT ANALYSIS

Receive headline and scene notes on your pilot of choice and discuss questions regarding what steps to take to begin the rewriting process.

$695/includes 90-minute Zoom
$1,400/includes written notes and 90-minute Zoom
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HOW TO THRIVE AS A DIVERSE WRITER | GROUP SESSION

Chris will help you navigate the political waters of the television industry, both inside and outside of the writers’ room. Gain powerful insight into how to survive and thrive while maintaining one’s sense of self as a person of color and/or a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Limited to 12 participants
$100.00
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REVIEWS


My meeting with Chris was great. I feel more confident and got the advice and know hows that I needed. I will probably need one more meeting in the future to go over the things I fixed.” – Whitney Walch