Diversity Initiative Competition

January Winner!


Lore V. Olivera

Lore V. Olivera

Lore V. Olivera is a Mexican screenwriter and actress. Born and raised in Mexico City, it was the inherent surrealism of her culture that turned her into a storyteller. During her early days, she made a few publications in places such as Coffin Bell Journal and The Flash Fiction Magazine.

She is currently a junior at Stanford University double-majoring in English Literature and Film and Media Studies, with an emphasis on screenwriting. She is co-president and founder of Stanford’s Golden Spike Studios, the only film production group on campus. She has also participated in projects by the Stanford Theater and Performance department, with leading roles in plays such as The Panza Monologues.

Right now, she’s working for Fabrica de Cine, a production house owned by Gastón Pavlovich, producer of films such as Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Silence. She is using the free time awarded to her by the Covid-19 pandemic to continue to develop her first feature project.

Most of her work is focused on her Mexican heritage and the compelling juxtapositions between the horrific and the beautiful it has awarded her. She is interested in women-centered themes that become mediums for Latinx and other minority creators to share their stories in the big and small screen.

Each month, Roadmap selects one diverse screenwriter to participate in the Pitch Prep Program (Step 1 of our Career Writer Program) for FREE!

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

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!

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 polish her screenplays.

Who should apply? 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!

How to Enter

To apply for this tribute, please submit in PDF format:

  1. A one-page statement highlighting your diverse background and why you would be a valuable and hardworking member of the Career Writer Program.
  2. A scripted writing sample (Pilot or Feature).

The deadline for entries is on the 25th via the Submit with Coverfly link below.

Past Tribute Winners