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Final Deadline is 11 hours from now
Jan 25th
Final
Roadmap Writers
Roadmap's Diversity Initiative Competition
February 2021
Accepting Features and TV Pilots
Enter Now
Final Deadline is 11 hours from now

About

The lack of diversity in Hollywood has been at the forefront of the national conversation for awhile now. At Roadmap, we want to do our part to help bring more diversity to the big screen (and the small!), and for us, that starts with the screenwriters.

That's why we are proud to sponsor the Roadmap Writers Diversity Tribute!

We launched this initiative in memory of Roadmap Writer Coletta Preacely-Garcia, who passed suddenly in 2016. Coletta was an extremely hardworking writer who was always working to better her craft, tirelessly writing, rewriting, and taking advantage of every opportunity presented to her to gain skills, make connections, and improve her screenplays.

This is a monthly competition so writers who are not selected in any given month, may apply again.

Past winners of this program have gone on to land representation through introductions made by the Roadmap Writers Team.

"I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the work you and the entire Roadmap staff put into supporting us and to making accessible pathways for writers to be able to realize their ambitions and potential. As a young writer, I had absolutely no clue about the business side of writing or how to really move forward into my dream of writing for TV. Winning Roadmap's Diversity Initiative and having the chance to learn from execs and the Roadmap staff really was the highlight of my 2020." - Quinton Stroud, Screenwriter

Prices & Deadlines

Jan 25th
Final
Free
$0.00

Benefits

Participate in the Pitch Prep Program (Step 1 of our Career Writer Program) for FREE the following month. (i.e September's winner will start the program in October etc.)

Winners will also receive a 30 minute call with an exec from QC Entertainment. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the industry and learn how you can best position yourself for success.

Winners will also be invited to participate in a free “Real Talk with Nita” session via Zoom with Roadmap's Access Programs Coordinator, Adquanita Curtis, and an industry executive of color. During this candid session you will be able to chat with Adquanita about your specific goals, and needs, as a writer of color and how we here at Roadmap can best help you achieve these goals. There will also be a guided Q&A session with the guest executive!

January 2021 Winner on Coverfly

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Announcements

Feb 10th
Winners

Rules

For the purposes of this initiative we define diversity as writers of color, writers of the LGBTQ+ community, women writers, writers with disabilities, and writers of any other voice that has historically been marginalized or ignored by the entertainment industry.

** Writers may submit only once each month. **

To apply for this Initiative, please submit a one-page statement in PDF format highlighting your diverse background and why you would be a valuable and hardworking member of the Career Writer Program, AND a writing sample (feature or pilot).

Applications that do not include the one-page statement will not be considered.

This program is for writers with at least one completed original Feature or TV Pilot who are ready to tackle the Marketing aspect of their career and start getting their work out there!

Writers who will be considered further will be contacted by the Roadmap Team for a virtual interview.

Roadmap truly wants the winning recipient to get the most out of the program. For that reason, winners are expected to attend each session and complete all assignments to the fullest of their ability. Writers who fail to complete any assignment or attend any of the classes during the first two weeks of the program will forfeit their spot for the remainder of the program.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
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