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 email@example.com with "Coletta Preacely-Garcia Diversity Tribute" in the subject line.
Amy Wang is a Chinese-Australian filmmaker who grew up in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Her unique perspective often as an outsider fuels her passion for stories about social isolation and the human condition. Her first short “Blind Luck” received an honorable mention at the LA Film Festival and screened in numerous festivals around the world. Upon graduation, Amy worked as a promos producer, where she directed shoots for X Factor Australia, Criminal Minds, Downton Abbey, and How to Get Away with Murder.
Amy completed her Masters as a directing fellow at the American Film Institute where she was awarded a scholarship. She was selected to participate in the prestigious Ryan Murphy Half Foundation where she was mentored by Executive Producer/Director Bradley Buecker on American Horror Story S6. Her thesis film “Unnatural” was nominated for the Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and won Gold at the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions 2018. Her latest short screenplay “Wa Wa” won Bluecat Screenplay Competition and is a finalist in the Shore Film Fund, Lexus/Sydney Film Festival Fellowship, Scriptapalooza and New Orleans Film Festival.
She is currently developing a limited series aimed at humanizing social pariahs and two features exploring two extremely flawed women.
Juan Francisco de la Guardia
Lisa & Gina Gomez
Chris Courtney Martin
Michael Eric Ross