Diversity Initiative Competition

November Winner

Monisha Dadlani

Monisha Dadlani is a graduate of University of Southern California's theater and film programs. Currently she is a writer, actor and filmmaker based in Los Angeles.

She recently completed Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s content acceleration fellowship, Imagine Impact, where she developed a half-hour high school comedy under the supervision of writer/producer Seth Grahame-Smith.

Her directorial debut short film, “Condoms & Cherries,” which inspired the series is running the festival circuit with a recent world premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival and an LA Premiere at the FirstGlance Film Festival.

When not writing, she leads unconventional, renegade tours at the Getty Museum to uphold Museum Hack's official company motto: Museums Are F***ing Awesome. Her favorite “un-highlight” is a bronze statue with a removable penis (no joke).

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.

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 21st of each month via the Submit with Coverfly link below.

Past Tribute Winners