[Success Stories Series] How She Did It: A Conversation w/ Kayona Brown

Roadmap Writers Top Tier Alumna
Sunday 2/28 @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm PT

Let’s face it. There are a million different paths to success. That’s true to some degree for most industries, but even more so for Tinseltown. We get it, and so we understand why it’s important to hear from people who have achieved what you want to achieve. Learn what their obstacles were, how they overcame them, and take what you can from those lessons to apply to your own life.

While it is true that there are as many paths to success as there are people, we can all learn something from how someone else did it. That’s why Roadmap is thrilled to have our lovely alumna Kayona Brown back to share his story!

This 90-Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • Getting started in screenwriting
  • Building your portfolio
  • Networking
  • How to take a meeting
  • Live Q&A!
About Your Host

Hailing from our nation’s capital, Kayona Brown is a multi-hyphenate storyteller who grew up in a home that nurtured her eccentricities and unexpected interests of a girl. Thus, she gives fuel to female-driven vehicles, emphasizing existential undertones, putting unusual or unpredictable women at the wheel.

Using drama to bake fresh narratives, her stories are always flavored with other genres—fantasy, sports, music—which gives her work with both TV and feature scripts a common thread: she makes female leads of color just as acceptably flawed and admirably defective as the straight white men we always find a way to love.

Rejecting the presumed path of a Washingtonian (government work) in favor of art, Kayona started in entertainment as a radio DJ, which led to running her own indie record label in her early 20s. Kayona was the winner of the Roadmap Writer’s Diversity Initiative, and other awards for her writing that are helping to move her career forward. Most recently, Kayona was tapped by CBS to pen the story of how the color barrier was broken in the NFL with a short film airing during the Big Game, and it stars Academy Award-winning actor, Viola Davis.

Webinars

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find the "JOIN LINK" to join the Live Webinar. Webinars are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the Webinar via email within 24 hrs. following the live session.

Can't Attend Live? 

Can't make the live session but still have a question you want answered during the Q&A portion? Email it to alex@roadmapwriters.com and submitted questions will be provided to the moderator to address during the Q&A. 

Questions? 

Shoot an email to our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!


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