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Roadmap Writers
Roadmap's Diversity Initiative Competition
January 2022
Active Since 2016
Open to diverse screenwriters with at least one completed original Feature or Pilot who are ready to tackle the marketing aspect of their career!
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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 competition have been signed to representation by Anonymous Content, APA, Untitled Entertainment, The Buchwald Agency, Rosa Entertainment, First Story Entertainment and more. Past winner Lillian Wang also just staffed on a show for Netflix!

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 and be listed on Roadmap's site as the October winner etc.)

We will also select one Runner-up who will participate in our Pitch Prep Lite program!

We are also excited to welcome Final Draft as sponsor!  Our Winner and Runner-Up will each receive a certificate for a copy of Final Draft 12.

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Also, thanks to our prize partner Hammer Jaxx Films, who each month, will select one writer to participate in Roadmap's month-long On-Ramp program for free!

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November 2021 Winner on Coverfly

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Announcements

Jan 17th
Runners-up
Jan 17th
Hammer Jaxx Films Prizes

Rules

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

This program is for diverse screenwriters 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! Roadmap defines "diverse" as anyone belonging to a group whose voice has traditionally been marginalized in Hollywood, particularly BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQIA+, women over 45, and Disabled.

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.

We do not accept updated drafts or revised statements. Please review your entry for accuracy prior to submitting.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
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