Interview with February 2020 Diversity Winner - Chloe Samantha-Rose Owens

February 05, 2020

Interview with February 2020 Diversity Winner - Chloe Samantha-Rose Owens

How long have you been writing and what made you want to write in the first place?
Not trying to date myself, but I've been writing for just over ten years. I have a body of work I'm proud of!

What genre do you prefer to write in? What draws you to that genre?
I love writing action-fantasy screenplays. I'm also partial to dramedy. I think action-fantasy allows me to escape into these incredible, rich worlds and visions I have. Dramedies are more about internal struggles I can relate to, and what I secretly laugh/cry in my head about. As my personal brand, I have the ability to merge my culture/heritage into both of those areas.

Tell us three things you're currently digging.
Meditations on the beach. Reading long threads on Twitter littered with sarcasm. Laughing from app-world dating scenarios I've painfully endured, while I fall asleep to Murder She Wrote reruns in my bed with my cat.

What interested you about the Roadmap Diversity Initiative?
I liked what the competition stood for, trying to break underrepresented writers into the industry. I was also interested to win the pitch package, as this is an area I could use assistance with as a writer. It also seems to be a great network to be a part of.

Where can we find you?
On Twitter I'm chloesrose and Instagram: chloesamantharose

Some more about Chloe:
Chloe studied Film a year abroad at Reading University in England, and later graduated from Rutgers University. She moved to NYC where she wrote and directed her own cable TV show on MNN, as well as a popular webseries. Later Chloe moved to Los Angeles, where her career lead her to work at: CBS, ITV, and assist directors and executive producers. In 2017, Chloe won BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY in the WESCREENPLAY DIVERSITY COMPETITION. Her script In One Split Second was also selected into the FILM INDEPENDENT FISCAL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM. In 2018, Chloe’s short script Glue Trap beat over 700 entries and was a finalist in the AT&T SHAPE writing contest; where part of Chloe’s short film was shot on Warner Brothers Studio Lot. In 2019, Chloe’s pilot Becoming Loud was a quarter finalist in THE FILM EMPIRE DIVERSITY MENTORSHIP CONTEST; and was recently announced as a finalist in this year’s SERIESFEST WOMEN’S WRITING COMPETITION.





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