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.
Each month, we will be selecting one diverse writer to participate in the Pitch Prep Program (Step 1 of our Career Writer Program) for FREE. To apply for this tribute, 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.
The deadline for entries is on the 21st of each month.
Please email your submission in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Coletta Preacely-Garcia Diversity Tribute" in the subject line.
Once upon a time, Jaclyn Chan was a high-flying banker in New York, so she did the next most obvious thing. She quit her job to pursue comedy writing. Family and friends laughed… and she knew she was on the right track.
Since then, Jaclyn has written for a variety of television shows in Singapore, her home country, in genres spanning comedy, drama and children’s programming. Her work has been nominated at the Asian Television Awards and the International Emmys. However, her proudest moment was making children cry with her picture book, The Adventures of Lofty de Lizzard.
Jaclyn obtained her graduate degree in screenwriting from the University of Southern California. Tired of the censorship in Singapore, she recently moved back to Los Angeles and has formed a new writing team with Choya, her 9-year old beagle.
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