Top 5 Finalists - The Coletta Preacely-Garcia Diversity Fellowship 2024

Diversity fellowship


Roadmap Writers is excited to announce the Top 5 Finalists for The Coletta Preacely-Garcia Diversity Fellowship. 

Roadmap Writers is proud to continue our mission of opening doors for unrepped writers from underrepresented groups. As we approach the 7-year anniversary of our monthly Diversity Initiative, we’re excited to widen the scope of our efforts to provide even more actionable industry knowledge to more applicants by expanding our monthly Diversity Initiative into the Coletta Preacely-Garcia Diversity Fellowship.

Always FREE to apply and now offered quarterly, Roadmap Writers will award ONE diverse Winner the Grand Prize of a full scholarship for Steps 1-4 of our Career Writer Program—a $1600 value! ONE Runner-Up will also be awarded Step 1: Pitch Prep. These immersive and interactive programs (Pitch Prep Program, Marketing Intensive, Portfolio Polishing, and Manager Track) give writers a competitive edge in the marketplace while helping them build relationships with as many working industry professionals as possible from anywhere in the world.

This program is for diverse screenwriters with at least 2 polished original features and/or TV pilots in their portfolio (with at least a 3rd original script in the works) who are ready to tackle the marketing aspects of their career! Roadmap defines "diverse" as anyone belonging to a group whose voice has been traditionally marginalized in Hollywood, particularly BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, women over 45, and Disabled writers.

Please join us in congratulating the...


Top 5 Finalists 



 Matias Branger- Bio

Brandon Shores - Bio

Debra Kirschner - Bio

Marisa Martinez-Marquez- Bio

Josiah Brown - Bio



Finalist Laurel



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Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.